For over forty years, Bob the 'Iron Framer' has been making frames - first for Frame Market and then after we purchased that company, as part of our team here at Le Frame Shoppe.
To help put this into perspective, consider the following:
When the Vietnam War ended, Bob was framing.
When bell bottoms and disco ruled, “you could tell by the way he used his saw, he was a framin' man no time to talk.”
When Thriller thrilled, Bob was thrilled to be framing.
When the Berlin Wall came down, Bob's framing was as strong as ever.
When the Milli Vanilli lip-synch scandal broke, Bob was actually framing.
When the Soviet Union collapsed, Bob's framing continued to endure.
When American Idol launched, Bob had already won 'framing idol' 30 years in a row.
When social media exploded, Bob had long been setting trends in framing.
His framing is legendary but one of my favourite Bob stories has nothing to do with his craft and tells you everything you need to know about the character and heart of the person we are fortunate enough to work alongside.
One day shortly after we purchased Frame Market, I brought my young son by the shoppe. As we made our way to the back of the building where most of our noisy production equipment is, I could see that my son was feeling a little nervous. Then big, tall Bob introduced himself and scooped my son up in his arms to show him how the mat cutter machine worked. Before you know it, they were hitting buttons, making mats and getting along like two old souls.
Having Bob as our production manager and head framer is an honour and a privilege. His wealth of experience and encyclopedic knowledge of all things framing is an incredible asset. After forty years, he still comes to work with passion and takes pride in creating frames that will live in people’s homes for generations.
To say that we are lucky to have Bob on our team is an understatement and we just wanted to let you all know what an important, hardworking and all around good guy he is! Thank you Bob!