Christopher Ray is Honored with Bekins 2007 Heritage Award

Hillside, Ill. (October, 2007) – Bekins Van Lines has presented Christopher Ray of Brandon Moving & Storage in North Little Rock, Ark., with the 2007 Bekins Heritage Award.  One of the company’s most esteemed honors, this award is presented to the Bekins agent meeting the following criteria:  proven leadership as a Bekins agent; industry participation in national, state and local organizations; community involvement in civic and charitable organizations; support of Bekins products; involvement in Bekins Board, AAC and other various committees; and the propensity to partner with Bekins Van Lines and fellow agents. 

“Bekins is pleased to recognize Chris Ray for his dedication to an award-winning business, as well as for being a role model in his daily life as a businessman, husband and father,” said Jack Griffin, senior vice president of business development, Bekins Van Lines.  “Chris and his organization have set the bar very high indeed for the Bekins family, and we are privileged to have him as an agent.”

Christopher Ray became a Bekins agent in 1994 when he purchased a moving and
storage company in Hot Springs, Ark.  Subsequently, Chris purchased a second
Bekins agent in Little Rock, Ark., and decided to consolidate the two locations in North Little Rock.  Today, Brandon Moving & Storage has grown into one of Bekins most successful agents, operating a 23,000 square foot warehouse with a large fleet of over-the-road and local drivers and a staff of more than 20 working in the Little Rock office. 

Brandon Moving & Storage has earned numerous awards for sales, quality and hauling efforts. Ray’s focus on providing the highest quality of service to all his customers has paid off with Brandon Moving & Storage maintaining a solid share of the Little Rock marketplace.

“Chris Ray is an example of what all agents can achieve if they have a vision for the future,” added Griffin.

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