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First Fence: Exceptional Service and Craftsmanship Since 1989

After spending several years in the fence industry as a salesman, John Buenz founded First Fence in 1989. Since then, we have grown into one of Chicagoland’s best-known fencing companies, primarily through word-of-mouth referrals and repeat business. We handle residential, commercial, and specialty fencing jobs, and use only the highest-quality materials to ensure your fence lasts for years to come.

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Customer-Focused

You’ll love working with us just as much as you’ll love your new fence. At First Fence, we strive to provide excellent communication, and go out of our way to make sure our customers have great experiences. Empowering you with knowledge, educating you about the best materials for your project, and making sure you can always get in touch with someone are just a few of the things that set us apart.


Committed, Knowledgeable Staff

When you hire First Fence, you’re hiring a team of more than 25 experienced, capable people who know how to get the job done right. We’ve been in business for more than 25 years and have expert knowledge of specialty materials, which is why customers trust us with difficult projects.

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Dedicated to Great Causes

We’re always looking for ways to help our local community. Extreme Home Makeover, Ronald McDonald House, Disabled Veterans, and local churches and schools are just a few of the groups we’ve supported through free or reduced labor and materials. We believe that giving back is an important part of owning a business.

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In Your Neighborhood

First Fence has been designing and installing custom fences all around Chicago since 1989. We’ve compiled a list of resources for popular cities, towns and villages we serve.

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