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.

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.

Gregory Bettenhausen


Greg Bettenhausen

Ken Rades

General Manager

Ken Rades

Loraine Everett

Project Manager

Loraine Everett