The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2381

Builder Identification

Bloomington, Indiana 1980; relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana, 1984.

Additional Notes

  • Note from the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991; rev. ed., 1997, with updated information). Edited for the revised OHS Online Database website, 2017. —

    Goulding & Wood, Inc. succeeded Thomas Wood & Associates; it was a partnership of John W. Goulding and Thomas F. Wood in Bloomington, Indiana, established July 1, 1980. The two men were representatives of J. W. Walker firm of England, 1981-1985. The firm relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana, in May of 1984; active in 1996.

    Staff: William F. Brame, Andrew X. Gingery.


    • Diapason: Oct. 1981, 23.
    • Letter to David H. Fox.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
    • The American Organist: April 1989, 31.

  • From OHS Database Builders Listing editor, Stephen Hall, April 5, 2016. —

    Goulding and Wood is a full service builder specializing in electropneumatic slider-chest action instruments designed in an eclectic style based on the American Classic style which G. Donald Harrison developed at Aeolian-Skinner. The divisions which are unenclosed are encased.

    Active in 2017; Jason Overall - President; Brandon Woods - Vice President & Tonal Director; Mark Goulding - Secretary-Treasurer, Project Manager and Shop Supervisor; Kurt Ryll - Design Engineer; Robert Duffy - Master Craftsman; Robert Heighway - Master Craftsman; Phil Lehman - Business Manager; David Sims - Service/Voicing.

    Source: Goulding & Wood, Inc.

Database Entries

There are 61 entries in the database that describe organs by Goulding & Wood, Inc.

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Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt

Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt

Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Ronald Roaks

Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis, DDS