Our History

Carl Phillips and Mike Ferraro, Jr. established Carmichael, Inc. in 1996 to provide engineering design and fabrication services as well as introduce its’ own unique products to industry and the general public. In earlier years, Carl & Mike also held “day” jobs, so growth was measured, but steady. New products and process capabilities have continuously been added to the mix, leading us to open Carmichael’s doors on a full-time basis. In 2013, a walk-in store was opened in the Old School Marketplace, located in North Lima, OH. In 2015 we launched our website’s online store. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the walk-in store had to be closed at the end of 2015. The custom picture frame shop re-opened right away in 2016, and we’re working on new ways to serve those of you who’d prefer to shop offline. In the meantime, we’ll be setting up at local artists’ markets – keep an eye on our posts for show updates. As always, we’ll promptly respond to your emails & phone calls.
“Thanks for the continuing support from our family and friends.” – Carl & Mike

Our Mission

We will make every effort to provide affordable well made products, and outstanding service to our customers, using only American made materials when available. All of Carmichael’s products are developed and made by us. Therefore, we have complete control over all aspects of quality. “Made in America” is not just a slogan to us, it is a way of life.

Our Website

This website will be a work in progress for a while. Carl & Mike are doing it themselves. That being said, we invite you to come back often to see what’s new. Send us comments on how the website is looking through the email form on our contact us page.
Thanks for visiting!



Carl Phillips


Mike Ferraro, Jr