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Bekins and Classic Stereo work hard to recycle waste each day. We also try to set an example for companies reusing waste.

Our community has created many new uses for boxes that used to store big appliances and electronics. Yet, Covenant Life Church in Grand Haven found a new way to think outside the box.  They even thought inside the box a little too.

once a box – now a chariot


UpStreet Children’s Ministries presented its Kids Camp at the end of June. They really sold out for this year’s theme too. They immersed the children in Rome at the time of Paul and the Underground Church.

The camp featured:

  • togas
  • tie dye
  • an ancient Roman marketplace
  • an example of an underground church
  • live actors playing the roles of Paul and a Roman soldier
  • and chariot races


That’s when they worked with Bekins and Classic Stereo. Our Warehouse Manager, Brian, donated boxes for the Kids Camp. Rich used his years of experience and talent to fit the largest boxes through each doorway.

The staff at UpStreet Children’s Ministries cutout a small portion and let their imaginations run wild.

One child sat in a medium sized box, while one, two or more classmates grabbed a plastic band and pull them along the grassy field.

They even tried sitting a few children in the bigger boxes and asking a group of children to pull them the same way.

Click on the video to watch it. You can see how much the children loved it.

it is important to be companies reusing waste

We hope people continue to contact us with new ideas to reuse waste. We take pride in our efforts to recycle, but re-use works even better.

Our employees work hard every day to reduce our carbon footprint. We even built our Coopersville Service Center with recycling in mind. It includes enough storage space, cardboard balers and other machinery for us to recycle over 90 percent of our waste including:

  • cardboard
  • cores
  • plastic ties
  • film
  • styrofoam
  • old appliances
  • and more

It requires extra space and money, but we believe in the cause. Our efforts in 2016 helped save:

  • 2,330 gallons of oil
  • 159,880 gallons of water
  • 162,185 Kilowatt Hours of energy
  • 1,370 pounds of air pollution effluents
  • 85 cubic yards of landfill space
  • 388 trees
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If you know someone who can re-use any of the items we recycle, then give us a call. Contact our Coopersville Service Center directly at 616-288-1020.

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Best Appliances People's Choice 2017

Our company has been named the best in many categories over the years, but the honor is a little more special when our customers in the community place the vote.  We are proud to announce that our community once again voted Bekins the Grand Haven Tribune People’s Choice award winner for Best Appliances.


thank you everyone for voting

The Tribune collected a total of 132, 784 votes from 3,414 people this year.  Bekins not only took first place in the Best Appliance category, our community voted overwhelmingly in favor of us.  We earned 495 votes.  Second place earned 286 votes.  Click here to see the results for yourself and see who else won People’s Choice Awards.

what makes us the best?

Harvey Bekins started this company more than 40 years ago as an appliance repair service out of his home in Grand Haven, so we have always been a service company at heart.  We take the time to understand things from the inside out, from washing machine units to the newest distributed audio technology. As a result, there isn’t much we can’t do when it comes to home appliances and electronics.

Bekins Service Best

Whether you’re looking for a great deal on a new dishwasher, or need to enlist our CEDIA certified technicians to custom design your basement home theater system, we can help. Whatever you need, we have the service, expertise and equipment to get the job done right – and at a great value.

We know appliances and electronics, but we also know how important it is to treat our customers and their homes with the utmost respect professionalism.

thank you again for your votes and continued support of bekins in the community!