Rick's Custom Framing operates from a philosophy that fine art deserves the utmost attention to detail and design.  For design and art professionals, as well as art collectors, this attention to detail assures framing solutions tailored to the individuals specific needs.

We take our responsibilities seriously:

  • to preserve the art in its present physical condition
  • to enhance the artwork so that it may be seen at its best
  • to protect the artwork from damage in the future

At Rick's we offer the finest selection of frames and mats for prints, paintings, and keepsakes.  Plus superb craftsmanship and exert advice.


Our Story

Rick graduated from San Diego state University in 1979 with a B.A. degree in Painting and Printmaking.  While showing his paintings, drawings and prints at various local and national galleries he became interested in the art of picture framing.  He started working in custom picture frame shops in 1979 and opened Rick's Custom Framing in La Mesa, CA in 1992.  During his work in those shops and continuing as owner of Rick's Custom Framing he served as Treasurer, Vice-President and President of the San Diego Chapter of the Professional Picture Framers Association.

In 1990 Rick sat on a committee that set standards for the Picture Framing Industry.  Prior to this time the industry had no guidelines on how a framing package should be put together and what materials were acceptable or unacceptable.

Rick continues to perfect his craft through classes and personal study so that he can give his clients and their artwork the best materials and finest craftsmanship available.