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A Message From the Owner

The Commercial Fence Company Trusted Throughout Tennessee Since 1958

Founders of Rio Grande Fence Company

We appreciate you considering Rio Grande Fence Co. of Tennessee to perform work for your business, construction company, government agency, or sports facility. I would like to share more about why you should choose to work with us.

My grandfather, Lee Roy Smith, pictured above, co-founded our company in 1958 with his brother, Virgil Smith. My grandfather grew the business through his dedication to clients and by always treating others how he would want to be treated. 65 years later, RGF is still owned and operated by my family with my father, Michael Smith, and myself continuing the legacy of service. Thank you for the opportunity to share more about our company. We're eager to serve you on your commercial project. I personally promise you will have a great experience working with us.

Thank you for the opportunity to share more about our company. We're eager to serve you on your commercial project. I personally promise you will have a great experience working with us.

Derek Smith
Chief Operating Officer & 3rd Generation Owner

What Sets  Sets Us Apart

  • Largest fence contractor in Tennessee by work volume and employees
  • 5-Time National Fence Contractor of the Year awarded by the American Fence Association (most titles in America)
  • 100% of our fence work is self-performed (no subcontractors)
  • Multiple ABC STEP Safety Awards with Platinum Level achieved in 2022 (only fence contractor in America at this level)
  • Crew Leaders are OSHA 30 trained, and all other installers are OSHA 10 trained
  • Weekly safety meetings and Rio University training for all employees
  • 100% of our employees complete an annual service project serving a Nashville non-profit with a free commercial fence
What We Do

View the commercial fencing services we offer throughout the state of Tennessee:

Fence/Gate Installation

Rio Grande Fence Co. uses a wide variety of fence materials from the industry’s top manufacturers throughout all of our fence installation projects. What’s more, we can also install gates and gate operators for increased privacy.

Fence Repair

Has your commercial fence taken a beating recently, or does it simply look worse for wear after a long period of time? It’s no problem for our team—we offer prompt, efficient repair services to get your fence back into great shape.

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Rio Grande workers installing fence
Fence Rentals

We offer plenty of temporary fencing solutions for special events, concerts, construction sites, and more applications. No matter what your fence rental needs are, you can trust the red and white sign for perimeter security and peace of mind.

Rio Grande Fence Company Training

Helping Our Employees Stay Safe

Safety is one of our highest priorities. Our crew leaders and installers all undergo safety training throughout the year and have helped us earn the 2022 ABC STEP Platinum Level Safety Award.

Rio Grande Fence Company Training

Empowering Our Employees

We’ve always had high standards for project success, and we ensure our employees are more than ready to meet them. Our mission is to empower our employees with training opportunities to gain the knowledge they need to excel in the field.

Rio Grande Fence Company Community Involvement

Helping Our Hometown

We love giving back to the community we’ve called home since 1958. Our entire team completes an annual Good Friday Service Project in Nashville, donating fencing to local organizations in need.

The Tennesseean’s #1 Small Business in 2021 and a Five-Time “Top Places to Work” Voting Award Winner.
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RGF Wins 2024 Tennessean Top Workplace Award for Social Responsibility
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