Conrad Schmitt Studios Inc.

Company name: Conrad Schmitt Studios Inc.

Representative: B. Gunar Gruenke, President | Heidi A. Emery, Vice President, Courtney Nelson

Address: 2405 S. 162nd Street, New Berlin, Wisconsin 53151

Phone: 262-786-3030

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About Conrad Schmitt Studios Inc.: Decorative Painting / Stained Glass / Historic Preservation

Internationally recognized Conrad Schmitt Studios creates and restores timeless interiors and fine works of art for buildings of architectural, historic and religious significance. Now in its second century, the Studio continues to advance longstanding traditions of art and craft in architectural environments. Conrad Schmitt Studios provides award-winning work for cathedrals, basilicas, theatres, courthouses, state capitols and other notable structures. With a unified artistic vision, CSS’s experienced artists and craftsmen create new designs and conserve historic artwork in the form of decorative painting, stained glass, murals, mosaics and statuary. Design services include conceptual development, interior design renderings, fundraising tools, and on-site samples of proposed decoration. Decorative services include investigation/ documentation of original decorative paint schemes; decorative techniques such as gilding, glazing, marbleizing, stenciling, trompe l’oeil and graining; and the creation, conservation, restoration and replication of murals, mosaics, stained glass and other artwork.

Today, as in the past, the Studio is dedicated to providing excellence in artistry and conservation, in beauty and precision, in quality and longevity. The firm’s proven professional integrity is unmatched in the industry. CSS stands proudly behind all of its work.

CSS’s professional affiliations include a number of notable organizations, including Stained Glass Association of America (SGAA), American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Institute for Conservation (AIC), Association of Consultants for Liturgical Space (ACLS), Association for Preservation Technology (APT), British Society of Stained Glass, Conference for Catholic Facility Management (CCFM), League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT), National Trust for Historic Preservation, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Painting Contractors Association (PDCA) and Wisconsin Historical Society.

Since 1889, the Studio has provided its services to over 3,500 churches, cathedrals and basilicas in all 50 states, Canada, Costa Rica, the Bahamas and Puerto Rico.

Select projects include:

  • Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception | Mobile, Alabama
  • Our Lady of the Rosary Church | San Diego, California
  • St. Thomas Catholic Church | Pensacola, Florida
  • Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception | Springfield, Illinois
  • Monte Casino Shrine, St. Meinrad University | St. Meinrad, Indiana
  • University of St. Francis | Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • University of Notre Dame | Notre Dame, Indiana
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church | Topeka, Kansas
  • Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception | Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Assumption Catholic Church | St. Paul, Minnesota
  • St. Peter Catholic Church | Omaha, Nebraska
  • St. Joseph Cathedral | Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • St. Mary Cathedral Basilica | Galveston, Texas
  • Josaphat Basilica | Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • St. Stanislaus Catholic Church | Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • St. Peter Catholic Church | Omaha, Nebraska
  • St. Joseph Cathedral | Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • St. Mary Cathedral Basilica | Galveston, Texas

Areas served: CSS is proud to serve clients across the United States.

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