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(Company specializing in mission-critical security solutions relocates to historic development on Governors Drive.)

Stovehouse Properties and Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate are excited to share that Star Lab was recently welcomed to the Stovehouse development on Governors Drive. Headquartered in Washington D.C., Star Lab has relocated its Huntsville engineering facility to a 4,626 square foot space at the historic mixed-use development. The embedded security company is dedicated to providing solutions to a variety of industries including defense, industrial, communications, transportation, automotive and more.

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“Stovehouse has an authenticity that makes it appealing to our employees and clientele,” said CEO and Founder of Star Lab, Irby Thompson. “We chose the location for practical reasons, like its close proximity to Redstone Arsenal and Research Park. However, we also committed to Stovehouse because we were looking for an environment that wasn’t ‘cookie-cutter’ and provided amenities like food options and after-work entertainment.”

Founded in 2014, Star Lab’s mission is to ensure that critical systems operating in hostile situations are able to withstand cyber attacks, reverse engineering and other nefarious activities. The company safeguards the integrity and security of multi-billion dollar assets and provides solutions that severely limit potential attacks.

Photo credit: Star Lab

“We hope to make a difference in the world,” said Thompson. “Our long-term goal is to create a secure environment for everyone where we can depend on our electronic systems —whether they are defense, industrial, aerospace or automotive. Everyone on our team has more than a decade of experience in designing security solutions and we are proud of what we have accomplished so far at Star Lab.”

Star Lab officially moved into Stovehouse earlier this year. Danny Yancey, owner/developer of Stovehouse Properties, says the company has been a great addition to the development.

“Having Star Lab as part of our growing community has been a privilege,” said Yancey. “Irby and his team were in search of a space that would align with their culture and values, as well as provide more visibility to their growing client base. Stovehouse delivers the collaborative setting they were looking for and we are honored to have them on board.”

For more info on Stovehouse, call 256-536-8809.

Thompson said that the company’s first few months at Stovehouse have been successful and enabled the team to enjoy the creative environment they were looking for.

“When creating a tenant mix in high-profile developments, it’s important to find businesses who have goals that can be enhanced by the project,” said Wesley Crunkleton, principal at Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate. “Star Lab was a great fit for Stovehouse and we look forward to watching them thrive.”

To learn more about Star Lab and its security solutions, visit

If you are interested in becoming a part of Stovehouse, contact Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate at or call 256-536-8809. Or fill out a leasing inquiry on the Stovehouse website here.

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