Biographies

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B. GUNAR GRUENKE

President

HEIDI GRUENKE EMERY

Vice President

RICK STATZ

National Project Director

KEVIN GRABOWSKI

National Project Director

HOWARD HAAS

Project Director

EILEEN GROGAN

Historic Preservation Specialist

B. Gunar Gruenke

President

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Past Director of the APT Western Great Lakes Chapter
  • Past Board Member of APT International
  • Past President of the Stained Glass Association of America
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) Wisconsin
  • American Institute of Conservation (AIC)
  • Association of Consultants for Liturgical Space (ACLS)
  • British Society of Master Glass Painters (BSMGP)
  • Guild of Master Craftsmen

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES

  • Licensed Wisconsin Real Estate Broker
  • Certified National Lead Abatement Supervisor and Contractor

SELECT PROJECT EXPERIENCE

  • Quad F Theatre, Schofield Barracks, Honolulu, HI
  • Paramount Theatre, Anderson, IN
  • French Lick Springs Hotel, French Lick, IN
  • St. Mary Cathedral, Lafayette, IN
  • West Baden Springs Hotel, West Baden, IN
  • Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Kaplan, LA
  • Union Passenger Terminal, New Orleans, LA
  • Gillioz Theatre, Springfield, MO
  • St. Mary’s Basilica, Natchez, MS
  • Waldorf=Astoria Hotel, New York, NY
  • Broad Street Presbyterian Church, Columbus, OH
  • Ottawa County Courthouse, Port Clinton, OH
  • Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
  • St. Joseph Cathedral, Sioux Falls, SD
  • St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Knoxville, TN
  • St. James Catholic Church, Vancouver, WA

HEIDI GRUENKE EMERY

Vice President

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • League of Historic American Theatres Presentation
  • Wisconsin Society of Architectural Historians Presentation
  • National Catholic Cemetery Magazine – “Stained Glass Restoration”
  • Wisconsin Architect Magazine – “U.S. Courthouse, Federal Building Restoration”
  • In League – “Returning the Grandeur to the Historic American Theatre”

SELECT PROJECT EXPERIENCE

  • Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, IL
  • University of Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame, IN
  • Cathedral of the Assumption, Louisville, KY
  • Wang Center for the Performing Arts, Boston, MA
  • Holy Rosary Chapel, Adrian, MI
  • St. Joseph Cathedral, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Bishop O’Connor Catholic Pastoral Center, Madison, WI
  • Basilica of St. Josaphat, Milwaukee, WI
  • Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukee, WI
  • City Hall, Milwaukee, WI
  • Mitchell Park Domes, Milwaukee, WI
  • Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI
  • United States Federal Building & Courthouse, Milwaukee, WI
  • Sheboygan Theatre, Sheboygan, WI

RICK STATZ

National Project Director

AWARDS

  • Painting and Decorating Contractors of America

“Picture it Painted Professionally” Awards

  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church – Indianapolis, IN
  • St. James Catholic Church – Louisville, KY
  • Basilica of Holy Hill, National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians – Hubertus, WI

SELECT PROJECT EXPERIENCE

  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church – Indianapolis, IN
  • Palais Royale Ballroom – South Bend, IN
  • Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption – Covington, KY
  • St. James Catholic Church – Louisville, KY
  • St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church – Abbeville, LA
  • Manresa House of Retreats, Sacred Heart Chapel – Convent, LA
  • Carmelite Monastery – Covington, LA
  • Our Lady of the Isle Catholic Church – Grand Isle, LA
  • Cathedral of St. Francis de Sales – Houma, LA
  • St. Alphonsus Catholic Church – New Orleans, LA
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church – New Orleans, LA
  • St. Joseph Co-Cathedral ~ Thibodaux, LA
  • Basilica of St. Mary – Natchez, MS
  • Lensic Performing Arts Center – Santa Fe, NM
  • Basilica of Holy Hill, National Shrine of Mary,
  • Help of Christians – Hubertus, WI

KEVIN GRABOWSKI

National Project Director

PRESENTATIONS AND SYMPOSIUMS

  • Stained Glass Quarterly – “A Window to Sustainablility”
  • New York Metropolitan Museum – Corpus Vitreaum, 2010
  • Munich, Germany – Transatlantic Glass Symposium, 2016

SELECT PROJECT EXPERIENCE

  • Minnesota State Capitol Building, St. Paul MN
  • South Dakota State Capitol Building, Pierre, SD
  • Normal Hall, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
  • Church of the Gesu, Marquette Univ. Milwaukee, WI
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, New Orleans, LA
  • St. Hedwig Catholic Church, Milwaukee, WI
  • Merrill Hall, UWM, Milwaukee, WI
  • Paramount Theater, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Licking County Courthouse, Newark, OH
  • Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Mobile, AL
  • John the Baptist Catholic Church – Costa Mesa, CA
  • Vincent de Paul Catholic Church – Petaluma, CA
  • Holy Family Catholic Church – Columbus, GA
  • Old St. Patrick’s Catholic Church – Chicago, IL
  • University of Chicago, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel – Chicago, IL
  • Levere Memorial Temple – Evanston, IL
  • Julie Rogers Theatre – Beaumont, TX

HOWARD HAAS

Project Director

SELECT PROJECT EXPERIENCE

  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church – Westminster, CO
  • Cedar Rapids Courthouse – Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Oriental Theatre – Chicago, IL
  • St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Shrine – Chicago, IL
  • Egyptian Theatre – Dekalb, IL
  • French Lick Springs Resort – French Lick, IN
  • University of St. Francis, Bass Mansion – Fort Wayne, IN
  • St. Francis Xavier Cathedral – Vincennes, IN
  • University of Michigan, Ross School of Business – Ann Arbor, MI
  • St. John Catholic Church – Fenton, MI
  • Holy Cross Catholic Church – Minneapolis, MN
  • Stillwater Public Library – Stillwater, MN
  • Howard Metzenbaum U.S. Courthouse – Cleveland, OH
  • St. James Catholic Church – Vancouver, WA
  • Mabel Tainter Theatre – Menomonie, WI
  • Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary – Mequon, WI
  • Milwaukee County Courthouse – Milwaukee, WI
  • Nashotah House – Nashotah, WI
  • Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church – Waukesha, WI

EILEEN GROGAN

Historic Preservation Specialist

Professional Activities

  • Past Board member: Western Great Lakes Chapter, APT international
  • Member: Preservation Trades Network
  • Published: Stained Glass in the Holy City: A Catalog of Ecclesiastical Stained Glass in Charleston, South Carolina

SELECT PROJECT EXPERIENCE

  • Fife Opera House – Palestine, IL
  • Sacred Heart Church – Omaha, NE
  • St. Mary’s Hospital – Madison, WI
  • Indiana Landmarks Center – Indianapolis, IN
  • St. Norbert’s Church – Roxbury, WI
  • University of Wisconsin Memorial Union – Madison, WI
  • Milwaukee Public Library – Milwaukee, WI
  • St. Elizabeth Hospital – Washington, DC
  • University of Minnesota Northrop Auditorium – Minneapolis, MN
  • Paramount Theater – Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Turner Hall – New Ulm, MN
  • Grant County Courthouse – Elbow Lake, MN
  • Outagamie County Courthouse – Appleton, WI