About Simple Box 2017-08-12T05:54:49+00:00

It’s not about us.

We figured out long ago that the path to success as a container company is paved by serving well, and the key to serving well is to consider others more than yourselves. As owners, our motto is simple:

It’s not about me.

Our customers and our co-workers do amazing things each day. We’ve dedicated our working hours at Simple Box to help make their lives and their work more enjoyable and meaningful. At the end of the day, if we’ve succeeded in that, we’ve succeeded in business.

Simple Box beginnings:

Meet Dave and Ross Black. Ross had to do a senior class project in order to graduate from high school, and Dave encouraged him to do something significant. Rather than a book report or science experiment, he sold his 1968 Ford Mustang and used the proceeds to start a business (a small mini-storage warehouse). After a few years of successful operation, it came time to expand. With no viable buildings or properties to convert to mini-storage, they ended up buying some new shipping containers as a short-term solution. Before the first containers arrived they already had one sold and another rented. One happy customer asked if we could move their loaded Box from their house to their business… and the Simple Box portable storage container concept was born. Dave likes to joke “We’re still helping Ross complete his senior class project!” After more than 15 years in business, the duo is still creating simple storage solutions for happy customers throughout the Northwest. It’s just a Simple Box, but it’s a great opportunity to work together.

Where is Simple Box located?

We have eight locations serving the Pacific Northwest serving Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Our corporate head office is located at 405 Front Street, Suite 202, Lynden WA 98264. Major areas of service include:



  • Portland
  • Salem
  • Eugene
  • Oregon Coast


  • Hayden and Coeur d’Alene
  • Sandpoint

We believe local is usually bette, so we are building a network of locally owned and operated storage locations throughout the Northwest offering containers for sale and rent as well as moving and container modification services. If you are interested in owning a location and region of your own, give us a call to start the discussion.

Locally Owned and Operated

Company Highlights

“As a company, one of our core values is to make a difference. Simple Box gives us a tremendous opportunity to serve people in their time of need. But the thing we are most passionate about is using our time, talent, and treasure to care for orphans and widows in need. We want to leverage Simple Box to do more of that.” – Ross Black

The boxes provided by Simple Box also allow us to give back to those who need some extra assistance during life changing events like floods, fires, or restorations.

Each year, Dave and Ross Black travel with family or Simple Box team members to the Baja of Mexico to help with orphanages, churches, and community development for those in need. We have also been able to send cargo containers full of relief supplies after disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti. After the contents have been emptied, the containers remain useful for additional storage or workspace (they can even be converted into a classroom!). It’s just a Simple Box, but it can make a difference.

There are other national companies who rent, sell, and modify Containers, but we go about it a little differently. We are committed to being locally owned, operated, and a vital part of the community for years to come. We live here and we love it here. We’re committed to our customers’ long-term satisfaction, so we give them options- whether they are renting or purchasing. We consign Boxes for customers who may need to sell a Box they had previously purchased. We can move your loaded Box across town or across the country. We move people from place to place, without the need for a rental truck or multiple trips to the storage locker. We own all of our own equipment, rather than re-leasing something owned by someone else. We own and operate our own delivery vehicles, rather than having a third-party towing or delivery company get involved. Our goal is to do everything we can to make moving and storage simple for you.

It’s just a Simple Box, but it gives you options.

  • Members of National Portable Storage Association
  • Three locations along the I-5 corridor to serve you
  • Our expert delivery drivers have completed over 12,000 deliveries without incident
  • Locally owned and operated since 1997


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