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 & 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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Donating Furniture in St. Louis [2021] | Who Will Pick Up and How to Donate in St. Louis

Moving is one of the most stressful events of adult life. It often involves huge life-altering changes like closing on a new home, relocating to an entirely new part of the country, signing leases, buying new furniture, hiring movers, and more. You have so much going on, the last thing you want to give your …

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Why Living in Geneva IL is Great! 😃 | COMPLETE Moving to Geneva Guide

Geneva is a small to mid-sized upper-middle class suburb located in Kane County. Geneva is about an hour out of Chicago’s city center, and is located in the western edge of Chicago’s suburbs. The area is primarily known as a beautiful affluent community, renowned for its many examples of classical European architecture, such as its …

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What’s Living in St. Louis, MO Like? | Moving to St. Louis 🎯 ULTIMATE Guide

The widely recognized city of St. Louis, MO is known for its baseball history, draft beer, and the second most famous arch aside from McDonald’s. St. Louis is located right along the Missouri-Illinois state line and is bordered by nearby areas such as Clayton, East St. Louis, Jennings, Madison, Maplewood, Pine Lawn, Richmond Heights, Shrewsbury, …

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How to Become an Illinois Resident [2021] | 🙋‍♂️ IL Residency Guide

Are you preparing to move to Illinois or have you recently relocated to the state? While you probably have a lot on your plate, one important thing you should be considering now is establishing residency in Illinois as soon as possible. By establishing residency, you can take advantage of the low flat income tax in …

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What’s Living in Elgin IL Like? 🤷 | ULTIMATE Moving to Elgin Guide

Located in Kane and Cook counties about 35 miles northwest of Chicago, the city of Elgin boasts an amazing arts scene, historic architecture, and endless opportunities for recreation. Elgin was founded in 1835 and named by Hezekiah Gifford after his favorite Scottish psalm. Over the next 165 years, Elgin grew with one of the world’s …

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Moving from Chicago to NYC | 🚚 #1 Chicago to New York City Movers

Moving from Chicago to New York City can be an exciting prospect, but you may also be feeling overwhelmed by an upcoming long-distance move. NYC is very different from Chicago and moving poses many logistical challenges – especially when it comes to driving a commercial vehicle in New York City and getting your belongings into …

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