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Q: Background Check ( Answered 3 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Background Check
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: alf4200-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 23 Jun 2005 10:28 PDT
Expires: 23 Jul 2005 10:28 PDT
Question ID: 536335
I am considering a strategic alliance with a company in the U.S.A.
The principal is Jim Starr who owns two companies. They are "Portable
Entry Systems" and Starr Industries" of Quincy, Michigan.
What is the financial health od these companies?
What is the finacial history of Jim Starr?
Subject: Re: Background Check
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 23 Jun 2005 12:26 PDT
Rated:3 out of 5 stars

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:,%20INC.

ID Num: 436072 
    Assumed Names  
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:

   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
closely linked.

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 

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



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.


Request for Answer Clarification by alf4200-ga on 23 Jun 2005 13:54 PDT
Can I get background information on James Starr? Please include
employment history, military service and criminal records.

Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 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,

alf4200-ga rated this answer:3 out of 5 stars
I have requested clarification on the back ground of the owner James Starr.

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