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Quick survey (hours, staff, etc)

Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by LeighAnn, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. LeighAnn

    LeighAnn CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    I'm curious to find out what different frame shops hours are, how many staff (including owner operator) and possibly how large of a town you are in. We may be reworking our hours. I'll start...

    We are open Mon-Fri 10-5:30 and Saturday 10-2
    We have 3 full time people
    Town of 33,000 people

    Thank you!
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  2. MarkPDX

    MarkPDX Grumbler

    We are open Mon-Fri 10am -6pm, Sat. 10am-4pm
    We have 8 full time people (including the owner)
    In Portland, Oregon; 650,000 people (not including surrounding areas)
  3. i-FRAMER

    i-FRAMER MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    At the moment my wide and I. Our hours are 8-5pm. Sat by appointment.
    Cairns 140k people - 8 frame shops
  4. Framing Goddess

    Framing Goddess SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Four full time, two part time...
    Monday-Saturday 10-6 ( I like simple hours)
    Busiest days are Friday and saturday.
    Cleveland proper has 385,000, the metropolitan are has 2,000,000.
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  5. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    Our regular hours are Monday thru Friday 9:30-6:00.
    Saturday 12:00-4:00....
    Also by appointment other days and hours and installations at any hour or when we have to go up to Las Vegas or Reno for two days to install pictures we've framed in commercial sites or go to Tucson or Flagstaff or Casa Grande, etc, etc, etc.....

    We have a staff of 4 but we are doubling the size and location of our business at this time and there will be a larger staff.
    I have 49 years of framing experience and my boss has about 25 years so just between the two of us, we are like 5 or 6 regular employees...:p

    We are in Phoenix Arizona, population 1,700,000.
    Metro population 4,700,000.
    Lots of folks, lots of homes with lots of walls..;)
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018
  6. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Hours 11-6 Tuesday through Friday, 1-5 on Saturday.
    Staff: Me, Myself & I. (Plus Shop Cat)
    Population: Buffalo ~256,000, area ~1,200,000.
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  7. Joe B

    Joe B SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    7 days a week by appointment only. By doing appointment only, I can take the days off that I need to by not scheduling any appointments. 1 person shop. Local city is 62,897, Minneapolis & St Paul 3,280,000, and I have customers from both Minneapolis & St Paul. I also have a lot of outside of the metro area and customers in several other states.
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  8. alacrity8

    alacrity8 CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    We are open M-F 10-7, and Sunday Noon-5
    It's been just me running the show for most of my six years open (plus shop Cat and Shop Chameleons).
    I now have a part time assistant.
    We are in Albany NY, pop of 98,000. 1,100,000 in the Capital District.
  9. Dave

    Dave SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    M-F 10AM - 6PM
    Saturday's 9AM - 5PM
    or by appointment.

    I'm usually out two to three mornings a week at client's homes with artwork, for design consultation or installations prior to our 10AM opening.

    I work by myself Tuesday - Saturday and am off Mondays. The owner fills on on Mondays.

    Framing is done off site. The location I work from is a fine art gallery and framing design center and is 1000 SF in a high end shopping center. Our framing facility is about 12,000 SF and houses our frame shop, shipping area, corporate offices, photo room and studio for embellishing giclee prints we publish. It's located about 15 minutes away from the gallery.

    Total employees is at six right now.

    I closed our family art material/framing business on April 1st, 2011 on it's 100th anniversary and came to work here as gallery director and frame designer. I don't actually do framing myself anymore except for special mounts and the like.
  10. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    Mar, does the cat have to clock in and clock out?....:D
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  11. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Mama Lucy, Shop Cat - lives at the shop! Sometimes she sits in the front window in her little cozy nest, sometimes she hides under my workbench, and sometimes (when the cold wind is whistling through the building) she stays in her blanket fort on the wing chair. Sometimes customers ask for her and if they are very lucky, she may deign to come out to greet them.
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