|Sound To Earth, Weber's parent organization, traces its origins to the Flatiron Company in Bozeman, Montana. Many of the employees started at Flatiron in the 1980's, before Flatiron became a part of Gibson. From May of 1987 to December of 1996, all of the luthiers and most of the support personnel worked for Gibson building Gibson and Flatiron mandolins. The 'Montana Era' of Gibson / Flatiron is remembered for the consistent, high quality of the instruments that were built there and for the great customer service from Bruce Weber and Paula Jean Lewis.
In 1996, Gibson moved Flatiron to Nashville. Many of the staff were not willing to move. Montana living with the scenic beauty of the mountains, fresh air, and the natives were too strong a reason to stay. Bruce Weber, the general manager and head luthier of the Flatiron division, founded 'Sound To Earth, Ltd.' to continue to build the instruments in the midst of the country that they enjoyed.
In late January of 2004, Weber moved to their present location in the old red brick school house in Logan, Montana. It was solidly built in the 1920s and provides more room to spread out than the Belgrade location.