Spencer Organ Company, Inc.

Pipe Organ Restoration, Tuning and Maintenance


Welcome to Spencer Organ Company, Inc.

We are a Boston-based organ restoration and maintenance firm with an emphasis on electro-pneumatic organs and components, especially those of Skinner and Aeolian-Skinner. In addition to working for individual clients, we also offer restoration services, parts and components for those in the organ building and restoration industry.

Spencer Organ Company, Inc. restoring the organ at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania


The Value of Restoration

Spencer Organ Company provided us with an instrument worthy of our heritage, and it will inspire many for generations to come (on the restoration and installation of Aeolian-Skinner, Opus 914).
— First Congregational Church of Milton, MA

There comes a time in the life of a pipe organ when reliability and function begin to falter. It is at that point a decision needs to be made, often between whether to restore or replace. Although not every pipe organ is built in such a way that restoration is the obvious choice, for many instruments, it is a viable and economical path forward.

One can rightfully argue that the materials, such as old-growth forest lumber and labor from highly skilled specialized craftsmen that went into many historic organs, are no longer available today. Not to mention, from a sustainability perspective, when reasonable, restoration can reduce resource usage by a tremendous amount. Preserving those original materials is one way to continue to honor them.

Finally, we love restoring old instruments. It is a way of preserving history and giving new life to pipe organs. Our philosophy in our restoration work is to return an instrument to like-new condition, to replace all perishable materials and to make sure that the instrument is still meeting the needs of the client, whether that client is a congregation, a school, a concert hall or even a private residence.

Please let us know if we can be of help in preserving your pipe organ.

Chamber entrance with restored reservoir and windlines

Restored spotted metal and tin Kimball pipes