ABC Flag Manufacturing and the Engleharts

How LoneStar Banners and Flags Came to Be

Lone Star Banners and Flags has been making custom flags for over 50 years.  The company began as ABC Flag Manufacturing, founded in 1960 by Fred and Helen Englehart.

Initially, Mr. Englehart sold strands of pennants to car lots.  Helen sewed the pennants in their garage during the week and Fred installed them on the weekends.  When the war in Viet Nam ramped up, people began asking for Texas flags for the young soldiers as they were deployed.  A short time later, the Engleharts were able to lease a building just north of downtown Fort Worth on the North Freeway to expand their production.

Over the years ABC Flag Manufacturing continued to add new products, and it evolved into a full line flag and banner company.  The Engleharts retired in 1995 and a group of local investors bought the company.  In the fall of 1998, we moved into our current location on South Main street, just south of downtown Dallas/Fort Worth.

In August of 2009, we assumed the name of Lone Star Banners and Flags, and we continue to operate under that name today.  We offer a full line of flags, flagpoles, banners, and over 600,000 promotional products, as well as providing installation and repair services, and the great personal service the Englehart’s founded the business on.