The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 397

Builder Identification

Knoxville, Tennessee, 1947-1969; Bellwood, Illinois, 1983-2001; Portland, Oregon, 2001-Present.

Additional Notes

  • Note from the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). Edited for the revised OHS Online Database website, 2017. -

    Frederick L. Beal was with the Berghaus Organ Co. of Bellwood, Illinois, by 1980s, service manager; active 1996.


    • American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO), Membership roll 1996.
    • Michael Friesen.


  • From the OHS PC Database Builders Listing editor, Mar 20, 2016. -

    Frederick L. Beal is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee. He was an organ performance major at the University of Tennessee, and also studied at the Royal School of Church Music, then in Croydon, United Kingdom.  He holds the Service Certificate from the American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO).

    His professional career in organ building began with the Berghaus Organ Company of Bellwood, Illinois in 1983 where he was the Service Manager.  In 2001, he moved to a similar position at Bond Organbuilders in Portland, Oregon where he is still employed [September, 2016].

    Mr. Beal is a member of the American Institute of Organbuilders; he has served on committees and as a board member of the AIO. He was previously a board member of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the Organ Historical Society.


    • E-mail between Fred Beal and Builders Listing editor, September 19th and 20th, 2016.


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