Situation

A rehabilitation center in Florida – a five-star rated senior community and nursing home – recently built a new facility and was in need of framed wall art throughout the center.

Approach

Utilizing a building construction management firm to oversee the overhaul, Contract Picture Framers (CPF) of Cherry Hill, N.J., was selected as the vendor for all wall art throughout the 120-bed facility.

However, deadlines were extremely tight, as CPF had just four weeks from the mid-November of 2012 award date to complete the installation – all while being 850 miles away.  CPF worked with the Project Designer in selecting the theme of the design, the art and framing, as well as location placement.

In this short period of time, CPF manufactured 480 pieces, including 125 bulletin boards and 20 mirrors.  The remaining 335 pieces consisted of wall art and picture framing, including canvas prints in floater frames, with images printed on acrylic, bamboo and aluminum (the design theme).

Outcome

CPF was ready for the December 15 deadline; however, other building delays pushed the installation date back to January 5.  CPF loaded its truck January 2, drove to Florida January 3 (a 16-hour drive), unloaded and began install January 4, finished install of all 480 pieces January 5, then drove back to New Jersey January 6.  The project was completed on time and on budget.

The rehabilitation center, as well as the Brooklyn-based construction management firm, was thrilled with the CPF’s turnkey operation – its design selection, quality of work, and installation abilities – and has asked for additional work on the next phase.

About Contract Picture Framers Inc.

Contract Picture Framers Inc., of Cherry Hill, N.J., is a premiere provider of beautiful custom framed artwork.  Owners Andy and Margot Dark began their career in the picture framing business in 1982 with the purchase of a Deck The Walls franchise, then added two more locations.  In 1999, they left the retail side of business to focus on commercial sales, and reincorporated as Contract Picture Framers, Inc.

Today, Contract Picture Framers serves much of the area’s healthcare industry, while also meeting the needs of countless other businesses and individuals, and offers thousands of styles to choose from, quality matting, and even delivery and installation (the latter utilizing theft-resistant security systems).  All orders are custom made to exact specifications, and there is no outsourcing, as all work is done at their Cherry Hill production facility.  For more information, visit www.contractpictureframers.com call (609) 304-5083, or e-mail sales@contractpictureframers.com.