B.J.W. Berghorst & Sons is one of the premier distributors of plumbing/heating supplies and industrial pipe, valves, and fittings in West Michigan. We also carry lines for underground sprinkling and excavating.

B.J.W. Berghorst & Sons is dedicated to providing outstanding customer service and quality products. We also offer value-added services such as pipe fabrication and valve actuation.

We are located in Holland, Michigan. We can be reached at (616) 772-2114. Our fax number is (616) 772-9001. Our toll-free number is 1-800-542-0378. We also offer a 24-hour emergency number.

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.

Value-Added Services

Credit Card Purchases
24-hour a day emergency phone number
Valve actuation and instrumentation
Custom cut and thread pipe
Free Delivery
VMI (Vendor managed inventory - stockroom)
Berghorst Tech Room (Product Training)
2% cash discount
Hassle free return policy
EDI (electronic data interchange) when requested
Cost Savings Analysis
Project Job Trailers

Job Information

For job information, contact Chuck Berghorst.

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