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The Big Move...

Discussion in 'Picture Framing Business Issues' started by John Ranes II CPF GCF, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. Hannu Nystrom

    Hannu Nystrom True Grumbler

    Good luck with your move, John. I thought of you few days ago when I saw a guy wearing a t-shirt "Appleton, Wisconsin". You are big in Finland!

    I can't think of anything that takes more energy than moving a business. We've done it three times.

    Send flight tickets, I can come to the opening show.
     
  2. John Ranes II CPF GCF

    John Ranes II CPF GCF SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Landlord concessions....

    Kirstie,

    Indeed, Jo and Rick are correct. A good landlord is more flexible today in including buildouts to accomodate a long term tennant. Not many retailers need this much square footage, and many are nervous and probably unlikely to sign a 10 year lease.

    In our case the landlord was willing to do a great deal of buildouts to suit our needs - It probably helps that their forte is building buildings/structures to specific tennant specifications. We were able to negotiate carpet, tile work, electric work, New H/AC unit, etc.

    Good Eye Bandsaw! :D Ha Ha Ha! The sign was obviously left behind by the previous tennant... a short lived SPA business that was in the building less than a year.

    Anne,

    Is this an offer to help paint? ;) Actually friends have offered to paint the office, kitchen and bathroom for Sarah. The main retail area will be professional painted (30%) and professional wall covered (70%).

    I'll respond to our experience once it's over! Even before its begun, I can't imagine doing this more than once!


    John
     
  3. AnneL

    AnneL SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Only if your having a painting party! :D
     
  4. Kirstie

    Kirstie PFG, Picture Framing God

    Ha ha ha ha! Not in my building at least. We paid for everything 32 years ago and all new tenants pay for everything now. One might wonder why there are often vacancies. Don't get me started...
     
  5. W.C.Framer

    W.C.Framer PFG, Picture Framing God

    Its a case-by-case scenario. In our old location, the landlord built the walls (but probably not to code or with a permit). Our new location, we built the walls despite my pleas for finacial assistance. However, the new landlords did add many more light fixtures to the grid ceiling (too many, actually), and have been very, very accommodating in so many other ways. Unlike our old landlords that wanted a 10% raise on rent with no discussion.

    Have I said it yet? I'm so glad we moved!
     
  6. Barb Pelton

    Barb Pelton SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Wow, I am so glad for you guys!
    This is going to be wonderful.
    I am still in my strip mall that is a great location, but unappealing to the eye on the outside. I am attempting to do some things to at least my portion of the building and am in the midst of negotiating with my landlord.....wish me luck. Any new structure improvements have to be at least OK'd by the landlord, but the new signs are underway!!

    Keep us updated with pics! Wish I was there to help, I LOVE getting new stores ready to open!
     
  7. Bandsaw

    Bandsaw MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    I can't tell how well the new building shows in the context of it's surroundings but wonder if you have any plans to add character to the outside?
     
  8. John Ranes II CPF GCF

    John Ranes II CPF GCF SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Progress Report - Week 3

    We're seeing more progress as painting has begun on some rooms in the interior, and we're waiting for our wallcovering to arrive. Next week we should be finalizing our decisions on signage and the painters will be spray painting the ceiling an off white. After that the electricans will be able to install newer energy efficient flourescent units.

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    In the back room, a new HAC and ductwork is being installed, while electricians install 5 additional light units. This area will be used for moulding and gift storage as well as our shipping and receiving area.

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    While on the exterior of the building, painters gave the brickwork a fresh coat of paint. You can see that the overhead door in the rear has now been trimmed out.

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    The new window that replaces the doors old location is almost complete - the window has been installed, and the outside now painted.

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    A 4x8 foot banner was created that sits on the strip between Northland Avenue and the service road in front of our new location. You can see the adjacent strip mall next to our building in the background.

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    We put up this banner just yesterday, just as a mailing went out to 3,100 customers announcing our move with the new location address. That is Northland Avenue behind the banner in this view - We plan on having multiple banners created for different events and product lines.

    Barb, I think that is pretty much how we felt about our existing strip mall location as well - Good traffic, great part of town, good visibility, but just not quite the impressive exterior look that we would like.

    We have some great signage being designed - Large 24-26 inch channel lettering on the face of the building and some vinyl lettering in all eight windows. Not quite sure what you mean by "character"... but here is the building and it's relationship to surroundings...

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    In the left of the picture above you see the far right end of the adjacent strip center with a florist. To the right, off camera is the Ace Hardware.

    John
     
  9. Bandsaw

    Bandsaw MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    By character I suppose I mean something big, giant picture frame, giant corner sample, giant Mona Lisa, Huge bronze pig - I don't know exactly but I've always wanted something out front so that people say "The place with the Bronze Pig" and everyone knows where that is. I've tried a couple of ideas that city hall wouldn't go for but we're working on another idea and the city seems interested this time. I'll keep it a secret for now.
     
  10. Bandsaw

    Bandsaw MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    A better way to describe what I mean by adding character to the outside of the building - have you been to Las Vegas?

    I'd like to see a 20 foot bronze corner sample standing one leg up and one leg down in the middle of a fountain on that boulevard with the point of the corner sample pointing to your shop.

    It would also be cool if at 6:00 PM everyday flames came out of the fountain and pirates climbed up to the dancing girls on top.

    "You know, the frame shop with the flaming fountain."

    It is kind of a plain looking building - if it was a Pizza Hut at least they would paint the roof red.

    Constructive criticism intended.
     
  11. deaconsbench

    deaconsbench SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Hmmm...character, eh? I'm thinking "borrowing" a Shoney's Big Boy statue holding up a gold closed corner frame! :popc: (actually, that would be pretty cool!)
     
  12. John Ranes II CPF GCF

    John Ranes II CPF GCF SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Enhanced Visibility...

    All due respect Bandsaw, but I find Las Vegas the epitome of American Gluttony - (Sorry, but I'm not a big fan). I find places like Bennington VT, Missoula MT, Chicago IL much more real and interesting.

    Ahhhh....I don't think so.

    We're making this move to increase visibility - I think we'll achieve that when all is said and done, at our new location. ;)

    John
     
  13. Jeff Rodier

    Jeff Rodier SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    The place is shaping up great. Looks like the crews are knocking it out quickly.

    Very nice space and location by the shopping center. What date are you projecting unlocking the doors at this point?
     
  14. John Ranes II CPF GCF

    John Ranes II CPF GCF SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Schedule

    24 August - Spray Paint entire ceiling in retail and workshop areas.

    26-28 August - New light fixtures installed

    31 Aug - 2 Sept - Carpet being laid / Kitchen cabinets installed

    2 September - Take Occupancy of the building to begin move in process....

    2 - 25 September - Slow move with inventory and and fixtures

    14 September - Wall covering hung (delayed shipment) and baseboard installed.

    26 Sept - 1 Oct - Big move with professional assistance and volunteers of all sorts! :D / Computers connected / Phone system installed /

    2 October - Grand Opening and Gala
     
  15. Jeff Rodier

    Jeff Rodier SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Sounds like you have the plan etched in stone. I'm looking forward to seeing the signage for the exterior of the store. Once that is in place you will really get the notice of passers by.
     
  16. Kirstie

    Kirstie PFG, Picture Framing God

    John, It's great that you have access to the strip of land where you have the banner and future banners set up! Did you plant the flower bed or was it just conveniently there? Flowers! Trees! I see this as idyllic compared to being in the city with a parking garage above us and dorms across and up and down the street.

    Jeff looked at all the photos just now and sends his congratulations again. Wow, what an accomplishment!

    How long will you have to be closed during the actual move from the old shop? Do you have to do post-move work there for your deposit if there was one?

    I'll be curious to see what you do with the windows and signage to promote both the framing and gift business.

    I'd also like to see what character others have on thier buildings or windows. Mine is a new sidewalk sign.:cool:
     
  17. Bandsaw

    Bandsaw MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    Not specifically suggesting copying Las Vegas but that is the character of the town. Town character comes from artistic expression of building owners, shop keepers, architects, gardeners that fit the local flavour. Places that you like - Bennington VT, Missoula MT, Chicago IL - have specific detail that create the character that you like. Your new building and the other commercial buildings nearby are similar to a million building across the country. Perhaps there are some creative details that you could add that would make your business stand out while adding to the quality and character of the neighbourhood. Sort of like fine frame design.
     
  18. John Ranes II CPF GCF

    John Ranes II CPF GCF SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    New Marketing Image....

    Bandsaw gave me some food for thought and so we have elected to change our marketing image and shake up the Midwest a bit with this new "Vegas Style" campaign...

    John Ranes will begin wearing the red & white checkered overalls at all public functions, to help maintain the Big Boy image in all of our marketing in the future and we already have decided to change the look to our new building in October with this new signage...

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    What do you all think? ;) Special thanks to our newly created marketing department including David Swindler, Jeff Rodier and creative genuis, Rick Granick.

    Thanks gentlemen!

    John Ranes, "The Big Boy of Custom Framing"
     
  19. Jeff Rodier

    Jeff Rodier SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    When they ask where to have something framed it is clear that you guys are the "Big Boys" of the industry. Now if we can just get some neon lighting that thing up at night you will truly shine above all the rest.

    Hey is your filet Walleye or Walnut.
     
  20. deaconsbench

    deaconsbench SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    And remember to offer, due to tremendous foreign-origin email demand, a new line of "shinny gold" frames. Outstanding! :thumbsup:
     
  21. Jay H

    Jay H PFG, Picture Framing God

    I like that John but to class it up a bit you may want to put a fountain out front. The cherub peeing is pretty popular. Maybe you can have the Big Boy pee?
     
  22. Mike Labbe

    Mike Labbe Member, Former moderator team volunteer

    If you can make a laser beam come out of the pyramid roof, you've got a deal!

    Seriously though, it looks great!
     
  23. Bandsaw

    Bandsaw MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    Now we're getting somewhere!

    I'm not sure what the character of the town is but I do keep looking at the peak of the building and thinking about a fine weathervane with local character. Well lit at night and perhaps changing with the seasons. Quality, artistically crafted, perhaps based on some of the products sold in the store - smokers etc.

    That peak makes me think flagpole, copula, steeple

    A quick look at Appleton on the net and I find a couple of options to suit the history of the town:

    - add some more roof peaks and a couple of chimineys like Hearthstone

    - have the store dissappear after hours following a certain magician
     
  24. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    If you're going to make that claim, we may have to arrange a Celebrity Death Match (man, I miss that show) between you and Jay Goltz.
    ;) Rick
     
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  25. AnneL

    AnneL SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    John, even though your a Vikings fan, instead of the Big Boy you might want to consider a Packer. You know how anything Packers gets everyone's attention in this area! :icon11:

    There was a Packer statue in Green Bay that they were trying to find some one to take. You can have him catching a frame instead of a ball. Just don't put the number 4 on his jersey.

    But if you stick with the Big Boy theme, I do think your going to look great in those checked pants!
     
  26. John Ranes II CPF GCF

    John Ranes II CPF GCF SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Progress Report - Week 4

    We're moving right along, and all is on schedule -- a wee bit exhausting, but still on schedule. Most of the work this past week was not as visible but gets us ready for the next stage. Did I mention that I'm sick of concrete and drywall dust?

    The "backroom" to be used for gift storage / shipping & receiving is pretty much completed. Electrical work 90% done, with new energy efficient T8 fixures installed throughout the Retail area. We had the entire ceiling painted an off white with a hint of magenta.

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    The framing workshop is seen to the left in this photo where the painter is removing masking after spray painting the ceiling. Greg Koll is roller painting the main designer wall in the retail area to the right.

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    After two coats of paint, this main design wall has been painted a Burnished Brandy. This wall will eventually have 22 turnstiles of corner samples along it from end to end. You can see the finished new window to the rear left with walls painted in the same color.

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    Here the main retail area shows that the floor has been prepared for carpet to be laid this coming week. You can also see the new T8 Lighting Fixtures. Some of you might be wondering why we stopped painting the right lower area of this long main dividing wall?

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    This area will be used for displaying ready made frames. We currently have 6 sheets of slatwall being made for this corner of the retail area.

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    Something Old... We resurrected three of our old framing joining stations from our existing location and moved them over to the new building. Here, we removed the original dark sided paneling and had them drywalled and painted. We'll use these "arms" as support braces in frame assembly. New linoleum tile has been laid below.

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    The back room has been cleaned and we can start moving in some inventory late next week! You're looking back into a room of almost 2,000 sq/ft. Note the newly installed exit lights with emergency lighting (current code).

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    Sarah's office has been painted in a two tone color wash technique. Yes...those are 12 foot ceilings in her office as well! :)

    Next week is Week five leading up to Labor Day -- We plan on having the carpet installed Mon-Wednesday and the kitchen cabinetry installed on Wednesday.

    Signed a contract on new signage this past week and will post a question related to Channel Letter Signage in a new thread.

    John
     
  27. danny boy

    danny boy PFG, Picture Framing God

    Beautiful. It will be so worth the construction dust when you are completed. Is the date on target?
     
  28. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I thought for a minute that I could smell the fresh paint just looking at those pictures. Then I realized the smell is coming from my freshly painted bathroom ceiling.
    ;) Rick
     
  29. Jeff Rodier

    Jeff Rodier SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Looking great and on schedule, gotta love that. Make sure they install the slatwall in the correct spot.

    Were you able to get the zoning variance to add the neon to the Framing Big Boy.
     
  30. Emibub

    Emibub PFG, Picture Framing God

    I have to say I was scrolling thru to find my place and this caught my eye...........looking at the picture out of context I kinda thought maybe John was really on to something here............................
     
  31. Kirstie

    Kirstie PFG, Picture Framing God

    John,

    Coming right along--looks great.

    Tell Sarah I love the color of her new office walls.
     
  32. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    One thought that I had for the exterior was to make use of the brown strip above the corner-of-windows. What about installing an awning where the brown strip is (which would help shield your window displays from light exposure), and maybe even upholster the awning in an exterior fabric graphic to make it look like a big frame sample corner. This would dress up the plain exterior while instantly conveying what you do.
    :cool: Rick
     
  33. DVieau2

    DVieau2 PFG, Picture Framing God

    John,

    The p[lace looks great.

    How many corner samples can you get on 22 turnstiles? Are they three or four sided and are you making them yourself?

    Doug
     
  34. John Ranes II CPF GCF

    John Ranes II CPF GCF SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Thanks for your comments and suggestions...

    Rick,

    Indeed Sarah and I have talked about the need to do something with awning perhaps as the windows have South and West exposures. I think something very well done would add protection and perhaps make the building even more inviting - Thanks.

    Doug,

    From previously threads you'll read that I am a big fan of Evald's "Space Savers". We currently have 17 columns/turnstiles in use for our wood corner samples and 3 in another area for our metal corner samples.

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    Above you are looking at unit holding 6 turnstiles - we are having another unit created to hold 5 additional bringing our total up to 22. Each turnstile holds approximately 90 corner samples of various widths, which will bring our offering up to about 2,000 wood samples.

    To answer your question, they are 3-sided, and can be ordered in any combination from 2-7 in a unit which includes a laminated top and base ready to mount. They are typically covered in a neutral gray linen fabric with a velcro strip down the center. I order mine, raw and white paint primed, and then cover them myself with Veltex fabric.

    Notifying Customers of our Move... -- We sent this oversized postcard out to over 3,500 folks about a week ago...

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    On the back side of the card was a small incentive to visit our CURRENT location as well as the NEW location...

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    John
     
  35. W.C.Framer

    W.C.Framer PFG, Picture Framing God

    Good idea with the postcard. We sent out 4 rounds of cards for our move. The first three were coupons good ONLY at the new location. The 4th was an invite for our grand opening. Fairly decent response too.

    I wanted people to remember the new location, not the old. But your way would allow you to have a chat with a customer at your old store, which might help plant in their memory about the move.

    Any thoughts on that 10% of customers that your mailing list will miss, and who won't know you moved?
     
  36. John Ranes II CPF GCF

    John Ranes II CPF GCF SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Progress Report - Week 5

    Holy Cow...am I tired! Having put in a long full day on Saturday, Sunday and Monday... I'm ready for bed! :faintthud:

    3-1/2 weeks to go... (Yes, we're still on schedule).

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    Carpet was installed this week - a three day process, but it does look good. Only one small glitch was that the contractor order 6 inch baseboard throughout the building which is being switched to 4 inch (6 inch is code for kitchens, etc.)

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    Sarah cleaning the tile entrance now that the carpet has been laid throughout the retail area.

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    Symbolic photo to represent the tons and tons of IT wire and phone line pulled through the building over the weekend! Learned a nifty new trick that these fellows use to pull the lead cord... 1) Tie a small plastic baggie to the front end. 2) Use a vacuum at the other end and it will suck the baggie and the cord right through the conduit. :) Pretty clever!

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    In another thread, I asked some questions about building a portable wall - Here's what we are having constructed. The carpenter elected 2x6's over 2x4's and the large wall sections are 8x5 feet.

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    Now covered in drywall, you can see the Heavy Duty castor wheels used at the base. A special thank you to Bandsaw for the reference to these Woodcraft Machine Leveling Casters on a previous [thread=40420]Grumble Thread[/thread].

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    Our carpenter, Dean finishes up the taping and mudding of the Portable Wall early this morning with his daughter in the background.

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    Dean's 2-1/2 year old daughter is seen here adding some "texture" to the Portable Wall! ;)

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    Kitchen cabinets installed on Tuesday earlier in the week - Beck's Quality Cabinets of Suamico, WI.

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    Carol Pingel, former employee and good friend volunteered to come in and help clean! Her husband was in the back helping me move and construct shelving. (True friends show up when you move!)

    (Con'td)...
     
  37. John Ranes II CPF GCF

    John Ranes II CPF GCF SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Progress Report - Week 5

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    The shop's first delivery arrived at the new location this week - a load of Gorilla Shelving from Menards. We'll use this to begin setting up the back room gift inventory transfer.

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    The move has begun - above you can see that our first few loads of gift inventory have been transported over to the new building. We will move slowly for the next two weeks and then close our doors for a week of the final move.

    I'm laying out 48 inch aisles in the backroom of the new location, and as I go back to our existing building to move product and struggle with 20-30 inch aisles, I'm thinking that the time was right! :)

    John
     
  38. Jerry Ervin

    Jerry Ervin PFG, Picture Framing God

    Looks like you are coming along rather quickly John!

    Christmas season will be here before we know it.

    Maybe you can take a break around the first of the year.
     
  39. AnneL

    AnneL SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Love the little cutie with the putty knife!

    I can't get the Menards theme song out of my head now!
     
  40. auntiesarahjayne

    auntiesarahjayne MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    looking great John and Sarah!
     
  41. PaulSF

    PaulSF PFG, Picture Framing God

    John, this is absolutely great! The space looks beautiful, and I love that you are planning for growth. If you build it (and send out those postcards), they will come!
     
  42. danny boy

    danny boy PFG, Picture Framing God

    :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
  43. Ylva

    Ylva SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Thank you for keeping us up to date! Love the pictures. Looks like a great space to me (am jealous!!!)

    Good luck with the last few weeks.
     
  44. John Ranes II CPF GCF

    John Ranes II CPF GCF SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Progress Report - Week 6

    Thanks for the postitive comments from all - I will continue to build on the images at the end of each week. We are now less than three weeks from our Grand Opening, and as finishing touches are made, the move has already started - mostly shelves and Christmas/Gift inventory moved into the back room.

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    The wall covering was hung - 54 wide vinyl grasscloth paper. Lew, the 65 year old gentleman who hung this was awesome - what great experience and skill!

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    Yes...indeed this is proof that I am actually working on this project - lining up the drill holes for studs on this slatwall. We installed 6 sheets in this one corner which will display our Readymade Frames. Assisted by good friend, Gary Haren (retired Public Television Salesman and former WI PPFA Chapter president) who came over on Friday evening to get this job done.

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    Sarah's "Feng Shui Corner" - this is where she can sit and oversee the entire project! The quote she found last week at an antique mall and just had to purchase it - The electrican on our job uses this expression all the time so it has become the catch phrase of the rennovation project.

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    We picked up two of our existing Design Tables from Shapes Unlimited on Friday. These were pulled from our existing location.* The bases were previously covered in off white vinyl wall covering with red/brown leather laminate tops. We had these refurbished where they relaminated all surfaces. A third matching counter is being constructed with drawers and shelves. All three will be connected by two smaller/lower connecting tables also being constructed. Sarah also has purchased new brown leather chairs for customers who need to sit.

    * We pulled the two design table out of our existing location on Tuesday of this week, mid afternoon. It appeared to be a quiet day and so we elected to go for it, as I had two volunteer friends to help in the move. Once we disconnected the umpteen IT wires and turned off the entire computer network, Murphy's Law had not one, not two....but 4 framing customers walk in within 5 minutes of each other. :shrug: We haven't seen four framing customers at the same time since Christmas!

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    Friday night dinner - Pizza Delivered to the new location. The building has been Christened! :thumbsup: Volunteers Gary & Virginia Haren join Sarah, John and Stella (Yorkie-Poo).

    We ordered a GE Security System for the new building this week along with Music System as well.

    During this coming week of Sept 14th...
    • Back room move should be 90% complete (gifts)
    • Baseboard installation will be finished on Monday
    • Moveable Triangular Island will receive crown moulding and baseboard
    • Electrician will complete floor connections and last finishes.
    • Staff will begin moving in some retail displays to front of store.

    This afternoon I'm watching two football games (I'm taking 1/2 day off!) :D
     
  45. Jeff Rodier

    Jeff Rodier SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    John, everything is looking great. What bulbs did you choose for your fixtures.
     
  46. danny boy

    danny boy PFG, Picture Framing God

    This looks wonderful. Top notch.
     
  47. John Ranes II CPF GCF

    John Ranes II CPF GCF SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Lamps for new building...

    Jeff,

    The majority of our fixtures are new using the T8 Fluorescent Lamps: Sylvania Octron XPS 32 Watt 4100K. We were able to apply for a rebate from the State of Wisconsin on these new fixtures which might amout to $1,500.

    We have about 8 of the older units still in the workshop area using the T12 Fluorescent Lamps: Sylvania Super Saver Cool White F34CW/SS/ECO

    From the images you may see that we also have a ton of natural daylight coming in from the South and West facing windows.

    John
     
  48. John Ranes II CPF GCF

    John Ranes II CPF GCF SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Progress Report - Week 7

    We're less than two weeks to our Grand Opening, and everything is still on schedule... but a bit frightening none-the-less. We've completed 95% of the back room move of gift inventory, and have now started moving the moulding bins! Arggggg!

    The stor will only be open for the next 5 days in it's old location and we're become stripping some of the displays in the front as well. Small things through Friday and then on Saturday we'll tackle the mat racks, glass racks, CMC, etc.

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    Our mobile triangular wall came out better than I envisoned. Assembled by Dean Olkowski Builders, it sports two five foot "wings" and one 3 foot wing.

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    You can see that the unit has been partially covered in the same vinyl wallcovering used in the shop along with the dark brown paint. Dean finished off the "crown" moulding and baseboard in the same off-white color that our ceiling had been painted.

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    Removal of the two small screws on this section of baseboard will reveal the lockable caster hardware which gives the unit it's mobility.

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    New Display merchandise and Home Decor product has been to arrive at the new address.

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    As I mentioned, the storage area has already started to fill up with product (You're viewing mostly Christmas Collectibles here.) Did I mention that we REALY needed to move?

    Monday and Tuesday, moulding, moulding racks, chopper and two more supply cabinets will be moved over. On Thursday signage for the outside of the building is to be installed! :thumbsup:

    John
     
  49. PaulSF

    PaulSF PFG, Picture Framing God

    Looking saaaaweeeeeeeet!
     
  50. Sherry Lee

    Sherry Lee SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    FABULOUS!! What fun (all and all, right?)!!

    If all goes well, I will be there next August to see it first hand - with several Wisconsonite friends in tow!! That will be my fist time in Wisconsin.
     
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