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Tom and Patti Andre

Tom and Patti bring their own unique personality and style, along with decades of experience, to the framing industry.  In 2016, they had the opportunity to purchase and operate a successful Fast Frame California location from a long time friend, continuing to serve clients.  In 2019, their franchise agreement came to a close and they renamed and re-branded their store, The FRAME SHOP.  

“We love, and have always loved, supporting family businesses and are thrilled our independent custom frame shop continues to cater to the exclusive clients in Solana Beach, the Ranch, and surrounding San Diego area, with design, quality, and service you, our clientele, deserve.”

We meticulously care for your most fragile artwork and delicate treasures. All professional framing services are done in-store by our experienced team of craftsmen and women.

Since the purchase, Patti and Tom have redone the showroom and upgraded the workroom to meet the future needs of their growing custom frame shop. Even our adult children are in on the action from time to time, both having managed the custom framing store.  We invite you to stop-in for a visit.

In their free time, Tom enjoys surfing, biking, and camping in the great outdoors, while Patti loves beach walks, traveling, and making homemade chocolate chip cookies.

Jessica Portait

Jessica, a wildlife biology major, studied at Otis Institute of Art and Design and loves creating scientific illustrations (both drawing and painting). 

Jessica Portait

This former Lead Framer at Aaron Brothers for 12 years, is as thrilled to be on our team as we are to have her. 


Her passion for art is contagious!  She’s certainly framed a lot of art, and you’ll always recognize her friendly face!  


What does she do in her free time?

Loves up her two cats and two nieces!

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