B. J. W. Berghorst & Sons Inc.
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Bert The Plumber

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Bert The Plumber
Berghorst  June 1950

Mission Statement

B.J.W. Berghorst & Sons is committed to being the superior service-oriented plumbing/heating, and industrial PVF wholesale distributor in West Michigan by providing comprehensive sales support, technical knowledge, quality products, and superior customer service through a team of highly trained and motivated people sharing over a 100 year tradition of honesty, integrity, and excellence.

Company History

B.J.W. Berghorst & Sons - The Holland/Zeeland area's oldest wholesale distributor of plumbing/heating supplies and industrial pipe, valves and fittings - was begun by Bert John William Berghorst in the late 1800's as a traveling well-drilling business.

B.J.W. opened his first shop in downtown Zeeland in 1900. In 1905, he moved the growing business to a larger downtown location at 51 E. Main. At that site, he expanded the company to include plumbing, steam heating, and electrical contracting.

He also began to stock supplies for other contractors, the forerunner of today's wholesale supply business. B.J.W.'s three sons - Willard, Ford, and Harold - joined the company in the 1920's.

During the Great Depression, the three brothers switched the focus of the business from contracting to wholesale sales. After World War II, they proceeded to diversify the company by selling plumbing and heating supplies to area industries. Ford Sr.'s son, Ford Jr., entered the business in 1969 and became sole owner following the passing of B.J.W.'s three sons. Ford Jr.'s sons, Chuck and Ryan, have since come into the company, which was relocated in 1992 to the present site on James Street in Holland Township.

Location 11430 James Street
Holland, MI 49424
Hours Monday-Friday 7am-5pm
Showroom Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm
Saturday and Evenings By Appointment
Telephone (616) 772-2114
FAX (616) 772-9001
Toll Free 1-800-542-0378
Emergency Number (616) 836-1789
E-mail bjwberghorst@gmail.com

President Ford Berghorst, Jr.
Secretary/Treasurer Chuck Berghorst
Company Director Ryan Berghorst

Outside Sales Team Ron Evenhouse

Inside Sales Team
Ford Berghorst Jr.
Chuck Berghorst
Larry Meeuwsen
Marv Vanden Bosch
Counter Sales Manager  
Purchasing Agent Ryan Berghorst
Showroom Manager Kim Eilander
Accounts Payable/Receivable Trish Bowden / Marv Vanden Bosch
Job Information Chuck Berghorst

B.J.W. Berghorst & Sons, Inc.
11430 James Street
Holland, MI 49424
Phone:  616.772.2114
FAX:  616.772.9001