BeKind Program Launch

Bekins BeKind

Being kind is a core value of Bekins. It starts with being kind to our co-workers, family and friends, and extends to our customers and the community. Our new program, BeKind, is designed to empower Bekins’ employees to exemplify the BeKind value by doing good in the world.

Rett Syndrome LogoFor every hour that a Bekins employee volunteers at a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Bekins donates $15.00 to the organization in the employee’s name.

Our first BeKind donation of $105 goes to Rett Syndrome Research Trust in the name of our Appliance Installation Assistant Manager, Samantha. She volunteered 7 hours of her time on Saturday, May 27th at the open house of 600 Washington Ave. Grand Haven, MI 49417.

Rett Syndrome Open House

Open House

Many Grand Haven residents have watched this beautiful church transform into an amazing residential home. Not only was the open house a fantastic opportunity to tour the home, but an opportunity to support a great cause. Rett Syndrome is a genetic postnatal neurological disorder that effects children after 6-18 months of early normal development. The resulting regression leads to lifelong impairments, including lost speech, seizures, scoliosis, irregular breathing patterns, and more than half of the children and adults lose the ability to walk. Those diagnosed with Rett Syndrome require maximum assistance with basic daily activities.

Please read Samantha’s story below on how she learned about the organization and what brought her to volunteer.

Samantha’s Story

I play Bunco… yeah the Bunco your grandma used to, and probably still does play! I’ve made some awesome friendships with an amazing and eclectic group of gals. Of all the things we have shared with each other, my heart always felt most touched by Jenn’s stories of her daughter Brenna who suffers from Rett Syndrome. When she mentioned that a fundraiser was being held to find a cure I couldn’t help but be excited to help out in any way I could! At this time, Bekins BeKind program was just being launched and I knew this was a wonderful opportunity to make a difference for someone in our community and girls all over who suffer from this disorder.

Imagine the symptoms of Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s, Epilepsy and Anxiety Disorder all in one little girl… Imagine being so close to a cure! In March 2017 the Rett Syndrome Research Trust launched a program called ‘Roadmap to a Cure’. They are going to raise 33 million dollars over the next 3 years to fund four cutting edge approaches that could cure Rett.

Rett Syndrome Open House

Over Memorial Day Weekend I had the pleasure to work with over 25+ volunteers to help raise over $20,000 to support this cause. The fundraiser was a tour of a beautiful church in Grand Haven, MI that has been renovated into a home; the home of Brenna’s Grandparents. This is a church that people gathered at each Sunday, a place where children and adults were baptized and a place where couples shared the joy of marriage. People from all over came to reminisce of days gone by; some were just curious to see the beautiful home, and some were family and friends who have been in the home multiple times, but were there to support the family and cause. The amount of love, joy and thanks that was felt the entire day is something that would make anyone want to volunteer again and again. I couldn’t think of a better cause or a better way and to spend my Saturday!

Rett Syndrome Open House

If you are interesting in learning more about Rett Syndrome or the Rett Syndrome Research Trust, click here.

*Exterior image courtesy of the Grand Haven Tribune.

CE PRO RANKS BEKINS #1 IN MICHIGAN, #45 NATIONALLY

2017 CE Pro Electronics Bekins

CE Pro, the leading trade magazine for professionals in the custom electronics business, ranks Bekins number one in Michigan and 45th nationally in their 2017 Top 100 rankings.   This marks the sixth straight year that Bekins has ranked in their Top 100.

CE PRO NOT THE ONLY ONES TAKING NOTICE

Bekins holds 17 international awards and has taken home many more honors for work in electronics and integration. Industry leading national and international organizations like CEDIA, Crestron, Lutron and ProSource recognize Bekins as a leader in the industry.  We proudly display many of the honors in each of our showrooms. National magazines like Electronic Lifestyle have written stories that featured some of our integration work with Media Rooms, Home Theaters, Hidden Installation, Extreme Makeovers and much more.  For a complete list of our awards and certifications, click here.

The best part of it all?  You have access to an internationally acclaimed custom electronics company right here in West Michigan!

CE Pro Home Theater

WHAT IS ELECTRONIC INTEGRATION?

Streamline life at home and create the audio, video and lighting environment of your dreams.

If you can imagine it in your daily life, chances are we can automate it. Imagine the freedom of being able to control and automate your home’s lights, window shades, TV, audio and intercom systems through your own smartphone or TV remote. No more trying to remember if you locked the door or turned off the lights; no more wrestling with speaker cords and docking stations.

Just automate, then get back to doing the things that really matter.

Here are a few of our areas of expertise:

  • whole home audio
  • automated lighting, dimmer switches and lighting controls
  • motorized shades and daylight harvesting
  • home theater and media room design and installation
  • thermostat control and automation
  • A/V integration for conference rooms
  • surround sound systems
  • acoustical design and engineering
  • wireless speakers and home audio integration
  • plus much more!

WHY INTEGRATE YOUR HOME WITH CUSTOM ELECTRONICS? 

Put your home to work for you so you can spend more time doing what you love. Integrating and automating your home’s lighting, audio, media and other electronics helps you focus less on managing devices and measuring energy usage.  It also allows you to focus more on what matters most at home; living your life.  Here are a few more reasons to integrate your home.

  • The convenience to control your home from across the world.
  • Lower your home’s carbon footprint.
  • Integrated technology even your kids can brag about.
  • Manage less, play more.

To see more examples of how Bekins has integrated custom electronics into homes across West Michigan, click here.

Bekins Integration Best In Michigan