Our History

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

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 the decision to open their own 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 additional needs from our Clients 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 all of Chicago and Northwest Indiana.


Brian Ciapinski


Jeff Dencek

Industry Memberships and Local Organizations


Company Overview

Shark Shredding and Document Managements Services, Inc. is the areas 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 meet our Client’s needs.  We work with our clients to help them meet compliance and HIPPA requirements and also promote privacy and efficiencies.  Clients do not risk getting lost in the shuffle as with the 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 strong commitment to the local economy and is a proponent 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.


Always Green

All of the documents and materials we destroy are 100 percent recycled. A major 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, every ton of paper that is recycled, you save: 17 small trees, 3 cubic yards of landfill space and 7,000 gallons of water. We are proud to contribute to a cleaner earth.