Great American Framing Company

With over 40 years of experience in custom picture framing industry, we provide design expertise and friendly customer service to help you select the perfect design for any custom framing project. Using only the finest museum quality materials, we specialize in unique creations for the home, corporate office or academic setting, including custom mirrors. All work is completed on site and in a timely manner.
A part of downtown Palo Alto for many years, we have moved to our new location in lovely Barron Park. We continue to be a proud partner of the vibrant local community.

Dear valued clients,

At Great American Framing, we have faithfully done our part during the unprecedented mandate to be closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are happy to announce that we are entering the most recent phase of re-opening, and we do so with great excitement! We will be open for business as usual beginning Monday, June 1st., with some minor additions and changes:

Our new hours will be Monday - Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm. As usual, we will close in observance of all major holidays.

Social distancing will be practiced inside the frame shop, and a mask is recommended to be worn for the protection of everyone involved during the framing design process. Hand sanitizer is available on the design counter, as are disposable paper towels.

We look forward to continuing to serve you with your custom framing needs. Please remember that we also specialize in custom mirrors.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our community for the encouragement and support we received during these very difficult times.

James and Jamil @ Great American Framing Co.

We look forward to seeing you at our new address:
3866 El Camino Real, suite A, Palo Alto, CA 94306.   Phone: 650/327-4521
Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm, closed on Sundays


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The Great American Framing Company was established in 1974, and was previously a part of the historic Cardinal Hotel in downtown Palo Alto, occupying the former dining room.
James Brady and Jamil Khayrulin met as co-workers there in 2001.
Jamil crafted his framing skills at a nationally renowned custom frame shop "Louvre" in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, California. There he worked side by side with some of the most talented craftsmen in the industry. He graduated from architectural school in Baku, Azerbaijan in 1984.
James began his framing career on Monterey Peninsula, working for well known frame shops in Pacific Grove and Carmel, California, before opening James Brady Framing in downtown Pacific Grove in 1994. A near native of the San Francisco Bay Area, James moved back in 2001.
James and Jamil became business partners and owners of The Great American Framing Company in 2003, and have been a vital part of the local artistic community ever since.


Custom Picture Framing:
Our selection of fine picture frame mouldings represents 16 companies nation wide. All materials used are the finest museum quality available to the Framing Industry.
We offer all aspects of custom picture framing: from keepsakes, to fine art, custom matting, archival drymounting, works on canvas, paper, photography, shadow boxes for three dimensional art, needle points, canvas stretching, acrylic box fabrication, and much more.


Visit GALLERY page to see some of our custom framing designs.

Framing Completion Time
Our average project completion time is approximately 2 to 3 weeks. This time frame may vary depending on work load and (or) availability of materials. Projects requiring specific completion dates are accepted at no additional charge.

Custom Made Mirrors:
We also specialize in creating custom mirrors for the home, office or public places. Specialty fabricated glass sizes, patterns and bevels are also available.

Art Installation:
Installation services are available by appointment. Please contact Jamil at: 650/327-4521 (office) or 650/833-9089 (cell)

The Table Top Tranquility Hearth:
We sell unique bio-ethanol fueled table top fireplaces. Each Tranquility Hearth is hand crafted in California by local artisans and one of a kind.


Visit Tranquility Hearth page to read more and see fireplace samples.

3866 El Camino Real, suite A, Palo Alto, CA 94306. Phone: 650/327-4521
(Between Curtner and Ventura, West side of the street)
Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm, closed on Sundays