About us

SpaceMaker is a family-owned-and-operated, on-demand, mobile storage company.

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

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

Our corporate office is located in Old Town Alexandria, VA, and our warehouse is located in Hyattsville, MD, inside the beltway and just across the DC line.  Jim Layton 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.

Many of our DMV friends express a desire for smaller living, with less “stuff” and clutter in their daily lives.  They crave a simpler life..  All this “stuff” also has an impact on the larger space that we collectively live in – the earth.  SpaceMaker believes that mobile storage can be   part of the solution for smaller, simpler, healthier living and help you “Reclaim your Space”.

Keep the important stuff.  Buy quality things that last.  Don’t buy things designed for short-term, or one-time, use and destined for the landfill.  If you want to reduce your footprint, call on us to safely and affordably store the things that are important to you.  Securing space in one of our mobile self-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.

Our Team

Jim Layton, Owner of SpaceMaker Mobile

Jim Layton


Jim is a Falls Church, VA, resident, and the founder of SpaceMaker Mobile Storage. Knowing that there is a better, more cost-effective way to store or move, Jim founded SpaceMaker along with his brothers, Tim and Mike, and Tim’s wife, Jena. Jim also works in commercial real estate as a principal and general counsel at Summit Commercial Real Estate. In addition, he is a principal in Northern Virginia’s first medical cannabis company, Beyond/Hello. Previously, he spent more than a decade as an attorney focused on anti-trust, white-collar crime, criminal law, and corporate litigation. He began his career as an assistant attorney general for the state of Washington followed by a stint as a criminal defense attorney. One of the highlights of his legal career was cracking unsolved cases at America’s Most Wanted. Jim earned his MBA from the University of Maryland, his JD from the University of Arizona, and his BA from the University of Washington.

Jose Hernandez, Manager

Jose Hernandez


Jose Hernandez has more than 10 years of experience in the portable storage industry, having worked for one of the most visible mobile storage companies in the country. Jose was responsible for training and operations for multiple franchises 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.

Jena Layton, Accounting and Operations

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 the mind for finance and accounting make her indispensable to our operation.