Star Hanger System was founded in 2011 by Charles Porter, III. Charles is a lifelong woodworker with over 40 years of experience that ranged from historic preservation to Fortune 500 corporate woodwork. Charles was also the founder of Southern Architectural Woodwork, which evolved into one of the largest high end custom woodworking companies in the Southeast. Notable projects included IBM, Goodrich, Penn State, Duke Law, NRA, Transamerica, Blue Cross, and K Street. Southern's specialty was custom lay-up panel work, design detailing, worldwide veneer sourcing, fabrication, finishing and installation.