What began as an idea became a local framing provider working in barn in Kingston, Massachusetts. That barn became the center of the Petty’s family life. Frames were made there. Kids were raised there. And memories were made there. The shop became as much of a home for the family as their actual home.
As with many family businesses, Bill – a single dad – would sometimes “punish” his boys and teach them responsibility by making them work in the shop. Whether it was having them work while suspended from school or making them work off the debts spent by dad on legal fees for getting the boys out of trouble, Frame Center became a family classroom as much as it was a frame shop.
Now grown and less of a trouble-maker, Dave Petty carries on his father Bill’s original vision for Frame Center, a responsibility Dave doesn’t take lightly.