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Czelusniak et Dugal, Inc. View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Northampton, Massachusetts, from 1970.
Classification: Builder

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May 07, 2018:

From the OHS  Database Builders Listing Editor, updated  December 11, 2016. —

The partnership of William F. Czelusniak and Francis E. Dugal in Northampton, Massachusetts, was formed in 1970, and incorporated in 1978. Originally a service firm, it was a representative of Casavant Frères of St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada, 1978;  then of  W. Zimmer & Sons, Inc. of Charlotte, North Carolina. In 1979, the firm became a builder with  the rebuilding of the c.1875 Pomplitz tracker organ in the Village Congregational Church, Cummington, Massachusetts.

The firm continues today as a builder, specializing in rebuilding and restoration work of older instruments of both mechanical and electrical key-action varieties. The firm is also organ curator for several  colleges and universities in New England.

Staff:

  • William F. Czelusniak, President
  • Richard M. Frary, Jr., Vice-President
  • Gary W. Smith, Tuner & Technician
  • Jon R. Van Houten, Technician & Tonal Finisher
  • Althea J. Frary, Office Administrator
  • David G. Johnston, Voicer and Tonal Consultant.

The senior employees of the firm are members of the American Institute of Organbuilders, the American Guild of Organists, the Organ Historical Society, the International Society of Organbuilders, and the American Theatre Organ Society. 

Sources:

  • William F. Czelusniak.
  • Czelusniak et Dugal, Inc. website, Accessed December 11, 2016.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 14, 2019.

October 30, 2004:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991; rev. ed., 1997, with updated information). —

Partnership of William F. Czelusniak and Francis E. Dugal in Northampton, Massachusetts, 1970; incorporated, 1978; representatives of the Casavant Frères firm of St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada, 1978; representatives of the W. Zimmer & Sons, Inc. firm of Charlotte, North Carolina; active in 1996, service.

Staff: Richard G. Boutwell; Richard M. Frary, Jr.; Gregory M. Joly; Gary Smith.

Source:

  • William Czelusniak.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 14, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 15 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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