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Insurance Office of America (IOA), is a privately held, full service agency founded in 1988 and is one of the fastest growing independent insurance agencies in the U.S.  We have industry expertise that services the unique needs of self-storage businesses and are a recognized insurance broker providing risk management to the self-storage industry.   


Joseph Torrisi
Vice President

Self Storage Insurance Specialist
Tenant Protection/Truck Rental/Property & Casualty

Joe started his carrier as a self-storage facility owner in 1988. He quickly became a top 5 agent for Ryder Truck Rental and Penske Truck Leasing, eventually selling his facility to acquire the franchise rights for Budget Car & Truck Rental in the New York Metropolitan Area. In 2012, Joe returned to the self-storage industry launching an award-winning self-storage tenant protection program. As a pioneer in the industry, he helped adapt todays self-storage tenant protection plans to conform with state regulation, helping clearly define protection plans from traditional tenant insurance programs. Joe was responsible for providing insurance coverage and setting up tenant protection programs for at least a dozen of the ISS Top 100 Operators. Joe introduced the Chubb Self-Storage Tenant Protection Program at IOA in 2019, and it has quickly become the industries number one tenant protection program.

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Randy Weissman
Self Storage Insurance Specialist
Tenant Protection/Truck Rental/Property & Casualty

Randy Weissman is Principal of Self Storage Consultants, LLC where he serves as a coach and mentor to self-storage owners throughout the United States. His 30 years of self-storage asset management and operations experience includes serving as Vice President of Strategy for Storage Rentals of America, Vice President of Operations for National Storage Affiliates (iStorage), Vice President of Operations for Great Value Storage, and Vice President of Public Storage Pickup & Delivery. For 15 years he served as President of Storage Banc, a private portfolio that was sold to a REIT in early 2014. He is a proven industry leader, having direct responsibility for managing portfolios of up to 375 properties and leading complex acquisition takeover teams.

Mr. Weissman was a Founding Member and President of the Mobile Self-Storage Association and has authored articles relating to self-storage and mobile self-storage that have been published in Mini-Storage Messenger, Inside Self Storage, and Mobile Storage Magazine. He has been a keynote speaker, led educational sessions, seminars, and roundtable discussions at national and regional self-storage and mobile self-storage conferences.

Mr. Weissman holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri.

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3rd largest privately held agency

self storage facilities


23rd largest agency
in U.S.

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