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Recent Projects

Æolian Skinner Opus 1083

Æolian-Skinner Opus 1083

Phase one completed. Following initial evaluation of the instrument, Phase one of this project involved a complete releathering of the Console, Great, Swell, Positive and Choir relay pneumatic’s in order to get the instrument into a playable state in which to further evaluate its preservation needs following an unfortunate attempt at rebuilding by a previous…

Blue Mound Finished

Blue Mound United Methodist Church

Refurbishment of Möller Opus 4078, 1924. Refurbish console with new manuals, stop keys/actions and stop rail, restore and refinish console case, reproduction music rack,  install complete new control system for entire instrument. Rewire of all Möller chests and necessary replacement of pitmans/retainers etc. for continued reliable operation. Replacement of rectifier and Kinetic blower coupling. Stripping,…

Jack Haase works on the pipe organ

Huntingburg parish gives new life to pipe organ

WRITTEN BY SISTER MARY LOUISE – UEBELHOR, O.S.B. for ‘The Message’  On Oct. 26, Bishop Charles C. Thompson blessed the newly restored and updated Wick’s pipe organ in a special ceremony at St. Mary Parish in Huntingburg. The ceremony took place at the opening of the Mass in which Bishop Thompson installed Father Ryan Hilderbrand as…

Kyle and Cory installing 6478

Opus 6478 (2015) Nazareth Living Center, St. Louis, MO

Console Truck

Second Chances: A Testimonial On Opus 6475 (2013)

It’s always nice to hear from the friends we’ve made over the past 100+ years, and hear how our “children” have been getting on. Bill Easter is one such friend, and Opus 6475 installed at White Plains United Methodist Church in Cary, NC (2013) Is one such child. A very special child (Not that we pick favorites!!). Bill,…

Steven Hamilton to pay Rochester, MN

Stephen Hamilton to play Rochester, MN

Stephen Hamilton to play Wicks Opus 6476 4/61 (2014) September 27, 2015 at 4pm Christ United Methodist Church 400 5th Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902

Fr Dwight Longenecker

Testimonial: Fr Dwight Longenecker, Greenville, SC. Opus 6304

This past fall, we completed the relocation and installation of Opus 6304 (1994) into the brand new and beautifully executed home of Our Lady Of The Rosary Catholic Church in Greenville, SC. It was a sincere pleasure to work with everyone at Our Lady Of The Rosary, and wish them many years of uplifting music…

Wicks Factory February 2017

We Have Moved To A New Location!

107 years after taking up residence in what would be our second home, we have picked up and started fresh in new offices and shop space. But we have not gone too far, just across the street to 416 Pine in Highland, IL. Following the organization of the company in 1906, the Wick Brothers set…

Looking from 1100 5th Street, towards new offices and shop at 416 Pine.

Wicks Organs Survives Downturn – Article in the St. Louis Post Dispatch

A few years ago, Wicks made the decision to temporarily halt all organ production and only supply maintenance, repairs and parts to existing organs. We have recently made the change back to organ production and are back in business. Tim Bryant of the St. Louis Post Dispatch came to our office during a tour to…

Wicks Wurlitzer Opus 950

Wurlitzer Opus 950

Wurlitzer Opus 950 has called First Christian Church in Fairfield, IL home and happily accompanied its congregation since it was installed in 1924.  It remained intact until the 1970s, when a St. Louis based organ builder made tonal revisions, additions, and alterations which included banishing the original Vox Humana from the premises, reconfiguration of the…

Special Services

You have needs, we may be able to help. Here at Wicks, we have retained a variety of the special skills an organ builder needs to survive, many learned and passed down through our 109 year history. We have the shop, we have the equipment, we have the talent. Not all in this business are as fortunate and depend on outside sources to assist them. With the business landscape changing as it has, it's beneficial to support each other, develop new friendships and encourage growth in an industry being outpaced by inferior choices in sacred music.

 

We have made many friends the past few years, and look forward to making more. Contact us and tell us what your needs are and how we can help. You may be surprised.

Replacement Parts

The longevity of a Wicks custom-built pipe organ spans our entire history. From the tracker action Opus 1, our Tubular and Electro-Pneumatic action instruments, and our DIRECT-ELECTRIC® action instruments from 1914 to the present day. Sometimes things can go wrong and you need specific parts and pieces to keep your instrument going.

 

We have a limited selection of heritage repair parts available to owners of instruments of advanced experience. If you’re having trouble with your Wicks organ and are in need of something special, please get in touch with us and see what we may be able to do for you in the line of NOS or previously enjoyed equipment.