How We Work
The Ross King Company manufactures tracker (mechanical) and electro-mechanical action organs.
Our team shares responsibilities. Our strengths are design, voicing, and acoustics. Our skills include wood working, metal working, and electrical working.
We schedule our organ building such that voicing (which comes at the end of an installation) gets the time it requires.
Visitors are always welcome at our shop.
We also do service and tuning work.
Schedule and Financial Arrangements
We think service work is important and we respond immediately to calls for service and repairs.
Work on existing organs, whether service work or repairs or modifications, is done on a time plus materials plus expenses basis for all work, including evaluation, consultation, design and drawings.
Contracted projects (new organs and rebuilding projects) usually require 12 to 18 months. New organs are built by contract on a fixed-price basis.
We work with a client’s organ committee, staff, architect, and consultants in the design of an organ. We want organ committees to listen to organs we have built as well those by other builders and to choose the builder whose work and style of operation they like best. Our prices are not the lowest, but we can cooperate with a church to design an instrument of the highest value.
We do not make bids, but we do negotiate.
We like for a prospective client to evaluate our performance and style of working by consulting with our prior clients. Please ask us for names of key persons on previous jobs.
Visual and tonal design is done in our office.
Woodworking is done in our shop.
Pipes are made to our specifications by firms in the U.S. and Europe which specialize in pipemaking.
We voice the pipes in the room where the organ will be heard.