CONNSTEP Selects Church Hill Classics As Manufacturer of the Month

Monroe, CT - March 23, 2015 - Manufacture overseas? Outsource for cheaper labor and costs? Those choices would never be options for Lucie Voves, President and CEO of Church Hill Classics (online as, a leading U.S. manufacturer and online retailer in the college diploma frame industry. CONNSTEP's Made in CT Program, celebrating companies that make their products in Connecticut, recently selected Church Hill Classics for its monthly honor.

From the basement in her Newtown home in 1991 to Inc. 5000 Magazine's Fast Growth Business list for the 8th time, Mrs. Voves attributes most of the company's success to:

  • Handcrafted, top-quality frames that incorporate school logos
  • Creative marketing knowledge that customizes programs for each college bookstore partner
  • Professional, individualized customer service by devoted employees
  • Enduring commitment to Made-in-America and produced in Connecticut

Mrs. Voves distinguishes her company from that of overseas competitors. "Crafting superior-quality products, providing online customization and quick turn time, and supporting our partners with strong marketing support afford us with a clear advantage over foreign imports."

Nestled in a 3,000 square foot building in Monroe, Church Hill Classics employs over 90 highly qualified, caring employees who provide a personal touch and seek to build customer trust. They admire Mrs. Voves' dedication to keep jobs and production in Connecticut and consider their colleagues an extended family.

About CONNSTEP's Made in CT Program

"Connecticut is home to 5,000 manufacturers who employ nearly 170,000 people and generate more than 12.7% of the state's GDP.

CONNSTEP developed the Made in CT Program to showcase the diversity of products and services of the Connecticut manufacturing industry — and to celebrate the companies who continue to make it in Connecticut." More information about CONNSTEP's Made in CT Program can be found online at