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2019 Bekins Agent of the Year awarded to Bekins Northwest

November 20, 2019 | Bekins News & Events

Key Award Announced

Bekins Northwest was awarded Bekins Van Lines Agent of the Year at Bekins’ 65th Annual Partnership Conference in Miami Beach, Fla. The award is given to the top interstate agent for Bekins Van Lines that exemplifies putting customers first and the characteristics of quality, professionalism, empathy for customers, fellow agents, drivers and van line employees.

“Bekins Northwest is a pillar within the van line network,” said Mark Kirschner, CEO of Bekins Van Lines. “The agency truly lives and breathes moving and storage, and the leadership and staff have always been willing to share their expertise, proving ongoing, valuable feedback that has helped shape policy and procedure for the better. We’re proud to call Bekins Northwest our 2019 agent of the year.”

Congratulations to our 2019 Bekins Agent of the Year!

Agency Background

2019 Bekins Agent of the Year speech

Established in 1903, Bekins Northwest was originally appointed as a Bekins agent more than 40 years ago. The company was acquired in 2013 by the ownership group of Kris O’Bannon, Lauri O’Bannon, Jill Ihly and Mandi Beale and rejoined the Bekins system.

The group’s mission statement focuses on meeting the diverse and changing needs of customers, from household to corporate accounts. Bekins Northwest includes many of Washington’s largest employers in their list of clients, including the State of Washington, Providence Hospital and the Seattle Seahawks.


The Bekins Northwest team can be reached online at or at any of its nine locations in Washington state:

  • Lakewood: 7010 150th SW, Lakewood, WA 98439; (800) 624.2996
  • Mountlake Terrace: 6501 216th St SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043; (800) 497.6683
  • Richland: 1100 Columbia Park Trail, Richland, WA 99352; (800) 460.2907
  • Yakima: 1891 N 1st, Yakima, WA 98901; (800) 458.8242
  • Federal Way: 1017 South 344th, Federal Way, WA 98003; (253) 242.4186
  • Spokane: 10115 E. Knox Ave., Spokane, WA 99206; (800) 541.0571
  • Olympia: 940 Poplar St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501; (800) 459.4201
  • Walla Walla: 841 N 6th, Walla Walla, WA 99362; (509) 529.2022
  • Kent: 22647 72nd S., Kent, WA 98032; (800). 824.7769

Please help us congratulate the entire team at Bekins Northwest!

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