The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 306

Builder Identification

San Antonio, Texas, 1980s to at least 2008.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed. by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997). -

    Operated Ballard Pipe Organs of San Antonio, Texas, by 1986; active 1996.

    Staff: G. Mark Caldwell; Peter W. Chappell.


    • American Institute of Organbuilders, Membership Roll: 1982.
    • American Institute of Organbuilders, Membership Roll: 1986.
    • American Institute of Organbuilders, Membership Roll: 1996.

  • From the OHS PC Database Builders Listing editor, Mar 15, 2016. -

    John G. Ballard operated Ballard Pipe Organs of San Antonio, Texas from the 1980s; the firm was active until at least 2008, although it was reorganized under the name John G. Ballard & Associates, LLC in 2005.1 The firm serviced and rebuilt electro-pneumatic instruments, and may have been associated with the Rodgers Instruments firm; the firm did the pipe work for the pipe/electronic combination instrument at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Austin, Texas in 2008.2 The firm was no longer active in 2016.


    1. CorporationWiki, John G. Ballard,, Accessed Jan. 11, 2016
    2. Rodgers Instruments website,, Accessed Jan. 11, 2016.
    3. CorporationWiki, John G. Ballard

Database Entries

There are 6 entries in the database that describe organs by Ballard Pipe Organ Company.

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