BGW | Illinois church builder

The construction of BGW projects is delivered through a nationwide network of builder partners who have a unique understanding of faith-based projects and a heart for helping ministries be the best possible stewards of God’s resources. These builders have a reputation and a track record for constructing top quality buildings at affordable prices. 

Chicagoland Area

The exclusive BGW Builder for the Chicagoland area is Staalsen Construction, a company founded in 1940 by Henry Staalsen. Over the past 70 years, Staalsen has built or remodeled more than 300 church projects. Throughout his life, Henry was active in the founding and development of numerous ministries, including Fisherman’s Bible Club, North Side Gospel Center, Awana Youth Clubs and Camp Awana, Bible Rescue Mission, Pacific Garden Mission, Sunshine Gospel Mission, Camp Sun-Chi-Win, Emmaus Bible College, Pine Trail Camp, and Wycliffe Bible Translators.


A company committed to integrity and quality, the Staalsen team is passionate about supporting ministry clients in honoring God throughout the expansion or renovation process. Their love of serving the Lord and passion for construction are integrated throughout their lives. Utilizing coordinated ministry efforts on the job site, Staalsen and BGW will support your ministry in having a spiritual impact by serving the workers and the local community and delivering an average 20-30% savings on your new building.

4639 W. Armitage Ave

Chicago, IL 60639

The Trinity Partnership

Through a unique delivery model we call the Trinity Partnership, BGW Architects and Staalsen Construction Company, Inc. are aligned from the very earliest stages of design and take a team approach to exploring the best ways to reduce costs for the ministry. At the beginning of every project, all three parties agree that God will be at the center of the relationship, an approach that transforms the job site and leads to significant reductions in conflict, scheduling delays, and change orders.

Planning a building or remodeling project for your Chicago area church or Christian School?

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