Adaptive Reuse at U-Haul Moving & Trailer Hitch Center of Redlands

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1200 Alabama St   Redlands, CA 92374
(North Of the 10 Freeway, Next Door to Denny's)

(909) 793-8448

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Office Hours

  • Mon-Thur: 7 am–7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am–8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am–7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am–5 pm

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(909) 793-8448

1200 Alabama St
Redlands, CA 92374
(North Of the 10 Freeway, Next Door to Denny's)

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Office Hours

  • Mon-Thur: 7 am–7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am–8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am–7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am–5 pm
  • Free towing inspection
  • Propane pay at pump
  • 24 hour customer return
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Adaptive Reuse in Redlands, CA at U-Haul Moving & Trailer Hitch Center of Redlands

Building History

Gulf Oil was once one of the world's largest oil suppliers and even earned the nickname as being one of the "seven sisters of oil companies" for being a major contributor to the entire world's supply in 1985. William Larimer Mellon of the Pittsburgh Mellon banking family was the largest investor in a discovery mission that struck oil in Beaumont, Texas in 1901. Inspired by this unearthing, The Gulf Oil Corporation was formed in 1907 through the conglomeration of a number of oil businesses, principally the J.M. Guffey Petroleum and Gulf Refining companies of Texas. The companies name "Gulf” actually references the discovery location, which is nearby the Gulf of Mexico.


The original gusher site, on Spindletop Hill, reached a peak production of 100,000 barrels per day before the supply began to decline. The company was then forced to find additional supply channels, so they constructed the 400-mile Glen Pool Pipeline connecting oilfields in Oklahoma with Gulf's refinery at Port Arthur. In 1910, they continued to expand their search for oil and built the world’s first ever water drilling operation. In 1913, Gulf became the world's first oil company to enter the consumer gasoline market and open their own drive-through fuel station. Shortly after in 1920, the iconic orange disc logo was introduced and became iconically recognizable as part of the Gulf gas station imaging.


The Redlands Gulf gas station building was built in 1969 and U-Haul acquired the iconic building in 1979. Adaptive reuse building conversions allow U-Haul to promote infill development to meet citizens’ needs while preserving the natural resources and land normally required for new construction. Adaptive reuse also allows resources to be focused on integrating environmentally thoughtful features into the existing building rather than creating waste in the form of demolition and using valuable resources for new construction.

Environmental Impact

Serving U-Haul customers since 1979, this facility was built through adaptive reuse of an abandoned building. Adaptive reuse promotes infill development in an effort to strengthen communities, with the following benefits achieved at this site:

  • 62 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation avoided
  • 187.6 tons of new concrete pours avoided
  • 252.5 tons construction and demolition debris avoided

Energy-efficiency and waste-reduction programs at this facility provide the following estimated benefits each year for this east valley community:

  • 4,695 kWh annual energy savings
  • 326,611 lbs greenhouse gas emissions avoided
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 62 tons (56 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 4,695 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 188 tons (170 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 326,611 lbs (148,150 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 253 lbs (229 kgs) of construction debris prevented

Additional Services at this Location

  • Moving Trucks

    We have the largest selection of new trucks!

  • Trailers & Towing

    Our cargo and utility trailers start at $14.95!

  • U-Box® Containers

    We ship across town or accross the world!

  • Moving Supplies

    We sell hundreds of products to make moving easier!

  • Trailer Hitches

    U-Haul is North America's #1 hitch installer!

  • Propane

    Propane service delivered straight to your door!

  • Trucks for Sale

    We have the largest selection in the industry!

  • History

    We have an adaptive reuse program to better the environment!

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