We build, restore, and maintain pipe organs with a fresh ear and eye for the 21st century. Our company, founded in 2014 by Jonathan Ortloff, is one of the only new shops set up in North America in the last three decades dedicated to the design and construction of new pipe organs, and the restoration of vintage instruments, on a large scale.
Jonathan Ortloff, founder and president, is a lifelong musician and holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester in organ performance and engineering. He apprenticed under organbuilder and pipemaker Stephen Russell for nine years, playing major roles in the design, construction, and installation of over a dozen instruments. He has also worked for C.B. Fisk, Inc. and Spencer Organ Company, Inc., providing in-depth work in mechanical action organbuilding, and electo-pneumatic organ restoration.
Our staff of four brings together diverse backgrounds in craftsmanship and music, including experience as church musicians. Our collaborative atmosphere encourages each staff member to bring his varied experience to the unique problem-solving environment of organbuilding, yielding successful and creative results.
Since our founding in 2014, we have completed six major projects, including two new pipe organs; a third is due for completion in 2022. Careful and controlled growth in the last seven years has allowed the company to expand the size and scope of its projects, but still remain nimble in a competitive market.
Our 4,000-square foot workshop in Needham, Massachusetts is fully equipped for the construction and restoration of pipe organs. Dedicated spaces for wood shop, pipe shop, voicing room, finishing, organ assembly, and shipping/storage ensure smooth and efficient workflow through the shop.