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King Richard’s Adds Well-Respected Liturgical Designer to Staff

King Richard’s Adds Well-Respected Liturgical Designer to Staff

Atlanta, October 18th, 2010

Los Angeles based liturgical designer and consultant Rhett Judice has joined King Richard’s liturgical Design & Contracting as the firm’s first full-time, in-house designer. He will travel to King Richard’s offices in Atlanta and Dallas, and work with the company’s national and international customers, providing specialized expertise to architects constructing or remodeling churches. King Richard’s clients will have exclusive access to Judice’s impressive portfolio, amassed over two decades.

With the addition of Judice, King Richard’s will broaden its reach both geographically and denominationally. A former King Richard’s customer who purchased antique items for his own clientele, Judice has strong ties to the Los Angeles Episcopal Diocese and Roman Catholic Archdiocese which complement the company’s existing relationships. The renowned liturgical designer has contributed to some of Southern California’s most distinguished churches and private residences. His work has appear in Los Angeles Magazine’s “Best of L.A” and Traditional Building Magazine. Additionally, Judice apprentice in England, gaining valuable insight into saving and restoring ancient buildings.

“I look forward to helping King Richard’s move more fully into interior and restoration work,” says Judice. “By applying all I’ve learned over the past 20 years, I can ensure that the flow of both new and traditional buildings and their furnishings are achieved.”

Over the years, King Richard’s has been increasingly sought after for interior architecture consulting on new construction. Judice will be busy—King Richard’s has completed a record 100 marble jobs over the last 24 months.

“This is a strategic move that takes us to another level and brings real benefits to our clients,” says Rick Lair, founder and president of King Richard’s. “With the addition of Judice to our team, we can offer our clients a full menu of turn-key design and construction services, from conception through completion.”

Founded in 1988, King Richard’s Liturgical Design & Contracting has earned a worldwide reputation as a full service religious goods and specialty contractor. The firm is the largest designer and installer of church marble products, as well as the largest rescuer of religious artifacts in North America. Headquartered in suburban Atlanta, King Richard’s services all aspects of religious design, construction, renovation, and removal. The company’s sustained success and continued growth is a direct result of its commitment to understanding the importance of the projects, products, and services provided exclusively to the religious community.