Melrose Park, Illinois, 1967; Bellwood, Illinois, from 1973,
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.
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.