Truly a “Mom and Pop” operation in the beginning, Miller Pipe Organ Company was founded by James E. Miller in 1975, with the able assistance of his wife, Ruby. As the company expanded, it became apparent that a larger and more permanent facility was needed. Ground was broken in the spring of 1978 for an 1800 square foot building at 1291 Bardstown Road. Several new employees were added at this time.
By 1981 the company had outgrown its quarters and plans were drawn for a two story addition to triple the facilities to 7000 square feet, which included new office space. This project came to fruition in 1982. In 2004 MPO moved to their current facility. The company now enjoys over 17,000 square feet of organbuilding space.
In April of 2010, Curtis Bobsin and Tory Maxwell completed the purchase of Miller Pipe Organ Company. It has been an exciting time for the company with lots of action and change. Miller has recently expanded their service territory to include a total of 21 states. More than 30 new clients have been added in the last quarter alone. Future plans include an expansion of the custom woodworking division of the firm.
Curtis is a former employee who has been with Miller for more than 12 years. He has a long history as an entrepreneur and has been a business owner since 1989. His experience includes 18 years in the pipe organ and woodworking industries.
Tory Maxwell has a legal and commercial development background and helps the business to grow financially. Her prior experience includes work with one of the largest development firms in Washington, DC as well as premier commercial real estate law firms in Texas.