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Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers is unrivaled in the industry.

While the rental side of our business is regional with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. Tempe, AZ offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

Our experts in container rental, sales and customization are committed to providing you the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.

Whether your need is for storage, office space, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back. Here's how:

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We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.


Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.


Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.


Take your time packing with our moving containers. We'll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you're ready to move. So, you don't have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.


Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.


We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you're ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.


Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it's faster and easier than building additions.


If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we've got you covered. We'll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level


We'll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You'll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you'll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard - our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don't have to pay extra for it.
At our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won't find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality - High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

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SMS Mobile Storage Containers have these high quality features:

1/8" thick steel plate bottom side rails
High strength steel supporting cross members
1 1/8" thick hardwood floor with galvanized self-tapping screws
16-gauge corrugated steel walls
16-gauge roof
270-degree swing cargo door(s)
High security dual-locking system*
Spot-grinded, primed & repainted with a beige high-grade water reducible alkyd direct-to-metal enamel*
* Comes standard on all rental units

SMS portable workspace containers have these structural features:

High security window bars, lever & deadbolt set with lock box
Studs & R-19 Insulation covered with wood paneling
1 1/8" marine board floor is covered with a durable single part gray epoxy coating
Dual pane low-E horizontal sliding windows with screens and miniblinds
18 Gauge steel polystyrene core 3-hour fire rated personnel door
All of our workspaces are manufactured in-house and arrive new or restored to factory specifications
Exterior load center operating on 100 Amp single phase 230 Volt power
Light switch, receptacles and 4' light fixtures; all wiring is Romex 12/2
CAT-6 voice and data lines with electrical junction box
HVAC units ranging from 1 ton to 2 ton on rentals; ability to customize up to 10 tons of cooling

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don't believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.


High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.


When you own a business or manage one, it's crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it's to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

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Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.


Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn't know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don't know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they're marking up the price.
 Mobile Storage Containers Tempe, AZ
When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won't have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.


With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we're able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don't have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won't have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don't have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings.

You won't get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you're always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don't always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in Tempe, AZ, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.


We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in Tempe, AZ, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it's easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don't have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours - whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.


You'll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you'll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don't have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don't have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don't know who's actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.


Whether you're in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we'll be by your side to work out the logistics.




Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Tempe, AZ. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.



Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.



Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It's a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.



When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.


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Latest News in Tempe, AZ

Grass Clippings brings first fully-lit golf course to Tempe

August 13, 2023Grass Clippings, a Phoenix-based modern golf brand founded in 2018, is ushering in a new era of golf in the Phoenix area, officially assuming operations of Tempe’s Rolling Hills Golf Course on Saturday, July 1st. The company will soon begin a $15 million renovation and revitalization project as Rolling Hills Golf Course has become “Grass Clippings at Rolling Hills&rdquo...

August 13, 2023

Grass Clippings, a Phoenix-based modern golf brand founded in 2018, is ushering in a new era of golf in the Phoenix area, officially assuming operations of Tempe’s Rolling Hills Golf Course on Saturday, July 1st. The company will soon begin a $15 million renovation and revitalization project as Rolling Hills Golf Course has become “Grass Clippings at Rolling Hills”, the flagship location for the company's cutting-edge vision.

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In March 2023, Grass Clippings agreed to a 30-year partnership with the City of Tempe to operate the city-owned golf course, which is located two miles from Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. Grass Clippings’ property lease began on July 1st. The company has engaged Scottsdale-based Troon, the leader in providing golf and club-related leisure and hospitality services, to help execute the renovation and manage the golf and hospitality operations at the new Grass Clippings at Rolling Hills.

Over the next 17 months, the golf company and Troon will work together to transform the property, adding full-course lighting for night play, a lighted practice range, an activity lawn and video display, a hilltop bar, a patio bar and clubhouse, and an entertainment venue. To allow the property to remain open during construction, projects will be executed in phases with full completion targeted for fall 2024.

Initial enhancements will include installation of modern LED lighting on the 18-hole executive-length golf course and on the practice range, as well as a new state-of-the-art irrigation system to improve turf quality. New tee boxes will also be added to allow the course to be played from various lengths and angles, including a par-3 only option for anyone interested. Work on the course is expected to begin this month.

The new Grass Clippings at Rolling Hills will offer competitions, community, skins games, night golf, incredible food, concert venues, weekly live music, markets, and events. Additionally, the Grass Clippings team will implement junior golf programming that will extend access to a much more diverse community.

Originally designed by Milton Coggins, the golf course features elite topography, elevation change, desert landscape and cheetahs on hole 3 as the course neighbors the Phoenix Zoo. Once lighting is installed, the course will be open until 12 a.m., allowing golfers to escape Phoenix’s intense sun and heat.

For more information on Grass Clippings at Rolling Hills, visit

Pickleball at the mall: Former big-box store in Tempe to turn into 'Picklemall'




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TEMPE, AZ — Amid an explosion of interest in pickleball in the Valley, a newly formed Texas company is putting its first location in the Phoenix metro.

Picklemall will debut its first U.S. location in July, at 5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Suite 313 in the Arizona Mills shopping mall in Tempe. Picklemall will occupy a 104,000-square-foot space previously occupied by At Home Stores, which closed in 2019.

"Pickleball in Arizona is exploding and I want to be at the forefront of that," Picklemall CEO West Shaw told the Business Journal. "[Arizona] has a lot of different elements that drive people indoors and that's why we wanted to go there."

With the new concept, formerly what would have been aisles and aisles of home decor will be replaced with 24 pickleball courts.

"Right now if you go to a public court during prime hours you'll probably have to wait to play," Shaw said. "And that's what we're trying to combat is that waiting time and having to play at noon in Tempe, Arizona, in the middle of July. That could potentially be dangerous."

Read more from the Business Journal.

During the last three years, pickleball has become America's fastest-growing sport.

Fred Bender says he now likes it more than tennis, which he used to play in college.

"I don't know why people play tennis because when they go out, all they do is chase the ball when you first start playing,” said Bender. “With pickleball, if you've ever played ping-pong, you can play pickleball within an hour or so."

ABC15 caught up with Bender, his son, and some friends at Pecos Park in Phoenix on Tuesday.

"It started with us old folks. The young ones then asked, what do old folks have that we young folks don't have and now they're playing,” said Bender.

Bender’s son, Bret, says he hits a pickleball court every chance he gets.

"I think it is such a fun sport, especially, if you are trying to incorporate all sorts of skill levels. It is the best,” said Bret.

The popular sport will be available to play in a whole new way at the coming Arizona Mills location.

Alexa Erjavic says she'll be interested in escaping the heat and visiting the 104,000-square-foot facility which opens in July.

"It will enable us to play six more months out of the year when it would normally be too hot. It is 109 degrees out here now and here we are,” said Erjavic.

Between August 2022 and March 2023, the American Pickleball Association says, the amount of people playing this sport has grown by 35%.

Bret told ABC15 he isn't surprised to know the sport is growing rapidly in the Valley.

"It's just really accessible. Super-accessible. I think all of those other sports we are used to are just so time-consuming to get the learning curve to get better to even enjoy a game,” added Bret.

Picklemall plans to open other facilities inside malls across the country in the months to come.

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Tempe’s iconic Mill Avenue is undergoing a $20 million renovation project

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Tempe’s most iconic street is about to get a massive makeover! Work is expected to begin in the Spring on a refresh project that will improve sidewalks, add lighting, furnishings, public art and trees to a half-mile stretch of Mill Avenue from University to Rio Salado.“The street hasn’t had a significant reinvestment in its infrastructure for over 40 years so that’s a big motivation for what we’re doing right now. We want to kind of restart, reset or refresh Mill Avenue,&rdqu...

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Tempe’s most iconic street is about to get a massive makeover! Work is expected to begin in the Spring on a refresh project that will improve sidewalks, add lighting, furnishings, public art and trees to a half-mile stretch of Mill Avenue from University to Rio Salado.

“The street hasn’t had a significant reinvestment in its infrastructure for over 40 years so that’s a big motivation for what we’re doing right now. We want to kind of restart, reset or refresh Mill Avenue,” Eric Iwersen, Tempe’s Sustainability and Resilience Director, said.

The project is expected to cost $20 million and will be paid for by the city’s general fund. Iwersen says the last time Mill Avenue had a major renovation was back in the 1980s.

“That’s when brick sidewalks and ficus trees were introduced. That’s been really successful for us, but it’s time to do a little bit of a refresh on that street,” Iwersen said.

The city is currently gathering input from the public on what type of sidewalk material they’d like to see used on Mill Avenue and what trees and plants should be put in.

“We’re introducing species of trees that maybe had not been historically used on Mill Avenue, but are responsive to and can be resilient to the extreme heat that we’re experiencing and being mindful of water conservation,” Iwersen said.

If you want to voice your opinions, the City of Tempe has two public meetings scheduled for Wednesday, August 9th. The first one is a virtual meeting at 12pm and the second one is an in-person meeting at 6pm at Tempe Public Library.

Iwersen says the city is looking to start construction as early as the Spring with the hope of having most of the work done by the end of next year.

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Boots in the Park 2023 lineup: Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt headline 2-day Tempe music fest

Boots in the Park will return for its second year at Tempe Beach Park this fall.Just weeks after hosting a one-day festival in Gilbert with headliners Chris Young and Trace Adkins, Boots in the Park revealed who will perform during its "expanded two-day country party" in Tempe in September.Blake Shelton and Sam Hunt are headlining the event this year, which promises "chart-topping country a...

Boots in the Park will return for its second year at Tempe Beach Park this fall.

Just weeks after hosting a one-day festival in Gilbert with headliners Chris Young and Trace Adkins, Boots in the Park revealed who will perform during its "expanded two-day country party" in Tempe in September.

Blake Shelton and Sam Hunt are headlining the event this year, which promises "chart-topping country artists, line dancing, beer and craft cocktails, locally curated food vendors, art installations, beautiful AZ views and so much more," according to its website.

Tim McGraw made headlines during Tempe's inaugural Boots in the Park in 2022 by falling off the edge of a catwalk and toppling backward into the audience. He emerged unscathed and took the chance to meet the fans right behind the barricade.

Review:Blake Shelton's always the perfect Country Thunder headliner. This time he brought a guest

Who's playing at Boots in the Park 2023 in Tempe?

This September's lineup includes:

More artists will be announced later, according to the event's website.

Country Thunder Arizona 2023:Here's the complete lineup, location and ticket info

How to get tickets for Boots in the Park 2023 in Tempe

According to Boots in the Park's Instagram post, tickets go on sale starting April 7. Fans can sign up for presale access on the event's website.

Organizers have not shared the price of admission for this year's event. Children under 5 years of age are eligible for free general admission with the purchase of adult admission.

More:The highs and lows of Country Thunder Arizona 2022

Boots in the Park 2023 at Tempe Beach Park

When: Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22-23.

Where: Tempe Beach Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Parkway.

Admission: TBD; admission for children under 5 is free with purchase of an adult ticket.

Tempe voters reject plan for new Arizona Coyotes arena


The Arizona Coyotes won't be making Tempe their permanent home after voters scuttled plans for a proposed entertainment district near the lake whose centerpiece would have been a new hockey arena.

Driving the news: Propositions 301, 302 and 303 all trailed by double digits Tuesday night after the first round of results, expected to be the majority of the ballots cast, were released.

What they're saying: Tempe 1st, the opposition campaign, called the vote "a victory by Tempe for Tempe."

The other side: In a statement issued by Tempe Wins, the pro-district campaign, Coyotes president and CEO Xavier Gutierrez said the team was disappointed.

Between the lines: Supporters, including Tempe's current and former mayors, touted the district as a way to transform a "landfill into a landmark," turning a vacant lot that includes a former dump into a bustling commercial, residential and entertainment hub.

Meanwhile, Phoenix sued to stop the proposal, arguing in court it violated a 1994 agreement to restrict residential development in a high-noise area along the flight path for Sky Harbor International Airport.

Zoom in: Tempe Wins, funded by Coyotes owner Alex Meruelo's development company, spent more than $700,000 on the campaign, compared to about $35,000 for Tempe 1st, The Arizona Republic reported.

What's next: Gutierrez said the franchise's next move "will be evaluated by our owners and the National Hockey League over the coming weeks," while Bettman said the NHL "is going to review with the Coyotes what the options might be for going forward."

Catch up quick: Glendale ended negotiations with the Coyotes in 2021 after the two sides were unable to agree on a long-term lease to keep the team at Gila River Arena.


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