About St. Louis Pipe Organ Company
Mr. Max G. Nagel founded St. Louis Pipe Organ Company in 1959. Prior to founding the company, Mr. Nagel served his apprenticeship and obtained his Masters Degree in organ building at the age of 18 while working at the Welte Organ Company of Germany. When Hitler rose to power, he immigrated to the United States and obtained employment at the Kilgen Pipe Organ Company of St. Louis, Missouri. He worked with Kilgen for 29 years and was Plant Manager when Kilgen liquidated in 1959.
Today, St. Louis Pipe Organ Company continues the tradition of excellence established by Max G. Nagel. Since 1991, Alan R. Nagel has been the President of St. Louis Pipe Organ Company. Alan trained with Max Nagel and contributed to the continued growth of the Company and clientele for 23 years prior to his current appointment as President. Alan attended St. Louis University and is a member of the American Guild of Organists. The St. Louis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists awarded Alan R. Nagel the Artisan of the Year Award in 1999.
The Company continues to evolve to meet the needs of our clients. With staff members possessing a minimum of 20 years of individual experience, St. Louis Pipe Organ Company has established an excellent reputation for quality, craftsmanship, honesty and integrity. Today St. Louis Pipe Organ Company provides annual service to approximately 275 churches and universities. An exceptional level of skill and a highly regarded name have enabled St. Louis Pipe Organ Company to reach as far as Alaska in establishing permanent customers.
The Company builds new organs of slider, electro-pneumatic or electro-mechanical chest design. St. Louis Pipe Organ Company is always busy with the renovations or restorations of older instruments, as well as tonal additions, solid state updating, relocating instruments and service.