About Our Family

What do an electrical engineer, a dietician and an economics major have in common?

Besides being a close family, they love to design and frame custom artwork!

Gary and Linda Magee and their daughter Carrie have operated the successful Deck the Walls Greenwood, Indiana for three decades. Their backgrounds, expertise and talents are a perfect fit for your custom framing and art projects.

Their story is an interesting one. Gary and Linda had full time careers while raising their family, but decided in the late 1980s that they would like to own a business. A neighbor knew the person who was selling the Deck the Walls store in Greenwood Park Mall. Gary and Linda both enjoyed art and had done some framing at a local frame-it-yourself store.

Their store became well known in Greenwood, and they eventually added a second location in Castleton Square Mall in Indianapolis. In 2004, they merged both stores to one location — Allyne Park Shopping Center on State Road 135 in Greenwood. (McCalister’s Deli, Bonefish Grill and Stein Mart are neighbors.)

Their success can be attributed to being a family business that is highly focused on customer satisfaction – and their unique skills.

Gary graduated from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with an electrical engineering degree and worked many years for Naval Avionics and Raytheon in Indianapolis. His passion for projects and comprehensive design skills are a great resource, especially when facing custom solutions and providing hanging service. He also cuts and joins the custom frames and is the company’s “computer guy” and maintenance expert.

Linda has a degree in dietetics from Indiana State University and works part time in food service management for Perry Township Schools. She runs the Deck the Walls’ accounting and business operations and works part-time in the store.

Carrie began working for her parents while at DePauw University, where she earned a degree in economics and was a varsity athlete. She also has a great talent for art and design. She joined the family business after graduation 25 years ago and does most of the designing and custom framing. Her dog Sakari regularly greets customers in the store.

The Magees also have another daughter, Leslie, who is an accountant, son-in-law Troy and two grandchildren, Thomas and Alyssa.

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