Berghaus Organ Co. View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Melrose Park, Illinois, 1967; Bellwood, Illinois, from 1973,
Classification: Builder

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August 21, 2015:

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

Active in 2015 as Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders, Inc. Brian Berhhaus, son of Leonard Berghaus, listed as president. The firm builds electric key-action instruments using electric slider chests. Most of their work is in the Mid-West region, but they have instruments in the Arizona, Louisiana, Florida, and Maryland as well. There is an emphasis on strong visual design in their instruments.

Professional associations:

  • American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO)
  • Association of Pipe Organ Builders of America (APOBA)
  • International Society of Organ Builders (ISO)
  • Organ Historical Society (OHS)


We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

October 30, 2004:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed. by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997) -

Established by Leonard G. Berghaus in Melrose Park, Illinois, 1967; relocated to Bellwood, Illinois, as Berghaus Organ Co., 1973; incorporated 1977; active in 2015.

Staff: George Anderson, Frederick L. Beal, Brian Berghaus, Todd Berghaus, Dean Christian, Peter Duys, Gary Foxe, Jeffrey Hammes, Allyn Hoverland, Daniel Jaeckel, Bill Kaffenberger; Fred Lake, Louis E. Patterson, Mike Pelton; John F. Shawhan; Jordan Smoots, Paul Szymkowski, Gerrit Verkade.


  • Leonard G. Berghaus.
  • Michael Friessen.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 29, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 115 Organs
  • 3 Divisions
  • 2 Consoles

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