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Bekins Wins BBB Torch Award For Ethics

BBB Torch Award For Ethics

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

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

BBB Torch Award For Ethics

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.

about bekins & Classic Stereo

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

The service company sells, installs and services appliances and electronics across West Michigan. Serving the community since 1975, Bekins takes pride in challenging industry trends to make a positive impact in the lives of their employees, their families, their 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 their profits to local charities.

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Bekins Integration Best In Michigan - a full service company

Our installers earn international acclaim for work with local smart home

Our Electronics Integration team has earned international acclaim for integrating a local smart home. CEDIA, the leading global authority in the home technology industry, named Bekins a finalist for Best Integrated Home. CEDIA will announce the winner during their awards show in September.

Classic Stereo uses Bekins for installation and integration. Bekins is the only company in the state of Michigan to be listed as a Home Technology Professional Award finalist this year. This marks the 14th time CEDIA has recognized our Electronics Integration team for their work.

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local smart home

Our team designed and installed full-home control for a three-floor house with an attached barn along the dunes of Lake Michigan. Full-home control here meant:

  • whole-home audio
  • robust WiFi and cellular network services
  • automated shades
  • total-coverage RF remote controls in every room
  • automated lighting control
  • televisions
  • touchpads
  • keypads

BENEFITS OF A SMART HOME

When you have three floors and an attached barn, automated lighting control provides tremendous convenience. Turn all of your lights on or off with one touch. You can also set scenes to accommodate your needs.

For a home that has no protection from the sun, automated shades help control the temperature. In addition, they help protect your home’s carpet and furniture from sun damage.

SEE WHAT OUR INTERNATIONALLY-ACCLAIMED TEAM CAN DO FOR YOU

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Leaders in custom electronics

Custom Electronics Leaders - Classic Stereo and Bekins

CE Pro ranked the top 100 custom electronics integrators in the United States. Bekins, which also owns Classic Stereo, ranked 46th in the nation. The locally-owned appliance and electronics company was also the highest-ranked business with headquarters in Michigan.

another honor for our custom electronics team

It’s another great honor for our custom electronics integration team. Our installers have earned international acclaim for designing, installing and integrating award-winning:

  • Home Theaters
  • Media Rooms
  • Hidden Installation
  • And more
Custom Electronics

Our state-of-the-art, interactive showroom in Grand Rapids allows customers to try out the best TVs, speakers, home theater, electronic shades, lighting control systems and more.

Bekins has the most CEDIA-Certified Professionals in the state. Our local CEDIA-Certified Designers, Technicians and Networking Specialists work from the Bekins Service Center and Warehouse in Coopersville, but service all of West Michigan.

Our staff not only sells, installs and integrates electronics; they also offer local support after the installation.

more about our custom electronics

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Paradigm Persona Speakers Earning Awards & Praise

Paradigm Persona Speakers

The Paradigm Persona line of speakers find an interesting way to both stand out and disappear at the same time.

Their looks stand out. The line offers a unique design and four very distinct color choices.

However, they designed the sound to make it feel like your speakers disappear. The speakers take on the “persona” of what you play.

We always strive to offer the best products in our showroom. Other audio experts agree. Just look at the awards and what the experts say about the Paradigm Persona line of speakers.

HIGH PRAISE FOR PARADIGM PERSONA

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DEALERSCOPE 2018 IMPACT! AWARD
PERSONA 9H

Of course, music is only as good as the tools used to play it. Enter the Paradigm Persona 9H. Acoustically, the Persona 9H can out-muscle heavyweights twice its price.

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2017 AUDIOHOLICS PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER
PERSONA 5F

What struck us about these speakers wasn’t their balanced sound character, or impressive build quality or aesthetics, but their stunning midrange clarity which had no equal.

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SOUNDSTAGE PRODUCTS OF THE YEAR
PERSONA 7F

They consistently projected a wonderfully open, detailed, effortless top end capable of communicating vast amounts of space, balance, drive — and, inevitably, emotion. The Persona 7Fs have proven themselves a benchmark product at their price point, which makes granting them a Reviewers’ Choice award a foregone conclusion.

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SECRETS OF HOME THEATER AND HIGH FIDELITY
PERSONA 7F

There is no doubt that Paradigm pulled out all the stops with this one, with the beryllium drivers, advanced cabinet design and other technologies that they refined over the years. They were looking to make a statement and boy, did they.

SEE AND HEAR THEM IN OUR SHOWROOM

Classic Stereo Showroom Grand Rapids

You can take the experts at their word, or visit our Classic Stereo showroom to form your own opinion.

Test a variety of brands and models in our speaker room. The Persona line of speakers in The Den also gives you a great preview of how they would look in your home.

PX HEADPHONES WIN DAR’S PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

PX Gold Bowers and Wilkins Headphones

Digital Audio Review (DAR) applauds Bowers & Wilkins for breaking the mold. They say most audio equipment looks the same, so they recognized those who dared to look different. The new PX headphones were a part of their 2017 “Product of the Year.” You know what also makes it great? It’s price! You can get the new PX headphones at Classic Stereo for about half the cost of their P9 Signature series.

PX HEADPHONES FEATURE INTUITIVE CONTROLS

Your listening experience not only becomes better with Bowers & Wilkins, but also easier.

Want to turn them on? Just put them on!

No need to turn them off either, just take them off and the headphones return to standby mode with 22 hours of battery life.

Lift an earcup to talk or hang it round your neck and it pauses the music, resuming playback when you are ready to listen.

Their built-in sensors respond to the way you naturally use a set of headphones!

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PX ADAPTS TO YOUR WORLD

PX offers three environment filters and the ability to fine tune it yourself. Use the flight, city or office settings and even choose your own level of voice pass through.

The Bowers & Wilkins noise cancelling signal has been “painstakingly refined” to block out the ambient sound without affecting the listening experience.

SOUND TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE? TRY THEM!

Visit our Sound Desk, put on the new PX headphones and listen to your favorite music! Talk to our experts and compare them to other headphones. We want you to test them all so that you can be thrilled with your purchase.

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BEKINS NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED BY CE PRO

CE Pro Top 100 2017

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 the CE Pro Top 100.  Classic Stereo partners with Bekins to provide custom electronic integration and automation in homes across West Michigan.

CE PRO NOT THE ONLY ONES TAKING NOTICE

Bekins holds more than a dozen 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!

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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.

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