OUR DIFFERENCE

Passion for Creating Experiences

Our passion is to create works that matter in people’s lives. We can elicit emotion through the powerful glass medium; we can elicit emotion, encourage interaction, capture a story, give comfort, add inspiration, provide a remembrance, and bring reliability and functionality.

Determining Success Upfront

We believe your success defines ours. We embrace our client’s passions and creativity, so our approach starts by listening, exploring, and clearly defining what end experience(s) they want to achieve. Whether starting from broad dreams or extreme details in functionality, this collaborative process leans on our expertise to align around creating deliverables that are remarkable at achieving their desired effect.

Embracing Glass & More

We have a passion for how glass can transform a space. Our team uniquely brings exceptional award-winning design and innovative engineering skills together around integrating a wide range of materials to deliver extraordinary masterpieces. We leverage and utilize the world’s most beautiful mouth-blown glass, some of the most innovative architectural glass, to the finest in woods, precious and industrial metals, plastics, and synthetics products. Our artisans are passionate about mixing all forms of artistry at all scale levels - crafting through molding, cutting, carving, infusing, blasting, and welding.

 

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OUR DIFFERENCE

Passion for Creating Experiences

Our passion is to create works that matter in people’s lives. Through the powerful medium of glass, we can elicit emotion, encourage interaction, capture a story, give comfort, add inspiration, provide a remembrance, and bring reliability and functionality.

Determining Success Upfront

We believe your success defines ours. We embrace our client’s passions and creativity, so our approach starts by listening, exploring, and clearly defining what end experience(s) they want to achieve. Whether starting from broad dreams or extreme details in functionality, this collaborative process leans on our expertise to align around creating deliverables that are remarkable at achieving their desired effect.

Embracing Glass & More

We have a passion for how glass can transform a space. Our team uniquely brings exceptional award-winning design and innovative engineering skills together around integrating a wide range of materials to deliver extraordinary masterpieces. We leverage and utilize the world’s most delicate and beautiful mouth-blown glass, some of the most innovative architectural glass, to the finest in woods, precious and industrial metals, plastics, and synthetics products. Our artisans are passionate about mixing all forms of artistry at all levels of scale - crafting through molding, cutting, carving, infusing, blasting, and welding.

OUR TEAM

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GARY TERHAAR

Director of Client Relations
President Emeritus

320.685.8397
terhaarglass@gmail.com

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DAVID ORTON

Director of Operations
Principal

320.685.8397
davidorton@terhaarglass.com

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NICK STUDER

Master Craftsman

320.685.8397
Info@terhaarglass.com

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CHRISTI BECKER

Stained Glass Artist

320.685.8397
Info@terhaarglass.com

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DEEANNA REAR

Director of Marketing
Office Manager

320.685.8397
deeannarear@terhaarglass.com

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TOM TERHAAR

Master Craftsman

320.685.8397
Info@terhaarglass.com

OUR STORY | OVER 6O YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

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FRED TERHAAR

Founder

TERHAAR stained glass studio was established in 1959 by architectural designer and stained glass artisan Fred Terhaar.

Fred learned his craft and love of glass while working as an apprentice on the famed glass windows of St. John’s Abbey Church in Collegeville, Minnesota, designed by Marcel Breuer.

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GARY & TOM TERHAAR

Two Sons

Fred trained his sons Gary and Tom in the tradition and techniques of fine glasswork.

Today Gary and Tom continue to be recognized for their excellent reputation in offering the finest quality design and fabrication of stained-glass work.  They both spend their time mentoring their passion for stained glass to two brothers who desire to build upon the 60-year legacy.

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DEAN & DAVID ORTON

Two Brothers

David brings innovation, design, and engineering into the TERHAAR legacy. His extensive project portfolio with major national institutions lends itself to build upon the creative solutions that TERHAAR clients love.

Dean brings extensive leadership experience in managing national arts and cultural organizations.   He brings a proven track record of building and supporting creative, award-winning teams.

Gary, Tom, Dean, and David continue to embrace TERHAAR's hand-crafted traditions while continuing to push our artistry through new and innovative technology.

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OUR STUDIO

Mon-Fri
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

4025 County Road 140
Cold Spring, MN 56320

(320) 685-8397
info@terhaarglass.com

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Testimonials

The stained glass in the chapel is breathtaking.

What a beautiful place to go and pray, meditate, and feel God’s presence.

Priceless!! 

Pat and Judy K.

It is truly a very special piece of art that completely changes the front foyer.

We will enjoy it for many years to come. 

Tammy and Read S.

Bless you for giving of your time, your energy, yourself.

Thank you for the beautiful windows in the chapel.

It adds so much to the atmosphere in the room. 

Ann S.

Thank you for the beautiful stained-glass window in the chapel.

What a beautiful surprise, walking into Cenacle tonight and seeing your beautiful

artwork in the windows.

Jeff & Pat W.

Thanks for the beauty!

I love the new windows and appreciate all your hard work!

The windows are beautiful. They warm the chapel and our hearts.

Patty K.

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Since 1959