Portable Entry Systems is a "doing business as" name for Starr
Industries. That is, the two companies are one and the same.
From what I can see of this relatively small enterprise, it appears to
have a pretty clean bill of health. It has been in business since
1989, has about 15-20 employees at a single location, does about $3
million a year in business, and has a very good credit standing.
My first stop in checking them out was the Department of Labor and
Economic Growth in Michigan:
where a search on [ Portable Entry Systems ] showed it to be the same
company as Starr Industries:
Searched for: PORTABLE ENTRY SYSTEMS, INC.
ID Num: 436072
Entity Name: STARR INDUSTRIES, INC.
Type of Entity: Domestic Profit Corporation
Resident Agent: JIM STARR
Registered Office Address: 87 TAYLOR ST QUINCY MI 49082
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 98 QUINCY MI 49082
Formed Under Act Number(s): 284-1972
Incorporation/Qualification Date: 8-9-1989
Jurisdiction of Origin: MICHIGAN
Number of Shares: 50,000
Year of Most Recent Annual Report: 05
Year of Most Recent Annual Report With Officers & Directors: 02
Status: ACTIVE Date: Present
At the bottom of the page is a link that says [ Images Available ].
Clicking this takes you to a page that lists the reports filed with
the state for Starr Industries/Portable Entry Systems:
STARR INDUSTRIES, INC.
Number of Pages Filing Date
2005 ANNUAL REPORT 1 5/13/2005
2004 ANNUAL REPORT 1 6/29/2004
2003 ANNUAL REPORT 1 8/1/2003
CERT. OF CHANGE OF REG. OFF./RES. AGENT 1 1/31/2003
2002 ANNUAL REPORT 1 7/15/2002
CERTIFICATE OF MERGER 4 12/28/2001
2001 ANNUAL REPORT 1 6/28/2001
2000 ANNUAL REPORT 1 6/7/2000
CERT. OF CHANGE OF RES. OFF./RES. AGENT (MAR) 1 5/21/1999
ANNUAL REPORT - PROFIT 1 5/15/1998
Clicking on any of the listed reports pulls up the actual image.
There is not a great deal of information in these filings, but
depending on what you're looking for, they may be of interest.
The CERTIFICATE OF MERGER dated 12/28/2001 is actually the merger of
Portable Entry Systems and Starr Industries into a single surviving
business, Starr Industries. From what I can see, this merger was
pretty much a formality, and the two businesses have always been
The Corporate Directors are listed as: James R. Starr and Pennie L. Starr.
I also searched a number of financial and business databases and was
able to pull together some more details about Starr Industries:
87 TAYLOR ST
QUINCY, MI 49082-1016
JIM STARR (OWNER)
Phone: (517) 639-7401
Fax: (517) 639-3098
Toll Free Number: (800) 677-8377
Annual Sales: about $3 million
Employees: 10 to 20
Credit Rating: VERY GOOD - EXCELLENT
Year Started -- 1989
JIM STARR, CEO, VP FINANCE AND VP SALES
Year Started: 1989
I also searched numerous legal, business and consumer databases for [
jim starr ] [ james starr ] [ portable entry systems ] and [ starr
industries ]. Not much turned up, but this may be a case of no news
is good news. There was no indication of lawsuits. No press reports
(positive or negative) on the company, and no record of the company in
the complaints files of the Better Business Bureau at
In short, this appears to be a small, stable company with a good credit rating.
I trust this information fully answers your question.
However, please don't rate this answer until you have everything you
need. If there's anything more I can do for you, just post a Request
for Clarification, and I'm happy to assist you further.
All the best in your endeavors.
Clarification of Answer by
23 Jun 2005 18:31 PDT
I'm sorry I didn't make this more clear in my original answer, but my
searches did include looking for business and financial information on
Jim Starr, as well as on the particular business names you asked
about. Very little information turned up, other than the names of his
current executive team at Starr Industries.
I did not look into Mr. Starr's criminal or military history, since
this was not part of your original question. Even if it had been,
there are restrictions at Google Answers about providing private
information on private individuals that would have prevented me from
posting such information.
It may be possible for you obrain addtional information on Mr. Starr
himself through commercial services such as this one:
You might want to give them a try. However, Google Answers, as a
rule, does not provide this sort of information on living persons.
I hope this is satisfactory to you. But if you have any concerns
about the quality of the answer you received, please let me know by
posting a follow-up Request for Clarification, and we'll certainly
work something out.
All the best,