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

“I love, and have always loved, supporting family businesses and are thrilled my 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, Tom has redone the showroom and upgraded the workroom to meet the future needs of his growing custom frame shop. Even my 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 his free time, Tom enjoys Yoga, cooking, baking, MTB biking and camping in the great outdoors.

Jessica Portait

30 whole years of framing experience under her belt, leigh can handle any project with or without borders.

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?

Gardening & Beach Time

Jessica Portait

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

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

What does she do in her free time?

Loves up her dog and two nieces!

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