By Jill Nagy
After more than 20 years in a rural spot on Route 20 west of Duanesburg, Brenda and Kevin Soucy opened a second custom framing shop in a busier location, 714 Saratoga Road (Route 50) in Burnt Hills.
The new shop, Truly Yours Custom Framing, opened in October. An official ribbon-cutting took place Dec. 3.
According to Soucy, some 20,000 cars a day pass by the Route 50 location.
Truly Yours will primarily be Brenda’s shop, while husband Kevin will be the mainstay at the Duanesburg shop, Country Outlet Framing.
“We kind of work as a team,” she said. She may cut the mats for a job in Burnt Hills and then drive out to Duanesburg to cut the frame and glass.
They also live in Duanesburg, right behind the Country Outlet shop.
The couple started out in business selling furniture and gifts as well as doing custom framing. Now, the business is strictly framing and some sales of art work.
Their 21-year-old daughter, Madison, works part time with her mother. “She loves the creative side of it. I like having her fresh creative mind around,” Brenda said. She hopes that the business will grow enough for Madison to work there full time.
The Soucys try to personalize each project. They are hired to frame a lot of children’s art work and things in odd sizes and shapes. She recently framed a menu and coaster from a customer’s favorite restaurant.
They have done shadow boxes for military mementoes. Recently, they framed the head of a drum with the name of a band on it.
“We mounted it like a plate,” she said.
They are also completing work for someone who won a Marine marathon, including the medal and a picture of the runner crossing the finish line.
The business had a very busy Christmas season, she said.
Truly Yours Custom Framing is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The telephone number is (518) 280-2233. The website is TrulyYoursCustomFraming.com
By Jill Nagy