Ortloff Organ Company is a pipe organ building, restoration, and maintenance firm based in greater Boston, Massachusetts. The firm also supplies new and replica components to the trade including consoles, windchests, and reservoirs, and maintains a roster of service clients throughout the Northeast. Clients include churches, theatres, institutions, and individuals alike.
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. Subsequent employment at Spencer Organ Company, Inc. provided in-depth work in organ restoration. He has also worked for C.B. Fisk, Inc. and Spencer Organ Company, Inc.
Our staff of four, in addition to being skilled craftsmen, are all organists and/or church musicians, bringing an intimate knowledge of the demands placed upon our instruments in their most common use - accompaniment of corporate worship and choral music.
Whether designing and building a new instrument, or restoring or rebuilding an existing instrument, work of the highest quality is paramount, using materials and techniques for maximum longevity and reliability. In restoration, the original builder's work and intent is honored as far as possible in all aspects. Our 3,200-square foot workshop is located in Needham, Massachusetts, and we always welcome visitors to see our work in progress.