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BBB has determined that Bekins Van Lines, Inc. meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that lowered the rating for Bekins Van Lines, Inc. include:

  • Length of time business has been operating

Factors that raised the rating for Bekins Van Lines, Inc. include:

  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 43 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

43 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 20 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 1
Billing/Collection Issues 1
Delivery Issues 6
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 35
Total Closed Complaints 43

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

1 Customer Review on Bekins Van Lines, Inc.
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 1
Total Customer Reviews 1

Additional Information

BBB file opened: November 20, 2012 Business started: 11/18/2011 in IN Business incorporated: 11/18/2011 in IN
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

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Indiana Department of Revenue
100 N. Senate Avenue, Gov't Center North, Rm. N105, Indianapolis IN 46204
Phone Number: (317) 233-4018

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Stephen F Burns, Chairman of the Board Mr. Mark Kirschner, CEO Ms. Kathy Kendall, Director, Claims & Consumer Affairs
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Stephen F Burns, Chairman of the Board
Customer Contact: Ms. Kathy Kendall, Director, Claims & Consumer Affairs
Principal: Mr. Mark Kirschner, CEO
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Additional Locations

  • 8010 Castleton Road

    Indianapolis, IN 46250 (800) 992-5202


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Complaint Detail(s)

10/22/2014 Problems with Product/Service
10/13/2014 Problems with Product/Service
10/13/2014 Problems with Product/Service
10/10/2014 Delivery Issues
10/9/2014 Problems with Product/Service
9/19/2014 Delivery Issues
9/5/2014 Problems with Product/Service
8/6/2014 Problems with Product/Service
8/5/2014 Problems with Product/Service
5/30/2014 Problems with Product/Service
5/20/2014 Problems with Product/Service
5/6/2014 Problems with Product/Service
5/5/2014 Problems with Product/Service
4/22/2014 Problems with Product/Service
4/1/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: My company, ********** ********** ********* hired Bekins to move me cross country from Washington, DC to San Diego. Bekins movers came to my residence in DC and packed my things, then stored them in San Diego and delivered them to my new residence in San Diego. When my furniture arrived it was literally in pieces. My dresser had been broken down into pieces, my coffee table had been broken into pieces with the wood ripped off the base. My couch the legs had the wood ripped off, the bottom of the leather couch was torn. My suede ottoman chair wood was scratched and the legs were removed and unable to re-attach. My hybrid bicycle's wheel was forcibly removed with incorrect tools and cannot be put back together. My mattress left my apartment in a shabby box and I asked the movers if they were wrapping it in plastic and they said they were at the warehouse. Well, it arrived in San Diego soiled and covered in dirt because it had not been wrapped at all. My bedside table the wood was scratched and the base of the table wood had ripped off. My king size metal frame was broken and the screws on the inside stripped, so it cannot be put back together. My wooden tv stand had been broken into pieces and unable to put back together. This is completely unacceptable and clear negligence from the company and movers. Now they are refusing to replace the items and this is UNACCEPTABLE. The total amount of damaged items is just over $9,000. I demand to get the money in order to replace these items, ASAP. I cannot live without any furniture.

Desired Settlement: Check for $9,000 in order to replace all the above items. I have photos and proof of all damage. We are a corporate account with a lot of opportunity to use movers in the future. The wrong needs to be righted immediately.

Business Response:

A copy of your recent Better Business Bureau complaint has been received in this office and forwarded to my attention for review and response.


The claim form was recently received in our office. A repair firm, ***, was assigned to inspect the damage claimed and to report their findings to our corporate office. I have requested that the repair firm expedite their report. Upon receipt of the inspection report and the conclusion of the review of the relocation file, you will be notified of our settlement offer.


Ms. ****, please accept my apologies on behalf of Bekins Van Lines, Inc. that our services did not meet with your expectations. Our entire organization is genuinely concerned that all of our customers receive smooth and trouble free relocations. Your comments are extremely helpful to us in our continuing efforts to provide top quality service to our customers. Allow me to assure you that the incidents you have described are isolated ones and not in keeping with the usual quality standards upheld by Bekins Van Lines, Inc.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact this office.




***** *******

Director, Claims & Consumer Affairs

4/1/2014 Problems with Product/Service
3/31/2014 Problems with Product/Service
3/21/2014 Problems with Product/Service
3/13/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Complaint Details Unavailable
2/27/2014 Problems with Product/Service
12/11/2013 Problems with Product/Service
11/14/2013 Problems with Product/Service
11/11/2013 Problems with Product/Service
11/7/2013 Billing/Collection Issues
10/30/2013 Problems with Product/Service
9/3/2013 Delivery Issues
7/18/2013 Problems with Product/Service
6/22/2013 Problems with Product/Service
6/22/2013 Problems with Product/Service
3/19/2013 Delivery Issues
3/3/2013 Delivery Issues
2/15/2013 Problems with Product/Service
2/15/2013 Advertising/Sales Issues
2/8/2013 Problems with Product/Service
11/27/2012 Problems with Product/Service
11/21/2012 Problems with Product/Service
11/12/2012 Problems with Product/Service
11/10/2012 Problems with Product/Service
11/3/2012 Problems with Product/Service
10/27/2012 Problems with Product/Service
9/21/2012 Problems with Product/Service
8/13/2012 Problems with Product/Service
5/29/2012 Delivery Issues