No. We actually started in Paul, Idaho as Butte Irrigation. “Butte” came from a local feature in the area. The buffalo perched on top of the butte in our logo was added later. We continue to use our logo today as a symbol of longevity and strength.
Butte Fence started in April of 1994 with two employees. We opened the Boise branch in October of 1995. We added our Twin Falls store in February 2007. We now have over 30 employees plus we use another 10 to 15 subcontractors. Our company has grown to become one of the largest vinyl fence companies in the west. Product representatives from across the nation remark that Butte Fence is one of the nicest fence facilities in the nation.
We started as a vinyl fence company but customers wanted us to supply them with more products. Today, we sell and install wrought iron, wood, rock, stone, ranch rail, chain link and aluminum fence. We also develop and engineer patio covers and gazebos. Decks and boat docks are installed using the latest composite products. Porch railing for commercial and residential applications is produced with both vinyl and composite materials. A variety of maintenance-free garden items are built in our shop, including picnic tables, arbors and trellis.
We do have our own internal crews. We also have subcontractors who work primarily for us.
All fences carry a 1-year warranty. Patio covers are guaranteed for five years. Plus, we have unbeatable labor and product warranties.
Our sales staff will visit homes within a one hundred mile radius. After meeting with the customer to discuss the project, they prepare a written estimate. Those estimates are returned to the customer within 1 to 5 working days depending on the type of project. This service is free of charge.
Both our new Meridian and Twin Falls facilities have a wide variety of products on display. We recommend that our customers visit our showroom to see what separates us from other fence companies.
Certainly! Our trained sales staff can provide valuable installation information for your project. Virtually everyone on the sales staff started as an installer. At our Meridian office we have displays that help in discussing your installation. We will even custom cut fence panels or other items to meet your specific needs. Typically we do not build your vinyl gate until you have set your posts. This insures the gate will fit the opening.
Yes. We have several delivery trucks and we will deliver for a small fee. We also ship products all over the Northwest.
Once we have your approval, it will typically take 1 to 4 weeks before we start your job. From March to October, all of our crews may be booked out for 4 weeks. From November through February, our crews are typically out 1 to 2 weeks, however, weather during this period can affect start and completion dates.
VINYL FENCE QUESTIONS
Our vinyl fence products come with a limited lifetime warranty. Solid privacy fence, per manufacturers design, is able to withstand winds of 100 miles per hour.
We will use between 100 and 150 pounds of concrete per post. In addition, our posts are ‘wet’ set with concrete inside and outside the post to provide the most secure post set.
Vinyl posts are hollow and they will flex to a small degree. They have greater flex and memory capability than wood. Gate posts are reinforced with a 14-gauge galvanized steel insert to eliminate any flex.
White and tan are the primary colors. However, there is a wide variety of others color available including gray and brown woodgrain. These are on display in our showroom or on our gallery page.
The product contains impact modifiers to protect against cold temperatures. Our crews have installed when temperatures were below zero.
Titanium dioxide is mixed into the compound to minimize the effects of the sun. TIO2 is the active ingredient in sunscreen. By co-extruding the product, the manufacturer insures the highest density of the product on the outer layer where it is needed the most.
Co-extrusion brings two layers of vinyl material together at extreme heat. This process provides a molecular bond between the inner and outer layer. It allows the manufacturer to concentrate certain chemicals where they are needed the most.