Hochhalter, Inc. is currently responsible for the tuning and ongoing maintenance of about

100 pipe organs in Oregon and S.W. Washington.  Many of these instruments have been under our care for over 30 years!


Our approach to tuning a pipe organ differs from instrument to instrument.  On some we use an electronic tuner, others are done entirely by ear.  The best tuning is one that not only sounds good when we are finished, but remains stable over time.


We maintain pipe organs of many makes and action styles, including nine mechanical action instruments.  These organs include a compete cross-section of organ builders, including:  Æolian, Austin, Balcom & Vaughan, Bond, Casavant, Coulter, Estey, Hinners, Kilgen, Kney, Möller, Reuter, Schoenstein, Schantz, Schlicker, Van Zoeren, Walcker, Wicks, Wilhelm and Wurlitzer.



Restorative repairs to 1905 mechanical action windchest.

Careful releathering --

These are the valves and pneumatics pouches that activate the pipes. 

The pouches and valves on the right are before, the left are releathered and revalved.  All leather is high-chrome tanned leather.