When I had this idea to break away from working for “the other guy” back in 1984-85, I researched the Ben Franklin Store franchise program. In 1986, my wife and I opened a Ben Franklin (combination variety and craft store) in West Monroe, Louisiana. My background was with a locally based Discount Store- Howard Discount Stores, and prior to that, with F W Woolworth Co. Between these companies, I spent 30 years working from the ground floor up to management. My wife and I operated our Ben Franklin Store for 12 years. Then, closing it due to slowing business we opened Variety + Gifts, a gift store and Custom Picture Framing shop in 1998, in Monroe, LA. Being personally involved in all aspects of the retail business since 1956, I of course was more interested in some areas more than others. We focused ourselves in these areas of interest. I had been very involved in the custom framing department at our Ben Franklin Store so when we opened our Variety + Gifts store I handled most of the custom framing. I like to create and design uniquely custom framed and matted products for the retail market place at a value price point that incorporates good workmanship, creativity and an individual touch. Then, in 2008 as we started the slow down process and preparing to practice the art of retirement we found that many of our past store front framing customers asked that we consider continuing offering our framing service, so here we are still working. Through the years so many of our friends and customers alike would call our store asking to speak to the “FrameGuy” Thus, came the name “My FrameGuy”. As the old saying goes “there is always a good woman behind any success story” that, in my case, is my lovely wife Lou.
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