Forbes Piano and Organ began in 1889, when E.E. Forbes opened a family business in Alabama. In the following 100 years, Forbes and his family placed thousands of pianos and church organs in homes, schools, college campus auditoriums and churches throughout Alabama.
After the death of E.E. Forbes in 1958, his grandson, French Forbes, Jr. became the president and chief executive officer. Realizing that over time, electronic organs and pianos would become popular, Forbes began selling and servicing electronic instruments. In 1963, Forbes became the authorized dealer for the Allen Organ Company. In 1974, Forbes became acquainted with Jim Sadie, a musician whose church purchased a new digital organ. Jim happened to live down the street from the Forbes showroom in Montgomery, and made regular visits to the store to learn more about the new digital technology. While working to maintain a pipe organ at one church and monitoring the evolution of digital technology developed by The Allen Organ Company, Jim was invited to work with Forbes in Montgomery and the surrounding area.
In 2011, Forbes worked closely with The Allen Organ Company and with Jim Sadie to transition the company to J.E.S. Organ, the new authorized dealer for Allen Organs in the central and north region of Alabama.
The legacy of Forbes’ work continues today. A lifelong church musician who at six years old tapped out “Holy, Holy, Holy” for his church’s Sunday worship, Jim feels privileged to work with churches and organists throughout the region.
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JES Organ is fortunate to have one of the best certified Allen Organ technicians in the country. Many of our long time customers have gotten to know Keith well. With over 30 years experience with Allen Organ, Keith shares the value of providing excellent customer service.
A word from our company:
We know there are other dealers all over the state and country who would love to have your business. While we respect them, we want to reach out to past and new church communities in any way possible to assist you. We set the benchmark for customer service long ago. Excellence in customer service and sales is a hallmark of our company – and one reason we have over 1000 satisfied customers throughout the state of Alabama. Don’t just take our word for it. We’ll be glad to arrange for you to speak with some of our satisfied customers in your area.