Brothers Davey and Glynn Weakes, along with their sister, LinD, all but stumbled into the framing business some 27 years ago.
While pursuing a degree in business at the University of Memphis, Davey worked at two different area frame companies with several friends from Greensboro, North Carolina. When his friends decided to return to Greensboro to set up the 1910 Frame Factory, Davey went along for the experience, followed by younger brother Glynn when he finished high school in 1975.
Persuaded by their mother to come home, the boys returned to Memphis and, with sister, LinD, set up shop. The 1910 Frame Works opened their doors in 1977. "It was scary, but exciting," says LinD. "We put in a lot of late hours, and for a bunch of young people, we got off to a pretty good start. When we first opened, we didn't have much money to spend on advertising, but word of mouth was great. We opened at the right time. Everything seemed to fall into place."
Originally set up across the street, the family-owned business now operates out of a restored residence at 2029 Union Avenue. Walk in and it feels just like home. Likely you'll find Glynn laying out a job on the design table in the main room, while LinD attends to administrative details or sales. Davey, serving as foreman, will be found running the shop or building frames and molding.