Recently there was an image in my Facebook news feed that caught my attention. The image was a rustic looking, wooden American flag. It had character, personality, and even put a smile on face seeing this cool incarnation of Old Glory. It turns out that the wooden flag was made by Heritage Flag Company out of Southern Pines, North Carolina.
Founded by Heath Trigg, a fourth generation entrepreneur, Heritage Flag Company kind of started by accident more than anything. Trigg owned a custom cabinetry and woodworking business named Southern Pine Woodworking. One of his customers was the Southern Pines Brewery. Founded by three Third Group Special Forces members, Southern Pines had hired Trigg to design and construct their taproom. After working closely with them for four months bringing the tap-room to life, it quickly became evident to Trigg how their years of service and training in the military transferred into the drive and daily motion while running a small business.To honor the men for their service and entrepreneurial drive, Trigg created a hand-made American flag out of old whiskey barrels. It was at this moment the idea for the Heritage Flag company was born. Now, Trigg and his team of craftsmen make multiple sizes of Heritages Flags ranging from The Full Barrel (49.5″ x 26″) to The Small Batch (24.5″ x 13″). Since each one of the flags is hand-made from old whiskey barrels, they’re unique and have their own character and personality. Prices on the Heritage Flags range from $199 to $899 depending upon size, and options like hand engraving.
The company also offers the Heritage Star, which comes in three different sizes and is also made from retired barrels. The stars range in price from $40 to $60 depending upon size. One of the thing that caught my attention about Heritage Flag Company is that 20% of the purchase of Heritage Stars is donated to their partner non-profits. You can also sponsor a flag a flag for a service member as well. For more information about the Heritage Flag Company, or to order one for yourself or as a gift, check out their website.