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Cardboard Recycling Transforms Into A Reading Center

Cardboard Recycling Becomes Rocket Ship For Reading Corner

At Bekins, we take pride in recycling more than 90 percent of all waste that comes through our facilities. However, we find it more fascinating when someone can reuse our waste. Recently, a local school turned our cardboard recycling into a beautiful reading space for their students.

cardboard recycling turns into a rocket ship

Our Warehouse Manager, Brian, receives many requests for the big cardboard boxes that cover some of our major appliances.

We love seeing how schools and organizations use them. For example, a kindergarten class at Immaculate Heart of Mary school in Grand Rapids really showed creativity. The class turned cardboard recycling into a rocket ship for their reading center.

The ship wraps around the reading corner in their classroom and the class made control panels on the inside of the ship as well. Not only does the design spark their imagination before they start reading, it coincides with their March Is Reading Month theme “3,2,1…read!”

learn how others use our Cardboard Recycling

Visit Bekins At The Remodeling And New Homes Show In Grand Rapids

Bekins at the 2019 Remodeling and New Homes Show

Are you, or someone you know, visiting the Remodeling and New Homes Show this weekend? Say hello to the Bekins staff! We will have electronics along with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances on display at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

The show will feature more than 200 local companies and runs:

  • Friday January 11: Noon-9pm
  • Saturday January 12: 10am-9pm
  • Sunday January 13: 11am-5pm

Tickets for the show are $8 if you buy them online, $10 if you buy them at the door. Tickets for children ages 6-14 are only $4.

Ask our staff any questions about appliances or electronics as you plan to build or remodel your home.

Photos From THIS year’s remodeling and new homes show

Elite Of The Elite – Bekins Is HTA Certified “Estate”

Bekins Home Theater Installation - custom electronics - HTA Certified

We have always known our electronics team is among the best in the world. However, it’s nice to hear it from industry experts as well. We are proud to announce that Bekins is now HTA Certified.

Who is hta certified?

The Home Technology Association (HTA) was created to identify the very best low-voltage contractors so that consumers can receive the best technology experience possible.

The HTA says only about 10 percent of companies in our industry achieve this distinction.

Our HTA Certification is proof that Bekins has received high scores
in the following three areas:

  1. Technical ability
  2. Customer Service
  3. Industry Reputation

best of the best

Bekins not only earned an HTA Certification, we earned their highest certification honor. Bekins is the only HTA Certified “Estate” company in West Michigan.

HTA Certified Estate companies typically specialize in the following:

  • Luxury homes of 10,000 square feet and up, often with multiple structures
  • Homes with complex or large-scale technology needs
  • Homes with world-class interior design and architecture
  • Homes with domestic staff
  • Homeowners who have multiple residences
  • Customized smart home / home automation systems
  • High-performance and ultra-high-performance home theater and home audio systems
  • Homeowners who expect a concierge-level customer service experience
  • Homeowners who understand that technology is integral to the operation of their home
  • Projects that take months or years complete
  • High levels of design, engineering documentation, and project planning
  • Highest level of system performance and craftsmanship
  • Projects with technology budgets of $250,000+
Bekins is HTA Certified "Estate"
Bekins is now HTA Certified "Estate"

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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.

Thermador Coffee Web Photo
Oven Repair Thermador
Bekins Integration Best In Michigan - a full service company

Upgrading Technology In A Local Home

Smart lights at Bekins - upgrading techology

Our team excels at upgrading technology in your home. One of our Electronics Integration Project Managers shared a video with us recently.  It shows his team changing out the control rack in a local home.

upgrading technology

This home once featured an older distributed audio system and local video. Now it will have both distributed video and audio controlled by Crestron.

What does that mean?

It means the homeowners can control all of the speakers and televisions in their home through a remote, a tablet or a smart phone.

It also means fewer cable boxes and a very clean look with the TV mounted on the wall.

All of the electronics in their home funnel back to this control rack in the closet.

HOW CAN WE UPGRADE YOUR TECHNOLOGY?

You don’t have to build a new house to enjoy a clean, wireless look to your home. Visit our showroom or contact our experts to see how our internationally-acclaimed team can upgrade the technology in your home.

Sony TV at Bekins