A Legacy on Main Street
Legacy Images Offers Custom Products for Life’s Special Moments
Photography Provided by Legacy Images
Ever need custom-made home decor to celebrate and remember life’s most precious moments? Legacy Images is here to make sure those precious memories and proud moments are remembered and celebrated forever. Legacy Images is a family-owned and -operated business in Sheridan that engraves picture frames, gifts, holiday items, home decor and more.
Legacy Images was founded in early 2004 when owner Paul Catlin, a gifted craftsman who taught graphic arts and industrial technology classes at Frankfort Middle School and Frankfort High School for more than 30 years, became involved in a business that created custom products. Catlin eventually became owner of that engraving business, operating out of his barn in Westfield until October 2019 when the business moved to Main Street in Sheridan.
“Transitioning from a home-based business to having a retail storefront has been exciting,” says Cara Retz, manager at Legacy Images and Catlin’s daughter. “It’s been fun to meet people in the community, as well as those who travel in from around the state to have us create a customized item.”
The business is almost entirely family operated. Retz and Catlin’s son Todd both manage the business, while Catlin’s wife Jane, and Retz’s two children, Ian and Erich, help out. Catlin also employs three part-time staffers.
Legacy Images creates and engraves custom picture frames, guest books, home decor and gifts. If your son or daughter is about to graduate, or if your mother is celebrating a birthday, Legacy Images can design a product to commemorate your event.
“Whatever you need framed, we can probably come up with a mat that can go with it,” Retz says.
According to Retz the company designs everything via computer and carves out each design on wood with a laser engraver. Many customers order what they need online.
Retz enjoys being able to touch people’s lives with the work her company does. Many customers follow up after their order is complete, to show their appreciation. Since many orders are made online, Retz doesn’t always get to witness reactions, but she always looks forward to hearing feedback.
Legacy Images is located at 516 South Main Street in Sheridan. Hours of operation are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 317-440-3010 or go to legacyimages-pc.com.