Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders is located at 2151 Madison Street, Bellwood, Illinois. Centrally located, Bellwood is near historic Oak Park and is just minutes away from downtown Chicago and O’Hare International Airport.
In 2000, the company purchased an existing commercial manufacturing facility featuring 25,000 square feet of manufacturing space and 5,000 square feet of office space. The manufacturing and office areas were immediately remodeled to suit the specific requirements of the Berghaus organization. In addition to remodeling the existing building, a 38-foot high set-up room was added to insure that complex casework could be built properly and organs of any size could be easily assembled prior to being shipped to the client.
The main production floor is divided into sections that correspond to milling, fabrication and assembly. The production area also includes the set-up room and finishing booth, both of which are sizeable and designed to handle large components with ease. Adjacent to the production floor there are a number of “clean rooms” dedicated to the fabrication, assembly and installation of complex components and electronic systems. There are also areas set aside for pipe cleaning and pipe repair. Ample storage is available throughout the facility.
The four voicing rooms are separated from the main production area and occupy space that is free from outside noise. The voicing stations offer winding mechanisms associated with slider, electro-pneumatic and direct-valve electric actions.
We are also blessed to have an abundance of general office and conference space, housing the tonal and structural design departments, the service department, the marketing department and several staff offices.