Steve Markowitz


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Allen Organ Company

Steve Markowitz’s father invented a unique electronic organ in the 1930s and established the Allen Organ Company in Allentown, PA. Steve’s father, Jerome, built his first experimental instrument back in the Depression Era--1936. As the popularity of the instrument grew, particularly with churches and places of worship, Jerome’s wife and later his son joined in working in the company. Steve played an important role in the expansion of sales of the organs outside of the United States beginning in the late 1980s. Jerome Markowitz passed away in 1991, after which Steve became president, honoring his father by continuing to provide innovative and quality musical instruments.