GTA Construction Report special feature
Serving Ontario for 19 years, fast fence inc. has pioneered in providing secure temporary fencing for GTA construction and event sites.
The business has thrived for nearly two decades, built on growing demand and increased safety awareness. The increasing fencing demand has attracted competitors, but fast fence inc. (the company uses lower case letters in its title) continues to lead the way in safety, security and client service.
“We use flat ground stands, safer than pipe feet for tripping, and a clamping connection system for better site security,” says operations manager Brent Newburg.
“We check out the competition and know there are people who can undercut us on price but what we hear from people who have tried these companies and come back to us is that they didn’t show up when they were supposed to, or failed in some degree of the installation, or it took days to even get a response,” he added.
“For event planning, fencing is part of liquor licensing so part of the planning,” Newburg said. “In construction though the fencing seems to be the last thing people think of and it isn’t unusual to get a last minute call that a site has to be fenced off by the next day so scheduled work can begin.”
Newburg says fast fence can provide quotes almost immediately, and the company’s 16 employees can complete the work that day or the day following, using a fleet of seven trucks. “We have a large inventory, four regular delivery crews and other people who can act as back-up and we work to get people what they need so the work can keep moving or the event can take place,” Newburg says.
“Contractors need to be more aware of the health and safety act when it comes to temporary fencing,” he said. “It isn’t uncommon for a contractor to be hit by an unanticipated inspection and find their snow fencing won’t pass inspection. Then they have to shut down until we can get what they need to them.”
fast fence inc. belongs to the Canadian Fence Industry Association and the Toronto Construction Association. The business also supports community programs including the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Just 4 Kicks Soccer, Malvern Family Resource Centre, the MS Society of Canada and the Hospital for Sick Children activity book.
For more information, visit fastfence.ca.