A Chat with Mat About You
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are a personable family owned business that has been in Historic Ellicott City for over 40 years. All of the work is done on-site. We specialize in unique framing and art restorations. We have our own free parking directly in front of our gallery.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Our founding artist Gino Manelli loved Ellicott City. He said it reminded him of his home in Italy. Gino rented space for his art studio in the 1960s and in 1972 purchased the building we are in today. Gino's 2 sons began working with their father and Mat About You Custom Framing & Gallery was born.
What do you love most about your job?
We enjoy talking with all of our customers and taking the time to get to know them. Our most favorite part of our job is to see the expressions on our customers face when they see their newly framed art. Their smiles are worth a 1000 words.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
A couple brought in their wedding photo to be framed. We spent about 20 minutes with them creating a design. After the design was complete the they spent another 30 minutes just talking with us. It made us feel good that the couple felt comfortable enough that they spent the extra time just to chat.