Businesses and contractors all over the Mid-South trust Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville for perimeter security and peace of mind. We install chain link, ornamental steel, ornamental aluminum, wood, vinyl, Trex composite, WireCrafters welded wire partitions, gate operators, guard railing for parking areas, and temporary fence for commercial and industrial fence projects.
No Residential Work: Exclusively Commercial, Industrial, and Government Projects
In 1996, the decision was made to stop installing residential jobs to focus our business on commercial, industrial, sports facility, and fence rental projects. Completed projects over the years include Nissan Stadium for the Tennessee Titans, Tennessee Army and Air National Guard Armory, Nashville International Airport, Bridgestone Arena, Purity Dairies, and many other businesses, sports facilities and government projects.
In 1958, armed with $1,500 from the sale of his home in Montgomery, AL, Lee Roy Smith invested everything he and his wife had to start Rio Grande Fence from scratch with his brother, Virgil Smith. The company started out small with only a few crews. During the first year of business, Virgil sold his stake in the business to Lee Roy. Lee Roy Smith grew the business through his dedication to clients and always treating others as he wanted to be treated.
The Commercial Fence Professionals™
Over the years, the company made the decision to move away from the residential market to concentrate on providing fencing to general contractors, business owners, and government agencies. This decision has enabled the company to give “white-glove treatment” to a more focused clientele and to work on establishing itself as The Commercial Fence Professionals™. After 60 years in business, the company is still owned and operated by the Smith family. Michael Smith (President & 2nd Generation Owner) along with Derek Smith (Chief Operating Officer and 3rd Generation Owner) manage the company.