HOLY LAND ART COMPANY
Designers & Craftsman For The Church since 1922
Family owned & operated through Four Generations, we take great pride in our work. Over the years Holy Land Art Company has been commissioned to work on hundreds of churches across 37 states and 5 countries. From full scale renovations and rebuilds, to smaller installations and restoration projects, we employ full time employees who are not only experts in their craft, but have decades of experience in the liturgical environment.
WHO WE ARE
Holy Land Art Company was founded in 1922 by Alphonse Tonietti, a graduate of the University of Beirut and trained in the ecclesiastical arts. He settled in New York and continued in the business until his death in the mid 1950’s.
In 1959, Chris Degheri, a member of the O’Toole family, purchased the Company from the Tonietti family. Degheri developed a flourishing catalog business and responded, in small ways, to the clients who requested design work. In 1984, Thomas Cleary, his son-in law, entered the business and with his design and construction experience, began to develop a separate contract division.
In 1989, Thomas Cleary purchased the business from Chris Degheri and continued to diversify and grow the offerings of the company. Operations were expanded from New York to Westwood, New Jersey, North Palm Beach, Florida, and Las Vegas, Nevada.
In 2017, Tom's son, Sean, joined Holy Land full-time after 8 years working in the Corporate Strategy group of the New York Stock Exchange and as a Merger & Acquisition consultant. The company continues to offer a range of services from liturgical design, custom fabrication of woodwork and metalwork, ecclesiastical painting and fine arts, sculpture, renovation and restoration.
Specialty Church Contracting at Competitive Rates
SELECT 2019-2021 PROJECTS
CAMP AUXILIUM, SALESIAN SISTERS - NEWTON, NJ
BASILICA CATHEDRAL OF THE SACRED HEART - NEWARK, NJ
OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE - MAYWOOD, NJ
ST. ELIZABETH - WYCKOFF, NJ
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION - SECAUCUS, NJ
SALESIAN SISTERS MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS - NORTH HALEDON, NJ
OUR LADY MOTHER OF THE CHURCH - WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ
ST. PHILIP THE APOSTLE - SADDLE BROOK, NJ
ST. BARTHOLOMEW - EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ
ST. PHILIP THE APOSTLE - CLIFTON, NJ
ST. CATHERINE - SPRING LAKE, NJ
ST. KATERI TEKAKWITHA - SPARTA, NJ
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION - BRONX, NY
Over the years Holy Land Art Company has been commissioned to work on hundreds of churches across 30 states. From full scale renovations and rebuilds, to smaller installations, we employ full time employees who are not only experts in their craft, but have decades of experience in the liturgical environment