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Shark Shredding and Document Management Services, Inc. is a leading, locally-owned company committed to protecting and managing your confidential data.

About Us

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Our History

Shark Shredding, Inc. was founded in 2005 by business partners Brian Ciapinski and Jeff Dencek and is a local, privately-owned company in Mokena, IL. Brian and Jeff have worked over 40 years in the service industry, with extensive experience in solid waste management and recycling. This experience led them to open their doors and start an onsite shredding company, Shark Shredding. We are a trusted and community-focused company that offers our Clients a smart approach to efficient and economical shredding while promoting data security.

As our clients' additional needs emerged for document management and data security, Shark expanded their product portfolio to offer several new services such as offsite records storage, file scanning and digitizing, and hard drive and media destruction. Now named Shark Shredding and Document Management Services, Inc., we have grown from a one-truck operation into a multi-fleet, full-service document management company, providing our services throughout Chicago and Northwest Indiana.

In 2021, Shark celebrated their 15th anniversary. They credit their success from the loyalty and trust of their customers. They look forward to continuing their successful adventure for another 15+ years. 


Company Overview

Shark Shredding and Document Management Services, Inc. is the area's leader serving several hundred clients throughout Chicagoland.   With an A+ Better Business Bureau rating and proud members of the top industry organizations such as NAID, PRISM, we follow the strictest industry standards in document destruction and management.   Our trained staff delivers personalized and consistent service tailored to our Clients' needs.  We work with our clients to help them meet compliance and HIPPA requirements and promote privacy and efficiencies.  Clients do not risk getting lost in the shuffle like large corporations.

We are the chosen local shredding company.    Shark Shredding is very well respected and recognized as an integral part of communities within the area.  We have a solid commitment to the local economy and proponents of buying local services and products.   We are also very active in local community events and charities, such as donating time at community shred events to holding food drives for local food pantries.

Shark Shredding is proud to be members of many local Chambers of Commerce:

  • Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce

  • Frankfort Chamber of Commerce

  • Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce

  • Mokena Chamber of Commerce

  • New Lenox Chamber of Commerce

  • Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce

  • Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce

Industry Memberships and Local Organizations

Always Green

All of the documents and materials we destroy are 100 percent recycled. A significant benefit of our services is that we are not only protecting your private information through destruction, but we are also reducing the carbon footprint and saving the environment through our recycling efforts. Based on recent data, you save 17 small trees, three cubic yards of landfill space, and 7,000 gallons of water for every ton of paper that is recycled. We are proud to contribute to a cleaner earth.


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