A company built on problem solving and innovation.
The depth of our experience is rich and our commitment to a job done well is unwavering.
Berglund Construction is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated construction and building restoration firm. We draw from over a century of expertise to deliver projects for clients with highly technical requirements.
Celebrating our past while innovating for the future.
An entrepreneurial spirit and a deep sense of integrity: our founder’s story
In 1907, a 16-year-old named Fred Berglund left Sweden with pennies in his pocket to work with his uncle as a blacksmith in Chicago. One day he caught his uncle cheating him out of pay by turning the shop clock back. A man of integrity, Fred got angry at the swindler and quit. Fred used this as an opportunity to revinent himself yet again. He learned about brick masonry cleaning and repair, then decided at age 20 to open his own business. In 1911, Fred founded the company that has evolved into Berglund Construction.
More than a century later, the company that began with a young Swedish immigrant lugging his ladder, bucket and tools onto Chicago’s 4 a.m. street car has evolved into a nationally recognized construction management and building restoration firm. The entrepreneurial spirit and deep sense of integrity that led to Berglund Construction’s founding at the turn of the 20th century continue to serve as guideposts for our growing, family-led company today.
As we look toward our second century in business, we’re excited by the promise of new opportunities for a new generation of company leaders. Our growth will be fueled by our commitment to the core values that have propelled us forward for decades: client service, innovation, operational excellence, a “can-do” attitude and integrity.
President and Third-Generation Owner
As evidenced by our longstanding partnerships with repeat clients, we champion trust, transparency and close collaboration with clients.
Our track record of completing unique and challenging projects is a story of consistently inventing new, creative ways to deliver value for our clients.
Focus on client needs, employee empowerment, jobsite safety and process improvement represent Berglund’s ongoing effort to raise performance excellence standards.
We are energized by finding solutions to tough problems. We approach our work with joy and optimism.
We earn the trust of our clients through honesty, transparency and integrity.
The success of every Berglund project is rooted in our entire team’s shared responsibility to these commitments.
Our safety culture protects Berglund’s most important resources; employees, subcontractors, clients and communities.
With a continuous cycle of implementing, measuring and improving, our company-wide quality program pushes for performance excellence in everything we do.
Our technology toolkit informs the built environment with data enriched, cost-controlled solutions.
Our Lean management processes ensure that work does flow reliably and predictably such that value is maximized and waste is minimized.
Our innovative experts deliver greener buildings that sustain long-term value for our clients.
Our continued community outreach and partner development provides individuals and businesses with meaningful work opportunities.
Our century-long track record of delivering successful construction projects is a result of hard work and stability.
Chicago Cultural Center Grand Army of the Republic Rooms Restoration Project Earns AIA Design Excellence Award Nomination
The design team, Harboe Architects, on our Chicago Cultural Center Grand Army of the Republic Rooms Restoration project…
Berglund Named ‘Best Commercial Contractor in Chicago’ By Chicago Architects
Berglund was announced as one of Chicago Architect’s Top Commercial Contractors in Chicago, Illinois.
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