Staff Profiles

The staff in Wilmette look forward to working with you on your next project. Our team is dedicated to quality craftsmanship & communication.

Al Bar Wilmette steps forward under the direction of Gregory Bettenhausen and a team of craftsmen.  His passion for fine finishing and well crafted hardware is evident the moment you see any project he is a part of. Greg earned his bachelors degree in business finance from Liberty University in Lynchburg,Virginia and his MBA from Lynchburg College in Virginia.

Ken’s background in manufacturing, plating and finishing as well as his experience in quality and customer satisfaction/relations has been paramount to Al Bar’s continued growth and success. You will find that his skills from the production-plating environment as well as his personal interest in ‘all things old’ are clearly evident in the results we deliver at Al Bar Wilmette.

Micah has a passion for form, detail, and quality among so many other things. His fingerprints are all over our collection of hardware. His background includes art, creative project solutions, and fine millwork design.  The development of a new lighting line has been one of the newest projects that Micah has been an integral part of.  Micah loves to travel out west and spend time with his family when not making brass chips fly at the office.

Loraine has a prolific understanding of hardware and finishes – she is the highlight of so many of our clients projects.  Her attention to detail is critical to the success of your next project. She will wrestle a job to the ground until it is perfect every time. Loraine has spent time working with clients in almost every state in the union.

Harald has a background in construction and, more than likely, he was building homes before you were born. He is one of the only staff members that can truly say “I have seen just about everything”. Harald has been married to his lovely wife Rita for over 50 years. Why retire when you can do what you love at 90 years old.

Gregory Bettenhausen

President

Greg Bettenhausen

Ken Rades

General Manager

Ken Rades

Micah Eastvold

Senior Designer

Micah Eastvold

Loraine Everett

Project Manager

Loraine Everett

Harald Spaak

Craftsman

Harald Spaak