Public Storage engages in the provision of storage units for personal, business, and vehicle needs. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Self-Storage, European Self-Storage, and Commercial. The Domestic Self-Storage segment acquires, develops, owns, and operates self-storage facilities which offers storage space for personal and business use. The European Self-Storage segment operates through its subsidiary, Shurgard Europe, which owns self-storage facilities in the Western Europe. The Commercial segment owns and operates rentable commercial spaces. The company was founded by Bradley Wayne Hughes, Sr. and Kenneth Q. Volk, Jr. in 1972 and is headquartered in Glendale, CA.