At Northwest Fence and Iron, customers can find turnkey solutions for their fencing needs, all under one roof. The one-stop shop in Austin, Texas, undertakes both residential and commercial custom projects, constructing everything in-house.

Joe Krippelz, President of Northwest Fence and Iron, emphasized the company's self-sufficiency. Many local businesses purchase from his company because they lack the capability to create custom products themselves.

The company offers a variety of fencing products, including:
  • Ornamental iron fence
  • Wood fence
  • Chain link fence
  • Commercial fencing
  • Fencing accessories
  • Custom work
Krippelz shared details about Northwest Fence and Iron, along with insights and advice for both Austin homeowners and business owners.

How long has Northwest Fence and Iron been in operation?

Krippelz: In this industry, there are two tiers: those who work from their trucks or homes, and established companies like ours. We have been serving the community for over 30 years, and we stand firmly behind our work. While our services might be slightly more costly, clients can trust that we'll be here when they need us.

What is your most popular product at Northwest Fence and Iron?

Krippelz: Our specialty lies in ornamental iron, often referred to as wrought iron. Our Sundance ornamental iron fencing is our flagship product. Although we offer various types of fencing, this is our niche.

What are some benefits of choosing ornamental iron compared to other materials?

Krippelz: Ornamental iron is a long-lasting option. It is made from galvanized steel, which is powder-coated, not painted. This feature ensures its durability, as galvanized metal is layered with zinc to prevent rust. In comparison to other materials, it also offers aesthetic appeal and is non-combustible, meeting the fire safety regulations in Austin. That's a big one—the city of Austin does not allow wood fencing to come within a certain amount of feet of a home if it's near a greenbelt because of fire hazards.

How can customers bring their custom fence ideas to life?

Krippelz: We encourage customers to send us examples and photos of their desired designs. We recommend limiting choices to two or three options to streamline the decision-making process. Anything under the sun that they can find, we can build for them. We also assist clients who need to refurbish old railings or gates. We take them out, sandblast them, repair as necessary and re-powder coat them to breathe new life into them.

What areas does Northwest Fence and Iron serve?

Krippelz: We currently serve all the cities in Central Texas and hope to partner with cities such as Round Rock, Georgetown, Pflugerville and Liberty Hill as well. These cities have experienced substantial growth in recent years and may require lasting fencing solutions. Especially as these cities continue to grow, they’ll want to make sure that the investments they make now last for years.

We specialize in removal and replacement, ensuring the quality and longevity of the fences we install. Our competitive pricing reflects the value of partnering with a company with over 30 years of experience.

Can you share an example of special projects Northwest Fence and Iron has undertaken?

Krippelz: One of the notable businesses we've collaborated with is P. Terry's Burger Stand and Engen Contracting, the contractors responsible for building P. Terry's designs. While we don't handle every single one of the projects, we specialize in unique features such as patios and distinctive structures. Another really cool, high-end project we did was on the Rock Rose District at The Domain.

Do you offer products for DIY enthusiasts?

Krippelz: Yes, our company has a dedicated division, Sundance Metal Fabricators, which caters to other fencing companies, contractors and DIY homeowners. They can purchase turnkey solutions for their projects, such as deck railings, directly from Sundance.

A quality fence is an important part of homeowners’ curb appeal and an important factor in a home’s security. Curious to learn more about Northwest Fence and Iron’s offerings? The company website has a dedicated page to frequently asked questions. To see a portfolio of the company’s past projects, visit the gallery on the website. For those who are ready to take the next step, get a free quote here.

Northwest Fence and Iron is located at 12909 Dessau Road, Austin. Customers can reach the business by phone at 512-337-3102 or by fax at 512-219-0414.

The above story was produced by Senior Multi Platform Journalist Summer El-Shahawy with Community Impact's Storytelling team with information solely provided by the local business as part of their "sponsored content" purchase through our advertising team.