First Class Fence Company
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First Class Fence Company has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 155 customer surveys conducted by Best Pick Reports.
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"At First Class Fence Company, customer service is of the utmost importance. We consider our relationship with our customers to be a partnership. Our experienced fence professionals use quality products from established, well-respected vendors that will enhance the value and look of your property. We stand behind our work."

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Company Information
Services Offered
First Class Fence Company offers value-added fence services, from custom design to professional installation and repair, for residential and commercial customers. The company specializes in professionally installed gate automation, access control, and telephone entry systems as well as upscale estate gates and fencing; ornamental iron, aluminum, and steel; polyvinyl fences; and chain-link fences.
Services Not Offered
The company does not install underground pet fences.
First Class Fence Company offers a 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee.
Company History
The local, family-owned-and-operated company was founded in 2000.
Employee Information
Employees of First Class Fence Company drive marked vehicles.
Areas Served
Northern Chicago, North Shore, Northwest Chicago Suburbs, Western Chicago Suburbs

“First Class Fence was fantastic. They put in new posts and reset a section of the fence. They came, they did their job, and they cleaned up. I didn't know they were here, which is exactly the type of work I like. I'll give them an A.”

“Everything worked out great. Everything was done just the way we had asked, and it was perfect. They were repairing fences. They get an A.”

“They replaced a panel of fencing and posts. They were easy to deal with and came out right away. They were pleasant to work with. I'll give them an excellent grade—A.”

“They were great. They took out an old fence and put in a new one. They were responsive. They took care of the permit; I was out of town, so I didn't have to take care of anything. It was just easy. I'd give them an A+.”

“They did what they said they were going to do. They didn't harass me and cleaned up after themselves when they were all done and the fence works fine. I'd give them an A+ rating. I'd recommend them.”

“They were very timely and did a good job. They deserve an A.”

“They did fencing work for me. I'll give them an A rating.”

“They were responsive and got here in a timely manner when I had a fence issue from the storm. I'd give them an A grade overall.”

“They did some work for me. It was OK. It was all right.”

“Everything was fine.”

“They did the job on time and very efficiently. They did basic fence work for me. They earned an A.”

“They cleaned it up, they did a good job, and they got out of there. It was quick and a good job. They put up a fence. They definitely get an A.”

“They did a fence for me last year. They did a great job. They put in PVC and Cyclone fencing, two different types. He did what he said he was going to do and did it on time. They get A's for everything. I have no complaints with all the work. John did a great job.”

“They did a very good job. They did a new fence. I'll give them an A.”

“They did great. They repaired a fence for me. They did what they said they were going to do and did it on time. They get an A from me.”

“They did repairs to an existing fence. They replaced five posts. They showed up when they said they would. They did the work they said they would do. They were pleasant and told me what it would cost up front. They checked all the posts and only did what I needed. They didn't replace posts I didn't need to have replaced. I'd give them an A grade.”

“First of all, I like that the owner comes out—he's hands-on. He has the crew who does the work for him, but the owner was there and made some adjustments as they went along. They weren't extensive adjustments, but they were very important. It was a very good experience—A+.”

“There were here three or four times for repairs, and they were very, very confident. I would request them, and I absolutely would have them back. I liked the way they responded immediately on the phone, and I also liked the quality of the work that they did, the follow-up, and the attention that I got.”

“They were prompt and completed the job. They did a great job on our new fence. I would give First Class Fence an A.”

“My experience with First Class Fence was good—I know I was satisfied. They built a new wooden fence to replace one that had become dilapidated. They were on time, the work got done when they said it would for the amount they quoted, and they were satisfactory on all basic points. It's an A from me.”

“The main things I liked were that he did exactly what he said he was going to do, and he did it on time and made sure we were happy. I did a whole remodeling of my backyard, so First Class Fence ran a couple hundred feet of black, dressy fence that goes around my backyard and my pool. He put in three gates, and they did a great job. I found First Class Fence because I was using a landscape company for a complete remodel. They did all kinds of stuff, and they had a working relationship with the guy from First Class Fence. I think they deserve an A.”

“First Class Fence was thorough and quick. I had a good experience with the guys—they did fencing in my backyard, and they were very approachable.”

“Everything was good—it was all good.”

“First Class Fence Company was just wonderful. They did a spectacular job, and we were thrilled with their service. They put the top of the fence in when I needed to keep the new dogs in. They also put in a marvelous fence quickly and according to our specifications. I could not be happier. They're an A.”

“They did an outstanding job. They were prompt and able to complete the work on time, and they had good craftsmanship. They replaced an old, existing fence with a new stockade fence. They deserve an A.”

“First Class Fence Company did a very good job. They were prompt, they cleaned up after themselves, and it was a really nice privacy fence—exactly what I wanted. They were excellent.”

“I liked First Class Fence Company's high-quality work. They put a wood privacy fence all around the yard, and they earned an A.”

“We had our fence done last year, and First Class Fence fixed it. I'd give them the highest grade—A+.”

“They installed a fence and removed the old fence. They gave me the fence I asked for, and they did it on time, so they get an A+ from me.”

“First Class Fence installed a fence. The quality of their installation was good, and the workers were courteous. I chose them because of a referral. I would give them an A rating.”

“They put a fence along the side of my property. They were prompt, and they did a good job—all the usual things that you would expect from a vendor happened. They get an A.”

“They repaired an existing fence—they installed the original fence, too. I was satisfied with their work. I'd recommend them to any friends who needed a fence repaired. First Class Fence is an A-level company.”

“First Class Fence was wonderful. They installed a custom gate and five posts for me. They were not only prompt, but they also did an excellent job. I would rate them very, very highly—A+.”

“I'm 100 percent happy with the work they did. They repaired my fence and replaced a few sections. They were very nice to deal with. I chose them because they did my neighbors' fence, and they were very happy with them. I'd grade them as top-notch. I'd use them again, and I'd recommend them. They're A+.”

“We used First Class Fence, and we were very pleased. They did a great job, and I would recommend them. They were very nice and very prompt. I would give them an A+ rating.”

“They installed our privacy fence, and the workers did a very good job. I liked their professionalism. They deserve an A.”

“They did a very nice job. They were all very friendly and very nice. I've used them more than once; I've probably had them out about three times, but one was about six months ago. They installed the fence for me. They rate at the highest level.”

“First Class Fence did the work last year. They were on time and did it within the budget and time frame. There wasn't anything I thought should have gone better; I was totally satisfied. They replaced my fence, and it's doing just fine. I would recommend them highly. They're an A+ company.”

“I like First Class Fence very much. I do rate them very highly—an A+.”

“I liked that the technician was prompt and honest and that the work was done, and it was done well. There isn't anything I thought should have gone better. Actually, the north side of the fence was moved—assembled together—and two sides of the fence were taken down. That fence looks wonderful now. It's an A+.”

“We used a company called First Class Fence. I know he just changed the name because I had a question about the fence, and he came out and told me that. They were wonderful. I'll give you his name—John Homan. They were wonderful. The fence has been up for a year, and it's been fine. I did have a lock put on in the back with this portable sensor that we had. He wasn't putting up any fences, but he came by a week after just to check it. He said that he was going to send somebody else to take care of that lock, so I've been very pleased with him. Even after that experience, I would say my experience was very positive with him. I would say he deserves an A.”

“The worked turned out great for me; it turned out fantastic. First Class Fence did everything right—put in, installed, and repaired fences. If a friend or neighbor asked me about First Class Fence, I would recommend them. I have, in fact. They're an A.”

“I did use this company, and my experience was positive because of the customer service. I never met the workers, but the quality of their work and cleanup were good. The time frame was fine. I guess their grade be an A+.”

“The work was quoted very quickly, and the workmen were very efficient. There isn't anything I thought should have gone better. The last time they worked for me, I guess, was maybe about a year or so ago. It was a repair.”

“They were very respectful. They looked at what my problem was, and it was taken care of right away. A number of years ago, they installed a fence, but the last time was a repair. Compared to the winter we've been having, everything seems to look fine; the posts are still standing. The last time they worked for me could have been maybe a year ago or a year and a half ago. I would give them an A+.”

“They did some work on our fence. They did the work pretty quickly, and they did a nice job. They cleaned up after they left, and even before that, the proposal phase was pretty painless. I just called them, they came out to drop off a proposal, and we did the work. It was done last year in the spring or summer; they replaced the fence along the back of our property. I would say First Class Fence earned an A+.”

“I used First Class Fence for just a small repair, so I would have to say that's probably nothing one way or the other. I would say it was an A+.”

“They worked very hard, and they were very attentive. They had to come back to finish the job, and they showed up on time and finished it, even though the weather was terrible. They put the fence in and did very good work. This was done in the fall. It was a repair for a gate and the replacement of a couple of horizontals. That work is holding up fine. Their grade is an A+. They were great.”

“They did a great job. They just did a good job—that's all. They did an installation, and that installation is holding up good for me today. If a friend or neighbor were to ask me about First Class Fence, I would refer them for sure. I would give them an A+.”

“I thought they were very efficient in terms of getting in and putting up the fence after taking out the old fence so that we weren't without a fence for very long. I think that the customer service rep was good; when I had a question about something or whatever, he came out right away to take a look at it. They did a good job of cleaning up after the work was done. I would give them an A rating.”

“I used First Class Fence. They took out a 30-foot section of fence that they called a privacy fence; they replaced all of that, and then they added another 60 feet. This was in the late summer or early fall. The company was in the Best Pick Reports, and we would definitely call them again. We had no problems with what they did, other than a lot of what they did was next to our gardens. Our gardens are coming up this spring, so that's our only problem. I'd say they were an A.”

“First Class Fence had fast service and good quality. I hired them for additional work. They are the type of company that I think I would refer to friends and associates. I'd give them an A grade.”

“They put in about half of a backyard fence; I didn't need the whole backyard done. I think it was last year, and it's holding up very well. I was very pleased with the work once they got the work started. They did have an issue with scheduling, but it wasn't their fault. I'll give them an A. I was very pleased once the work got started.”

“I'm going to call First Class Fence again. They did what they said they were going to do in exactly the time they said, and they quoted me accurately to begin with. It was a repair; it had fallen down. That part of the fence is holding up fine. I'd just rate them as an A.”

“They were just fast. There isn't anything I thought should have gone differently. They installed a fence, and that fence is holding up well. If a friend or neighbor asked me about the company, I would recommend them. I'd give them an A.”

“They were the company that installed my fence to begin with, so they've serviced it over the years. It was a cedar fence, and it has stood the test of time. I've lived in my home for 22 years, and I've had the same fence. Some sections have been replaced, and some sections have rotted based on just the nature of wood and the environment that I live in, but I've always called on First Class Fence. They typically come out once a year to replace a section here or a section there—at an expense, obviously. They always do nice work and clean up after themselves—that sort of thing. They deserve an A.”

“It's been quite a while, but we were very satisfied and appreciate the work First Class Fence did. In the last year or so, they did some repairs for us. They're an A.”

“They're fine. They did a great job. They're fine, and I have no complaints. I had a fence that needed work on it. It's a long story, but they ended up coming to do the job, and it was fine. I have no complaints. The work was done late last summer, and I would say it was an A.”

“They were quick, responsive, and did good work. We were satisfied. They did a repair for me, and so far, that work is holding up fine. If a friend or neighbor asked me about First Class Fence, I would refer them. I'd give the company an A.”

“I thought the work was very good. It was a small job, so it took them a little bit longer than I would have liked to get back to me. But once they did the work, it was very, very good. I think they just had to repair a couple panels that had fallen in a storm last year. If someone asked me about the work, I would recommend the company. I would say their grade is like an A-.”

“They were efficient. They had an opportunity to do the fence project in a very expensive manner, but they opted for a more creative, cost-efficient manner; they were able to save what I had that was good and get rid of what I needed to get replaced. That work looks great today. There isn't anything I felt should have gone better. If a friend or neighbor asked me about First Class Fence, I'd tell them to hire them. They deserve an A+.”

“It was fine. It was a while ago though—nine months ago—but everything was fine. There isn't anything in particular that I liked, and there isn't anything I felt should have gone better; it was fine. They put up a new fence, and I think it's OK. If a friend or neighbor asked me about First Class Fence, I'd recommend them.”

“First Class Fence took out a dilapidated fence and replaced it with a vinyl one. I think they did excellent work, and it looks beautiful. I was very pleased with their product, installation, attitude, and cleanup, so I would give them an A.”

“First Class Fence did a wonderful job. I thought the technicians were polite, worked quickly and neatly, and were just good guys. I'm happy. They deserve an A. I would recommend them.”

“I'm very picky about work, but these people did an excellent job. Very rarely do people meet my standards, but First Class Fence delivered quality work. The fence is neat. I told them I wanted symmetry and accuracy, and they gave me that. They're an A.”

“They've done all our fence work over the last 17 years—both installation and repair. They're reliable. I've never had an issue.”

“First Class Fence did a good job. They've done fences for me, and I've used them on and off. I thought they were great. They had overall good service, and it was a quality, substantial fence. The technician was excellent, and the quality of the work was good. I would recommend them. I'd say an A+.”

“They executed the job well and did it as they were supposed to. They replaced a fence. I haven't had to call them back out for any reason. I didn't have any communication problems with them. I would recommend them. We've used them several times now. I use them at work, too. They've always been consistently good. We would use them again.”

“The work they did was fabulous. They put up a partial fence. I haven't had to call them back out for any reason. I didn't have any communication problems with the company. They were cordial and did everything they said they would do. They were an A. They were great.”

“I liked them a great deal. The cleanup was beautiful. I would call them back again. A+.”

“They put up a new fence. They were pleasant. We had no issues with the workers who came and did the installation. The fence looks pretty. I would recommend them.”

“I liked their ease of communication and quality of workmanship. The work was done in a timely manner. I found out about them through a referral. It was a new installation. They're an A.”

“They put in the fence originally in 2003, and they've been out twice to make repairs on it since then, and they were very helpful both times. The workers were good. The man who came out to estimate it—it was all very professional. It was a contract design, and they met their obligation. I'm happy with them, and I continue to go back with them, but my knowledge of fencing is pretty small. I counted on them because they're a family-owned company; they've been in the area for a long time.”

“I've got the publication, Best Pick Reports, and that's how I found First Class Fence. I had a very good experience. They came out, they estimated, and they gave me some direction, like what they felt, what they thought I should do about the product, what they were going to use, and what their guarantee was. They stood by it all. Then, in about a day, they had it done, and that was including cementing the posts in the ground. I would recommend them. They were an A+.”

“They did the whole fence, and they were awesome. The workers were awesome, too. They completed the work exactly as they said they would. I would highly recommend them. It couldn't be better—I'd say an A+.”

“They built the fence. They were easy to talk to. They did the job in a timely fashion, and they also cleaned up well after their service. I would recommend them. I would say an A.”

“They repaired some fence. The response time was great, and I felt like they finished in a reasonable amount of time. They did a great job on the cleanup. I'd grade them an A. They do good, quality work in a timely manner.”

“They were professional. They did the work they were supposed to do, and it was good. They put up a fence; it was probably a 100-yard fence. The quality of the work was good. I would recommend them. I'd say an A. I think a landscaper recommended them.”

“First Class Fence was very good; I hired them twice. They put up a six-foot fence. It was an A+. The technicians that came out were an A+, too. They did good, quality work—I'm very happy. The cleanup was good, too. I have no complaints. I would recommend them.”

“I worked with First Class Fence over the last year. They showed up when they were supposed to, and they finished when they were supposed to, and it looks good. It was a replacement with new fence. I am a contractor and use them on all of my projects. This is the type of company that I would refer out to other associates of mine. I would grade them an A.”

“We had a fence taken down in one area and kind of put up in another area and repaired in another area. They did a great job all-around.”

“They put in what they said they were going to. I was happy with the product, and I was happy with the way they did it. They put in a vinyl fence for me. Everything has held up fine; I haven't gone over there and kicked it or anything, but it seems good. In the future, I definitely would use their services again. I would recommend First Class Fence. They get an A+.”

“First Class Fence Company replaced a fence. They had constructed the original fence for me fifteen years ago or something like that, and so I called them again. The old one, after that period of time, needed replacing, and they did a good job. I've dealt with them twice on two different occasions. I have had them recommended. They did a good job the first time, so I assumed they would do an equally good job the second time. An A would be fine. I have no complaints.”

“We use John Homan's company, First Class Fence. I liked their services. I got a good product from them. The customer service was very good.”

“They put in a gate and also a very small section of fence between my house and the next-door neighbor's house. They were courteous, and they were available on Saturday—which another was not—to come out and take a look at the work. The work has held up so far. I'd use them again.”

“They put up a fence in my backyard. Part of it was chain-link and part of it was a polyvinyl. Everything went great. They were very good. All the workers were nice and respectful. The fence itself is great. No quality issues—I haven't had to call them back for anything.”

“It was an installation of a fence. Everything was fine. It's an A.”

“It was easy to work with First Class Fence, and they did a very nice job on the fence. They replaced an existing fence. They gave us an estimate, and then they took care of the rest. The workers were quick and efficient. It was an A.”

“They were very prompt in getting the material. The installation was done on time, as per the promised dates. No problems at all with the installation—a very positive experience. I'd give them an A.”

“First Class Fence was great. I'm looking at the fence right now. It's really nice, and it could've been worse. The prior fence was so old. It was completely decrepit; it literally just fell to the ground. They did a great job. It looks good. They did some clearing for us because we are very heavily shrubbed and treed around here. We had a ton of stuff that they had to kind of cut back. I was really happy with them—they were very, very nice. They put on the wrong kind of handle, and we requested that we wanted something that was more attractive, and they came back and fixed it, and it looks very nice. I would give them an A. I would use them again and recommend them to others. Their rep guy lives really close to us in Deerfield, so he was really convenient; he came over right away and talked to us. He was very nice.”

“I had a very positive experience with First Class Fence Company. They actually replaced about 400 feet of fence with cedar fencing between myself and my two neighbors on either side of me. They also educated me on what I have to do to take care of my fence. They were very professional, and the materials and workmanship were great. We were very happy—A+.”

“Everything was wonderful. The owner himself came out and met with us and gave us an innovative design that we would have never thought of on our own. He has a great eye. It’s fabulous, and the quality of the fence is wonderful.”

“It was outstanding. First Class Fence is excellent, and I would highly recommend them. They put in a fence and a gate. The quality of work was outstanding.”

“The work they did was excellent. The fence is beautiful.  They were very hardworking. They did a nice cleanup when they were finished. They were very polite. We recommend them to our friends.”

“First Class Fence built us a 200-foot fence. It’s white vinyl, about five feet tall. I’m very satisfied with their work. I would refer them to others. The workmen were professional, it was timely, and the quality was great. Everything about it looks how we wanted it to look.”

“Those people are awesome. It was a wooden fence. They did a great job.”

“First Class Fence—I was absolutely blown away. I was very satisfied. They did a whole fence. Everything was perfect.”

“Fabulous—in fact, I’m going to call them this spring to put in some more fencing. Wonderful.”

“They put up a wrought-iron fence for us with a gate and everything. The product is great, and it’s been working wonderfully. It’s very stable, and it looks really good on the property.”

“They did an amazing job. They put in a new fence for me, and that was the second time I’d used them. The people who came out and did the work were great.”