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

Thinking of Moving to St. Charles MO? 🤷‍♀️ | [2021] Living in St. Charles Tips

Are you thinking of moving to St. Charles, Missouri? St. Charles has been ranked as one of America’s Best Places to Retire and one of the Best Places to Live. St. Charles is known for its historic Main Street with brick-lined streets, boutiques, and eateries. Saint Charles was founded as Les Petites Côtes (“The Little …

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Chicago ULTIMATE Utilities Guide | ComEd Electric, Peoples Gas, Water, Internet & More

You have enough to worry about as you plan a move; setting up utilities can be just another time-consuming task on your list. The good news is setting up Chicago utilities is painless and can usually be done online. The bad news is the Chicago utilities cost is high. How much are utilities in Chicago? …

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Chicago IL Cost of Living 💵 | Is Chicago Affordable? [Data]

Considering making the Windy City home? Chicago offers a great quality of life with a strong economy, a famous food scene, and world-class attractions. Is Chicago expensive? That’s probably a big concern as you consider moving to Chicago. While it isn’t the cheapest metro area to call home, Chicago is affordable compared to other major …

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ULTIMATE Moving to Morton IL Guide | 🏡 Living in Morton Tips

Morton, IL is a village located only 12 minutes southeast of Peoria. With prospering business districts, new and expanded industries dot Morton’s industrial areas. New, quality-built homes are plentiful, making it a great place to raise a family. Morton is known for being the “Pumpkin Capital of the World” and produces over 85% of canned …

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Living in & Moving to Arnold, MO

What’s Living in Arnold, MO Like? | [2021] 🏆 ULTIMATE Moving to Arnold Guide

Arnold, MO is the largest city in Jefferson County and located about 17 miles southwest of downtown St. Louis. Arnold is bordered by Oakville, Tesson Ferry, Windsor, Concord, Imperial, Lemay, and Rock.  Jean Baptiste Gamache was the original European settler to reach the area and decided to run a ferry boat back and forth across …

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Chicago vs. Atlanta | ⭐️ Comparison, Pros & Cons, Which City is Better for You?

Trying to decide between moving to Chicago or Atlanta? As two of America’s largest metro areas, both have a lot to offer including an exciting nightlife, entertainment, fun attractions, and world-class dining. Of course, they differ a great deal when it comes to climate, the jobs market, and sheer size. Here’s an in-depth comparison of …

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Living in & Moving to Algonquin, IL

Living in Algonquin, IL [2021] Tips | 😉 Is Moving to Algonquin a Good Idea?

The local village of Algonquin, IL is a small community located about 43 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Algonquin is bordered by Barrington Hills, Carpentersville, Cary, Lake in the Hills, and the city of Crystal Lake. The area that is now called Algonquin was originally settled by a Virginia man named Samuel Gillilan. He and …

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Top 5 Moving Scams Ranked/ How to Spot an Unethical Moving Company (Before It’s Too Late) ⚠️

If you were getting scammed by a moving company, this is what it might look like.  Plus, read details on what a good moving company will do and a ranking of the scams covered. Moving Scam Scenarios The Bait and Switch Put yourself in this scenario: This is a situation where the movers switch up …

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Chicago vs. New York City | ⭐️ Comparison, Pros & Cons, Which City is Better for You?

Trying to choose between New York City and Chicago? These amazing cities have a lot in common. They’re both major metropolises with top-notch culture, food, attractions, and entertainment. They’re both major transportation hubs with good public transit, walkability, and iconic pizza. Of course, there’s a lot that sets each apart too. One offers more affordable …

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