The International Moulding Story:

In 1988, Frame Factory, a retail framing store first opened its doors in Hoover, Alabama, just outside Birmingham.  Richard Thompson created the business after 20 years working in mergers, acquistions, and new store start-ups for Sears holdings in Chicago.  His work at Sears brought him in contact with some of the leading entrepreneurial minds of the time - including such visionaries as Sam Walton and Sol Price (PriceClub/Costco.)   

With his experience (and a lot of hard work), Mr. Thompson dedicated himself to this start-up of his own.  Before long, he (and his sons) were able to grow Frame Factory into multiple locations around the Birmingham and Atlanta areas. The expansion fueled Richard's vision for taking the next step in his business model:  chain of supply - and a way to offer better value to his customers.

Soon, International Moulding was born.  Richard spent years traveling and developing relationships with manufacturers all over the world - and USA - in order to to build IM into a leading importer/supplier of picture frame mouldings, supplies, and now, services.  As a framer himself, he understood the importance of providing his customers - and the end-user - with a large selection of high quality picture frame options at competitive, affordable prices


International was founded on the core beliefs of faith, family, dedication, hard work, and treating everyone with respect.  The company continues in that tradition, and the goals of IM today are no different than at the beginning of Frame Factory: provide customers with service, selection, quality and price. 

International Moulding now consists of 17 Distribution Centers (see below) and over 400 dedicated employees, many of whom have been with IM for years.  Each location features local, personal, and knowledgeable staff.- where we offer delivery, chop/join, and cut mat services - (check with your local IM DC for details).  Our leadership & management group has hundreds of combined years in framing and customer care.  We are proud to have so many leading professionals in the industry as part of our family, with knowledge, experience, and a collaborate approach in working with customers, vendors, and employees.   

Going Forward:  Soon, a new point of sales program will be in place, providing accurate and up-to-date inventories and information for all our locations. Our website will soon be re-tooled, with new features for interactive design and direct order placement.  For larger volume users, International can drop ship large qtys, send direct, or deliver into our normal delivery areas, by way of our Distribution Centers - all of which can be quick and cost effictive. Custom-made moulding designs (and matting) are also welcome, as we identify the best producer for (you or) your client's needs.

With all the technology, locations, and growth, International Moulding is still a family-owned and operated business. We still "think small" with our customers - that is, one at a time, and as an individual - just as Mr. Thompson was one day a small-time framer.  Five family members are involved in IM's day-to-day operations, striving to build and improve a company that started in a small town, with a vision. We hope you have a great experience working with us, and we thank you for your friendship and your support.  We appreciate it!   


Here's how we meet your needs...

  •  500,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space across the USA - with over 10,000,000 ft. of inventory in stock!

  •  Over 2000 Frame Mouldings to choose from, some of which have up to 50,000 ft. in stock!

  •  With New moulding and designs throughout the year!

  •  Quick turnaround shipping - or delivery - to almost anywhere in the USA (and Canada).  

International Moulding Locations:

Los Angeles                 (Valley Moulding)      800-932-7665
San Francisco              (Valley Moulding)      888-300-6364
San Diego                   (Valley Moulding)       858-536-9077

Columbus, OH                 (Culver)               800-882-2298

Detroit, MI                   (TC Moulding)          800-632-4842

Florence, KY                 (Frame King)         800-543-5464

Houston, TX                 (T-Distribution)        713-895-0899

Huntington, WV                 (Mayne)             800-638-3401

Kansas City, MO               (New West)         800-445-2501

Milwaukee, WI                 (TC Moulding)      800-541-7699

Minneapolis, MN               (TC Moulding)     800-735-3025

Phoenix, AZ                  (Valley Moulding)    800-922-2467

Pittsburgh, PA                  (Le Winter)           800-633-8886

Tampa, FL                     (T-Distribution)        813-793-4767

Morganton, NC              (G & G Moulding)    828-438-1112

Atlanta                     (Frame Factory outlet)  770-641-7775