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
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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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Chicago Climate ❄️ | Chicago Weather Averages, Temperatures, Yearly, Monthly & More!

Chicago is famously known as the Windy City. Did you know this nickname isn’t actually a reference to the Chicago climate but instead a derisive comment from the 1890s referring to politicians blowing hot air? Chicago has a hot-summer humid continental climate with all four seasons. Winters are very cold and snowy while summers are …

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Chicago Crime Rate | 👮 Is Chicago Safe? [Data, Stats, Reports, Map]

Chicago is one of the largest and most vibrant cities in the United States. It has a ton to offer, including cultural festivals, an active theater community, diverse job market, and eight major league sports teams. There is also a wide range of sites and activities thanks to the many parks and rich architecture in …

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Moving to Schaumburg Top Tips 🏆 | What is it Like Living in Schaumburg?

Have you been contemplating a move to greater Chicagoland? Say hello to Schaumburg, IL, a quiet village in northeastern Illinois. Just 28 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, Schaumburg is famous for being ranked the Best Place to Live in Illinois for 2018, and it’s clear why. The village combines the best characteristics of big city …

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What’s Living in Peoria IL Like? | 🏡 ULTIMATE Moving to Peoria Guide

Located on the eastern edge of the self-titled Peoria County, Peoria is a vibrant city right on the banks of the Illinois River. Established in the late 1600s by the French when they still lorded over the area of the Louisiana Purchase, Peoria is considered the oldest settlement in Illinois. The community received its distinctive …

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Moving to & Living in Wentzville, MO

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Located about 41 miles northwest of St. Louis, the city of Wentzville, MO is among the fastest-growing in the state. Wentzville is bordered by the nearby communities of Josephville, Lake St. Louis, Foristell, and Flint Hill. The area of Wentzville was founded in 1855. Wentzville was named after a Northern Missouri Railroad chief engineer named …

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