We hang most items using two hangers on two hooks so that everything always stays level — with no use of the typical picture wire that eventually and inevitably leads to things getting knocked out of alignment. Instead, everything is mounted solidly on the wall with the same techniques professional art galleries and museums use, to stay straight for good.
Creating artistic groupings is one of our specialties. We’ll work together with your input to arrive at a pleasing and aesthetic arrangement to set off your pictures, paintings, and other items in the best light possible. You can count on the fact that once up, the entire grouping will remain perfectly in place as originally hung, for years, without the possibility of anything being knocked askew to detract from the effect.
Background and experience. For those of you who haven’t been introduced, I’m Ward Nicholson (The Picture-Hanger Guy), and currently I work with George Charlsen (a.k.a. The Hangman) who’s been serving Wichita and surrounding areas now for over 30 years. George has a reputation as the go-to guy in the area when things need done just right, and has been overseeing my training in the trade using his methods (learned during his early years as director of the art museum at Emporia State University).
The two of us met originally when working as graphic designers back in the 1980s. More recently we renewed our acquaintance after we began bumping into each other at the grocery store occasionally, and George took me on as his assistant. For the time being we’re enjoying the heck out of working together, and neither George nor I see him retiring soon. At whatever point he does, however, I’ll continue to carry on in the same tradition.next: Details →
We hang a lot more than just pictures and paintings
Almost anything to go on a wall is something we can hang for you — safely and securely, and with an eye for aesthetic placement as well. If you’re remodeling or making a big move to a new residence, for instance, or opening or expanding your place of business, we can handle almost everything you need to put up on the walls.
Beyond pictures, paintings, and posters, the range of items we can hang includes:
- All typical household or functional items such as mirrors, towel racks, toilet-paper holders, whiteboards and bulletin boards, shelves, shadowboxes, crosses, and clocks (the whole range up to and including very large clocks with heavy pendulums, cuckoo clocks, etc.).
- Less common pieces such as sconces, wall lamps, autographed athletic jerseys or other sports items, guns, plus elk, deer, or other animal heads or antler mounts. (Special note: We have so far not ever had the opportunity to hang a jackalope mount. Should you happen to have one and need assistance, we would be honored to help. As with any rare item, you can count on us to do the job right and handle it with the care it deserves.)
- Even more unusual or valuable articles such as stone sculptures, vintage musical instruments (we’ve hung Aboriginal didgeridoos before), swords, Native American snowshoes, primitive wood carvings, and so forth.
- Not to mention more modern needs like acoustic panels for home theater systems and the occasional flat-screen television. (Normally we recommend you utilize your local electronics or appliance store to put your TV up, but if you forgot or are down to the last minute, we can do it.)
And if something is beyond our capabilities, don’t worry, we’ll let you know, along with good suggestions for the best way to get the job done.next: Contact the Hangman →
Schedule us to come by for a hanging
George Charlsen, the Hangman, schedules all of our jobs, and this web page serves as his online home as well as mine. To get in touch, just contact me, Ward Nicholson, and I’ll pass the word on. Then George will call to discuss your needs and arrange a time for us to come by and get your items hung — just the way you want them.← return to: Photo Tour