New business owners were longtime employees who fit the frame

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Lindsay Schmidt is a new co-owner of Rick’s Custom Frame and Gallery. She had been an employee for seven years. (Noah Daboul photos)

Rick’s Custom Frame and Gallery at 5702 Patterson Ave. started off as a mom-and-pop shop more than 10 years ago after owner Rick Michaels had spent almost two decades in the industry.

Now, as Michaels looks to retire, the shop is being passed to familiar hands — it’s been sold to some of its long-time employees.

David Turner and Lindsay Schmidt officially acquired the business on July 1 for $600,000. The deal was brokered by Gavin Raphael of Light and Raphael Business Brokers.

David Turner is also a new co-owner of Rick’s Custom Frame and Gallery. He had been an employee for more than nine years.

“It was the perfect situation for me,” Michaels said. “I’m not even sure I would’ve sold it to a stranger. I trusted that these two employees would carry on the business just as I liked to do it. They don’t…

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