The Heritage Flag Company "THFC" exists to Handcraft History and Reclaim American Pride through handcrafted American made products of the finest craftsmanship. We are proud Americans chasing the American Dream through our craft. To us, the American dream is the idea that we can all achieve success if we dedicate ourselves to strong values and hold the highest standards.
Our mission is to Reclaim American Pride through one-of-a-kind handcrafted works of art that are to be cherished for generations to come.
Our People Matter
We have empathy to view situations through the eyes of others and allow compassion to guide our interactions with customers, business partners and coworkers. We use our creativity and passion to encourage, inspire and energize. We aspire to develop meaningful, life long relationships with our customers ,suppliers and each other.
Our Culture Matters
We are a company that fosters innovation, imagination, critical thinking and determination. We have the courage to dream and embrace the adventure that results from opportunity. We strive for excellence in everything we do and hold each other accountable when we fall short.
Our Heritage Matters
We are proud to be American! The hard work, service and sacrifice of so many that have come before us is why we have the opportunities we have today. If we spend time honoring, understanding and learning from the past, we can create a better future for all Americans!
Our Products Matter
We are proud to be the original wooden flag company but understand that being the first is never good enough. There is a reason the rearview mirror is smaller than the windshield. We must remain focused on accepting nothing but the finest craftsmanship no matter the cost. Everything from our raw materials to our finished products must tell a story of American Pride!
The Heritage Flag Company ® created the first ever Barrel Wood American Flag as a gift. A gift that came from a dream to say thank you to 3 veterans starting a brewery in Southern Pines, North Carolina in 2014. Little did anyone know where that dream would go....
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, HEATH AWOKE
FROM HIS DREAM—HALF ASLEEP, HE SKETCHED
HIS IDEA FOR THE FIRST BARREL WOOD FLAG.
I met with the guys from the brewery one day to look at the blueprints and saw a room that aged beer in whiskey and wine barrels. I had never heard of that. From there, I could just see it.
In 2014, custom home builder and cabinet maker Heath Trigg was in the midst of working on a special project—building a unique bar for a local brewery that had just been started by three veterans. An artist and craftsman, Heath knew he wanted to build something beautiful for the brewery, and was inspired by whiskey and wine barrels in which the brew masters aged beer.
Heath ended up building a stunning bar wrapped in whiskey and wine staves from the barrels in which the beer was aged.
But his project wasn't complete.
"My wife and I had been trying to think of something to make the guys at Southern Pines Brewery as a surprise gift for the opening, and I woke up at 3am dreaming about an American Flag. I sketched it out on a shopping list and when I came down to the shop the next morning, we made it."
The community responded enormously well to the flag.
"When people saw the first flag we made and started asking for more, I told them to go online. The problem was they kept coming back and telling me that it didn't exist. No one else had made an American Flag from whiskey barrels. Today, we actually have a US patent on an American Flag made out of whiskey barrels. We have a patent on an American Flag. How crazy is that?"
An unpredictable series of events led to Heath presenting another flag to a Three-Star General that was hung in the main entrance of the Pentagon a month later. During that trip, a private tour of Arlington changed the course of Heath's life.