About our Parent Company A.E. Schlueter Pipe Organ Company

 

            For over 40 years, A. E. Schlueter Pipe Organ Company, Inc. has been responsible for building, rebuilding, refurbishing, and maintaining the finest pipe organs across the United States. Although there are notable specifications and imperial examples of the artistic and mechanical ingenuity of pipe organ building, the soul of organ building is found in artisans who build or re-build one of a kind instruments. The true strength of this company is the talented, dedicated, and professional staff.

 

            The company was founded by Arthur E. Schlueter, Jr. to sell and service the finest pipe organs, emphasizing quality and value. “Soli Deo Gloria” (To God alone be the Glory) was incorporated in the company seal to indicate the Christian roots and principals in which the company was founded. To provide the highest quality, the firm manufactures all of the major components and assemblies used in the building of instruments, organ additions, consoles, and organ cases.

 

            Starting from humble beginnings, the business gradually outgrew successive temporary and rented buildings until 1988 when the current complex was begun. With nearly 22,000 square feet of space, the facilities of our firm include a modern woodworking shop, a voicing room, a drafting and engineering room, and a spacious warehouse area which houses the CNC machine, storage and erecting room. With our most recent addition we now enjoy the largest pipe organ facility in the southeast. Having one of the most modern, custom built organ-building facilities provides our staff with the space needed to serve our customers and support our sales, repair, and organ building activities.

 

            Today, A. E. Schlueter Pipe Organ Company is responsible for the maintenance and care of over 234 pipe organs.  Some of our recent new instruments include, by denomination:

New Organs—Methodist

Atlanta First United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA                      V Manual, 93 Ranks

Bethel United Methodist Church, Charleston, SC                           III Manual, 51 Ranks

First United Methodist Church, Carrollton, Georgia                       III Manual, 43 Ranks

College Heights United Methodist Church, Lakeland, FL              III Manual, 31 Ranks

Elberton First United Methodist, Elberton, GA                               II Manual, 25 Ranks

Cordele United Methodist Church, Cordele, GA                             III Manual, 22 Ranks

Jackson United Methodist Church, Jackson, GA                             II Manual, 23 Ranks

Gadsden Street United Methodist, Pensacola, FL                            II Manual, 10 Ranks

 

              The new Schlueter Pipe Organ at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Evansville, Indiana was featured on the cover of The American Organist magazine in December of 2011, and in January 2014, our new installation at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC was featured.  We also have been fortunate enough to be featured on the cover of The Diapason magazine for the past nine years running.  In May 2014, the article featured our rebuilding and enlargement of the four manual, 94 rank instrument, completed for Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston, Texas.  

                                        

            The aforementioned organ installations from both companies are not inclusive of all of our work but represent a sampling of our efforts.  To take a more detailed look into Chapel Music Company and A.E. Schlueter Pipe Organ Company please visit our websites at www.chapel-music.com and www.pipe-organ.com, respectively.  

 

           

New Organs—Presbyterian

New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC              III Manual, 62 Ranks

Midway Presbyterian Church, Powder Springs, GA                        III Manual, 55 Ranks

First Presbyterian Church, Savannah, GA                                        III Manual, 47 Ranks

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC                                 II Manual, 34 Ranks

Chester Presbyterian Church, Chester, VA                                       II Manual, 31 Ranks

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Huntsville, AL                               II Manual, 24 Ranks

Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC                       III Manual, 23 Ranks

Rivermont Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, TN                          II Manual, 22 Ranks

Hillside Presbyterian Church, Decatur, GA                                     II Manual, 15 Ranks

Lowell Presbyterian Church, Lowell, NC                                        II Manual, 13 Ranks

Clarksville Presbyterian Church                                                       II Manual,   6 Ranks

 

New Organs—Catholic

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Atlanta, GA               III Manual, 46 Ranks

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Evansville, Indiana                             II Manual, 38 Ranks

Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Peachtree City, GA                          II Manual, 27 Ranks

Stella Maris Catholic Church, Sullivan’s Island, SC                        II Manual, 25 Ranks

 

New Organs—Lutheran

Advent Lutheran Church, Melbourne, FL                                        III Manual, 36 Ranks

 

New Organs—Baptist

Tallowood Baptist Church Houston, Texas                                       IV Manual, 94 Ranks

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA       IV Manual, 83 Ranks

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, L         III Manual, 33 Ranks

Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL                       III Manual, 60 Ranks

First Baptist Church (Chapel) , Elberton, GA                                  II Manual,    7 Ranks

 

New Organs—Episcopal

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Burke, VA                                 III Manual, 26 Ranks

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Rocky Mount, NC                        II Manual, 23 Ranks

Church of the Advent, Madison, GA                                                II Manual, 15 Ranks