Ken Wasko, Owner of Zippy Shell Greater Lake County

Zippy Shell “Transports” Lake County into New Era of Moving & Storage

Cost Effective and Cutting Edge Concept to Redefine Moving and Storage Locally

LAKE COUNTY, IL. – Zippy Shell is transforming the age-old moving and storage model in Illinois. The fastest growing franchise business in both the moving and storage industries is pulling its chic-looking shell into Lake County and parts of McHenry County.

Easily recognized for its bright blue shell carrying storage containers, Zippy Shell is set to open November 6. Its arrival in Lake County means residents and businesses throughout the area will have access to the most innovative and affordable moving and portable storage services in the nation.

Local resident and entrepreneur Ken Wasko is opening the business and will be managing daily operations. Wasko has decades of experience in the electronics industry as a supply chain and quality leader. With help from his director of business development, Jake Silker, Wasko is prepared to support families, students and businesses moving throughout Lake County amid life’s big transitions.

“Lake County is a vibrant area with an increasing need for easily accessible and reasonably priced moving and storage options,” said Wasko. “Whether you’re relocating across the country or to a nearby town, our goal is to help ease the process and reduce the stress that comes with moving and storage. I’m confident that Zippy Shell will have a strong, positive impact on residents and businesses throughout the community, and I look forward to introducing our services to Lake and Eastern McHenry counties.”

Establishing itself as a prominent and disruptive force in the moving and storage industries, Zippy Shell excels in its competitive space by offering customers a simple cost-effective way to securely transport or store their personal belongings.

At the forefront of innovation, Zippy Shell’s containers are open-air, lightweight units uniquely designed to be shipped inside traditional dry vans or via national freight lines, and then can be collapsed and easily shipped back at rates that are much less costly than other containers. This cost-effective model allows Zippy Shell to pass savings onto its customers, and the delivery system ensures better mobility through urban and suburban downtown, as well as access to more locations across the country.

Zippy Shell also recently launched a new all-weather storage container that can remain outside on various properties and withstand the elements to keep items inside safe. The new product propels Zippy Shell’s ability to work with a greater number of commercial business customers.

In addition to the transport services, the brand’s containers can also be stored in a nearby, secure, climate-controlled Zippy Shell facility until customers are ready to have the container hauled for unloading. And as a testament to the brand’s commitment to providing exceptional customer service, consumers can customize their jobs and opt to have their items packed and loaded into the container by a trained and efficient Zippy Shell moving crew. To ensure a quick and hassle-free experience, all orders are promptly processed via the brand’s mobile-friendly website or call center and directed to the customer’s local Zippy Shell office.

“It’s clear that Ken has a passion for the industry and shares our commitment to providing high-quality service to his community,” said Rick Del Sontro, President of Zippy Shell. “We are proud to have Ken as a partner and look forward to supporting his endeavors as he establishes his business and grows the Zippy Shell brand throughout the region.”

As a national provider of portable moving and storage solutions, Zippy Shell has a network of franchise locations and licensed partners to seamlessly provide customers with an array of services ranging from self-pack storage to full-service relocation.

With 51 locations across the country, Zippy Shell’s emergence in Lake County comes on the heels of the brand’s strategic expansion plan to double its U.S. presence in the next three years and to expand the company’s innovative services into key markets coast-to-coast.

For more information about Zippy Shell Lake County visit or contact Ken Wasko at 847-796-8003.

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