From Beka to Coco. Built with a family touch.
Beka was established in Canada in 1977 by the late Avedis (Avo) Bederian and his wife Maggie. Avo was the hands-on craftsman who worked behind the scenes to create high quality outdoor furniture using a trade he learned to master while living in Australia. Maggie was at the forefront of the company. She used her natural people skills to market their products at trade shows and sales events all over the world. Together they built an empire while raising their two young daughters. The two little girls spent their summers curiously exploring the foundry, and learning to count with nuts and bolts. It was there that they learned to love the business and what it meant to their parents.
Sadly Avo passed away in 2001, but Maggie, with the support of her daughters, kept his legacy alive. They were heartbroken, but inspired to continue to work hard by the employees and customers who had become an extension of their family over the years.
Beka was and continues to be a family run business.
Not only are Beka's products professionally hand crafted and built to last, every item is meticulously designed to represent premium quality and style to create an outdoor oasis for years to come.
About Coco's: Fast forward to present day, Houri Mendoza-Bederian, Avo and Maggie's youngest daughter, established Coco's Home and Patio (Beka's retail division) to bring her expertise of beautiful quality furniture to the public. Houri grew up in the outdoor furniture industry via her family’s business, Beka, where some of her earliest memories involve shadowing her father while he was making a mould of a table top, but to her, it looked like he was cutting shapes out of Play-Doh, and the 5-year-old Houri wanted to help. She still keeps a portrait of her late father, Avo, hanging behind the desk in her office. It’s as if he’s there to keep everyone in line, and to remind her of the integrity and business ethics she learned from her parents.
We at Coco's are committed to bringing you high quality furniture with exceptional value. Choose from a variety of cast and extruded aluminium and wicker products including dining sets, conversation sets, bistro sets, and fire pits. Compliment it all with a few accessories and you have defined the backyard oasis of your dreams.
Enjoy outdoor living with quality furniture from Coco's!