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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.

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Residential & Commercial in Altoona, Ankeny, Boone, Clarke, Clive, Dallas, Decatur, Fort Dodge, Greene, Jasper, Madison, Mahaska, Marshall, Polk, Poweshiek, and Warren. Commercial only in Allamakee, Appanoose, Benton, Blackhawk, Bremmer, Buchanan, Butler, Cedar, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clayton, Clinton, Davis, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Howard, Iowa, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Lucas, Marion, Mitchell, Muscatine, Pleasant Hill, Scott, Tama, Van Buren, Waukee, Wapello, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Windsor Heights, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Worth, and Wright.

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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.