About us

SpaceMaker is a family-owned-and-operated, on-demand, mobile storage company. Transforming storage and moving in DC, MD, and VA, SpaceMaker is founded on the principles that storage and moving can be done better, is not just for packrats, and can be part of the solution to achieving sustainability in the world.

Mobile storage is disrupting the storage industry in the same way that Uber and Lyft disrupted the transportation industry. Compare us to traditional self-storage and moving to see the difference.

A family-run business, we pride ourselves in customer service, and strive to provide you the most customized experience possible.

As locals, we are committed to giving back to our community through our business initiatives. Contact us and find out how we can work together.

Our corporate headquarters is located in Old Town Alexandria, VA, and our warehouse is located in Hyattsville, MD, inside the beltway and just across the DC line. Our founder has lived in the DC Metro area for more than 20 years and currently lives in Falls Church, VA.


Keep the important stuff. Reclaim your space.

The DMV is a very progressive place and many of our friends express a desire for smaller living, even minimalism, and sustainability in their daily lives. SpaceMaker believes that mobile storage can be, and strives to make it, part of the solution. We believe in redefining materialism. Keep the important stuff. Buy quality things that last, not things designed for short-term use and destined for the landfill. When people are reducing their footprint, they can call on us to safely store the things that are important to them, and at an affordable price, both in terms of time and money, that makes sense. Securing space in one of our mobile storage units, either on-site at your place, or in our secure warehouse, can allow you to live smaller and reclaim your space right here in the DMV, where space is at a premium!

Our Team

Jim Layton, Owner

Jim is a Falls Church, VA, resident and the founder of SpaceMaker. As a veteran of commercial real estate in the DMV, Jim understands that storage space is at a premium in this area and that people are paying a top dollar to store their goods in traditional self-storage. And any cost-effective solutions are a long drive from home! Knowing that there is a better, more cost-effective way to store or move, Jim founded SpaceMaker along with his brothers, Mike and Tim, and Tim’s wife, Jena.

Jose Hernandez, Manager

Jose Hernandez has more than 10 years of experience in the portable storage industry, having work for one of the most visible mobile storage companies in the country. Jose was responsible for training and operations for multiple franchisees across the nation. Jose has his CDL and is one of the most accomplished commercial delivery drivers in the DMV. He spends a great deal of his time focused on safety, efficiency, and customer service. Jose is also fluent in Spanish.

Mike Layton, Director of Business Development and Operations

Mike Layton is a serial entrepreneur, having been involved with a number of early stage start-ups in industries ranging from hydroelectric power to granite and now portable storage. Mike also practiced as an attorney for many years with a focus on real estate and business litigation. Mike is adept at using his legal training to solve business problems in a cost-effective manner.

Jena Layton, Accounting and Operations

Jena has her Master of Economics and Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University. She also runs a successful online falconry business. Her attention to detail and mind for finance and accounting make her indispensable to our operation.