Nine Reasons to Hire a Professional Fencing Contractor

When you think about fences, what comes to mind?

“Good fences make good neighbors.” (Robert Frost)

“Don’t fence me in…” (Roy Rogers)

“I’m just sittin’ on a fence,” (Rolling Stones)

Or maybe you just picture picket fences. Or think more about safety, security, and privacy. Regardless of how you think of them, we can all agree that fences are an important part of our world. So important that when you need one built, you want it done right.


Big Bend Landscaping professional fencing
Big Bend Landscaping professional fencing
Big Bend Landscaping professional fencing

Big Bend Landscaping recently added the title “professional fencing contractor” to the list of services we offer. It’s not that we haven’t built them in the past; if you look through our gallery, you’ll see some of the fences we’ve built as a part of larger jobs. But now we’re offering it as a separate service, whether or not we build anything else for that client. And as always, we are bringing high-quality products to the table.

Can you build a fence yourself? Yes. Yes, you can. And on the surface, it seems like a sensible approach. But it isn’t without risk. And there are several good reasons to hire a professional to install your fence instead. Let’s look at some of those.

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors (or at least they should…)

Nightmare scenario: You build your beautiful fence. It’s a sturdy, attractive fence. And you’re proud of it. Then your neighbor breaks the news: It’s a foot over the property line and they—understandably—want their property back. Or worse — your fence has crossed into the utility easement and if you leave it in place, you’ll deal with the genuine possibility of the city removing sections of it in order to access whatever it is they need to access. And when they put it back, they aren’t required to put it back in the same condition. There are other easements too—such as Conservation Easements, Driveway Easements, Sidewalk Easements, and View Easements.

A professional contractor will know all the ins and outs of local and state laws. Things like property line surveys will be topics of conversations when they come out to look at the area you want fenced. They will protect you from rude surprises and help you make the best choice for your home and yard

  Quality Installation

Chances are good that you’ve not built many fences. So even if you’re handy with tools, you’re still dealing with a lot of inexperience, and you’re more likely to make a costly mistake than an experienced professional. When you hire a professional, you get the benefit of training, experience, and their interest in protecting their reputation.Big Bend Landscaping gate

Big Bend Landscaping guarantees all our work and we only use materials from manufacturers that guarantee their quality. Our crews are trained professionals who put up a beautiful fence, show up on time, do outstanding work, finish on time, and leave a clean job-site.


 Save Money

Hiring a professional fencing contractor to “save money” probably makes little sense right out of the gate (That’s right. We went there). But you have to consider what goes into building that fence. One of those big costs that many people don’t consider is the equipment needed to do the job right. If you don’t already have them (and you probably don’t) you’ll either have to buy them (not cheap at all—and then what are you going to do with that equipment afterward?), or rent them—also not cheap. And if it breaks while you’re using it—and that does happen, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing—then you’re on the hook for the actual cost of the equipment.

Mistakes can be terribly expensive and can mean replacing entire sections of fence if you do it wrong. If you hire a professional fencing contractor and they make a mistake (not common at all), they will fix it out of their pocket—not yours.

Increased Property value

There’s no way around this: A professionally installed fence looks professionally installed. And a well-built fence adds to your property value. Prospective buyers are a lot more likely to meet your asking price or come close to it if they are impressed by the overall look of the property. By the same token, if it is not professional-looking, it will detract from the appearance and buyers might balk at meeting your price if they have to replace the fence after purchase.

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Peace of Mind

The right fence will keep you and your loved ones safe. Whether it’s around a swimming pool or around your property, it keeps pets and children secure. And it keeps out unwanted visitors like stray dogs or stray humans. It goes further by keeping neighborhood children safe from any potential hazards on your property as well.

 Establishes property boundaries

Though Robert Frost established there was some doubt about the benefits of a fence in his case, in this context, good fences really do make good neighbors. When your property boundaries are properly established by a professional fencing contractor and the fence is put into place, it simply prevents misunderstandings and boundary disputes.


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Simplify your life

Are you still on the fence about this? (Sorry, not sorry. Dad jokes because we’re Dads) Consider this: you’re busy. We all are. And if you work full time, putting up a fence in your spare time and possibly making mistakes and having to do it all over again or dealing with legal fall-out would be a lot. Or even you’re retired, you face a lot of uncertainty about taking on a job like this. You shouldn’t have to do that anymore. So save yourself some heart ache. Hire someone who does it for a living to do the job right, the first time, for you.

Locally Owned Professional Fencing Contractor

Big Bend Landscaping is a locally owned company, and we are invested in our community. When we build a fence for a customer, we know we will deal with you again, whether we work for you or someone you recommend us to. We take that seriously. Our reputation is ever present in our minds as we give you the best we have to give every time.


 Big Bend Landscaping is the home owner’s go-to-choice for building beautiful, long lasting paver walls and other outdoor living features. And now fences!

We built all of our hardscaped features using only the best products on the market, such as Pavestone, Romanstone, and Unilock products. Each of these companies provides lifetime guarantees for normal use pavers. And they all offer a wide variety of looks that can be mixed, matched, and customized.

We’ve been working with homeowners in the St. Louis area to bring them better outdoor living for over 25 years. Our outdoor living spaces, patios and pathways, firepits, retaining walls, and seating walls have produced a loyal customer base who recommend us to their friends and families. We have 62 five-star reviews on Google and an A+ rating with the BBB. Our crews have a Level 1 Certification from the National Concrete and Masonry Association. This means we’re experts in our field. Check out our testimonials to see what our customers are saying about us.

Our experts can come to you and help you design an outdoor living space you will never want to leave. We will give you a CAD drawing of the space we discussed, and the projected costs. Once we start the job, you will find us to be efficient and clean. And we will never make a change without discussing it with you first.

Big Bend Landscaping knows how to help you make the most of your outdoor living space. When you’re ready to make a change, check out our website for more details and contact us for more information!