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How Whirlpool Inspired Bekins To Be A More Green Company

Bekins Recycling Efforts - Green company

We not only take care of our customers at Bekins, we also take care of the environment. We believe we are the greenest appliance dealer in the nation, by recycling more than 90 percent of waste in our facilities. Company President Scott Bekins says a visit to the Whirlpool Corporation headquarters right here in West Michigan inspired him to make Bekins a more green company.

“We realized the lengths they go through to recycle and protect the environment,” Scott said. “I thought we should really be doing that. When we built our Coopersville Service Center and Warehouse in 2015, we made a commitment to become one of the greenest appliance dealers in the nation.”

it’s not easy being green

“Many people are not aware of how appliances are packaged these days,” Scott said. “They think it just comes in a cardboard box and we flatten the box.”

However, many appliances do not come in a cardboard box anymore. It takes plastic, banding, corrugated cardboard, styrofoam and other products. We do a lot more than just collapse cardboard.

Recycling at Bekins making a big impact

While some of it appears small, two aspects really add up:

  • We employ more than 100 people.
  • We receive thousands of packaged appliances and electronics every year.

We take the time to not only recycle, but also sort them every day. The commitment in space and time for the cause can really add up as well.

“It does cost more to recycle than to simply throw it away, but it’s worth it,” Scott said. “It’s worth it for our environment and for future generations.”

being a more green company helps the environment

With the help of Louis Padnos, we have tracked how much our recycling has impacted the environment. Since moving into our Warehouse and Service Center in Coopersville in Spring 2015, we have saved:

  • 836,621 KWH of energy
  • 11,967 gallons of oil
  • 2,016 trees
  • 830,340 gallons of water
  • 7,116 pounds of air pollution effluents
  • 442 cubic yards of landfill space

$4,944 of landfill space

A Better Voice Control Speaker: Save On Sonos At Bekins

Many Bekins customers like to buy Sonos products this time of year. Customers especially like Sonos One speakers as Christmas presents because they provide a better voice control speaker experience.

  • They are easy to set up.
  • They are easy to connect to each other, your phone, your tablet, your TV and more.
  • You can voice control them with Amazon Alexa built-in.
  • Some say it sounds better than a regular Alexa speaker.
  • Plus, you can stream from more than 50 music services.

luckily, sonos is on sale in december

Now, you can save up to $100 on Sonos. This limited time offer runs through Saturday December 22.

  • Save $20 on a single Sonos One speaker.
  • Save $50 on a pair of Sonos One speakers.
  • Save $100 on a Sonos Connect Amp.

test a better voice control speaker – try a sonos one in our showroom

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Think Beyond The Game With A Sony TV For Your Gamer

Sony TV for gaming

How many of us have a gamer on our Christmas list this year? You can buy them the latest game, or take their whole gaming experience to the next level with a new Sony TV.

Why a sony tv?

At Bekins and Classic Stereo, we strive to carry only the best quality products. Why do we choose Sony? The company works in every facet of the process.

Sony developed the PlayStation 4 and the PS4 Pro. The developers use a Sony television to perfect the images, so experiencing the game on a Sony 4K HDR TV means your gamer sees it the way the developer intended.

Their new X-1 Extreme processors means you will likely see a clearer, better and more responsive picture than your current television.

Not just for gaming

Sony also develops the cameras that shoot movies, shows and sports around the world. Sony Pictures Entertainment uses Sony’s best televisions to finely tune their movies and shows, so you will also see movies, shows and sporting events the way they were meant to be seen.

Sony TV for movies

added bonus

Some of the ones you can test in our showroom are a Smart TV, have an acoustic surface and work with Google Assistant or Alexa.

Sony TV Alexa

see your next sony tv in our showroom

Sony TV at Bekins

Bekins Wins BBB Torch Award For Ethics

BBB Torch Award For Ethics

Bekins has received 21 national and international honors for excellence throughout the years, but today we received a unique honor. Bekins won a BBB Torch Award for Ethics from the Better Business Bureau of Western Michigan!

Bekins was one of six local companies to receive the honor during an awards ceremony at the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids.

what is the bbb torch award for ethics?

The BBB Torch Awards For Ethics (previously known as the Integrity Awards) recognize West Michigan businesses and non-profits who display an outstanding level of ethics and integrity. These organizations generate a high level of trust among their employees, customers and their communities.

BBB Torch Award For Ethics

about bekins

Bekins, which also owns Classic Stereo, has state-of-the-art, interactive showrooms in Grand Haven and Grand Rapids.

We are a service company that sells, installs and services appliances and electronics across West Michigan. Serving the community since 1975, we take pride in challenging industry trends to make a positive impact in the lives of our employees, their families, our customers and the community. Bekins helps the community each year by recycling more than 90 percent of all waste, and donating more than 10 percent of profits to local charities.

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