Family owned & operated for 4 generations.
In around 1925, Jess Organ Sr. began selling Goodyear Tires and Willard Batteries as an on-the-road salesman for Mace Tire & Battery; owned by Mr. Norman Cullen located in Vincennes. Grandpa’s route was very large, with many customers. In 1945, Mr. Cullen wanted to sell out and Grandpa wanted to buy.
Grandpa bought the battery end of the business and named it Jess Organ Battery. The first location was at 209 Busseron Street. This was a small place and did not have a shop. All the work to cars, trucks, and tractors was done on the curb.
As the business picked up the name was changed to Organ Battery & Electric Co. and in 1957 the business moved to 16 N 1st. At this location, they had a real shop where they could provide tune-ups, brakes, batteries, exhaust, and electrical services. With grandpa on the road, good employees, and the latest equipment, Organ Battery continued to grow. At this time the repairing of generators, starters, and alternators was taking off. Word got around quickly and soon they stopped doing tune-ups and focused on rebuilding services.
In 1995 we moved to our current location at 434 S 15th. Having a much larger shop allowed us to branch out even more. We still have batteries for everything, custom rebuilding, and one of the largest inventories in the state. We have and always will service everything we sell.
It’s all a big family here and some of the 4th & 5th generations are starting to show up. It’s been a long ride and we have seen many changes over the last 75 years.
Why the Organ Battery way is the better way:
We service everything we sell!
In-house service & fast turnaround
Large selection of in-stock inventory
We have batteries for everything from automotive, industrial, recreational, farm, and more
Custom work to fit your needs including -
rebuilding heavy duty starters and
alternators - commercial & industrial
lighting packages & wiring
golf cart builds
Plus so much more. Reach out to our team to see what we can customize for you today! Check out our facebook page to see some of our work!