ABOUT US

Who we are and what we do

Locally Owned & Operated

The Framing Nook is a locally owned family business, which has been in operation for over 30 yrs in the Red Deer area. We have over 40 years experience in photography & custom framing. We have won several international framing awards, and we look forward to using our design expertise & quality craftsmanship to provide you with your framing needs, and we will back that with a complete customer satisfaction warranty.

The Team


staff pictureWe are locally owned by husband & wife team, Brian & Janice Rypstra.
We are grateful for all the help we receive from our employees over the years. All the work we do for our clients usually goes through the capable hands of all 5 of us right here in Red Deer, Alberta, which requires a lot of teamwork, but also ensures the best results for you.

Brian RypstraOwner/mgr Brian Rypstra oversees the day to day operation as well as serves clients on a daily basis.


lindsayOur Certified Professional Picture Framer, Lindsay Mayert,
has been with us since Jan 2015. Lindsay is an expert at serving clients and using her skills making sure your framing is completed in order and on time.

janice rypstraPart Owner, Janice Rypstra mounts all the garments and needleworks, does the bookkeeping and all of our charity and volunteer work.

Gord BoultonGord Boulton has been with us since the summer of 2013. As cheerful as they come with lots of attention to detail, Gord does all of our receiving, cutting, and joining of frames.

Training

certificateAs a staff, we are constantly upgrading our knowledge and abilities through various means of education. This includes, but is not limited to: reading of trade magazines, trade publications, participating in professional picture framing forums, attending international trade shows & conventions, taking classes from leading industry experts, and participating in local business workshops & lectures.

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Qualifications

With over 40 years of custom picture framing experience, an on-hand framing resource library, and the backing of daily support from a network of international professional custom picture framers, our clients can be sure that their projects are done in an appropriate manner.

Our Vision

familyOur vision is to deeply enrich many lives, by helping them celebrate their uniqueness, enjoy their surroundings, and cherish their memories, not only in Red Deer Alberta but all over Canada & USA as well.

Our Mission

To provide our valued clients with the very best means of presenting & preserving their precious memories and artwork, by providing a custom framing service which is uniquely tailored to their specific needs. 

Core Values

INTREGRITY
Through ongoing self assessment, analysis & training, we strive for excellence in every aspect of our service, both as a company and as individuals, in the work we do, and relationship with our clients.

HONESTY
Our relationships with our clients are to be characterized by openness & honesty; essentially, we treat a client as we would wish to be treated.

QUALITY
Our products are provided using the latest & best materials & methods to insure our client receives full use of it for at least the expected period required.

FAIRNESS
All elements of our relationship with our clients, including the price we charge, is to be fair & as reasonably expected, in consideration to the service offered.

Professionalism

pma memberwest coast art and frameAs members of several professional associations, we align ourselves to meet or exceed industry standards through trade show attendance, conference participation and other forms of education in the framing field as well as in business & service.

International Recognition

award winning framingWe are so excited to announce our high place finishes…

including several first place awards in international framing competitions in the past couple of years.!

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Local
Recognition

readers choice2016 GOLD Winners

We have been awarded in the “Best in Red Deer” Reader’s Choice Awards for every competition since its inception!

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Associations

red deer chamber of commerceWe are members of the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce. The Red Deer Chamber of Commerce is an association of businesspersons united to promote business growth and prosperity through leadership and innovation. The Chamber and its volunteers work to maintain a robust and balanced economy, as well as preserve the free enterprise atmosphere and overall quality of life in the community.

Professional Picture Framers AssociationWe are members of the PPFA. Serving the art and framing community worldwide, the Professional Picture Framers Association™ (PPFA®) encourages artisans to hone the time-honored skill of custom framing. As the professional trade association for the custom framing industry, the members of PPFA preserve memories in bold, dramatic ways and serve as savvy business leaders in their communities.

picture frameEmail us & we will send you WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW before you visit any FRAMER as well as the special coupon to get your $69 frame for ONLY $9 (or free if you get any other framing done)

the framing nook blog  Follow our Blog

We, as a family-owned and operated business, immerse ourselves in community involvement, client appreciation, and the best of customer service. This blog is to keep you entertained, informed, and educated on all we do!

Reviews

 

Brian and his staff know how much of a Saskatchewan Roughrider fan I am, I was in the shop one day...

Specialty Collection

 

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Life Long Framing Guarantee

If your not completely satisfied with your custom framing at the time of pickup, we will make the changes necessary or refund your payments in full.

Credentials & Qualifications

 

We are proud members of the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce & of the Professional Picture Framers Association.

red deer chamber of commerceprofessional picture framers association

Our Training

As a staff, we are constantly upgrading our knowledge and abilities through various means of education. This includes, but is not limited to: reading of trade magazines, trade publications, participating in professional picture framing forums, attending international trade shows & conventions, taking classes from leading industry experts, and participating in local business workshops & lectures.

 

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We Ship across Canada & USA

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The Framing Nook Advantage

Preserving Your Memories For a Lifetime

Our Guarantee

Immediate Satisfaction

If you’re not completely satisfied with your custom framing at the time of pickup, we will make the changes necessary or refund your payments in full.

Life Long Framing Guarantee

If at any time in the future your framing materials or workmanship fails, under your ownership and normal usage, we will repair or replace the framing materials at no cost to you!

The Framing Nook Comparison

FEATURE

BIG BOX/DEPARTMENT STORE

THE FRAMING NOOK

Frame SelectionMax 500 Over 12,000
ParkingUsuallyWithin 12 feet of the door
ExperienceMinimalOver 35 years
WarrantyN/ASatisfaction over lifetime of frame
Design CapabilitiesLimitedInternationally Awarded
OwnershipUSA CorpLocal Family Owned
DeliveryN/AAvailable
Hanging ServicesN/AAvailable
ValueCheapPriceless

FEATUREBIG BOX/
DEPARTMENT
STORE
THE
FRAMING
NOOK
Frame
Selection
Max 500 Over 12,000
ParkingUsuallyWithin 12
feet of the door
ExperienceMinimalOver 35 years
WarrantyN/ASatisfaction
over lifetime of
frame
Design
Capabilities
LimitedInternationally
Awarded
OwnershipUSA CorpLocal Family
Owned
DeliveryN/AAvailable
Hanging
Services
N/AAvailable
ValueCheapPriceless

Remember…

If it warms your heart, or cheers you up – enjoy it daily!
Have it framed and hung on your wall!

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