About US

Where Tradition Meets Craftsmanship, Since 1940

Since in 1940, the craftsmen of Ratigan-Schottler have proudly built solid oak church furniture of unparalleled quality. Using only the finest northern hardwood and drawing inspiration from the rich tradition and heritage of past projects.


In Every Piece of Furniture We Build

Our craftsmen, with their decades of experience, pour their expertise and passion into each creation, ensuring that every piece reflects our unwavering commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.


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 +

Our History

A Tradition of Excellence Since 1940

Founded in 1940 by Louie Schottler, Ratigan-Schottler has emerged as a leading national supplier of solid oak pews, chairs, and chancel furniture. Nestled in the picturesque landscape of southeast Nebraska, amidst the rolling hills and along the banks of the Blue River, our workshop stands just four miles from the Homestead National Monument—a site steeped in history as the location of the first homestead claim filed by Daniel Freeman in 1862.

The rich tradition and heritage of this area have fostered some of the finest craftsmen in the country. Today, the craftsmen of Ratigan-Schottler continue this legacy, producing solid oak furniture of unparalleled quality. We take pride in using only the finest northern hardwoods, hand-selected and meticulously crafted to ensure strength, durability, and timeless beauty.

Our Facilities

Large Enough To Complete Any Size Project

conveniently situated in the heart of Beatrice, Nebraska. Spanning an impressive 65,000 square feet, our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with cutting-edge machinery and technology, empowering us to undertake projects of any scale with efficiency and precision.

Our central location in the midwest provides easy access for clients and partners, ensuring seamless collaboration and timely delivery of our meticulously crafted church furnishings. From the initial design phase to the final production, our facilities serve as the hub of innovation and craftsmanship, where we bring bring visions to life with unparalleled expertise.

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Our Process

Dedicated to Superior Service and Timeliness on Every Project

We believe that success is built on strong relationships and a people-oriented approach. Prepare for your upcoming project by getting to know our process.


Our process kicks off with a collaborative design and consultation phase, where we work closely with you to conceptualize and refine your ideas. Whether you're looking to revitalize existing furniture or create something entirely new, our team of experienced designers will guide you through the process, offering expert advice and innovative solutions to bring your vision to life.


Once the design is finalized and approved, our skilled craftsmen spring into action in our state-of-the-art fabrication facilities. Throughout the fabrication process, we maintain open lines of communication, providing updates and addressing any questions or concerns to ensure a seamless experience from start to finish.


Whether it's a single piece or a complete suite of furnishings, our experienced installers work efficiently and meticulously to ensure that everything is in its place, perfectly aligned, and ready for worship. We understand the importance of timing and coordination when it comes to installation, which is why we meticulously plan every aspect to minimize disruption and maximize efficiency.


Our commitment to excellence doesn't end with installation. At Ratigan-Schottler, we believe in building lasting relationships with our clients, which is why we provide comprehensive follow-up support to ensure your complete satisfaction. Whether you have questions about maintenance, need additional assistance, or simply want to share feedback, our team is always here to help.

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