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Crete's big-vault

If you're moving to or from Crete, Illinois let Big-Vault help lessen the burden of the moving process.  We will bring to your requested location a 16' or 20' Big-Vault, for you to pack at your leisure.  When the portable unit is full, we will move it to your specific location or to our secured lot for safe keeping until you're ready to receive your cherished belongings.





Big-Vault makes moving convenient and easy. If you need mobile storage or portable storage in Crete, Illinois, Big-Vault Portable Storage and Moving has you covered.  As our name suggests, Big-Vault has portable containers and therefore is transportable to nearly any place you want or need us to be in Crete, in addition to any neighboring towns. Big Vault Portable Storage can deliver a portable storage vault for your use as on-site or off-site self-storage throughout Crete. Crete portable storage is located 30 miles south of Chicago, Il. Crete is mainly west of the 394/Bishop-Ford Expressway.  Mobile storage is made easy by Big-Vault. from the center of Crete at W. Exchange Street and Main St., near the Evil Horse Brewing Company and Aurelios Pizza, to any other business or home located in Crete or around the vicinity.  All you need to do is call Big-Vault at 866-766-6BOX and set up a delivery of a storage container and we will gently set one of our secure and water tight storage vaults right at your ground level door step.

​                                                       CRETE, IL SELF-STORAGE

Self storage in Crete is made easy with Big-Vault mobile storage as we bring the self storage unit to your location in Crete for you to pack at your leisure. When you are finished packing your Big-Vault self storage container we will come to Crete and carefully lift your storage vault onto our truck, move and store your vault with your belongings  at one of our security enhanced warehouse facilities until you request it be re-delivered for your unpacking. If you need your self-storage portable vault delivered to a different location  other than Crete- that is no problem. Big-Vault delivers to all of the Greater Chicagoland area and the popular far south suburbs region. Big Vault even services the northwest Indiana area.



Big-Vault makes moving easy.  Big-Vault does the driving, you do the packing.  Save money with Big-Vault by maintaining control over your belongings by carefully packing them yourself into our strong, secure moving container which we deliver at ground level right near your door. Loading is easy. No ramps required. Our moving containers are built of all galvanized metal with special composit wall materials which are light weight but strong. These walls have convenient tie-down rings located every four feet on the inside for you to secure your packed items for the move with our truck. Big-Vault does the driving and lifting of your packed vauLT.

Big-Vault Customized Portable storage

​Big-Vault portable storage offers three-unit size variations to meet your specific moving needs.  As well as allowing you the convenience of choosing from three moving options, which works best for your requirements. 

Option 1).  We offer curb to curb; We will deliver an empty unit to your current location, you do the packing, when you're ready, we will come and carefully move your filled unit to your next location.  This option is suitable for individuals moving from one residence to another.

Option 2).  We deliver an empty unit to your location, you do the packing, when packing unit is completed, we will come and carefully move your unit to our fenced security locked facility and store the unit for a nominal cost until you're ready to receive your unit. We will deliver your unit back safely to you.  You have the convenience of emptying the unit at your leisure.  When you are completed with clearing out the unit, we will come and retrieve the empty storage unit. This option is suitable for individuals building a home or moving to another residence which is not ready yet.

​Option 3).  We deliver an empty unit to your requested location, you fill it and empty it when you're ready, when the unit is empty we will come and retrieve the empty unit and return it to our facility.  This option is suitable for individuals who are remodeling a room or rooms. 

When Size matters, choose Big-Vault

Big Vault units are a full 8' in width compared to some companies that call their boxes 8' x 16' but in reality deliver the widest that they can deliver (due to their restricted lifting device) which is a container that is really only 7'2" wide. Compared to these, Big Vault actually provides you with the extra 13.3 square feet of floor space that you are expecting. In actual packing area that extra 10 inches for the length of a 16' box is equal to 106 cubic feet of storage space that Big Vault provides you.

Crete History

Wood’s Corners was located on the state road that had been laid out through that part of the county. Willard Wood was the man who located there in 1836, and for whom the place was named. In 1849 he platted and laid out the village and gave it the name Crete.

In 1880, 44 years after its founding, Crete was incorporated as a village but no fire department was formed. Instead, when a fire was discovered, citizens came running to pitch in. Neighbors brought their ladders. Men formed a brigade and passed buckets of water from man to man to douse the fires, for this they earned the name The Bucket Brigade.

In 1818, a young fur trader named Gurdon Hubbard arrived in Chicago. During his early time in the area, he traveled the trail from trading post to trading post between Fort Vincennes, Indiana, through Danville, Illinois, to Chicago. He was called “Swift Walker” by the Indians.

Hubbard bore a trail that became known as Hubbard’s Trail. In 1834, the trail officially became State Route 1. You can follow it all the way into Chicago, where we know it today as State Street.  

​service area

Alsip                            Hickory Hills               Olympia Fields

​Beecher                      Homer Glen                Orland Hills 

​Bridgeview                 Hometown                   Orland Park

​Burbank                     Homewood                   Palos Heights

Calumet City              Lansing                        Palos Hills

​Chicago                     Manhattan                    Palos Park

Chicago Heights        Manteno                       Park Forest

​Chicago Ridge           Markham                      Peotone

​Country Club Hills      Matteson                      Richton Park

Dolton                        Midlothian                     Riverdale

Evergreen Park         Mokena                         South Holland

​Flossmoor                 Momence                      Steger

Frankfort                    Monee                          Thornton

​Glenwood                 New Lenox                    Tinley Park

​Grant Park               Oak Forest                     University Park

​Harvey                     Oak Lawn                      Worth

​Hazel Crest 

      Call Big-Vault today for your Free quote 866.766-6BOX (866.766.6269)            



​things to do in the area 

Evil Horse Brewing Company: 1338 Main St, Crete, IL 60417

Balmoral Park (HITS): 26435 S. Dixie Hwy, Crete, IL; a horse showjumping facilit

Ryan Round Barn:  28616 Sauk Trail Rd., Kewanee, Il;  Located on Johnson's Sauk Trail State Recreation Area,Ryan's Round Barn is a wonderful bit of architecture.


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