Welcome to the Family Get to Know Bell's Home Furnishings
Bell’s – Style, Selection and Value – Since 1951. It’s our pleasure to welcome you to Bell’s Home Furnishings. We are the largest complete home furnishings store in north Kent County. Our newly remodeled showroom displays a vast selection of on-trend furnishings. Bell’s, a member of one of the nation’s largest buying groups, offers a “price match guarantee,” ensuring that you always get the best value. As a family-owned business, we made a commitment years ago to have the most knowledgeable professionals assist you with your purchase. We do this by consistently attending in-service trainings and shopping markets and shows to research the latest products, brands and trends. Our team is friendly and willing to take the time to discuss the details of what you need for your home. Whether you want to stop by to learn more—or plan to purchase furniture, mattresses, or appliances—we’ll treat you like family and assist you every step of the way.
Meet Our Team
Stephen Bell President
Lindsey Bell-Short General Manager
Bailey Lachniet Office Assistant
Brian Race Sales Associate
Cristine Santander Sales Associate
Dawn Walters Sales Associate
Ian Bowers Sales Associate
Ryan Linsley Warehouse & Delivery Manager
Warehouse & Delivery Team
Giving Towards ALS Association The Unexpected Hits Home
In 2013, Steve Bell, our company president, was working out in a fitness room while on a business trip out of state. Even though he exercised regularly, he noticed an unusual fatigue. Steve went to a local ER and followed up with physicians at home.
After several weeks of medical testing back in Grand Rapids, Steve was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often times called Lou Gehrig's disease after the famous baseball player who died of ALS in the 1940s. ALS is a rapidly progressing neuromuscular disease with no known cause or cure. While people with ALS lose muscle strength and movement, their minds remain sharp and alert.
The average life expectancy for people with ALS is two to five years, but Steve’s beating the odds. With encouragement from his father, Victor; wife, Pam and daughters, Ashley and Lindsey and their families, he has participated in clinical trials, shared his ALS journey with medical students, sent the “ice bucket challenge” coast-to-coast, and participated in many fundraising walks and activities.
With the help of his family, employees, vendors, friends and neighbors, he has helped raise thousands of dollars today to support the ALS Association of Michigan.
Steve is still a strong, positive leading force behind the family business. While he may physically not be in the store daily, he works at home using modern technology, and continues to mentor Bell’s third generation and management team.
Steve’s disease has progressed extremely slowly. He feels this is due to his positive outlook and the caring people around him. He has always believed that “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade.”
With that mantra in mind, Steve invites everyone to stop in for a cool lemonade on us!