The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2100

Builder Identification

Lansing, Michigan, from 1978.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North America Organ Builders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). -

    Brian M. Fowler was born November 17, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois; he established his own firm in Lansing, Michigan, 1978; active 1990.

    Staff: Steven M. Foote; Richard Swanson.


    • American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO), 1989 membership directory.
    • Brian Fowler.

  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, January 3, 2017. -

    The Fowler Organ Company was begun as a service firm in Lansing Michigan by Brian M. Fowler in 1978. The firm gradually expanded into becoming a full service builder and has completed more than 30 new instruments as well as over 140 rebuilds of existing instruments. It serves primarily the southern section of Michigan.


    • Fowler Organ Company, Accessed Jan. 3 2017,

  • Updated: Builders Listing editor Stephen Hall, September 27, 2018. -

    Brian M. Fowler established a service firm in Lansing, Michigan, in 1978, which became Fowler Organ Co. The firm gradually expanded into becoming a full service builder constructing over 30 new instruments and completing more than 140 rebuilds of existing organs. In 2017, the firm merged with Hebert and Sons Organ Company to form Fowler-Hebert Organ. Brian Fowler passed away in April of 2018. Fowler-Hebert Organ Company continues under the direction of Scott Lumbert.


    • Email from Scott Lumbert recieved September 27, 2018.

Database Entries

There are 17 entries in the database that describe organs by Fowler Organ Company.

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