Awards & Testimonials


PDCA PIPP Award 2015

PDCA PIPP Award 2014

2012 Faith & Form / IFRAA award for the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Sioux Falls, SD

2013 PIPP Award for St. Genevieve Catholic Church, Lafayette, LA


2011 SGAA Design Competition Awards

2011 PIPP Award & INDesign Award for St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, Abbeville, LA

AIA Wisconsin 2011 Contractor Award for the Milwaukee County Historical Society

2010 Faith & Form / IFRAA award for Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

ARCHIE Award for The University of Saint Francis’ Brookside

Distinguished Service Award - Stained Glass Association of America

2010 Historic Preservation Honor Award for the Quad F Theater at Schofield Barracks

2010 AIA Minneapolis Merit Awards - The Mabel Tainter Theater

2010 PIPP Award for Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, IL

2010 PIPP Award for a Private Residence, Savannah, GA – Residential Restoration Interior

Outstanding Achievement Award for Excellence in Safety During 2009

2009 Faith & Form Merit Award - Sacred Heart Cathedral, Rochester, NY

2008 & 2009 PDCA Safety Award Winner for CSS

2008 PIPP Award for St. James Restoration, Louisville, KY


You have made fast friends of us at St. John the Baptist - we will be recommending you and singing your praises to one and all. This has been such a positive experience in every way imaginable. Love and prayers, — Fr. Norbert, Pastor St. John the Baptist, Costa Mesa, CA
Your interest, willingness to listen, readiness to suggest, and eagerness to excel enthralled our committee and bolstered the courage of its members to move ahead with the work at hand. — Fr. Gerald E. Fisher, Pastor, St. Peter’s Parish, Stevens Point, WI
You have a wonderful business and are doing so much to protect church treasures...I was impressed with the work ethic of your employees but most of all the spirit generated throughout the entire operation. — Libby Kidd, Director of Operations Independent Presbyterian Church Birmingham, Alabama
... your artists and craftsmen took our ideas and suggestions and created a design that not only met our expectations, but exceeded them. The colors are more intense, the design more complex, and the overall effect more inspiring than we had imagined ... — Clayton Libolt, Senior Pastor River Terrace Church, East Lansing, Michigan
I want to thank you and the artisans at Conrad Schmitt for the superb restoration of the 1914 Tiffany stained glass windows at Santa Gertrudis. Not only was the restoration executed flawlessly, but the project was completed on time and on budget, accomplishments rarely met in such detailed architectural work. The professionalism of your company and the skills of your craftsmen are unmatched in the restoration business… — Bruce S. Cheeseman, Archivist and Historian
Just recently we completed the Red Mass…Those are participants who have seen St. Peter’s regularly over the years. Their astonishment and affirmation of the improvements undertaken by yourself and your associates, through the leadership of Father Sherlock and members of his parish, was universal. — Most Reverend Oscar H. Lipscomb, Archbishop of Mobile Mobile, Alabama
I had thought we would just get our treasured window back as it had been, only more secure. I hadn’t reckoned on its looking so much better, with greater clarity and pieces I’d not noticed before. And it’s not just me—everyone comments on how beautiful it is…From the point of view of the person asking for donations, the widely respected reputation of Conrad Schmitt plus the close association between your church and Grace Church has made my job much easier…Please know that every time we look at that precious window all perfect and restored, we are glad. — Jane Henning Grace Episcopal Church, Madison, WI
Now that things are settling down, I wanted to write to you and most sincerely thank you and your colleagues at Conrad Schmitt Studios for all the wonderful artistry which you provided in the restoration of our Cathedral. Not only is the work of the highest quality, but it was an enormous pleasure to work with all of those from your studios involved in this project. Their professionalism and immense pride in their work was a joy to be around. — Trish Pugh Jones, Executive Director Cathedral Heritage Foundation Cathedral of the Assumption Louisville, Kentucky
We now have had the opportunity to celebrate Easter, Ordinary Time, Advent and Christmas…and continue to be overwhelmed with the fruits of your labors. — Pastor John T. Fitzgerald Church of St. Luke Plain, WI
Although we are given credit for so much of what you made possible, results are what counts. It is your work that is giving the public so much enjoyment, and I hope you can take great pleasure from the outcome. — Hugh Hardy, FAIA Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates re: Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, MD
The Cathedral has drawn some beautiful attention from the media and has become a new focal point of tours in the Shreveport area. What Conrad Schmitt did to restore and renovate this 78-year-old Gothic structured church into a beautiful Cathedral cannot be expressed in words. — Rev. Msgr. Earl V. Provenza, V.F. Cathedral of St. John Berchmans Shreveport, LA
Thank you for your personal efforts ... to make this project one of the most talked about restorations in New York. — Kenneth Hurd, Kenneth E. Hurd & Associates on completion of the Grand Ballroom of New York’s Waldrof-Astoria
I cannot begin to adequately express my appreciation. The restoration of the right side of the mural and recreation of the missing left half, working entirely from photographs, is artistically so well done that one cannot determine which is the recreation. — Mary L. Bishop Hawaii Theater Center
I would like to personally thank you for all your help during our restoration project and I hope you share some pride in winning this preservation award. Your close attention to detail has given us something we and future generations can be proud of. — Hugh S. Gainer Cathedral of St. Paul Birmingham, Alabama
The changed liturgical space is not only aesthetically pleasing, it functions better for our worship services. Thank you for assisting us in being faithful to the traditions embodied in our building while at the same time enhancing that space to accommodate the worship needs of the present and, hopefully, of the future. — Kay Anderson St. Robert Parish, Shoewood, WI
I think what most impressed us was the enormous care that you and your firm took at every step of the process. No detail was overlooked and no aspect of Sacred Heart Church’s history was too insignificant for your study and analysis…Thank you for your talent and skill. — Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C. Basilica of the Sacred Heart, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

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