The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1797

Builder Identification

Jefferson City, Tennessee, from 1967.

Additional Notes

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

    Randall Dyer established his service firm in Jefferson City, Tennessee, 1967; representative of Reuter Organ Co. of Lawrence, Kansas, 1969–1981; operated his own firm in Jefferson City, Tennessee, 1981; active in 1996.

    Staff: Bradley E. Jones, Burton Tidwell.

    Sources:

    • American Institute of Organbuilders: Membership Roll 1989.
    • Randall Dyer.
    • Letter to David H. Fox.
    • American Organist, Jan. 1983, p36.
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  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, November 2, 2016. —

    Randall Dyer built his first instrument as a 2/3 practice organ for Carson-Newman College Jefferson City, Tennessee, 1967. Randall Dyer & Associates, an organ service firm dates from that same year. The Dyer firm was the representative of Reuter Organ Co. of Lawrence, Kansas, from 1969 through 1982; handling sales, installation and service throughout a six-state southern region.

    In 1981, the Dyer company became a full service builder, building and rebuilding electric and electro-pneumatic slider and pallet instruments. The firm was incorporated in 2000 as Randall Dyer & Associates, Inc. and is currently active with 100 Dyer organs in the field. Dyer has gradually expanded sales outside the region with new instruments in 15 states as of December 2015. They range in size from three-rank practice organs to the rebuild and enlargement of the three-manual, 53 rank Aeolian-Skinner at the Church Street United Methodist Church of Knoxville, Tennessee to a four-manual instrument of 84 ranks.

    Member: APOBA, AIO

    Staff: Bradley E. Jones, tonal director, James Greene, Jane Lowe, Colin McGlothlin and Jack Wolfe.

    Source:

    Database Entries

    There are 102 entries in the database that describe organs by Randall Dyer & Assoc., Inc.


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Manuals and Nameplate for Original Builder. Photograph by Stephen Hall

Manuals and Nameplate for Rebuild. Photograph by Stephen Hall

Console - Nameplate and Stop Tablets. Photograph by Stephen Hall