Why Walkerworks?


Why come to Walkerworks? 

imgresAccountability   If you like personalized service and dealing with someone who has a vested interest in their work, you will love your shopping experience at Walkerworks.

 

Professional Service & Products   With over 18 years at the helm of Walkerworks and holding the designation of Certified Picture Framer®, Amy has a thorough knowledge of her chosen industry and has the skills to handle any project that comes through the door.  As a member of the Professional Picture Framers Association,  she continues to benefit from the education and resources that this worldwide association offers.

 

images-3Location, Location, Location!  The shop is so conveniently located and is so easy to travel to by car that lost travellers frequently stop in asking for directions.  Accessed from either Stittsville Main Street (set of traffic lights makes coming and going easy) or Beverly Street (and West Ridge Drive) there is a large free parking lot right at the front door.

 

imgres-2Walk or Bike to Walkerworks!  The shop is bike and pedestrian friendly with easy access for bike and foot traffic.  The bike paths at Poole Creek are right around the corner and the Trans-Canada Trail is just a few blocks down Main Street.

 

 

Awesome Designs  With an education in the visual arts and years of experience in the framing industry, the Certified Picture Framer® at Walkerworks has the talents to imgres-1design truly spectacular framing packages for you.

 

 

Your Piece Stays Here   Your piece will be  safely put away in a drawer in the shop until it is framed.   When the materials ordered in specifically for your custom order arrive and  your job is up in the framing queue, all work is completed in house.  The whole process from design to completion usually takes between 2-3 weeks.

 

Experience & Longevity Founded as a home based business in 1995, successfully transitioned to a retail store front business in 2000 and now thriving in the growing community of Stittsville,  Walkerworks has earned its great reputation and is now one of Ottawa’s busiest independently owned custom picture framing shops.  In its tenth year located at the corner of Beverly & Stittsville Main Streets,  the shop’s board and batten stand-alone building has become a noticeable landmark along Stittsville’s Traditional Main Street Corridor.  

 

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The Latest Mouldings are Here!   As a partner of Larson Juhl, the World’s Largest Moulding Supplier, the latest and greatest moulding samples arrive at Walkerworks as soon as they come out.

 

Options Galore  Over 1000 framing mouldings to choose from:  all of LarsonJuhl‘s full line, plus Roma Moulding and Tripletouch Moulding.  If you are looking for that particular frame, we have it!

 

 

Computerized Mat Cutter   With a computerized mat cutter (the Wizard) on site practically anything you can imagine is possible:  multiple window mats, intricate designs, letter mats & cut art mats, embellished mats with embossing or pen stylings and mats with writing on them, to mention a few.

 

 

Technology is used for Good not Evil  As well as having the Wizard on staff, other technology is used at Walkerworks to everyone’s advantage.  A dedicated custom picture framing point of sale software program is used to price out orders, generate invoices and track your work order status and location while your piece is in shop.

 

Iphones are used to document artworks and a picture of each completed job is taken and emailed to you to notify you of its completion as well as being saved in your work order for future reference.  Our portfolio is always evolving with photographs of different projects uploaded to our Instagram account, our website as well as onto our Facebook page.

 

Timely Turn-Around     We frequently work after hours, especially at Christmastime, in order to complete your job in a timely fashion, while still maintaining our high standards.

 

Locally Owned & Operated   imagesWhen you shop at images-1Walkerworks, you are supporting the community of Stittsville and the City of Ottawa.  Money that you spend here helps in maintaining and beautifying our little corner of Stittsville Main Street, which in turn makes YOUR neighbourhood a better place to live.

 

Your Friends & Family Shop here!  Your smartest friends and neighbours are already  clients!

 

Small business perks  Working with a small local business means you receive many added on benefits that you will not find at big box stores.  At Walkerworks it is understood that everyone is different and has different framing needs.  Sometimes you need your job done right away (it can be done), sometimes you can’t make it in during shop hours (you can be accommodated), sometimes you need help deciding what to frame.  Always you want to be treated like a person instead of a number, and that happens here.

 

We Give Back  We like to give back to our community.  We donate our framing to many Silent Auctions and Raffles.