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About Frame Dimensions

joe & susan lipiner of frame dimensions

Susan & Joe Lipiner
Frame Dimensions


Frame Dimensions is locally owned and operated by Joseph and Susan Lipiner, with Richard McCain as General Manager of Operations. Joe & Susan were taught the same lesson early on in life: in business, the owner may be the ringleader but not the boss. The boss is the customer. Our customers hire us, promote us, demote us and pay our salaries. They can also very quickly fire us. All of our team members work in concert to provide Central Connecticut with the best value in premium quality custom picture framing, fine art and expert restoration services. We pride ourselves on extraordinary customer service and workmanship. Doing exceptional work takes an extraordinary commitment to customers. The entire Frame Dimensions team works hard at it every day. You have their pledge that they will work hard for you.

Joseph Lipiner is the president and founder of Frame Dimensions. Joe graduated with an accounting degree in 1980 and an MBA in 1981. He was always mechanically inclined and loved to work with his hands. Joe worked as a CPA for three years but soon decided to follow his instincts and go into the custom framing business. Under his guidance, Frame Dimensions has thrived. Joe credits much of this success to the love and support of his wife, Susan, and the dedication of the loyal Frame Dimensions team.

Susan Lipiner, our Vice President of Sales, grew up in the business. Her parents owned Kaye’s Art Shop on Chapel Street in New Haven, CT, a successful art supply store and one of the first PPFA chapters. Susan is fascinated by the merchandising and sales opportunities in custom framing.  She has a very special gift for delivering the ultimate customer experience at Frame Dimensions. Her enthusiasm and passion inspires our entire team.

Frame Dimensions old store

681 Main Street, Manchester, CT

Our History

Joe purchased The Frame Factory in Vernon, CT, in 1984 and changed the name to Frame Dimensions. He soon expanded with a second gallery in West Hartford Center in 1989. The West Hartford gallery houses an extraordinary collection of prints and original art with many talented local and international artists represented. The gallery also features a tremendous display of unique readymade photo frames and a spectacular framing design center. In May of 2006, Frame Dimensions purchased Exposure LTD Art and Frame of Manchester. In July 2006, the original location was moved from Vernon to 777 Main Street in downtown Manchester where it remained for seven years. In early 2012 the Lipiners purchased the former Bike Shop Building, two blocks north at 681 Main Street. In November of 2012, after an extensive nine month restoration of the circa 1900 building, Frame Dimensions Manchester moved into its magnificent new home, more than doubling its size. The sales and production areas were redesigned to take full advantage of the new space and to maintain their state-of-the-art custom framing ability.

Some of the most prestigious Connecticut based national corporations have chosen Frame Dimensions to restore their treasures and provide extraordinary art and framing to enhance their walls. Hospitals, corporate offices, universities, hotels, and restaurants have all selected them as the preferred source for all of their art and framing needs. Their work graces the walls of the finest residential properties in the greater Hartford area. Satisfied customers return year after year. After over 33 years of framing, there is a good chance that a Frame Dimensions project is hanging in your neighbor’s home.

  • Not all framers are the same. There is a difference. Visit our West Hartford Center or Downtown Manchester locations to discover what makes Frame Dimensions so outstanding and sets it apart from the ordinary. We’d love to hear YOUR story!


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