The Great Frame Up


The Great Frame Up is one of the fastest growing franchises in the Home Decor Industry specializing in wall decor. Primary offerings include; Ready to hang art, canvas, and art prints and quality custom framing.

Our target market of 20,000 households spent an average $1.5 million annually on custom framing alone. SINGLE UNITS AND MARKET UNITS (Main Store & 2 Showrooms) AVAILABLE,


Year Established: 1971
Year First Franchised: 1975
Franchised Units: 100+
Actual number of units: 183
Projected New Units (12 months): 40

States referrals are accepted in:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Avail. in Canada: Masters/Area Developer: No


(accepting broker referrals from all states)


Financial / Terms

Cash Investment: $50,000
Minimum Investment: $138,450
Minimum Net Worth: $200,000
Franchise Fee: $30,000

Royalty: 6%
Ad: 2%
Average # of Employees: 1
Passive Ownership Allowed: Yes
Earnings Claims: No


Total Investment: $138,450 - $228,200
Average Number Of Employees: 1 FT (Owner/Operator) and 60 labor hours (includes framer)
Passive Ownership: May be hands-on owner or passive owner with a manager

Franchise Sales

Single Unit: Yes
Multiple Units: Yes
Area/Master Developer: No
Resales: No


International Expansion

International Expansion Opportunities: No
Developing outside of the U.S.: N/A
Single Unit Availability Outside U.S.: No
Multiple Unit Availability Outside U.S.: No
Area Development or Master Avail.: No
Cash Investment: N/A
Total Investment: N/A


No International Opportunities at this time


Support & Training Provided

Financial Assistance Provided:Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes


Initial training, on-going support, help lines, and field support, annual meetings, advertising, central purchasing etc.
Comprehensive 10 day training in St. Louis, MO covers all aspects of operating the business, in-store training, and on-going support, plus Grand Opening assistance and quarterly store visits.

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Freddy O'Pry

Franchise Development