Church Hill Classics
Contact: Katie Gargano
594 Pepper Street
Monroe, CT 06468
Church Hill Classics Moves into new Connecticut Headquarters
Monroe, CT – September 26, 2007 - Church Hill Classics has recently relocated to a greatly expanded plant, warehouse, and executive office building, located in Monroe, CT. The company has expanded from a 30,000 square foot (leased) facility at its former Danbury location, to a 47,000 square foot, 9.3 acre campus at 594 Pepper Street.
Church Hill Classics, www.diplomaframe.com is a market leader in manufacturing, distribution, and sales of custom picture and document frames. The company creates licensed school and organization-specific presentations for diplomas, credentials, certifications, and also offers a line of coordinating medallion desk accessories. They also offer frames for military memorabilia and provide contract framing services to major corporations and mail-order retailers including the Danbury Mint and Golf Digest. For 2007, it is estimated that Church Hill Classics will produce and sell more than 110,000 custom frames, up from 90,000 in 2006.
Church Hill Classics employs 52 people and is increasing its work force by 10 in anticipation of continued growth in the Monroe facility. Church Hill Classics markets and sells most of its customized diploma and certificate frames through its network of relationships with more than 700 colleges and universities, along with numerous trade-industry and professional associations, and through their website, www.diplomaframe.com.. Church Hill Classics recently became the exclusive distributor of the “Level Lock” hanging system, a patented, innovative technique to simplify the process of hanging framed pieces to assure they are level, secure, and can be easily arranged in grouped arrays on a wall.
Church Hill’s new facilities represent another milestone for an enterprise that began in the basement of a Newtown, Connecticut home in 1991. The concept for manufacturing high-quality frame presentations which are tailored to a particular organization was the vision of Lucie Voves, who had career aspirations as an entrepreneur during her tenure working in Brand Management for Procter and Gamble.
“ My goal is to keep building this business and focusing on what we do well. I’m really proud of being able to give a good working environment to a lot of people. Owning my own business has also given me some flexibility to be heavily involved in the community, which is something that I really enjoy doing”, states Voves.
About Church Hill Classics
Church Hill Classics (www.diplomaframe.com) has been recognized as a 2006 winner of the prestigious International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, awarded by the North American Council of Better Business Bureaus. In August, the company was selected by Inc. Magazine as one of the 100 fastest-growing consumer products companies in the U.S. Lucie Voves was one of three Trailblazing business owners in America for 2007, chosen for this honor by the National Association of Women Business Owners and sponsored by Wells Fargo. Recently, Church Hill Classics became a certified Woman- Owned Business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, an organization that is the leading advocate in supporting and promoting women Business Enterprises. Ms. Voves has also been recognized as one of America’s most outstanding female entrepreneurs by Enterprising Woman Magazine.
Reports of Ms. Voves’ business success have been featured on television, on radio, and in national publications including the New York Times.