office(903)-785-2760
fax (903) 785-7021

 

 2030 Clarksville St.

Paris, Texas 75460

Mickey and Marla Russell have been the proud owners of Quality Craft Picture Frames since September 2008. Mickey Russell grew up in Paris. A 1983 graduate of North Lamar High School, and a 1988 graduate of Texas A&M University, College Station, with a degree in Construction Science. After working for 8 years on various commercial/industrial and highway construction projects around the country, Mickey and Marla decided that family was more important and moved back home to Paris in 1996 where they could be close to parents and their children could spend more time with their grandparents. Mickey was the owner and operator of Russell Woodworks Cabinet Shop before the purchase of the frame shop. Marla Russell was born and raised in Paris. The 1981 graduate of North Lamar High School has been a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant for 14 years. She is Office Manager at the frame shop. Their son Myles attends Texas A&M University and is working on a degree in Agricultural Science. Their daughter Meredith will be attending Paris Junior College in the fall to complete an Associates Degree in Business. Quality Craft Picture Frames first opened in Irving, Texas 36 years ago. The business moved to the Village Shopping Center in Paris 19 years ago and in early 2000, the shop moved to its present location at 2030 Clarksville St. In July 2008, a few days after visiting Quality Craft to have some framing done,and meeting  Harold and Doris Cody, the previous owners. Mickey said he wondered if they had ever thought about selling their business. “We had been praying about a business that we could operate together,” said Marla Russell. “We began to pray about it and that led us to contact the Codys again.” When Mickey visited with Harold about the possibility of purchasing the business, Harold said they were interested in selling. He said he and Doris had been praying for about a year that God would send the right person to buy the frame shop because they were ready to retire. About three months later, the purchase was finalized and God has truly blessed their business.