October 5, 2022 (Monroe, CT)—Lucie Voves, CEO and founder of Church Hill Classics, not only manufactures the Inc. 5000 Awards, she also wins them. This year marks Voves' 12th time on the Inc. 5000 List—the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America—making her one of only 9 female business owners in Inc. magazine's 40-year history to earn that distinction. According to Inc., only 0.5% of applicants since 1982 have won on 12 separate occasions, putting Voves in rare company.
Amid supply chain issues, labor shortages, and the ongoing global impact of Covid-19, the companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 have demonstrated resilience and remarkable revenue growth over a three-year period. The list represents a one-of-a-kind look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment—its independent businesses.
"Winning the Inc. Award is an incredible honor in its own right, but to win the very award that my employees designed and handcrafted is a source of unimaginable pride," stated Voves. "Inc. 5000 Honorees represent the top .07% of growing companies in the United States, so to achieve this benchmark for entrepreneurial success 12 times is a tribute to our employees' commitment to excellence, fine craftsmanship, and superior customer service."
Trailblazing entrepreneur Lucie Voves started Church Hill Classics as a home-based moonlighting venture in 1991. Known online as diplomaframe.com, Church Hill Classics handcrafts custom diploma frames, certificate frames, awards, and photo frames for thousands of educational institutions, professional associations, high affinity membership groups, and the U.S. Military. Now located in a 62,000-square-foot complex in the heart of Monroe, Connecticut, the company takes great pride in creating high-quality USA-made frames and providing personalized service to customers and partners alike. More than 30 years later, each and every frame at Church Hill Classics is still made-to-order and built by hand onsite.
"The accomplishment of building one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., in light of recent economic roadblocks, cannot be overstated," says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. "Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that have established themselves through innovation, hard work, and rising to the challenges of today."