Leonard G Berghaus, 1938-2023
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the end of an era with death of our founder, mentor and friend, Leonard G. Berghaus. Len departed this life at home on the evening of January 10, with his family surrounding him. Mr. Berghaus touched countless lives as an educator and organbuilder and will leave a rich legacy of beautiful pipe organs, appreciation of fine music, and excellent craftsmanship. Please join us in offering prayers and support to his family.
A celebration of Len's life is planned for Saturday, February 11, 2023:
Grace Lutheran Church
7300 W Division St., River Forest, IL 60305
9:30 AM Gathering with the family
11:00 AM Service
Luncheon at the church afterward
Memorial contributions may be sent to Grace Lutheran Church, The Bach Cantata Vespers at Grace, or Concordia University Chicago.
For more than five decades, Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders has been dedicated to the highest standard of quality in everything we do. Our goal - to craft the finest pipe organs available and to provide the best maintenance for instruments entrusted into our care.
Our new instruments have been commissioned for educational institutions, residences, and churches throughout the United States.
We are passionate craftsmen, dedicated to our trade.
We are artists, continuously refining our gifts.
We are technicians, innovating to advance our skills.
Listen to our Work
Featuring the best in reliability and tonal quality, the Berghaus Continuo Organ is the intelligent choice for a variety of musical needs.
Used 32 Rank Berghaus Pipe Organ
Perfect medium-sized instrument for a smaller church, or chapel currently located in a closed parish in Chicago. It can be purchased either “as-is” or refurbished, delivered, and installed.
Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders is hiring!
We have immediate openings within our service department. Berghaus has been in business for over 55 years and is located in Bellwood, Illinois. In addition to building new pipe organs, we undertake restorations, refurbishments, cleanings, and maintain a large roster of service clients throughout the region.
Successful applicants will have skills that include: tuning, leatherwork, basic woodworking, basic electrical, and an overall mechanical aptitude. Preference may be given to those with prior organ building experience, but we are willing to train the right candidate. Travel throughout the Midwest is required. Compensation is commensurate with experience.
If you are interested in joining our friendly and collegial team, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call!
Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we were honored to complete a new organ in the Fall of 2020 for Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Wichita, Kansas. This 3 manual and 31 rank instrument utilizes some resources of the existing Kilgen and was commissioned as part of a large sanctuary renovation.
We are delighted to welcome Pastor Drew Heiman, Music Director Rachel Dugan, and everyone at Blessed Sacrament into the Berghaus Family.
Learn more about the organ here