4 Things I Learned In 4 Years of Business

Four years ago, I sat at my kitchen table and decided to use my 15 years of industry experience to embark on a new journey called small business ownership.

People often share their success stories in business, but no one warns you of the hurdles you will have to overcome.  Through these challenging and exciting 4 years, this journey taught me more than I could have ever imagined.

I could share a year’s worth of advice because the lessons are endless; but I have decided to consolidate it into four pieces of advice from the last four years.  

  1. When planning your business always write in pencil. Reality has a way of making our best laid plans change quickly.  Don’t sweat the small stuff.  Being flexible as you get started is paramount.
  2. Get comfortable with uncomfortable. There is a learning curve to the entire process of building a small business.  You will make mistakes and that’s OK. That’s how you learn and grow.  Be easy on yourself as you begin.
  3. Keep overhead low but invest in people. For a small business in particular, people make the business.
  4. Balance passion and wisdom. Wisdom will point you in the right direction, but passion will move you forward.  When making a decision, trust what you feel in the pit of your stomach.

No business makes it 4 years without the support of everyone around them. Thank you to our current and former employees, container suppliers, delivery partners, the PJT crew, our customers and of course, my family.  I am immensely proud of the success of Jake Containers and to everyone who has been part of this journey from the beginning, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.


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We are a family owned, single-site operator.  Our low overhead expense translates to great pricing on new and used shipping containers for our New Jersey and Tri-State customers.

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Our proximity to the Port of New York and New Jersey provides direct access to suppliers at multiple locations.  A wide selection of all types and sizes of containers translates to better pricing as we eliminate the middleman and pass along the savings to our customers.

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Our team has over 75 years of experience in the storage container industry working in and around the Port of New York and New Jersey.

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We offer fast, affordable delivery; 7 days a week when necessary.  Whether New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts or any other state nearby, we have the resources to deliver your container at a reasonable price.

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Our local presence provides an advantage over national and larger storage container companies.  We know our territory, have up-to-date market intelligence and are familiar with the local market conditions at all times.

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Finally, and most importantly, CUSTOMER SERVICE!  Ownership lives and breathes the business daily and strives to make sure the customer is always satisfied. Why Jake Containers? We are honest, ethical, and transparent at all times.  We will listen to your needs, make sure we understand them and work tirelessly to meet those needs for shipping and storage containers in New Jersey and the entire Tri-State area.



  • Want a picture of your exact container? No problem, just ask. See if others can do that for you.
  • Want to visit us an pick out your storage container? Come on by!
  • If container arrives NOT in condition sold, reject it and we will bring back to our yard.
  • We stand behind what we sell.  See our condition guarantee.
  • Our local carriers are pre-approved and checked for safety records and valid insurance.
  • Need a container repair? Call us, we can send folks out. Can national brokers do this for you?
  • Not sure if you want to rent vs. buy? We offer both, try renting and then convert to purchase

Working with the Jake team brings you local, reliable service.  We put our customers first and have the testimonials to back it up.

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