My first order to Omega was for around $2,000. The only numbers discussed were my credit card number, shipping address, and telephone number.
Pretty much the only surviving store-front-only holdouts are Larson-Juhl and Roma. For most of the others, money talks and an account is only a short phone call away.
Herein I will disclose the REAL reason for wanting to use a framer. You heard it here first. An increasingly large percentage of the moulding you will receive will be twisted, warped, damaged, unmatching, and generally unusable poop. Let your poor framer fight with the distributor and save your venom for other battles. And be understanding if it takes a few extra days. That's why framah is the way he is. End of story.