A tradition of organbuilding
The Muller family traces its organ building lineage to Boston at the turn of the 20th century. As a cabinetmaker employed by Ernest Skinner, Joseph Muller instituted a family tradition that continues into the fifth generation.
Henry Muller, Joseph’s son, followed in his father’s footsteps with Skinner, achieving the position of Principal Installation Foreman. In 1919, Henry established his own firm in Toledo, Ohio, primarily performing service and maintenance.
The tradition continues
During the tenure of Henry’s sons, Robert and William, Muller Pipe Organ Company expanded into the restoration and rebuilding of existing organs. Robert was a charter member of the American Institute of Organbuilders.
Under the direction of Robert’s sons, Mark and John, the company has further been expanded and strengthened with the additions of design and hand crafted production of new instruments and components.
With the additions of Tonal Director Scott Hayes and fifth-generation cabinetmaker Jack Muller, the company has developed a comprehensive approach to tonal and mechanical design while remaining committed to high quality construction. This heritage and experience allows Muller Pipe Organ to build and restore instruments that stand among the finest in American organ building today.
Joseph (on left) immigrated to Boston, Massachusattes from Bremen, Germany at age 17.
Joseph (third from left, top row) began working for Ernest Skinner (bottom left) as a cabinetmaker.
Henry followed in his father’s footsteps with Skinner, achieving the position of Principal Installation Foreman.
Henry establishes his own service company, HW Muller Pipe Organ Company, in Toledo, Ohio.
Robert & William
Robert and William Muller joined the family business and expanded into the restoration and rebuilding of existing pipe organs.
Robert Muller became a charter member of the American Institute of Organbuilders.
Mark & John
Robert’s sons, Mark and John, further expanded and strengthened the company with the additions of design and handcrafted new organs and components.
St. Remy Catholic
Muller Pipe Organ Company installed its first new pipe organ in St. Remy Catholic Church of Russia, Ohio.
John’s son, Jack, joined the company and developed a comprehensive approach to mechanical design and high-quality organ construction.
Muller Pipe Organ adapted modern manufacturing technologies by incorporating CNC fabrication.
100 Year Anniversary
Muller Pipe Organ Company was pleased to celebrate its 100 years of business and over a centry of organ building.
100th anniversary feature
We were thrilled to celebrate our 100th anniversary with a feature article in The American Organist in February, 2019.
The article is copyright 2019, by The American Guild of Organists. Used by permission of The American Organist magazine.
Our Company Prospectus contains an overview of the history of Muller Pipe Organ Company, a review of the Muller difference, a sampling of our projects, team bios, client endorsments, and contact info.