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Long-lasting, aesthetically beautiful fences suited for any backyard in Des Moines. Enhances privacy and protection.


High-quality commercial fencing provides boosted security for businesses of all kinds.

Material Sales

American Fence Company maintains over 18 acres of inventory, guaranteeing us sufficient supplies to complete projects of all sizes.

Gate Automation

Automated gates provide convenience and safety for homeowners and businesses.

Ratings and Reviews

  • Came out and fixed the bent part of fence. Great customer service. And let me make payments on the final portion

  • Very knowledgeable sales staff!! Customer service is awesome and great fence installation process!! I would definitely recommend American Fence Company as their experience and quality is essential! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  • Great company and great staff!! Very knowledgeable in all aspects of fencing!

  • Our company has used American Fence for years because they have the most competitive pricing, excellent customer service and work to complete the job in as timely a manner as possible (weather permitting).

  • They were very affordable - with top notch service. I highly recommend them

  • Very professional, fair price, excellent job. I would highly recommend them and use them again.

  • Was very pleased with the work the company did for us. We decided to move the fence at the last minute and the workmen did a great job getting the fence in. The fence builders were hard workers, polite and friendly.

  • Great customer service, and Everytime I emailed they would contact in the hour! As well, very courteous, and made to it correct! would recommend them!

  • Top quality, left site very clean

  • Great Experience, very friendly and professional company, My sales person Brandon Young did an outstanding job! Very happy and would highly recommend!

  • American Fence was a great company to work with on my project, the secretary was very helpful. American Fence met all my fencing needs and i wouldnt hesitate to call them back. They got finished in a timely manner and are very clean and orginized and punctual, and as picky as i am they still found ways to accomidate my needs. Thank you american fence for the amazing new fence.

  • I only needed a small section of fence for a repair. They were very helpful and got me exactly what I needed! We will use them for all our fencing needs in the future.

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  • Brandon was great to work with and was always responsive to questions we had. The fence looks great and we couldn’t be happier!

  • Very helpful, had everything I needed. Great place. Highly recommend.

  • Scott in the office and Marco in the field got it done! Great guys installing. Always showed up on time ready to roll. Would definitely use again. Appreciate team

  • We are extremely grateful and pleased by the top-level service, professionalism, and pleasant manner provided by your contact, Nate. He arrived punctually, to assess damage done to our American Fence Co. chain link, after a tree had fallen across the top, bending the chain link and twisting and separating the top pole from its support. Nate determined that he could correct the damage at once, and did so, with completely satisfactory results. The fence is perfect again! Thank you, American Fence Co.

  • American Fence did a super plus job. I had about 4 companies come to do estimates for a side by side driveway privacy Fence. The earliest these guys could install was April. Instead of June another said. 30 days after install starts to get space between boards as they were touching. We looked for options n went with wood lath n covered with staple nail gun. Works great 👍 We have lived here almost 6 years n lots of different neighbors move in move out at least 4 different ones. This company did absolutely 💯the best job. Some adjustments had to be made after install n they were great about making it right. Very easy to work with. Very pleased. We did steel posts, fir wood fence n full privacy fence n privacy gate. I hope you will consider American Fence. If we decide to sell some day this fence will be high perk for sure. Thx guys! We are happy with your work.

  • We worked with Brandon at American Fence and had a great experience. Brandon was extremely helpful and professional and made sure our project was completed as quickly as possible. I would highly recommend anyone needing fence work done to contact them.

  • I worked primarily with Brandon from start to finish. He showed up on time for the quote and was very responsive to all emails I sent him. He was willing to work with us when we changed the original plan of the fence. He was considerate regarding the state of our sod so that it wasn’t damaged. Overall very happy with the final product.

  • They were affordable, professional, and quick. We didn’t have a long wait and the company was easy to work with. Our fence looks amazing! Very happy!!!

  • Fantastic customer service and very helpful with my inquiries/purchases. Would definitely recommend!

  • Fence looks great. American Fence accommodated a custom layout I wanted for the dogs. Would highly recommend.


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Our Process Delivers Best-in-Class Fences

Global Purchasing Power

Over the last 55+ years, American Fence Company’s formed lasting relations with reputable vendors around the world. Through this, we purchase top-fence fence materials in volumes equating hundreds of train carloads and truckloads. Our buying power guarantees us the best pricing, resulting in savings that we then pass on to our customers.

Exclusive Ornamental Product

American Ornamental is the name of American Fence Company’s prefabricated ornamental fencing line. The products manufactured under this brand are cost-competitive and yet boast a performance rate equal to the well-known brands on the market.

Manufacturing Division

Maintaining an in-house manufacturing division grants American Fence Company a greater degree of capability and flexibility than what most fencing contractors in Des Moines have to offer.



American Fence Company of Des Moines’s impeccable safety program is the result of our parent company’s multi-prong approach that includes dozens of industry-specific safety practices and equipment certification systems. Over the last five years, we have achieved five consecutive years of reduced MOD rates, and we currently maintain a rating of 0.73—superior to the national average of 1.1.

Professional Team

American Fence Company believes in rewarding our 40+ in-house installation teams. In the last three years alone, we’ve provided significant wage increases, new multiple benefits packages, and additional PTO. Our company’s dedicated to building sustainable teams of industry professionals who are passionate about their industry and their employer.

Size Matters

American Fence Company presently maintains 12 branches across the nation as well as multiple divisions, which delivers or performs installation work to each of the continental United States. Collectively, we employ 300+ industry professionals.

Featured Products



PalmSHIELD Architectural Screening

PalmSHIELD maintains its status as the industry leader in mechanical and architectural screening, our products including rooftop screening, mechanical screens, architectural screens, dumpster enclosures. PalmSHIELD’s fully engineered louvered panels have been delivered to and installed across the nation and remain supremely popular to this day.


America’s Gate Company

The gate manufacturing division of American Fence Company, America’s Gate Company designs and installs both ready-made and custom fabricated gates for a wide variety of applications and venues, our experience going back 55+ years. Today, we operate ten fabrication facilities in the Midwest and employ whole teams of computer-aided designers and certified welders, all of whom collaborate with you to ensure the gate we install is the gate you need.


American Fence Rental

As the Midwest’s topmost competitive temporary fence and barricade provider, American Fence Rental maintains an inventory consisting of thousands of rental fence panels, posts, fabric, and barricades. All of which are on hand for delivery and installation. Having operated in the Midwest 55+ years, we’ve successfully installed thousands of panels and remain the industry leader for temporary fence options and materials. Need temporary fencing customized to your individual project? We can accommodate you!


American Playground Company

For 55+ years, American Playground Company has designed, fabricated, and installed high-quality playground equipment in Des Moines and across the Midwest. To this day, we remain the Midwest’s #1 contractor, our team of professionals consisting of experienced project planners, inspectors, and installers. When you hire us, we communicate with you to ensure the playground we install meets your needs and requirements.


IronShield Coatings

IronShield provides top-tier powder coating services to a vast clientele ranging from enormous industrial complexes to automobile enthusiasts wanting to spiff up the rims of their hotrod. Operating one of the nation’s largest powder coating ovens, we have all the equipment and personnel needed for projects big and small. Coating can consist of a single color total application or multiple colors used in a masking technique to achieve a particular design.


American Access Company

As the #1 access control specialists in Iowa, the team at American Access Company has been trained to handle gate entry systems for both residential and commercial applications. This includes the intricate accessories that add convenience and enhanced security to areas equipped with automated gates. In addition to installation, American Access Company handles gate repair and maintenance in Des Moines. The gates we design, fabricate, and install are available in many types: swing gates, slide gates, cantilevered gates, barriers arms, and more.


America's Drilling Company

America’s Drilling Company is a full service drilling contractor providing superior geotechnical services such as rock core drilling, mud rotary, soil sampling, and monitoring well installation. Each project is carried out safely and according to schedule — using state of the art technology and highly trained personnel. Our dedication to safety and efficiency has earned us the status as the #1 drilling company in the Midwest!


Custom Metals

Our custom metals manufacturing division, for more than 55 years, has designed, engineered, and manufactured custom metals products including gates, screening, and railings. Our products have been shipped to and installed across the nation, for customers that include NASA, Tesla, MGM Casino, the College World Series Ballpark, and SpaceX. In-house metals manufacturing is carried out in a 92,000 sq. ft. facility that also handles media blasting, wet coat application, and powder coating.