Bekins

HTA Certification Tier

HTA Certified - Estate

Company Statistics
Years in business: 
47 years
Bekins is additionally an HTA Design Partner; a design-minded firm that proactively consults with architects, interior designers, and builders to design technology systems into their plans in the most seamless, aesthetically pleasing way possible. Read more about this designation here.
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Mission statement: 

We exist to be the best; challenging industry norms to do what's right, and to make a positive difference in the lives of our employees, their families, our customers, and the community.

Vision statement: 

Here at Bekins, we know electronics. We’ve been rated Michigan’s #1 custom electronics integrator by CEPro since 2011, and we’ve won awards from home automation trade organization CEDIA for best technical and overall design in home theaters, media rooms and integrated homes.

Company description: 

We know you want your home technology to work, be simple to use, and you want to know you have a local expert to help you with any issues that may arise. Bekins started as a service company in 1975, and we are still a service company first. Bekins is also still a local, family-owned and operated company serving Grand Rapids, Grand Haven and all of West Michigan. We have earned more than 24 national and international honors from some of the top experts in the industry by offering many of the products you can find online for the same price and some of the best select brands you may not find anywhere else in West Michigan.

 

Number of office locations: 
3
Number of full-time employees in the entire company
114
Customer Service / Aftercare
Dedicated aftercare service staff
Yes
Same day emergency service
Yes
24-hour emergency onsite service
Yes
24-hour phone support
Yes
Offers remote system monitoring & support
Yes
Service policies in writing: 
Yes
Project Size Information

This chart shows the price range of “whole home technology system” projects where the dealer has installed multiple technology systems (prewire, audio/video, network, smart home, etc.) in multiple rooms of the home. The chart reflects a time period of 36 months. The numbers include any private home theaters and media rooms that were part of the project. The pricing excludes lighting controls, motorized shading/drapery systems, and sales tax. The number in parenthesis are the amount of projects completed in each price range category.

Typical whole home system project size: 
$50,000
$40,000 min
$120,000 max
$80,000 typical
$5,000 min
$20,000 max
$10,000 typical
Home Size & Value Information
2,000sqft min
40,000sqft max
10,000sqft typical
$80,000 min
$25,000,000 max
$650,000 typical
Endorsements
Manufacturer endorsed?
Yes
Industry Professional endorsed?
Yes
Architect endorsed?
No
General Contactor endorsed?
Yes
Interior Designer endorsed?
No
Services Offered
In-house: 
Home Theater Systems
Audio Video Systems
Smart home / Home Automation
Home Monitoring
Security Cameras
Access Control
Lighting Control Systems
Motorized Shading
Engineering / As-Built Drawings
Control System Programming
Audiophile Music Systems
Lighting Design
Lighting Fixtures
Acoustic Treatments
3rd party: 
Telephone Systems
Facilities: 
Office space
Warehouse
Rack building/testing area
Offers design, engineering & as-built documentation?
Yes
Offers enterprise-grade networks?
Yes
Certifications
CEDIA » ESC-D (Electronics Systems Certified Designer)
CEDIA » ESC (Electronics Systems Certified)
CEDIA » ESC-T (Electronics Systems Certified Technician)
CEDIA » ESC-N (Electronics Systems Certified Networking Specialist)
CompTIA (Computer Technologies and Networking) » IT Fundamentals
CompTIA (Computer Technologies and Networking) » A+
CompTIA (Computer Technologies and Networking) » Network+
Control4 » Certified Automation Programmer
Control4 » Certified Tech II Programmer
Control4 » Pakedge Certified Network Engineer
Crestron » DM Certified Technician
Crestron » Certified Crestron Programmer
ESPA » EST (Electronic Systems Technician)
Lutron » Homeworks Authorized Provider
Lutron » Sivoia QS Authorized Provider
Lutron » RadioRA2 Preferred System Provider
Maverick Technical Institute » Low Voltage Systems Technician
Associations
CEDIA
ProSource
License & Insurance Information
Low-voltage license: 
Not Required
Worker’s compensation insurance: 
Yes
Liability Insurance: 
Yes
Liability insurance: 
$1,000,000
Bonded: 
Not Required
Other licenses held: 
Warranty
Electronics warranty: 
manufacturer
Installation warranty: 
6 months
3rd party extended warranty polices offered on electronic components or systems: 
No