WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT DOING BUSINESS IN OHIO?
The cost of doing business in Ohio is much lower than in the large art markets where most of our competitors are located. Ohio is centrally located in the eastern half of the United States, which lowers shipping costs. Also Basswood, and other hardwoods, are readily available in Ohio. There are many fine corporate headquarters in Ohio which have required our services.
DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS:
Hackman Frames started as a small, one man operation in New York City making silk mats and one-of-a-kind picture frames. In 1992 they moved to Columbus, Ohio and setup shop in a garage and basement, making their own moldings and water gilding in 22k. By 1994 their frames and services caught on and they moved to a commercial location and hired a gilder/ finisher and full-time woodworker. They put their first catalog out that year and by word of mouth started growing. By 1996 they grew to 6 full-time employees, doubled their floor space to 2,400 square feet and were selling frames all over the country. They were also very busy locally making silk mats and fitting artwork. By 1999 they moved to a 14,000-square foot space. Their first advertisement in American Art Review was included in more than 300 catalogs. With an even larger team of craftspeople and upgraded equipment in their shop, they were able to increase their production significantly. They began producing handmade, ready-made, standard size picture frames in 2000, and offered them for sale via ecommerce on their website. They also began making picture frames for retail chain stores, with headquarters located here in Columbus. By 2004 they had 15 employees and had established themselves as one of the top frame makers in this country. With pressure on their ready-made frame business coming from imported reproductions of their products, they began branching out into services such as frame restoration, gold leaf gilding of residential furnishings, and producing OEM picture frames for other companies.
502 Schrock Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229, Franklin County
|Type of Industry:
||Picture frame molding industry, hand crafted items and fine arts
||Custom made-to-order picture frames- OEM picture frames, picture frame restoration and gold leaf and metal leaf gilding
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