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A.R. Schopp’s Sons, Inc.



Our History

ugust Reinhart Schopp was
born in Bad Orb, Germany, in
1869. After emigrating to the
United State in 1884, he began working
for the Roosevelt Organ Company in New
York City, where he learned the trade of pipe
maker. He subsequently worked for several
other east coast organbuilding firms, including Haskell, Hook & Hastings, Jardine,
and Farrand & Votey. In 1898, Schopp and
Leonard Gutfleisch left Farrand & Votey
and formed the partnership of Gutfleisch &
Schopp in Roselle, New Jersey. Their company immediately began supplying quality
pipework to the organ industry.


hortly after the turn of the century, Gutfleisch & Schopp moved to
Alliance, Ohio, which was surrounded at
the time by several emerging organbuilders:
Schantz, Holtkamp, Hillgreen-Lane, Page,
and others. In later years, Schopp was a
major supplier of pipes to M. P. Moller and

A.R. Schopp’s Sons, Inc.
14536 Oyster Road
Alliance, OH 44601

(330) 821-8406
(330) 821-5080
free: (800) 371-8406



Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America

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