Memphis' Choice for Framing
1910 Frame Works is the official framer for Memphis in May Other local clients include:
- Memphis Rock-n-Soul Museum
- Stax Museum of American Soul Music
- Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce
- Memphis Convention & Visitor's Bureau
- WEVL 89.9 FM Radio
- First Tennessee
But our community involvement doesn't stop there. We do our part to help local universities, high schools and churches prepare for silent auctions and other fundraisers. Plus, we're honored to serve some of the MidSouth's most deserving charities:
- Ronald McDonald House
- St. Jude Children's Hospital
- Memphis Literacy Council
- Memphis Charitable Foundation
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis
- American Heart Association
- American Liver Foundation
- Senior Services
- Special Olympics
- Youth Villages
- Memphis Heritage Foundation
Call on 1910 Frame Works the next time you're preparing for a charitable or sports event!
A Memphis Family Business
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Brothers Davey and Glynn Weakes, along with their sister, LinD, all but stumbled into the framing business nearly four decades ago.
While pursuing a degree in business at the University of Memphis, Davey worked at two different area frame companies with several friends from Greensboro, North Carolina. When his friends decided to return to Greensboro to set up the 1910 Frame Factory, Davey went along for the experience. Younger brother, Glynn, followed when he finished school in 1975.
Persuaded by their mother to come home, the boys returned to Memphis and, with sister, LinD, set up shop. 1910 Frame Works opened its doors in 1977.
"It was scary, but exciting," remembers LinD. "We put in a lot of late hours, and for a bunch of young people, we got off to a pretty good start. When we first opened, we didn't have much money to spend on advertising, but the word of mouth was great. We opened at the right time. Everything seemed to fall into place."
Originally set up across the street, the family-owned business now operates out of a restored residence at 2029 Union Avenue. Customers love the openness of 1910 Frame Works' shop. "People can walk through and see our work, see their work actually being made, and see how framing is done," says Glynn.