Our History

1974
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Mini Storage Insurance Corporation is founded by Hardy Good and partners. The company introduces Customer Storage Insurance, a first for the insurance and self-storage industries.

1975

Mini Storage Security Company is formed to offer padlocks and other products for facility use and resale.

1976
minipak

MiniPak is introduced, the first property and liability package policy designed specifically for self-storage operations.

1977
MiniWrite

Mini Storage Service Corporation is formed and offers the MiniWrite bookkeeping system for self-storage facilities.

1979
mini-storage messenger covers

Mini-Storage Messenger debuts, the first trade publication for the self-storage industry.

1981

MiniCo adds the Tenant Responsibility Addendum to its customer storage insurance application

1983
minico logo

MiniCo, Inc. is formed from the merger of the separate entities.

1987-1989
strong boy

MiniCo introduces the StrongBoy and MiniGard padlock brands and distributes its first products catalog.

1991-1993

The Self-Storage Almanac is launched as well as Self-Storage Now and the Self-Storage Buyer’s Guide.

1994
protection cover

The enhanced MiniPak Gold specialty BOP is introduced.

1996
crime watch

MiniCo launches Crime Watch, the first nationwide, no-cost crime-prevention program for self-storage operations.

1997

MiniCo partners with SAFECO as the carrier for MiniPak Gold and TenantOne Customer Storage Insurance.

2004

MiniCo’s products division is sold to the newly formed Move ‘N Store LLC.

2008

SAFECO becomes part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, which reaffirms MiniCo’s exclusive self-storage insurance programs.

2010
Aran Insurance Services Group

Aran Insurance Services Group purchases MiniCo, and launches the NY Contractors Liability program

2011

MiniCo introduces its exclusive Fine Art & Collectibles program.

2012

Program expansion continues with the launch of MiniCo’s Agribusiness and Sports & Activity Accident programs.

2016

MiniCo adds monoline property coverage to its monoline GL solution (introduced in 2013) to enhance the Self-Storage Commercial program.

2017

With percentage deductibles on the rise for commercial property risks, MiniCo adds the Wind/Hail Deductible Buyback program. The Miscellaneous Professional Liability program also launches.

2018

Equipment Breakdown, Cyber, and Lawyers’ Professional Liability programs are added to MiniCo’s program portfolio.

2019

MiniCo launches an enhanced specialty BOP for self-storage risks and adds Self-Storage Workers’ Compensation program.

2019

Jencap acquires Aran Insurance Services Group and its subsidiaries MiniCo, HRMP, and Aran Insurance Underwriters.

2021

MiniCo rebrands as a Jencap company. Programs from the former NIF Group, Inc. (now Jencap) are added to MiniCo’s growing portfolio: Nonprofit & Social Services, Adult Residential Facilities, Artisan Contractors, and Landscaping.

2022

MiniCo adds Property Owners’ Association Liability and Architects & Engineers Professional Liability programs.

2023

MiniCo’s Animal Mortality program launches. The Publishing division is sold to Storelocal Media Corporation.

2024

MiniCo celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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