About the team
Stephen and Iming (Peter) have been partners since early 2000. Both share their love of animals, especially dogs and cats.
Stephen has a background in cabinet-making, building construction, and in later years, IT project management.
Iming is a qualified librarian and briefly worked for a tertiary institution. For the last 23 years and when not on the farm, he works in customer service for a major transport company in Melbourne.
How Lara Storage was founded
When living in Melbourne’s outer suburbs, Stephen and Iming loved going to the bush with friends. Like others, they started camping in tents and soon upgraded to their dream caravan. When looking for a place to park their caravan, they found others faced the same dilemma, forced to store their caravans far from home.
In 2017, the pair stumbled upon a five-acre hobby farm just outside Lara, Victoria. The double-storey home, large boarding cattery, and open space were an instant attraction, causing them to pack up their Melbourne home and move onto the farm in the heart of the growing northern suburb of Geelong.
The farm boasted a large flat back paddock, perfect as a storage yard for boats and caravans with its close proximity to major roads.
Lara Storage provides hassle-free secured storage to meet customers’ storage needs at a convenient location.