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Studio Continuing a Tradition of Fine Craftsmanship and Artistry

Studio-Pics-023Emil Frei & Associates is a full service design and fabrication studio specializing in liturgical arts since 1898.  While our studio is perhaps best known for the design and fabrication of new stained glass windows, we are also recognized leaders in the restoration and preservation of stained glass.  We have a rich history in other artistic mediums as well, including mosaics and faceted stained glass among others.  Our works appear in churches, cathedrals, basilicas, and synagogues nationwide and in foreign countries.  We create unique designs for our clients, we use the finest materials available, and we employ highly skilled craftsmen who possess knowledge that has accrued over five generations of the Frei family.

Here are a few good reasons to choose Emil Frei & Associates for your next Stained Glass or Mosaic Project:

  • Few studios have the experience of Emil Frei & Associates.  For over 115 years we have been delivering masterfully designed and crafted stained glass and mosaics to churches.   We believe our history of success can be attributed to our ability to continually deliver our clients work of the highest standards.
  • We are a design-oriented studio.  Our artists and craftsmen understand how every visible detail affects the overall visual impact of a window or mosaic design.  Whether it is the solder joints in a new window or the caulking around a protective plate on an existing window, every aspect of a project, no matter how small, is attended to with great care.
  • We have theological consultants on staff, with Masters Degrees in Theology.  Our artists and clients meet with our theological consultants to develop enriching and theologically accurate designs for their churches.
  • We are deeply passionate about what we do.  We are convinced that continuing the development of beautiful artwork for sacred spaces is essential.


A few Emil Frei associates enjoying lunch together at the studio.

A few Emil Frei associates enjoying lunch together at the studio.

Studio Culture

Emil Frei & Associates continues to be a family owned company with Stephen Frei as president and his brother David Frei as the vice president.  Four of Stephen’s five children also work as craftsmen within the company.

But everyone who works here, whether related or not, feels like a member of a big happy family.  Part of the allure of working with Emil Frei Studio as a client is the contagious warmth and joy that seems to be always present.