Our Story

As an 18 year old man Don Vanderhoff took a job at a stained glass restoration company.  Within a couple years with newly found skill and his old pick up truck he started sub-contracting as Vanderhoff Construction for stained glass window restoration companies.

Seeing all the deteriorated churches and cathedrals as he traveled throughout the Midwest, early in the 1990’s Don saw the need for a more personalized owner operated stained glass company.  The rest is history and his successful business has served the upper Midwest restoring over 300 churches and cathedrals since its birth.  Stained glass window design and restoration company VanDerHoff Studios – Original Logo Sketch created by Don Vanderhoff

More than a man and his truck with a dream, today VanDerHoff Studios and office are located in the scenic hills around Melrose Wisconsin.  Don Vanderhoff still to this day personally travels to every church that contacts VanDerHoff Studios to assess the condition, recommend a restoration plan and provide a free estimate.

Don Vanderhoff married Barbara Klein in March of 2010.  Since then Barbara has been managing the office and developing VanDerHoff Studios website.  Many times you will find her traveling with Don to evaluate and document the condition of windows for a restoration plan report.

Barbara has developed several educational slide shows on the topic of stained glass and storm coverings to help church parishioners, restoration committees and any other interested parties to understand the processes better in order to make more informed decisions about their precious windows.

Barbara is also very active in trying to bring national awareness and gain national interest in complete restorations of our historical churches and cathedrals.  Our historic churches and Cathedrals all over the country are in great need of our attention.

When you sign a contract with VanDerHoff Studios you can look forward to working with Barbara to brainstorm new and creative fundraising ideas if you need to develop a stained glass design and or restoration fundraising strategy.

VanDerHoff Studios stained glass window restoration team travels to your location, carefully removes, restores and replaces your historic stained glass windows; releading and repairing or replacing broken pieces of the window; repair and replacing wood sash and providing storm covering options to protect your investment.

Stained glass window design and restoration company VanDerHoff Studios – Original Logo Sketch created by Don Vanderhoff