John Olson

John Olson joined Federal Companies in 2002 and has held several roles in sales and marketing. Federal Companies was founded in 1913 and has locations throughout Illinois and Missouri. We perform thousands of Residential and Commercial moves every year. As one of the largest Allied Van Lines agents in the United States, Federal has the ability to help our customers with their moving needs whether local, long distance, or international. We are proud to be a past recipient of the Better Business Bureau Torch Award recognizing our outstanding service in the region.

John Olson
living in and moving to Lake St. Louis, MO

What to Know Before Moving to Lake St. Louis MO | 🏆 [2021] Living in Lake St. Louis 🚣 Guide

Lake St. Louis is located around two lakes between Interstate 70 and Interstate 64 about 37 miles west of St. Louis. The city was originally designed in 1966 to be a private weekend recreational lake community, but the developers decided to build a new town instead. A dam constructed in 1968 created a 600-acre lake …

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Living in & Moving to Downers Grove, IL

Living in Downers Grove, IL Like? [2021] | 🚴‍♂️ COMPLETE Moving to Downers Grove Guide

The village of Downers Grove, IL can be found about 23 miles southeast of downtown Chicago. It is bordered by Darien, Lisle, Lombard, Oak Brook, Westmont, Woodridge, Oakbrook Terrace, and Wheaton. Originally founded in 1832, the area of Downers Grove was established by a farmer named Pierce Downer who came from Vermont. The area grew …

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Best Furniture Stores in St. Louis, MO

10 Best Furniture Stores in St. Louis | 🪑 Where to Shop for Furniture in St. Louis, MO

Local residents love having easy access to so many great furniture stores in St. Louis, MO. Whether you’re searching for a new mattress for your bedroom or a new loveseat for your living room, you are sure to find options available all over town. Your home or apartment will be filled with new, used, contemporary, …

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Chicago Moving Costs | 🚚 How Much Do Movers Cost in Chicago? [data, tips]

As you prepare to relocate, cost is probably one of your many concerns. Whether you’re moving to Chicago, relocating in Chicagoland, or moving across the country, understanding the cost of relocating is helpful when deciding whether you should hire movers and how much work you should do on your own. How much does it cost …

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How to Get an IL Driver’s License and 🚘 How to Transfer a License to Illinois

Ready to get your first Illinois driver’s license? Or are you transferring your license to Illinois from out of state? The last thing you want to do is spend more time than necessary at the DMV (or, in the case of Illinois, a Secretary of State facility) or find out you didn’t bring the right …

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Buying a House in Chicago [2021] | 🏡 How to with Tips & Steps for Chicago

Are you preparing to buy a house in Chicago? Whether you’re a Chicagoan buying your first home or you’re moving to Chicago from another state, you don’t need to feel intimidated by the home buying process and there’s so much to gain. While it’s often more affordable to rent vs buy in Chicago, this isn’t …

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Living in & Moving to Hinsdale, IL

Tips for Living in Hinsdale, IL [2021] | What to Know Before Moving to Hinsdale, IL

Among the wealthiest cities in the state, the village of Hinsdale, IL is located about 21 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. It is bordered by Burr Ridge, Clarendon Hills, Indian Head Park, Oak Brook, Western Springs, Westmont, Countryside, Darien, and Oakbrook Terrace. Founded by landowner William Robbins in 1865, the area now known as Hinsdale …

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richest neighborhoods in chicago

Richest Neighborhoods in Chicago [2021] | 💲 What are Chicago’s Wealthiest Neighborhoods?

Chicago is one of the most visited cities in the U.S and home to some of the most well-known tourist attractions in the country, including the Magnificent Mile, Cloud Gate (affectionately dubbed “The Bean” by locals and tourists alike),  Wrigley Field, and the Skydeck at the Willis Tower. Beyond the tourist sites, residents and locals …

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St. Louis MO Crime Rate | 👮 Is St. Louis a Safe Place to Live? [Data, Stats, Reports, Map]

Are you visiting the Gateway City or planning on moving to St. Louis, MO? You may have heard about the city’s high crime rate, but that’s definitely not the whole story! This vibrant metro area, known for its baseball, blues music, and the iconic Gateway Arch, is a great place to live with plenty of …

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living in st peters mo

Thinking of Moving to St. Peters MO? | 🗺️ [2021] ULTIMATE Living in St. Peters Guide

Just outside of St. Louis, near the Illinois border, is the stunning city of St. Peters, Missouri. The city was originally founded by French traders in the late 18th Century and turned into a prosperous farming community with several German immigrants living there. St. Peters was named after a Jesuit mission established there and eventually …

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