Jackson Pianos, helping the community and thriving through COVID-19
Jackson Pianos recently acquired a Small Business Resource Loan from the STL Partnership. Jackson Pianos specializes in tuning, repairing, refurbishing, and complete rebuilding of acoustic pianos. Jackson Pianos started as a dream that quickly flourished into a successful business. Joe Jackson founded the company in 1999 when he began refurbishing pianos in his spare time in his home. In 2003, Joe successfully opened a store front and he became a full-time entrepreneur.
Joe Jackson, President and Owner of Jackson Pianos expressed gratitude working with the STL Partnership.”We at Jackson Pianos thank the STL Partnership for staying strong during COVID-19,” said Jackson. “We hope more companies learn to partner with the organization to help rebuild our city’s strong business landscape.”
Jackson is also taking major steps to sustain his business during COVID-19. “This is our time to hit the reset button. With the shut-down in place, we are taking this much needed slow down to fix how we move in our space, and the structure of how we process work,” said Jackson. “With these needed upgrades we hope to position our company to explode out of the gate once the coast is clear. We understand the way we functioned before COVID-19 will not be the way we will from this point on.”
Jackson Pianos has worked hard to make a difference in the St. Louis community. Jackson is also the co-founder and has previously worked with Pianos for People, a nonprofit organization that donates pianos to individuals and organizations that are not financially able to purchase one themselves. Although Jackson Pianos and Pianos for People are no longer connected, Jacskon Pianos has started a another donation program, Keys in the Community.
“We have taken the lead for the donation of over two hundred real pianos in our city to help those who could not afford to buy one,” said Jackson. “We also have a focus on delivering pianos back into our community to help create an ecosystem for musicians to thrive in. You will see our donated pianos at venues like The Focal Point or Evangeline’s Cajun Bistro and many other spaces people gather and take in good sounds.”
Jackson Pianos is also looking to save every real wood piano in St. Louis. The company spent the past ten years working on methods for isolating what can be done to pianos depending on brand, age, model and scope of work needed. “This commitment to piano saving, married to our understanding that live piano music is crucial to the soul of our city, should and will create an environment where a company like ours can thrive for years to come,” said Jackson.
For more information about Jackson Pianos visit their website here.