My organbuilding career started in 1978 as an apprentice in my native North Germany with Andreas Andresen, Kiel, building tracker instruments. During that time I also attended the Organ Building College in Ludwigsburg, Germany graduating in 1982. In the years following my apprenticeship I gained knowledge and expertise in voicing and tonal finishing, tuning and maintenance, installing several new pipe organs while I was with Emil Hammer Orgelbau, Germany. Travel brought me to New Zealand, emigrating in 1989 to work for the South Island Organ Company. Working on instruments of mainly British origin I was involved with the restoration of several major historic instruments in New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia. In 1994 I started my own business in Wellington, New Zealand and was soon awarded the tuning and maintenance contract for the Wellington Anglican Cathedral. Other contracts followed and by 1999 I looked after nearly fifty instruments. With the lack of substantial work and the desire to return to building new instruments I moved to Canada to work for Hellmuth Wolff. While in Canada I was involved in the restoration of the 1790 England & Son organ for the Anglican Cathedral in Quebec City and the building of the firm's largest organ for Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, BC. In 2006 my wife Tania and I received the US Green Card and we settled in Rocky Mount, VA, to take up a position as Technical Designer with QLF Custom Pipe Organ Components. In 2010 I joined the team of Taylor & Boody Organ Builders in Staunton, Virginia until 2013 as Technical Designer during the building of their largest instrument for Grace Church in New York, NY. Rohlfs Pipe Organ Services was founded in 2008. The business has grown considerably and I am servicing an increasing number of pipe organs. Please visit my website for further information.