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The Great Frame Up
Custom framing and wall decor

The Great Frame Up
Custom framing and wall decor

About
Founded

1971

Franchising Since

1975 (43 Years)

Corporate Address

221 First Executive Ave.
St. Peters, MO 63376

CEO

Joseph Lynch

Parent Company

Franchise Concepts Inc.

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$111,973 - $182,615

Net-worth Requirement

$200,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$50,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$30,000 - $30,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Ad Royalty Fee

1.5%

Financing Options

The Great Frame Up has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
startup costs, equipment, inventory

Veteran Incentives

$5,000 off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

On-The-Job Training:

40 hours

Classroom Training:

80 hours

Additional Training:

Convention & trade shows

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

2 - 4

Bio
Started in Chicago, The Great Frame Up opened its first location in the Lincoln Park neighborhood in 1971 and started franchising four years later.

Stores include a vertical viewing board for seeing the art as it would appear on a wall with various mat and frame selections. Full service options allow customers to frame pieces themselves or have staff members do it for them. The stores carry in-stock frames, mats, glass, framed art, unframed posters and prints, catalogs with thousands of prints and ready-made frames.

The Great Frame Up is part of Franchise Concepts Inc., a group that includes Deck The Walls and Framing & Art Centre.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $111,973 High - $182,615
Units
-7.1%-6 UNITS (1 Year) -15.2%-14 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
Learn More

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