For over 53 years A & H Art & Stained Glass Co. has been
continuing an art form that started over a thousand years ago. It
is an art form that has predominantly adorned places of worship
yet in the early to mid-nineteenth century it began to invade homes,
commercial businesses and institutions throughout America and Europe.
Today this studio has the
honor to continue this timeless form of art and the artisans here
strive with their heart and soul to provide the same satisfaction
and quality in our commissions now as in the beginning.
This studio was originally founded in early 1950 and was purchased
by William D. Houpe in 1960. During his ownership in the mid-sixties
a young boy started earning extra summer money by sweeping the floor
and being the “ gopher” for everyone. From that boy
to a young man to an alumni of Appalachian State University to the
President of A & H Art & Stained Glass when purchased in
1982, Mr. Steve Haynes has poured out nearly forty years of love,
passion and sweat to a career in the art of stained glass. Over
time it has become a family business and in the last decade his
wife Cathy and son Christopher have both joined him in the business.
Christopher who possesses the same love for this art as his father
has joined with a passion in designing stained glass windows.
Our studio is much more than just a manufacturer of a product. It
is a closely knit fabric of artists, designers and craftsmen who
are more like family than co-workers. We would like to invite you
to join our list of over 3000 customers that we have served over
the past 53 years as we hope to enrich and illuminate the hearts
and souls of many for decades to come through the imaginative translation
of light through glass…….