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 three core values that have propelled us forward for decades: client service, inno­va­tion and oper­a­tional excellence.

Fred Berglund

President and Third-Generation Owner

Our Values
Client Sat­is­fac­tion

As evidenced by our long­stand­ing part­ner­ships with repeat clients, we champion trust, trans­paren­cy and close col­lab­o­ra­tion with clients.

Inno­va­tion

Our track record of com­plet­ing unique and chal­leng­ing projects is a story of con­sis­tent­ly inventing new, creative ways to deliver value for our clients.

Oper­a­tional Excellence

Focus on client needs, employee empow­er­ment, jobsite safety and process improve­ment represent Berglund’s ongoing effort to raise per­for­mance excel­lence standards.

Our Commitments

The success of every Berglund project is rooted in our entire team’s shared responsibility to these commitments.

Join our family-led company of builders, problem solvers and innovators.