Picture & Frame Industries……….born shortly after the Korean War was a small manufacturing company known as Mansel Manufacturing in Independence, Mo. The primary products at that time were shaped plaques for the arts and craft industry, Black certificate frames for the US Government, and eventually desks for H & R Block. The principals, Mansel Bowers and Luther Drake were customers of the First National Bank of Independence where they met Jack Funk. Jack was Vice President of commercial lending at the bank, as well as an accomplished woodworker and took an interest in the company. The company, now known as Picture & Frame Industries, was purchased by Jack Funk in 1969. While still attending college his son Chris immediately joined the company. Gradually the company focus changed and distribution of custom framing and related products became the primary focus. In 1980 Chris bought the company from his father and brought his brothers Mark and Phillip into the business.
In July of 2010 Picture & Frame entered into an agreement with Terry & Laura Schaubert of the Williamson Moulding Company. The two companies were consolidated into Picture & Frames’ Kansas City location.
The family tradition is deeply embedded in Picture & Frame. The family extends well beyond the Funks, including everyone on our great team as well as our customers and vendor partners.