Rodgers History

Since 1958, Rodgers has been committed to heightening the spiritual experience of audiences with the transformational power of music. Rodgers organs not only capture the essence of American pipe organ sound, they have led the way in making organs more accessible to places of worship, universities, music schools and enthusiasts around the world.

Two visionary engineers and organ enthusiasts, Rodgers Jenkins and Fred Tinker, originally founded Rodgers Church Organs in 1958. The company’s focus was on helping make the transformational power of the American organ more accessible to churches, colleges, performance centers and players by embracing advancements in technology. From this dedication, to serve and a passion for elevating the human spirit through music, Rodgers was born.

Originally controlled by officers of Tektronix and the founding engineers, in September 1977, Rodgers became part of CBS Musical Instruments along with Steinway & Sons pianos, Fender guitars, Rhodes electric pianos and several other instrument brand names. In 1985 CBS divested itself of Rodgers, along with Steinway and Gemeinhardt Flutes, all of which were purchased by Steinway Musical Properties. Since May 1 1988, Roland Corporation has been parent company of Rodgers. On January 4 2016, Roland Corporation agreed to the Global Organ Group’s acquisition of the American company Rodgers Instruments, effective January 15, 2016.