Tonal Enhancements

Major tonal overhaul and comprehensive revoicing including installation of ten new ranks. The organ that has been relocated to St. Timothy’s Church was first installed in First Baptist Church in Decatur, IL in 1967, and subsequently enlarged, by the Wicks Organ Company. In 1997, Buzard Pipe Organ Builders completed a major tonal overhaul of the […] Read More

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Dwight, Illinois Verlinden Organ, circa 1925, rebuilt John-Paul Buzard 1994 7 Ranks […] Read More

First Presbyterian Church Normal, Illinois Schantz Organ rebuilt & enlarged Buzard Pipe Organ Builders 1994, Opus 13-R […] Read More

The organ at St. Mary’s Church, Kickapoo, IL was built c.1900 by the firm of Hinners of Pekin, IL for an unknown purchaser, and subsequently moved to its present location. The organ has been cared for by Buzard Pipe Organ Builders since 1987. In 1988 a new electric blower was installed, as were additional pipes […] Read More

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Installation of new solid state relay. This organ is unique in American organbuilding. It is the magnum opus of Harry Kriisa, an Estonian-born organbuilder whose family firm in Taalin (founded in the 19th century) still exists. At the end of World War II, Mr. Kriisa's immigration to the United States was sponsored by the congregation […] Read More

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The console was completely rebuilt. A new solid state relay was installed, as well as all new wiring throughout the organ. All reservoirs, winkers, and tremolos were restored. The exposed Great division was replanted on a new electric action slider chest. A new 8' Trumpet was built and installed for the Great division […] Read More

Buzard Pipe Organ Builders was privileged to complete a major rebuilding project of the organ at Kenwood United Methodist Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The church's 1928/1948 Austin organ underwent the following repairs and improvements. Mechanical restoration of the front organ. Replacement of the console and relay. New chestwork for the Solo. A new 5-stop electropneumatic […] Read More

St. Catharine of Siena Church, Cincinnati, OH Rebuilt 2003 by Buzard Pipe Organ Builders, Champaign, IL […] Read More