The STARC Story
Founded in 2012 by Tim Hebert, STARC Systems was developed as a result of a substantial need Tim saw in the healthcare renovation business. As the owner of Hebert Construction, a Maine-based third-generation family-owned company with a strong presence in healthcare construction, Tim was always perplexed at the amount of waste, dust, debris and time dedicated to temporary containment on sensitive or patient occupied job sites. Tim envisioned a modular temporary containment system that exceeded ICRA Class IV requirements, was quick, quiet and non-disruptive to install and was reusable. Tim was introduced to our Co-Founder, Bruce Bickford who has over 25 years of mechanical engineering and product development experience. Together, Tim and Bruce designed the industry’s most innovative and robust modular temporary dust barrier and containment system – RealWall™.
Chris MacKenzie, who has over 25 years of sales and marketing leadership experience joined the executive team in 2015, and STARC Systems began to appear in leading healthcare institutions throughout the United States.
An investment from Blue Heron Capital in 2017 accelerated STARC’s growth and allowed for the hiring of an experienced senior management team and the development of enhanced product design and engineering capabilities. STARC is also a beneficiary of awards from Maine Technology Institute and Maine’s Seed Capital Tax Credit Program.
In March 2019, STARC was awarded Healthcare Design Magazine’s bronze award for product innovation and in August 2019, STARC was named to Inc. Magazine’s top 500 fastest growing companies. In September 2019, the company introduced its newest containment solution, called LiteBarrier™, which is designed to be the most durable, best looking and easiest to use in the lightweight containment category.
In order to meet the extraordinary demand for its products, STARC has expanded its manufacturing facility 4 times in 4 years, added a second shift and employee headcount has more than doubled in the last year.
The company has a 91% reorder rate, a 9.9 overall customer satisfaction score and is trusted by leading contractors and healthcare facilities in all 50 states and multiple foreign countries. STARC’s modular reusable temporary containment systems provide an ideal solution across a number of markets; healthcare, office space, data centers, life sciences/biotech, education, and airports, where the ability to isolate renovation work sites from sensitive occupied areas is desired.