Elevate Your Sanctuary With Handcrafted Solid Oak Pews

From custom chancel furniture to finely crafted church pews, trust the craftsmen of Ratigan-Schottler to bring your vision to life.


From Concept to Reality, Every Step, Every Detail. Crafted, Communicated, Completed.


Our expert team of in-house designers work with you, ensuring every nuance and requirement is captured, laying the foundation for a truly distinctive design.


Each solid oak piece of furniture is constructed to our exacting, high quality, standards in our state-of-the-art workshop by skilled craftsmen.


Our installation team will travel to your location, ensuring a hands-on approach as each meticulously crafted pew is placed into your sacred space.

Solid Oak Pews

Liturgical Furnishings

Chancel Furniture

Curved Radius Pews

Pew Refinishing

Pew Restoration

Chairs - Flexible Seating

Pew Design and Consultation



Transforming Spaces with Artistry and Quality

Like the triple lancet window depicted in our logo, Ratigan-Schottler was built upon three pillars. These three core values have resulted in positive relationships with churches across the United States for over eight decades. We take pride in crafting exceptional solid oak church furniture for past, present and future generations.


Our craftsmen meticulously build each piece, ensuring unparalleled elegance and quality that will transcend time.


Our dedication to superior service and timeliness ensures a seamless experience from design to installation.


We hold tradition dear, weaving its timeless essence into every piece of church furniture we craft.

Years in Business
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Churches Served
2500 +
Feet of Pews Built & Installed
500000 +
Churches Served Annualy
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Ratigan-Schottler Craftsmen have worked in the same workshop, located in Beatrice, Nebraska since 1940.


Where Tradition Meets Timeliness, Since 1940

For over eight decades, Ratigan-Schottler has been the trusted choice for churches seeking unparalleled craftsmanship in their church furniture. Specializing in custom chancel furniture and meticulously crafted church pews, our legacy spans generations, embodying a tradition of exceptional quality and enduring value.

More than mere manufacturers, we are dedicated to elevating your sacred spaces through quality products and unparalleled customer service.


Completing the Journey from Concept to Reality

We take pride in establishing meaningful partnerships with churches across the United States. Our commitment extends beyond delivering furniture; it encompasses the creation of enduring relationships, ensuring that each church we work with feels not just satisfied, but truly understood and supported in their quest to enhance their sacred spaces.

“We feel like we know you as friends and family, now”

From the first presentation, to the selection process, and the production and scheduling – we want you to know that you have made this job very easy and enjoyable for us, and we feel like we know you as friends and family, now.

Betty and Leaon Corn
Yukon, OK

“We are very happy with the quality of workmanship”

We are very happy with the quality of workmanship on the pews, and your crew which came to install was very personable and accommodating.

Bob Buth
Moorhead, MN

“We are happy to sing your praises”

I just wanted to thank you, and to let you know how pleased we are with our pews at Shepherd of the Prairie, Huntly, Illinois.  Your prompt response to the on damaged pew, as well as your fixing the saw cuts o the bottom of the pews was simply remarkable!  In this day and age, it is truly amazing that a company such as Ratigan-Schottler stands behind their product with such pride as you do. 

Deb Hansen
Huntly, IL

“We received everything you promised”

Parishioners and visitors alike continue to comment, with much joy and appreciation, about the beauty and quality of our new pews. We received everything you promised in regard to installation and materials. But we received even more in the very evident love for your craft and concern for the people who will benefit from the work of your hands for decades to come. God reward you abundantly!

Fr. William Evans
Wautoma, Wisconsin 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Turnaround times vary and change with our customer needs.  We have recently increased production efficiencies that allow us immediate availability for certain jobs including short turnaround times for pew production. 

Quote, Contract, Design & Consultation, Fabrication, Installation and Follow-up with communication throughout each step. 

  • Quote:  Your Sales Representative will work with you to price out your furniture.
  • Contract: Your Sales Representative will draft an easy-to-read contract.
  • Design & Consultation: You will communicate directly with our design team to draft renderings and layouts of your project.
  • Fabrication: Lumber comes in from the mill and leaves our dock to your church ready for final assembly. 
  • Installation: You will communicate directly with our staff to set a delivery time frame and then a final delivery date.  Our team of installers will do the rest!
  • Follow-Up: We want to make sure that you are satisfied with your furniture.

Yes, we have completed projects in White Oak, Maple, Mahogany, Cherry, and many others. 

Beatrice, NE in the middle of the USA which gives us easy access to all corners of the United States.

We have delivered and installed everywhere in the United States to include Hawaii.  On any given day our installation teams are scattered across the United States.

Our team will carefully pack and deliver your furniture directly from our shop to your church.  We will unload the furniture and begin assembly based on your pre-approved layout.  We will request final approval on the pew layout from the church prior to anchoring the pews to the floor. 


We use a concealed anchor system consisting of an expansion anchor secured into the concrete or wood floor.  The pew is then set over the threaded portion of the anchor and the pew is secured to the floor. The anchor holes are located on the inside of the support and are covered with a matching metal cover. If required, the pews can be unbolted from the floor and moved.

We can connect you with one of our many sales representatives located across the United States.  They can connect with you on the phone or come meet with you at your church.  Contact us to begin this process.

We are proud of our product and the response we get from our customers.  We use long lasting solid oak or other solid woods (Maple, Mahogany, Cherry).  Some of our competitors use composite wood wrapped in a thin veneer and call it “solid hardwood”. 

Yes, we love to give tours.  Many churches and professionals in the construction industry enjoy this opportunity and schedule trips to see their very own furniture in production.

35% due at contract, 25% progress payment with balance due at completion.

Our warranty covers our entire product against defects in workmanship for a period of 25 years. Our warranty is printed on the back of our contract.

We are a custom shop so we can build just about anything that can be drawn.  We build altars, ambos, prie dieus, baptismal fonts, presider’s chairs, altar rails and much more.  We also have stock options that can be altered to fit your needs.

Yes, we build our kneelers in house to custom fit your pews.  We can install kneelers on your existing pews or add kneelers to your new pew order.