If you’re like most people, you’ve put off getting a new fence installed for longer than you wanted to. Everyone is busy and intuitively you knew that the process of buying a fence wasn’t going to be like ordering a cheeseburger from McDonald’s. It was going to take time and effort to figure out what you really want and who you want to do the job.The good news is that’s really the only two hurdles you have to overcome. Once you determine the type of fencing will wrap around your property best and select the right Franklin fence company to do the work, you pretty much get to sit back and watch the magic happen.


A properly installed fence can significantly enhance any the appearance of any home.

Selecting the type of fence you need can be the most time-consuming aspect of the process. It’s a good idea to do some research on different types of fencing so that you can fix a picture in your mind of exactly what you’d like the finished product to look like. While chain link fencing is the most popular material for building fences coast-to-coast, it’s usually not the first choice for those in the local area. Most will opt for some type of decorative privacy or semi-privacy fence build for either cedar or vinyl and some will opt for a high-end stone or rod-iron fence. The average Franklin fence company can install wood, vinyl, and chain-link fences with east but not everyone will be willing to go the extra mile to install a stone or iron fence. If either of these last two is what you want to go with, be sure to ask your local fence company if they install such products as it’s not a given that they do.

Once you have a good idea about the type of fencing you want to have installed around your home the next (and often more tricky) stage is to select the right Franklin fence company. Not all fence companies are created equal. Some companies, like Veterans Fence, have decades of experience in the fencing industry. You might think that the time in business might not be an important factor in how your fence will turn out, but you’d be wrong. The fence business has its own set of issues that need to be managed properly in order to keep 50 or 100 jobs running on time simultaneously. There’s a lot that goes into ordering material, seeing it delivered to the job site on time, having holes dug and posts set before the material arrives, and getting applicable permits pulled before the whole thing is initiated.

Failure to properly systematize is the main reason that a new Franklin fence company will often start up, run for two or three seasons, and then disappear from the phone book. It’s not easy to coordinate dozens of installations while at the same time maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction. Delays caused by failures in systematization leads to unhappy homeowner which leads to few (if any) referrals. Referrals are the life-blood of any fence company and a startup that cannot earn the respect of its previous customers will quickly fail.

Decorative Wrought Iron Fence

The reason why this impacts you is that in the intermittent time period between a new company filing their incorporation paperwork and the time that they take down their shingle is when they are trying to get people like you to hire them. Usually, they have little more than price as an incentive to choose them over other, more established, Franklin fence companies. The result of offering to take less for the same work is that they can only hire sub-par, even shady, workers.

 You know, the type of people who just seem grungy and lackadaisical in their demeanor. You’ve seen those in your neighborhood who have gotten work done from these types of outfits and everyone in the area is happy to see them leave.

The bottom line is that there are plenty of customers out there who are willing to hire the new guy and give him a chance to prove his metal. You don’t have to feel obligated to “give them a chance” where installing your fence is concerned. You are not the only one getting a fence installed this year, so rest assured that they can cut their teeth on a job elsewhere. Don’t run the risk that you’re going to be the customer that they let down so that they can learn “the hard way” that they need to maintain a high level of service if they want to stay in business. Go with a reputable, established Franklin fence company and you’ll avoid 90% of the heartbreak that hundreds of homeowners experience each year when their fence is not installed properly, or on time, or with the proper workmanship.

There you have it. The two things that you need to get right in order to have a beautiful fence installed that is a testament to your sense of style and adheres to the overall image you want you home to project in the neighborhood. Spend some time doing the research on what type of fence you want to have installed and choose the right Franklin fence company to do the work. Everything else is just details. Give me a call at 313-381-8530 and I’ll be happy to come out and tell you what our company, Veterans Fence, can do to make your dream a reality. My father founded this business nearly 50 years ago and so you don’t have to worry that we lack the experience to do the job right the first time and you can rest assured that your project is in good hands.

Brian Teets