The son of a successful art salesman, Jon Long has been around the art and framing industry his whole life. More importantly he was taught the values of faith, family, and hard work. These values have played themselves out in various ways, from back breaking work at Discount Tire Company for six years, to spending five months in Tanzania, Africa with Village Schools International, to being a committed husband and father.
Jon graduated from Texas A&M University in 2005, yet the education of helping start a company from scratch was yet to come. Armed with a strong work ethic and an uncanny ability to connect with people and understanding human psychology, Jon brings creative and fresh thinking to the sales and marketing processes at Mirrorcle Frames®.
As one of the founding principles of Mirrorcle Frames, Jon has developed all sales and marketing procedures. As a lifelong student of business and marketing, he is consistently educating himself and refining his natural talents to help Mirrorcle Frames continue to grow.
In his spare time, Jon enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, exercising, and staying involved in his local church and various ministries. He is married to his best friend Britanie, and together they have two beautiful daughters; Preslie and Brilyn.
Brent Richards – Director of Product Integrity
Brent was born and raised mostly in and around Houston, Texas. Staying there and being close to family is very important to him. His faith drives his life along with his love for America and all of the opportunities it provides for those who are willing to work hard and take risks. It is that rugged individualist spirit that prompted him to come to the north side of Houston in April 2008 and create the company that would eventually become Mirrorcle Frames.
The fact that he could build it with longtime friends who were practically family was just an added bonus to him. Brent has worked in the art and mirror framing industry since 1995. He worked for one of the top 5 art manufacturers in America for 13 years. He rose to the top and was running the whole operation in 4 ½ years. He restructured every aspect of the company and made it more efficient and profitable, while reducing employee turnover dramatically. He oversaw two major expansions as the company more than doubled in size under his management. It was at this company that he met Tim Long, Sr. Tim sold art for that company for 25 years. A friendship was forged, and it was out of that friendship that the trust was developed to eventually go into business together. Tim Jr also sold for that company for about a year and a half before starting Texas Fence Co. Brent got to know Jon Long a little better when Jon started buying framed mirrors from them to sell to home builders.
So when Tim called Brent with the idea to start a company that frames existing mirrors, he was willing to hear the pitch. After prayer and careful consideration, Brent agreed to come create this company. Brent and his wife moved into the make-shift apartment on the company property for two years to get the company started. By that time, the company was well established and on its way to becoming the model for Mirrorcle Frames franchises.
Besides running the Mirrorcle Frames operation, Brent loves his church, is a huge baseball fan, likes to play golf, or hike and enjoy nature when time permits. But among his favorite activities is simply hanging out with family and his four dogs.
Tim Long – Executive Team / Founding Partner
After graduating from Texas A&M University in 2001, Tim went into fine art and mirror sales for the same company his father had served for nearly thirty years. Yet after a year and a half of sales, Tim realized his aspirations were much loftier than merely “working for the man.”
The proverbial entrepreneur, Tim has always had the free spirit and audacity needed to start a business. After pairing this quality with his mechanical abilities, Tim founded Texas Fence Company in 2003. Building the business from a single operator to a multi-million dollar business with multiple crews, Tim knows what it takes to make it happen. It was this success in Texas Fence that allowed Tim the vision and stability to pioneer the idea behind his next business venture: Mirror Makeover in 2008.
The husband of a beautiful wife Tanya, a wonderful son Ty and another boy on the way – Tim also knows that success in business is only part of the formula for a successful life. In addition to working hard to provide for his family, it’s Tim’s strong Christian faith that reminds him that there is more to life than business; God and Family.
In Tim’s spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, fishing, hunting, traveling and ranching. In addition to these hobbies, you may also find Tim on his back porch with a pen and paper dreaming up and sketching out his next business idea.
Mirrorcle Frames of North San Antonio
Josh & Christi Surley
Josh is a lifelong Texan who was raised in Boerne, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. After graduating from Texas A&M University in 2004, he spent the next 9 years in the banking and financial services industry, eventually becoming Vice President of a Texas based community bank.
Christi was born and raised in Cypress, Texas and also graduated from Texas A&M University. Upon graduating in 2005, Christi spent several years working in the insurance and mortgage industries. The couple has always had a strong desire to be in business for themselves and have always had a focus on customer service throughout their careers.
Josh and Christi currently reside in Boerne, Texas and are the proud parents of their daughter Reagan and son Ryan. In their spare time, they enjoy being outdoors, traveling, exercising, and watching Aggie football.
Mirrorcle Frames of North Dallas
Nathan & Julie Surley
Nathan and Julie own the North Dallas Franchise of Mirrorcle Frames. Nathan was raised in Boerne, a small town in the Texas Hill Country. Julie has strong North Texas ties, and grew up in Allen, a suburb of Dallas. They met while studying Industrial/Organizational Psychology in the Master’s Program at the University of Texas at Arlington. In 2009, they got married and moved to Frisco.
Nathan and Julie both developed successful careers for themselves. Nathan spent over a decade as the Operations Manager for a manufacturing company as well as a forms and supply company. Julie’s career took her into the field of Human Resources, where she is currently the Senior HR Manager of a mid-sized staffing firm. Though each enjoyed success, they had greater aspirations, and desired to open their own business.
In 2013, they were introduced to Mirrorcle Frames by Nathan’s brother, who owns a franchise in North San Antonio. Nathan and Julie felt North Dallas would be a wonderful place to open a new location, and Mirrorcle Frames of North Dallas was established in 2015. They have found success by dedicating themselves to hard work and by providing exceptional customer service.
While not hard at work, Nathan and Julie enjoy spending time with each other, family, friends, and their dog. Nathan enjoys the outdoors, and spends his free time fishing, biking, and running. Julie has a strong heart for animals, and devotes much of her time to supporting organizations that help animals in need. Together they live have one boy named Jackson.