Monroe Street Framing came into being in 1983 when talented craftsman Dave Gunderson wanted a change from selling records on State Street. After a few years selling frames down the street, he moved the shop into the historic prairie-style building, which once housed a doctors office and bomb shelter, that has been it's home since 1988. Michelle Waldeck has been helping to bring MSF's services to the greater Madison area ever since 1998 and became a co-owner with Dave in 2007.
In recent years the shop has been providing quality framing services to a broad base of commercial and residential clients and local organizations, including the Chazen Museum, University of Wisconsin's Athletic Department, the Wisconsin State Historical Society and many local businesses. They have recently expanded their facilities to include a full wood shop in nearby New Glarus, WI.