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Newbie
Aug 6, 2018
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New fencing Business

Hey guys,

Earlier this year my brother and i started a fencing and concreting business. I was just wondering if anyone has advise for finding new customers or ways to promote and market ourselves. we have found it extra challenging to do that! Any help will be appreciated!

Thank you
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Deal Addict
Dec 27, 2007
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Edmonton
Kijiji is very popular. Use signs on the fencing you install for temporary time and if owner allows.n
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Member
Dec 15, 2015
472 posts
271 upvotes
Toronto
GarrickM4961 wrote:
Aug 7th, 2018 2:44 pm
Hey guys,

Earlier this year my brother and i started a fencing and concreting business. I was just wondering if anyone has advise for finding new customers or ways to promote and market ourselves. we have found it extra challenging to do that! Any help will be appreciated!

Thank you
kijiji, putting flyers out, radio ads, knock on doors, facebook ads. Contact builders and ask if they need a new fence guy on call. Get on social media, lots of construction guys on there with good followings on Instagram.
Deal Addict
Sep 2, 2010
1597 posts
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Ontario
TheMaterial wrote:
Aug 8th, 2018 2:01 pm
kijiji, putting flyers out, radio ads, knock on doors, facebook ads. Contact builders and ask if they need a new fence guy on call. Get on social media, lots of construction guys on there with good followings on Instagram.
Wow, no mention of advertising as it once was. That's a good thing. However, you have to be creative and put a lot of thought into where you put your resources. There is no substitute for positive word of mouth referrals.
Penalty Box
Apr 5, 2013
3319 posts
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markham
you might want contact insurance companies and get on their lists too as a potential contractor
Newbie
Jul 23, 2009
10 posts
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toronto
Start a fence repair/ help blog. Give advise on fixing, mending fences or taking down fences and advertise service for New fence building. Wish you good luck.
Member
Apr 29, 2017
250 posts
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No website advice? Build a website on squarespace and start a google my business page. That's all I did for my landscaping business and it's brought us over 200k so far in our second season from the website alone.
Deal Expert
Aug 2, 2001
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I'm going to say you should also take a different direction. Go into neighbourhoods that are 15-20 years old with fences needing repair. Start advertising directly to these people as they are often neglected (many contractors will chase the fence work in new developments). A little more work - but that's also the reason they stay neglected for so long.
Deal Expert
Aug 2, 2004
29045 posts
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East Gwillimbury
Ck2 wrote:
Aug 9th, 2018 9:50 am
Find new sub divisions and put up your signs as a fencer. Get a big contract that way and make some decent $$ if you can collect from everyone in the sub division.
I think this is the best approach, but instead of signs, put out a flyer on each door asking everyone to meet on a Saturday morning at 10 am at the mailboxes. Once the crowd gathers, give them an offer and group rate for the fence. Then take names and address.

Once you have that, go measure the space and provide written quotes to each person. It’s important to gather everyone because in most cases, a fence is shared with a neighbour and the cost should be split.
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Dec 22, 2006
2735 posts
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Toronto
If you operate in Markham, I have a small fence repair job that needs to be done. ;)

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