I usually don’t write reviews, and have taken a while to complete this one, but I had such a great experience with FencedUp that I had to share it. If you are reading this, you are likely trying to go through the difficult process of finding a fence contractor. It is a tough process and I have been there. Hurricane Matthew blew down much the wood privacy fence at our home in Jax Beach and a downed tree took care of more of it; we needed a full replacement. The good news for us, and for you, is that Fenced Up is there to help.
I vetted a few different fence companies when replacing our fence. David and crew at Fenced up was one of the most responsive fence companies I encountered in the process and also offered the best price for a quality fence (do your homework, not all fences are built the same). I had several questions and was able to get them all answered to my satisfaction during the bid process. Incredibly, things got better from there; when does that ever happen?! We wanted a complex wood privacy fence that included some design elements we came up with and David provided a tiered estimate with steps from basic to an all-out custom solution that included our requests and even improved them. This approach was helpful in comparing prices and making an informed decision, and I can tell you his pricing was also highly competitive on the simpler alternatives so he would have been a good choice for that as well.
We settled on a custom-built horizontal wood fence and David offered a unique approach that used true one-inch thick lumber on five-foot centers that was all secured with three-inch ceramic coated screws (its strong and looks great). The result was an 8ft tall privacy fence that survived Hurricane Irma with ZERO WIND DAMAGE! A tree limb did fall and break a few of the decorative top slats on the top two feet of one section, but it was stopped cold by the stout horizontal primary fencing so our overall fence integrity was uncompromised after hours of high wind that took down several large trees nearby and would have wrecked our old fence.
While many fence companies will only have installers on site, through FencedUp we benefitted from an incredibly talented and devoted trim carpenter, Steve, who executed some incredible details on our fence and designed everything to be pool and zoning compliant (each with its own requirements). Steve even customized a discreet removable panel to access our pool filter more easily. My father in-law is a retired general contractor that knows good carpentry. Steve’s craftsmanship impressed him, so much so that he plans to use FencedUp when he replaces his own fence.
We also had a twelve-foot drive gate built with heavy twin six foot wide doors and no support wheels. Now, months later, the gate still functions flawlessly and swings open with one hand (that is no easy design feat). It was a big fence job with several customizations added along the way, so we had a lot of interaction with David and his crew and it was a very positive experience for us. I can tell you that on the last day it felt like saying goodbye to friends when they wrapped up the job!
I know this review will sound too good to be true, but it was our actual experience. To be clear, I am not being paid for the review and was not promised a discount or other inducement to write it or post it. This is not to say there were no hiccups or challenges in the process, there always are! What was important though is that David was quick to own and correct any mistakes and he and Steve provided effective and well thought out solutions to the inevitable challenges that came up in the process and all this resulted in a great finished product. We ended up with a great custom fence that most contractors would not have even attempted to execute and all that at a great price! Not only would I use FencedUp for a future project, I cannot imagine using anyone else.
P.S.- David also followed-up on the job twice to be sure everything was good and offered to make any corrections/adjustments that may be needed. Five stars! Thanks FencedUp!