Meet The Picture Framing Pros

Karen, a natural artist, was born in Lima, Ohio.  John, a natural entrepreneur, was born in Bellevue, Ohio  They were married in 1992 and several years later began looking ahead to the possibility of sharing a second career together.  One that would merge Karen's artistic skills and John's marketing skills and entrepreneurial spirit. After enjoying a three day seminar on professional picture framing in Chicago, you could say "the rest is history."

Their spare bedroom served as their first workshop as they began to hone their framing skills.  They attended numerous training programs taught though The Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA).  While attending the West Coast Art and Frame Expo (WCAFE), held yearly in Las Vegas, they participated in workshops taught by framers from around the world.  They have been lucky enough to study one-on-one, in the shops, of several the top framers in the United States.  Several years ago, they moved out of the bedroom, opened their first commercial shop and continued to learn and grow their business.

In 2016, they opened a newly renovated and expanded shop The Picture Framing Pros.  After winning numorus state and regional, Professional Picture Framers Association, awards for their framing contest entries, the hard work and education paid off as they won their first national PPFA award.  In January of 2017, they received the year's award for Innovative Use of Materials in Framing.  Their entry included what is believed to be the first metal fillet (small frame inside a frame) ever used in the picture framing industry.  The thrill was not only in winning the award but knowing that a panel of experienced framers, judged our entry worthy enough to join the elite circle of framing industry inovators that had won the award in the past. 

We've raised custom picture framing in Lima, Ohio to art form!

Besides an incredible selection, you can always count on TPFP to give the quality and service you deserve.  Here is what you can always expect:

  • No sales clerks:  There are no sales clerks in our shop.  Our design consultants are just that -- consultants with art backgrounds and years of experience!  They will help you create and exceptional framing solution.
  • We go the extra mile:  When it comes to frames, we are meticulous.  We have rigorously sought out extraordinary frames from around the world so that your frame is the perfect frame.
  • Handled with care:  We know how much you cherish your art, and we treat it as if it were our own.  What is more, we guarantee that your art will never leave our premises.  Unlike others, we actually do all our framing on the premises usually  within 21 days--or less!
  • Cutting Edge Technology:  We use cutting edge technology such our Computerized Mat Cutter (CMC) and Computerized Framer Visualization Software to offer unique designs in a variety of materials and techniques. Ask yourself the following two questions.

Why do others still cut only square mats? 

While it may sound like we are bragging, we can confidently say there probably is not a frame shop in Allen County that utilizes a Computerized Mat Cutter (CMC) better than we do.  With our Wizard 8000, we can design your mat to follow the contours of your art and add v- grooves.  We can even embellish designs into the matboard to accent any framing treatment!       

Why do others still make your wait to see the finished projects?     

See your art framed before you place your order using our Computerized Framer Visualization Software.  It's the new way to frame!


Here is how it works:  A camera mounted above our design table takes a digital photo of your art and several framing choices.  With just a few mouse clicks you will see the finished project on our computer!  You can instantly compare frame and mat choices, sizes, textures, corner shapes and decorative V-Groves.  It's quick and easy...we can even email it someone for you.  Our visualization service is just another way we make your framing experience comfortable and FUN!



Matts cut using our moderm technnology