Larson-Juhl is one of the country’s foremost custom picture framing companies. With a history spanning more than 100 years, Larson-Juhl is known for its expertise, craftmanship, and innovation.
Larson-Juhl was founded in America and many of its 67 facilities are in the United States. It does, however, have an international presence and operates in a total of 17 countries around the globe employing more than 2,000 people.
Larson-Juhl offers a wide variety of framing options including its Craig Ponzio Signature Collection, the Larson-Juhl Classic Collection, and a variety of matboards and other framing materials. The company has more than 7,000 products in its catalogue and offers both custom and premade frames in a variety of common sizes.
In 1957, Larson Picture Frame was founded in Minnesota by Roger Larson. That same year, Tom Johl opened Juhl, Inc in Minneapolis Minnesota. When they were founded, both companies created custom frames and were actually competitors.
In 1968, Juhl, Inc. merged with Pacific Picture Frame, an older company that had been in the framing business since 1893. The new company, Juhl-Pacific, offered its services throughout the western and midwestern United States.
Larson Picture Frame, by contrast, simply grew on its own and by the early 1980s it expanded and strengthened its distribution networks into large cities around the country including Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.
Larson Picture Frame and Juhl-Pacific merged together in 1988 to form Larson-Juhl. Soon after, the companies expanded internationally and drew the attention of Warren Buffett.
Berkshire Hathaway purchased Larson-Juhl in February 2002. With the support of Berkshire Hathaway, Larson-Juhl has continued to expand and offer its customers a wide variety of prefabricated and custom frames as well as a variety of related products such as matboards, glass, and even artwork.