I asked Walker Company for "basic" fence repair for two sections of ancient wood fence that were bowing and ready to collapse. The goal was to maintain what was there until a proper replacement fence could be installed at a later date (probably next year). Bob contacted me quickly to discuss, was able to schedule prompt service, provided a reasonable estimate, arrived on time, did good work, and was a pleasant guy with professional demeanor. I wasn't able to have someone home while he conducted the repair, but I didn't feel nervous giving him interior power access while no one was there.
He bid job by the hour, but again it was a small job with basic fence repair, so that probably differs based on job size. I asked him for an estimate on full fence replacement so I assume that bid will be more comprehensive (detailed). I will get several bids when the time comes to install new fence. However, I have a feeling I will end up going with Walker.