Greetings from Prairie Life Storage


Jocee Schuerman
December 28th, 2021

Welcome to the inaugural issue of our blog for Prairie Life Storage. We are eager to share our life storyand to show you how we can assist with your life events.

Who We AreWe are Rob and Jocee Schuerman. We met quite by chance on the doorstep of a friend’s house. It was 11 o’clock at night and I (Jocee) had just gotten off work from McDonald’s. I smelled like French fries and hamburgers, and here was this really cute guy sitting on the steps. Maybe he was attracted to the greasy smell since he had worked at a burger joint also. I’m not sure, but here we are twenty some years later working as a team to help folks like you solve your storage needs.

Our BeginningsWe recently opened Prairie Life Storage, a 39,000 sq ft climate-controlled indoor storage facility in Cedar Falls, Iowa. As life-long residents of Cedar Falls, we are proud to carry on the legacy of our grandparents and parents as family business owners. If you live in the area, you may recognize the names of Jorgensen Construction and Schuerman Auto Repair. In 1999, we started our own construction business, Schuerman Builders. So, we’ve been building custom homes and remodeling homes for more than two decades. It’s been interesting to see how well our talents and skills mesh. Rob is the big picture person. His forte is business research and logistics. I get excited about the creative side of the business and working with customers. Since we opened, I’ve met so many people going through life transitions, and I’m fortunate to hear their stories and offer options for support.

Why Prairie Life StorageThrough our construction business, we work with many realtors. We kept hearing that their clients often needed short-term storage during their transition from selling their home and moving into their new home. We saw a way to help solve that need and invest in local real estate.That set us on a mission to research storage opportunities for long- and short-term options. After two years of research and working with the City of Cedar Falls, we acquired nearly three acres on the corner of Viking Road and Production Drive to build the first indoor, 100 percent climate-controlled storage facility in Cedar Falls. We contemplated several names and finally settled on Prairie Life Storage to honor the landscape we inhabit and to honor the lives we serve.

Beyond StorageYou can store patio furniture, heirlooms and even Christmas presents! We’ll explain more options in future blogs posts, but you might also want to check out our business center and conference room. Watch for photos and detailed information about this unique offering—it’s everything you need for a mobile office.

Come visit usDon’t wait until you need storage. Check us out on social media or better yet, stop out for a personalized tour. We would love to meet you. 

“I have far too much storage space,” said no one, ever.
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