Our Beginnings

Custom Frame Services began in 1993 at the home of David and Sherri Crowell on Holly Avenue in Dayton, Ohio.  David began with the concept of presenting picture framing as an art form. With the focus on boundaries and transitions, function and style, the frame works together with the art to create a complete and balanced piece.

Starting with a four hundred and fifty dollar paycheck, a mat-cutter and a miter saw; a frame shop was born. By 1995 the business had grown in the home, taking up the front room, half of the basement, two bedrooms and the upstairs hallway. It became clear more space was needed for the thriving spirit of this business.

In January of the following year the company moved to its current location, the corner of Wayne Ave. and Johnson St. in the Historic South Park District of Dayton, Ohio. This was a prime location due to its accessibility to the highway and convenience to the downtown area. Members of the neighborhood association encouraged the opening of the new local business.

For the past twenty years the company has been working with artists, art enthusiasts and collectors, with the support of the art and professional communities to promote the fine art of picture framing. We continue to strive to create balanced works, considering structure and style, presenting and preserving art and artifacts.

 

Specialty Work in June 2012

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