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.
Today, business owners and contractors all over the Mid-South trust Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville for perimeter security and peace of mind. RGF installs and repairs fences for commercial and industrial customers throughout the Mid-South, including Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama. Completed projects over the years include Tennessee Army & National Guard Armory, Nissan Stadium, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville International Airport, Purity Dairies, and many other businesses, sports facilities and government projects.
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.