Tips for Hiring A Fencing Contractor



Installing a fence is an excellent way to enhance the beauty, privacy, and security of your home or business. Contrary to what some may assume, fence installation is NOT a simple DIY project. Tasks include the ability to delineate fence lines with precision, dig proper post holes, mix and safely place concrete, securely install pickets or posts, etc. – a job that is best left to the professionals. 


Choosing the right fencing contractor is vital to the success of your fencing project. Consider the tips below when beginning the process of choosing a qualified fencing contractor


  • Research online to find local fencing contractors with a presence in your area. Do they have a professional business phone line and a valid physical location?

  • Get multiple written (not verbal) estimates to compare pricing.  

  • Read online customer testimonials.

  • Word of mouth – ask friends and family. 


 At Martin Fence Company we’ve been serving customers in South Florida and the surrounding areas since 1979. As members of the  American Fence Association, Better Business Bureau Martin County, and the AGC Southeast Florida Chapter, we are confident in our ability to deliver satisfaction on every fencing project. 



Look Out For Quality Materials And Expertise


Before getting started, a qualified contractor will first schedule an appointment with you to determine the best fence for your property, terrain, and individual needs. They’ll also seek permissions from local County officials and obtain the relevant permits.


Research your contractor’s expertise. How many types of fences do they offer? What materials do they recommend for any custom fence installation or repairs, and why? What do they know about installing and repairing, aluminum, vinyl, chain-link, and swimming pool fences? Do they have added access-control and security expertise? All these factors will point towards their overall competence.



Establish Project Timelines Contact Persons

This is probably one of the first things you should do with your chosen contractor. Should anything not go according to plan during the fencing project, you’ll know whom to contact, and what to dispute based on originally agreed milestones and completion times.



 Nail Down Payment Terms and Guarantees


And finally, consider the issue of payment. It’s essential to sort this out before any work begins.

  • What percentage deposit will your contractor require?

  • How and over what period will they expect you to pay the balance? 

  • Do they accept credit cards? Which ones?

  • Are they fully insured and do they offer any warranties on their work?



Wrapping It Up


Choosing a fencing contractor takes some effort, but it will pay off in the long run!  You’ll want to consider their expertise and experience, price, project and payment terms, accreditation, previous customer reviews, and warranties offered. 


At Martin Fence Company, our projects and customers mean a lot to us. As qualified and fully insured fencing contractors with over 40 years of experience, we believe in nurturing our relationship with you.


 A fence is meant to last a very long time, and so is our relationship with you. Our passion for excellence and dedication to quality is what has kept us in business all these years.


Contact us for a free estimate, and let’s explore what we can do for you

862 13th Street,
Lake Park, FL 33403
Phone: 561-848-2688
Fax: 561-848-4466
Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter