NEW BERLIN, WI COMPANY CONRAD SCHMITT STUDIOS HONORED BY PDCA at 2013 Painting & Decorating Expo
04/23/2013

Conrad Schmitt Studios Inc. of New Berlin, WI was recognized with a 2013 KILZ® PIPP award in the Commercial Decorative category from the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA), for their work on St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Online PR News – 23-April-2013 – (ST. LOUIS- March 2013) – For Immediate Release
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CONRAD SCHMITT STUDIOS INC. HONORED BY
PAINTING AND DECORATING CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA
at the 2013 Painting & Decorating Expo

(ST. LOUIS- March 2013) Conrad Schmitt Studios Inc. of New Berlin, WI was recognized with a 2013 KILZ® Picture it Painted Professionally (PIPP) award from the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA). The award was presented during the 2013 Painting & Decorating Expo, March 3-6 in St. Louis. The annual awards program is hosted by PDCA and recognizes the best performances in the coatings application industry by individuals and contracting members of PDCA.

The KILZ® PIPP awards are presented for overall project excellence and superior craftsmanship. Awards were distributed in the following categories: Commercial Decorative, Commercial Interior, Commercial Restoration Exterior, Commercial Restoration Interior, Commercial Wallcovering, Industrial Exterior, Industrial Interior, Residential Decorative, Residential Interior and Community Improvement Awards.

Conrad Schmitt Studios Inc. won an award for the Commercial Decorative category. Details on their St. Genevieve Catholic Church project are listed below.

Constructed in 1930, St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Lafayette, Louisiana was designed to emulate churches found throughout the Dutch Countryside. Conrad Schmitt Studios worked closely with Pastor Reverend Curtis Mallet to develop a master plan for the renewal of this historic space. CSS artisans designed and painted four portraits of saints onsite to enhance the proscenium arch. The arch was given a new elegance with stenciling and decorative detailing. The new altars and ambo, as well as the sanctuary columns and the baptismal font were treated with a faux marble technique, which added to the elegant unity of the interior.

After construction was underway, Rev. Mallet contacted CSS with a new idea for the sanctuary ceiling decoration which included painting six murals depicting the life of the parish’s patron, St. Genevieve. Facing a tight schedule, CSS acted quickly to make this exciting vision become a reality.

Rev. Mallet stated in a letter to Conrad Schmitt Studios “You promised and held to your word that you would work hard to make sure that I was satisfied with the final product. You also put together a remarkable team of artists and craftsmen who were not only talented, but gentlemen and amicable partners in our common enterprise.”

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The KILZ® PIPP awards recognize the very best in the painting industry and honors PDCA members by showcasing their stellar work among their peers from across the nation,” said David Ayala, chair PDCA. “I applaud the Conrad Schmitt Studios Inc. team on their outstanding performance and excellent craftsmanship.”

About the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America
The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America serves the coating and wall covering industry with standards, education, training, advocacy, and best practices essential to member success. For more information, please call (800) 332-7322 or visit www.pdca.org. Find a local painting contractor in your area at www.fndapainter.com.

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