Our Story

Our Journey: Celebrating 40 Years of Excellence in Custom Framing and Art Preservation

Established in 1982 by our co-founder, Abbas, in Maryland, Preservation and Framing Services has grown over the past four decades into a distinguished custom framing shop renowned for its exceptional quality and craftsmanship. Today, we proudly serve the Washington, D.C. area from our elegant boutique in D.C. and our spacious warehouse in Rockville, MD. Thousands of meticulously framed artworks and restored masterpieces grace the walls of homes and galleries throughout the region, reflecting our unwavering commitment to excellence and the trust placed in us by the discerning art community.

At Preservation and Framing Services, we are passionate about more than just custom framing and art restoration. Our mission extends to fostering a sense of community, providing a welcoming space where art enthusiasts can connect, share, and celebrate their love for art. We pride ourselves on being a cornerstone of the local art scene, offering a hub where creativity and collaboration flourish.

As a small business, we understand the challenges that come with growth and change, but our resilience and dedication to our core values have carried us through. Our team is united by a shared vision and the belief that our work genuinely impacts people’s lives. We recognize that art can inspire, uplift, and bring joy, and we are honored to play a part in bringing these experiences to our clients.

Through our unwavering dedication to quality and service, Preservation and Framing Services has earned a reputation as the premier custom framing shop in the Washington, D.C. area. We invite you to discover the difference our expertise and passion can make in preserving and showcasing your treasured art pieces.

Join us in celebrating 40 years of excellence, and let us help you bring your artistic vision to life.

  1. 1982: The Beginning

    Abbas, founder, began custom framing with a partner.

  2. 1986: Picture Frame Factory

    Abbas decided to create his own business to instill his morals into his business. He created Picture Frame Factory. It began in a small 1200 square foot location in Rockville MD

  3. 1995: Growth!

    An opportunity presented itself and Picture Frame Factory was able to move to a 8000 Square foot location in Rockville MD.

  4. 1996: PFS is Born

    Picture Frame Factory expanded to create Preservation and Framing Services which opened in Washington DC off Connecticut Ave. Matin, Abbas’ business partner and wife at the time ran this location.

  5. 1997: Landing in Washington

    Preservation and Framing Services moved to Wisconsin Avenue which has been the home of our DC location for 20 years!

  6. 2000: Le Galleria

    We opened up a store in Olney MD called Le Galleria.

  7. 2002: Beating Cancer

    Co-founder Matin is diagnosed with brest cancer and "Le Galleria" is closed while she is undergoing treatment. Spoiler alert: Matin triumphed!

  8. 2011: Business Partners

    Matin and Abbas divorced but decided to keep their business because of their passion and love for their clients and frame shop!

  9. 2015: Merging Locations

    Picture Frame Factory officially merged under the Preservation and Framing Services name.

  10. 2016: All in the Family

    Parisa, Matin and Abbas’ daughter decided to learn and grow the family business. She put aside her nursing career to help PFS become the best framing place in town.

  11. Survived the Pandemic!

    Our small business officially survived the COVID-19 Pandemic and continues to thrive for 40 years and counting!

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