My name is Andrew Hohensee. I have been in the "Custom Framing" business since 1982. That's over 37 years... I must be doing something right. ☺
My framing business started in Houma, Louisiana's first fleamarket. I was a cabinetmaker. Cabinet jobs were slacking because of the economy. I wanted to advertise my business so I started doing so at the fleamarket. After only a few days I got to know everyone. Then, an artist asked me to make him a few dozen cheap picture frames. I was hesitating... then he said "If you can do cabinetwork, I'm sure you can make me some picture frames!" I thought about it for a few minutes before telling him I would. He ordered a few dozen basic size frames... 5x7's, 8x10's, 11x14's, and 16x20's. The lumber i was using was "clear pine (no knots)". About a month later he had a suggestion: "Start a "custom framing" business". So... a few days later I started stocking "pre-finished picture frame mouldings, mat boards, glass, foam boards, hangers, etc. and buying equipment. A few days later, I started custom framing and named it "The Frame Shop". My framing business was doing pretty good and through "word-of-mouth", I was keeping pretty busy, BUT, about a year and a half later I left the fleamarket because it was closing because of the owner of the fleamarket leasing the building had financial problems. When i left the flea marked, i decided to keep doing custom framing, but in my spare time...I kept doing cabinetry full time. Well, over time my custom framing business was growing and growing, and growing. New customer were as far away as Lafayette, New Orleans, Slidel, Kenner, etc. and a few were from out of state. I got so busy I had to do cabinetry part-time and custom framing full-time. About a year later, I stopped doing cabinetry completely. Custom framing "part-time" started in October 1982. Custom framing "full-time" started in 1984. So many thanks to all my very well satisfied and devoted customers for help in keeping my business alive all these years. I am look forward to keeping it open for many more years. Thanks. ajhohensee ☺
Lafourche Parish Department of Public Works "Stabs Me In The Back"
Date posted: February 28th. Date work was started on the ditch: July 2019.
Nick Guidry, who I consider a dumb "Lafourche Parish Department of Public Works" employee came to my home/business and told me my 16 inch culverts were too small (which they approved of in the past) and they would have to be replaced with 20 inch culverts. He said the ditch would ONLY be 4 inches deeper (20-16=4). I WARNED him I wanted to be AS IS... the ditch is over 250 feet long and I want to be able to cut the grass with a riding mower. If NOT, you will have to put "catch basins". The ditch was dug over a foot deep! Archie Chaisson, our "parish president", (who I now regret voting for) came by, looked at it and said that is all they will do. He said he (Nick Guidry) should have "known better" than to tell me I would still be able to cut the ditch with a riding mower when the job in complete. I told Archie the same thing I told the other stupid idiot... "I wanted it to be AS IS...I want to be able to cut the grass with a riding mower. IF NOT, you will have to put "catch basins"." Chaisson said "Catch basins? No chance of that happening". Now I am stuck with a ditch that is too deep to even cut with a push mower! I have a better chance of hitting a lottery than the parish keeping up the ditch. AND, to top it all, not ALL the water is draining out the ditch when it rains! So... I WILL be calling the "Board of Health" when water remains in the ditch 7 days after a rainfall and call THEM every time the grass get taller than SIX inches!
OUR TAXES ARE PAYING IDIOTS WHO STILL CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHY WATER DOESN'T TRAVEL UPHILL. What a damn shame.
(I HAVE always voted NO on sales tax and will also vote NO in the future!)