Pak Mail Cascade
6757 Cascade Road
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Tel: 616-285-4622
Call: 616-285-4622
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


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Chandelier Packed and Moved

May 11th, 2019 by

About 2-3 months ago we were requested to move a very fragile chandelier from a local store to a mansion in downtown Grand Rapids.  We worked alongside a couple electricians to remove it and set it up at the mansion.

We built a wood U shaped carrying system with a U bolt in the middle and then moved it into a crate on wheels that we rolled into our trailer to transport it. We had lots of packaging around it so that it didn’t move while we traveled.  We then used our carrying system to bring it into the mansion and hold it in place while the electricians did their work.  It took all 4 of us to get it done as it weighed about 100-150 lbs and they ran into a few complications getting it electrically hooked up so we had to suspend this thing in the air for like 30 min as they figured out those issues.  Our carrying system proved effective to accomplish this challenge.

It was a wonderful experience and now that mansion with this beautiful chandelier will be on the Heritage Hill tour coming up on May 18 & 19.

Leather Lounge Chair & Ottoman Packed & Shipped

July 25th, 2018 by

We often get questions like “Do you have a box that will…” or “How big of a box do you have on hand?” Well, the short answer is that we’ll make whatever custom box you need if we don’t carry the exact size in our inventory. As seen here, this is a box large enough to ship a leather lounge chair and ottoman to California, and we could still fit more if need be. This is what we do, so we can help you today.


Antique Oil Lamp Packed & Shipped

July 10th, 2018 by

Here’s an antique oil lamp we recently shipped for a local customer, which dates back to the very early 1900s. With something like this, you need to assure you have the proper tools/materials on hand. Items like these are too valuable to have something happen to them, so let us help you protect your valuables today. What might you have to ship that requires professional oversight? We’ve got you covered!

Highly Valuable Art Shipment

May 3rd, 2018 by

Here’s a highly valuable art shipment we sent up north recently. If you look closely, you can see this nautical theme has a Michigan map in the background. The artist painted this work directly onto Rand McNally topography, native to the area in which these watercraft activities are commonplace. It’s quite an amazing concept!

Art Shipping

Pak Mail Ships Abstract Art

April 10th, 2018 by

A local artist came by a couple weeks ago to send this original work to a family member. This is an abstract rendition of a specific insect, which was appropriate for the recipient’s profession. We secured this piece in glassine to assure the paint was protected, and that was covered with bubble wrap and placed into a picture shipping box. Fed Ex Ground finished things off without complication.

We Even Ship Signs

February 19th, 2018 by

Pak Mail Cascade assisted with making certain a new client (Boost Mobile) received these building signs in Indianapolis. We presented the option of custom crating them, or utilizing honeycomb separators and high density foam on a strapped pallet. The latter was selected, and it proved to be more than enough to assure safe transit. Pak Mail is proud of it’s ability to ship those large and awkward items others can’t or won’t.

Senior Transitions & Downsizing

February 7th, 2018 by

We can orchestrate an entire move into a retirement home. It can be challenging to plan Mom or Dad transitioning from a residential home to a smaller retirement facility room. For instance, how do you decide what to take versus leave behind? What do you honestly consider the essentials versus the expendables? If certain items don’t make the move, how do you manage anything left behind? These are just a few of the most common questions we receive, and we can help answer these and more for you. Every move is unique so your circumstances may be completely different, which is why we take the time to listen to your specific needs and customize options that will work for you. Whether your desires consist of proper placement, disposal, or donation of your loved ones’ valuables, we can seamlessly make it happen. Leave the small details to us and take confidence knowing the process will be handled professionally and efficiently. Our breadth of experience and long-term partnerships with local organizers/designers should afford you the opportunity to focus on other matters instead of emotions often associated with this move.

We look forward to the opportunity to serve you and your loved ones, so please contact us and let’s begin planning your move today!


Fragile Lamps Safely Packed & Shipped

December 6th, 2017 by

Pak Mail Cascade recently shipped these luxury lamps which were an online purchase from a furniture store in East Hills, MI. We had the pleasure of helping them make it safely to their new owner in the Northern Plains. To make the trip, each lamp was double boxed, which consisted of bubble wrap, packing peanuts, glassine paper to protect the leather finish, and cardboard edge protectors to reinforce the structural integrity.

Artwork Packed & Shipped

November 17th, 2017 by

A local resident recently contacted us to ship some art down south. Our “picture pack” process was used once before with this customer, and they were very impressed with the way it protected their valuables. This consists of custom boxes, bubble wrap, shrink wrap, tape, and corrugated liner. Their second shipment arrived without any complication, too.

We Ship Computers of Any Size!

October 15th, 2017 by

A customer took this huge computer server into the local UPS store and they were told it was too big, heavy and bulky for them to ship. So they came into Pak Mail Cascade and wondered if we did that kind of shipping. Why, yes we do! So we custom packed it, then double boxed with special honeycomb, wrapped it in bubble wrap and then covered it with peanuts to protect it and then shipped it out. Oh, ironically we shipped it with UPS! The final package weight was 149lbs. No problem for Pak Mail! We can ship computers and electronics of all shapes, sizes and weight.

Why Choose Pak Mail

Pak Mail Cascade is not only a packing and shipping store, we also offer custom crating and freight shipping services. We are located on Cascade Road and 28th and proudly serve Cascade, Ada, Lowell, Kentwood, and the surrounding areas. Request a Free Online Estimate or call us at 616-285-4622.


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