Rich History In Framing
Our name says it all, we are frame makers. The original frame maker was Norm VanKoughnett, an art teacher at Lyons High School. In 1995 Norm retired and sold the business to Barbara who had been working with Norm for several years. Barbara had been in framing since 1980 and felt she had a good understanding of the industry. But The Framemakers was far beyond what ordinary frame shops can do, will do, or even offer.
The Framemakers was originally in Hinsdale. In 2002 the building we were in at 24 W. Chicago Avenue, the infamous Fuller car wash corner, was sold and we relocated to 10 N. Cass in Westmont. It afforded us the luxury of doubling our square footage. Both towns have, and continue to be, very supportive of our business.
Although we expanded in our building size we continue to be a small, family owned business dedicated to the fine art of custom framing. The people who greet you when you come in, Barb, Sarah or Don, are the same people working in the back room framing your item. We each have fallen into the routine of day to day work.
Because we are a small company all of us know how to do each other’s jobs in case of illness or vacations. We are all experts at what we do and in framing design. Regardless of our jobs for the day, all of our favorite days at Framemakers are when we can help a customer design or revive an item or gift that brings them joy.