our story


In 2008 Brent McHenry’s wife Krista was in serious need of a place to relax. At the time she was the mother of twins, a newborn, and was pregnant with their fourth child. She designed a swing for their front porch and asked Brent to build it. Not long after Krista’s swing was finished, a neighbor stopped by and asked Brent to build one for his front porch too. Soon to follow, Brent’s good friend Jerry Lepore encouraged and assisted him in starting a business so everyone could experience and enjoy these fabulous swings. Before long, these bed swings lined the streets of their neighborhood, and soon this simple project became a full-fledged business and Vintage Porch Swings was formed. Many years have passed, and thousands of swings have been crafted. Vintage Porch Swings and its team have long outgrown Brent’s garage, but they never lost sight of their goal of handcrafting beautiful and unique porch swings

and helping people create sanctuaries where they can relax, disconnect, and spend time alone or with friends and family. The McHenry’s family has grown since then, and Jerry Lepore and his wife Phyllis have reengaged as new owners of Vintage Porch Swings with the intent to grow the business and give many more families the opportunity to experience these classic bed porch swings. The VPS family has also grown and now consists of a team of local craftspeople and artists that continue to build the same quality of bed swing that Brent first built for his wife. Today each bed swing design is named after one of their eight unique children or one of their special extended family members. Along with Jerry and Phyllis's new ownership and their family and friends, you can expect more design innovation delivered with the same quality, care, and customer service.

Our Approach


Maximize Talents

We operate as a team that identifies talents to support, strengthen, encourage and refine one another.

Inspire Creativity

We seek to bring beauty and inspiration to our customers worldwide and our local community.

Hand crafted excellence

We use our skills to ensure the highest quality products and exceed our customers’ expectations.


Integrity in relationships

We walk in integrity in all things, through personal interactions and those decisions when nobody is looking.

Humility in Service

We approach those within and beyond our team in an attitude of giving and serving.

Customers for life

Our customers become part of our family and we treat them that way. Our love for what we do extends to loyalty and care.

what sets us apart

Vintage Porch Swings offers several styles of customizable hanging bed swings. You can be assured to find one that works for you. Here are some qualities that make our swings special.

Design Variety

From shabby chic to coastal to contemporary, we offer a wide range of designs that appeal to many decorative styles.

Artisan Finishes

Our paint and stain finishes are hand applied by trained craftsman. Each swing individually cared for. No assembly line, No paint sprayer.

Easy Ordering

You can place your order easily online with assurance that it will arrive when you planned it to.


We pre-craft many of our swings components so we have inventory ready for you.


We are able to ship products nationwide at reasonable prices to your door via ground shipping.

Trusted Brand

We have a reputation for beautiful, quality products, fair prices, and plenty of Southern hospitality.


Our swings are born in Charleston, South Carolina so we know how to create swings that can stand up to extreme weather.


We always stand behind every swing we make. We also offer a loyalty and referral program to give back to our cherished customers.


Your swing purchance includes ropes, hardware and clear instructions. We also offer cushion packages in a variety of textiles.

We help people create sanctuaries where they can relax, disconnect and spend time alone or with friends and family.

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