Stephen began work as a glass blower in 1988, working out of his home. 1994 he formed Kitras Art Glass with his wife. By 2001 the company had expanded to include 40 employees and a new facility to accommodate increased production. The mission of Kitras Art Glass is to design and produce beautiful glass objects. Beautiful things enhance the enjoyment of everyday life; the spirit is uplifted. The company also believes that beautiful objects should be affordable to everyone.