Grand Rapids, Michigan, December 8, 2021: On November 24, 2021, Behler-Young broke ground at the Grand Rapids distribution center for a 100,000 square foot expansion which will double the current size of this facility. Due to be completed in November 2022, Behler-Young will significantly increase inventory, service six branch locations, and increase same day pick up in the west region.
David DeJonge, President & COO, stated “With this $12 million investment, Behler-Young will own over 300,000 square feet of distribution center space in Brighton and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Through these distribution centers we fully stock eighteen branches, with trucks delivering product daily.”
Included in this expansion will be a state-of-the-art photo lab for taking detailed photos of products for customers to better identify products when placing orders online. “We have made a significant investment in our ecommerce platform over the last three years, and this will allow us to further update our product information, photos, weights, and dimensions for our customers,” stated Kari Schellie, Senior Marketing Manager.
Behler-Young is headquartered in Grand Rapids and in May also invested in a new branch at this location, making it easier for customers to access. Customers, vendor partners, and team members later celebrated with a grand opening in September.
Behler-Young is the leading distributor of residential and light commercial HVAC products throughout Michigan and northwest Ohio,representing hundreds of manufacturers, and is the trusted partner to thousands of licensed contractors.
Founded in 1926 by John Behler and Wayne “Brig” Young, we continue to be a family-led business with a mission of satisfying the comfort needs of home and business owners through wholesale distribution. For more information on Behler-Young, go to b-y.com.
Behler-Young has been a MIACCA Gold Corporate Partner for many years and we congratulate them on their expansion!