Gottfredson¹s Picture Framing Studio



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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

Anyone who has looked for the best in custom framing to preserve their artwork, heirlooms or keepsakes has most likely found it in the Gottfredson name.

Don Gottfredson and his wife Shawna began their tradition of creative excellence nearly 30 years ago. In the fall of 1984, they opened Gottfredson¹s Picture Framing Studio, operating in the form of a small retail store near 7200 South and State Street in Midvale.

With help from their chief assistant, Denise Campbell, the Gottfredsons experienced steady growth in those early years as they sought to establish their reputation. In addition to their work, Don served on the faculties of the National Professional Picture Framing Association and BYU¹s Continuing Education programs. He authored a best-selling book titled "Creative Framing Techniques." And he also wrote many articles on framing for local newspapers and national trade publications. But much of the company's notoriety came through winning several international frame design awards.

Their numerous achievements resulted in considerable publicity, and in 1989, they were asked to work in the framing of reproduction art for the LDS Church¹s Oakland California Temple. This opportunity, along with others that soon followed, led them to consider changing the focus of their business from retail to exclusive work for a select group of closely-held clients. It was shortly thereafter that the Gottfredsons sold their retail business and set up a private picture framing studio in their home. The career change also allowed them to spend more time with their children while further perfecting their craft.

In 1999, the LDS Church announced the construction of 30 small temples. In response to the anticipated demand for their work, the Gottfredson's re-opened a production facility in an historic building in Sandy.

Now, with the added space, Don and his small staff of framing professionals at Gottfredson's Picture Framing Studio are once again offering their tradition of excellence in frame design to the retail, corporate and art communities of Utah.

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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