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Join a company that was voted a Top Workplace by its employees.


Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville’s success depends directly on our employees. We are proud to be one of Middle Tennessee’s top employers with Fortune 500-level benefits.

Top pay for the fence industry.
* Crew Members start at $20.00 per hour

Award-Winning Company
*Tennessean Top Workplaces 4x Award Winner

  • 2019 - Award Winner
  • 2021 - #1 Small Business in Middle TN!
  • 2022 - Award Winner
  • 2023 - Award Winner

*5-Time AFA National Fence Contractor of The Year


Highly subsidized benefits program with medical, dental, and vision care through United HealthCare. 
* Medical, Dental, and Vison can be had for $19.80 per week for employee-only coverage

+ Dollar for Dollar 401(k) match up to 4% of your income

+ Carhartt brand gear for company uniforms

+ RGF provides ALL trucks, tools, PPE, etc. to get the job done.


If you are interested in joining our team at Rio Grande Fence Co., we encourage you to complete our online job application at job.rgfence.com


View our video to learn more about how our team gives back to our community.

A Tradition of Service That Extends to Employees

Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville, Tennessee, had humble beginnings. In 1958, armed with $1,500 and pure tenacity, Derek Smith’s grandfather and grandmother invested everything they had and started the company from scratch. In 1996, the company made the decision to move away from the residential market and 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™.

A company of any merit that wants employees to give great service has to give employees great service.
— Derek Smith, Chief Operating Officer

That tradition of service excellence doesn’t stop with Rio Grande’s customers. It extends to the company’s more than 40 employees who, through their access to ADP TotalSource®, are empowered to more easily personalize their benefits selections, plan for retirement, and monitor their payroll. And the ADP® onboarding solution helps company management find and introduce new employees to this nurturing company culture.

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Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville
Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville


Rio University Classes

In September 2015, Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville debuted a University training series on Thursday mornings. All company employees participate in the weekly educational series held from September–May. We provide a continual learning environment in our business to ensure all employees stay current on the latest fence products and installation tips, together.

Weekly Safety Meetings

As part of keeping our employees safe and educated on the latest safety trends, we host a weekly safety meeting with 100% team participation. This standard allows us to succeed in our stated safety goals by having constant communication with each other. Perfect safety years are a rare occasion but are starting to become the standard at Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville. Employees lead most classes with discussion topics generated from feedback in the field. We enjoy the opportunity to host representatives from Tennessee 811 for our annual one-call training to promote safe digging. Our company's preferred tool vendor, Hilti, has a great Nashville office that volunteers to lead multiple classes each year on the latest safety practices and tool advancements. Local contractor groups, ABC & AGC, have safety series DVDs that help supplement our teachings. Our safety meetings are designed to spark conversation. At the end of each class, we ask for feedback on the topic, or on anything else our staff may want to bring up as a safety concern. Our employees stay engaged in our company's safety process by learning together and asking great questions each week. We have benefited from hearing great safety ideas in these meetings that have turned into successful updates to our program.

Employees "caught" working safely on random job site checks receive a Chick-Fil-A gift card. The team below was "caught" in full PPE on a jobsite.

At RGF, you have a say in the matter when it comes to the selection process of our team's PPE, equipment, and tool purchases. Whether during our company-wide safety meetings or during AFA University training sessions, we discuss various purchases company-wide and have multiple work teams collaborate during the selection process by demoing different units to find the best fit. At RGF, we want you to have a say in the equipment you are using to get the job done. One of RGF's top tool partners, Hilti, assists us in the process by loaning our team members different versions of a certain tool so we can test and find the best fit for our needs. We appreciate Hilti sharing our collaborative approach, and we think our employees do as well.

March/April Annual Good Friday Service Project (local non-profit receives a free commercial fence)
August Founders Day Breakfast Event held at RGF in honor of our founder, Lee Roy Smith
October Breast Cancer Fundraiser for American Cancer Society
December Annual Company Christmas Breakfast at RGF
Annual Safety Award
Annual Safety Boot Program Distribution
OSHA 2-Day Paid Training Course


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Rio Grande Fence Co. of Tennessee exclusively serves businesses, contractors, government agencies, and sports facilities throughout Tennessee with commercial fence and perimeter security solutions. For permanent installations, service repairs, and temporary fence rentals, our team of professionals are prepared to serve with offices in Nashville and Knoxville.

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