About JB Fence Company


JB Fence Company is the only area fence contractor with their own lumberyard and milling facilities. We are the only company that mills it’s own redwood. By doing this we are able to provide higher quality material on a consistent basis. We don’t have to rely on other suppliers. When you see one of our fences, you can be assured that the one we build for you will have the same quality.


JB Fence Company strives to offer a high quality fence and a fair price. We only use high quality materials from our own lumberyard. We don’t use inferior materials or pay cheap wages to give you a cheap fence. If you want a cheap fence call the other guys (or call us and we can tell you who they are). If you want quality and value, call us!


JB Fence Company employs only dedicated workers who care about their work. They are trained in the proper construction techniques to build a quality long lasting fence that will provide you years of enjoyment. We are socially conscience when it comes to our employees. All of our workers are paid a living wage. We don’t pay low wages to give you a cheap fence. All of our employees are provided medical and dental benefits. We are the only wood fence contractor in area the that provides benefits to it’s employees.


JB Fence Company was founded in 1990 by John Beckwith who had just left the corporate world. John, a CPA, is a graduate of California State University, Chico were he majored in accounting. Prior to founding JB Fence Company, John worked for several companies including Price Waterhouse and Safeway, Inc.


Is JB Fence Company licensed?

Yes. JB Fence Company is licensed by the State Contractors License Board (CSLB). Lic. #675223. We have a specialty license (C-13, Fencing. Our license can be verified at the CSLB website (www.cslb.ca.gov). We strongly suggest that you check the license status of any contractor that you deal with as there are a lot of contractors that don’t have a valid license, use fake numbers or use other peoples license numbers. This website also shows if the contractor carries worker’s compensation insurance.

Is JB Fence Company insured?

Yes. JB Fence Company carries worker’s compensation insurance and liability insurance at all times. If desired we can provide you with certificates of insurance directly from our brokers verifying our coverage. Insurance is very expensive and not all contractors have insurance. An uninsured contractor may not have the resources to pay for any damage or injuries that may occur. Never contract with an unlicensed contrator as you may be liable for their actions.

What areas do you work in?

In Alameda County we work in Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley, San Leandro, Castro Valley, Piedmont and Albany. In Contra Costa County we work in Moraga, Orinda, Lafayette, El Cerrito and Kensington. Sometimes we expand our service area depending on our workload.

Do you have a minimum job size?

Yes. We have a minimum job size that will vary depending on our workload. If you don’t meet our minimum we usually can refer you to someone who does smaller jobs.

What work don’t you do?

We don’t do repair work, chain link, iron or vinyl fencing.

But I don’t know exactly what style I want, can you help me?

Yes, we can. We have a portfolio of fences, arbors and gates that you can browse through. In addition, we also have a fence display at our lumberyard which features nine of our most popular fence styles. We can also work with you to create a fence tailored to you and your lifestyle.

Do you provide references?

Yes. We can provide references in your neighborhood.

Do you only do residential projects?

No. We also provide services to commercial projects as well.

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