THE BAUT STUDIOS was founded in 1927 by Stanley H. Baut (1894-1969) in the
Wyoming Valley Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania with a two (2), and sometimes
four (4), man staff. Stanley and his workers produced beautiful work and gained
a "solid" reputation. Stanley was sole proprietor until 1945 and active in the
business until 1965. His career began around 1916, apprenticing for various
major Studios. Stanley's father, Jacob Baut, was familiar with the craft as
well, working for a major Studio in Innsbruck, Austria, prior to his journey to
EDUCATION: High School Diploma.
Eugene R. Baut (1927-1988), son of Stanley, began his
career at his father's side from the tender age of six. Throughout his youth and
prior to his service in World War II, Eugene was becoming an accomplished
craftsman. "Gene" became a partner with his father in 1945. From that time on,
the business increased in physical size, staff, and product depth. Gene, an
inquisitive thinker, earned a number of patents during his career, including a
"STRUCTURAL STAINED GLASS WINDOW SYSTEM." He was active in the business until
EDUCATION: High School Diploma, Bucknell Junior College, Honorary Degree - Westmoreland Institute of Applied Sciences.
Harriett H. Baut (1927-2013), wife of Gene, was at at her
husband's side throughout his career. She helped in the office doing clerical
and book keeping work as needed. When Gene became the outside salesman, she
often accompanied him on his sales trips. She was knowledgeable in the many
aspects of our business as she was there as Gene tried new things. She continued
to provide guidance and leadership until the very end. Earlier on the day she was struck ill,
she was in the studio checking the status of an installation in Ct. The four living children of
Gene & Harriett continue to run the business keeping in mind the lessons learned from their parents.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma, Master Seamstress, Bookkeeper.
Gerhard F. Baut (1953- ), son of Eugene and Harriett,
began "shop work" around the age of seven years. He has crafted in all mediums
of Baut Products, including "Painting of Traditional Stained Glass." His
knowledge of the "Science of Glass" and "Staining" is most essential in giving
him the ability to DUPLICATE (in part or fully) "Priceless" Stained Glass
Windows. Gerhard takes an active role in all STAINED GLASS RESTORATION and
DUPLICATION efforts, from initial paint formulation to fired paint samples to
finished product. He has been employed full time since 1975.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma, B.F.A. - Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA, and Rome, Italy, A.M. di Venezia.
Karen Louise Baut Klemm (1955- ), daughter of Eugene
and Harriett, became involved in the "Office" end of the business after
attending college. She oversees the office and the Human Resources Department.
She has been employed full time since 1975.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
Heide Marie Baut Cebrick (1957- ), daughter of Eugene
and Harriett, became involved in the "Artistry" end of the business at the age
of 12. By her senior year of High School, she was a skilled "Color Selector and
Glass Cutter." Heide oversees and coordinates the many activities of The Baut
Studios Design Department. Both hand drawing methods and computer graphics are
employed. She has been employed full time since 1979.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma, B.F.A. - Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA, and Rome, Italy, Computer Network Training, AutoCAD, CADD / CAM - Cybermation, MasterCAM Training.
Conrad D. Baut (1960- ), also son of Eugene and
Harriett, likewise began at a very young age helping out in the Studio. Conrad
also apprenticed at the Studio, working in all aspects of the craft, from
initial manufacture to installation of the finished products. Conrad oversees
all aspects of the "Baut Operation" and also is responsible for all Estimates
and Specifications. He has been employed full time since 1982.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma, B.S., Magna Cum Laude, in Business and Marketing - Kings' College, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Supply Member of Construction Specifications Institute.