Here at the STOW AWAY CENTER we strive to provide you with quality, ample storage and services to secure and protect your valuables. On site management carefully inspects the property each day, we are monitored through video surveillance and you have 24 hour access to all your treasures!

About Us
Owner operated by Gerard and Sherri Merkle, Merkle Enterprises, LLC.
Gerard and I are both from Long Island, NY. We have been in the Tallahassee area since 1993. We have three grown children, Kelly, Stephanie and Matt; and two beautiful granddaughters, Brooke and Hailey. Though our future may hold a move to Wakulla County, for now, I happily make the hour-each-way commute to Crawfordville, each week day.

“Since the purchase of the property in March of 2007, we have added the retail sales of Moving and Storage Supplies; a Covered Boat/RV Storage shelter in our boatyard and extra Trailer Only parking at a reduced rate to better service the surrounding coastal communities.

We are perhaps most proud to announce the opening of STOW AWAY MARINE & MORE, Inc., featuring Premium Used Boat sales; Consignments; Full Service Repair Shop with an Outboard Specialist on duty every day; miscellaneous New and Used Marine Supplies; EZ Loader Trailer Dealer; Interstate Batteries; Amsoil Oils; Propeller Service: and so much more!”

At the STOW AWAY CENTER main office I also manage our construction company, NEW IMAGE CONTRACTORS, Inc. Founded in 1993 our involvement has been in  both Residential and Commercial Construction and our services include:

* New Construction * Remodeling
* Wood Framing * Metal Framing
* Drywall * Interior Trim
* Siding * Wood Rot Repair

Commercial and Residential references, as well as proof of insurance available upon request.

In our free time, our favorite hobbies include grand parenting, boating, camping and motorcycle riding.

I have completely enjoyed being here in Crawfordville. I find the people to be pleasant and friendly. I just love it that people will stop by for no other reason than to just say hello and maybe bring me a bag of Stone Crab Claws or a diet coke! This is a wonderful community and I thank all of our tenants and customers for being here!


Sherri Merkle