Ken Carter, founder and owner of Carter Fence Company, moved to Naples in the 1980s. The then-sleepy town was home to his grandparents, whom he came to live near after the loss of his parents. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Ken always enjoyed being outdoors, and searched for a job that would allow him to work in the open air. He found that opportunity with Coastal Fence & Wire, which encouraged him to start his own fence company. Having a business degree in Management and Finance from Ohio University, he considered the benefits of not being fenced in working for someone else. In 1989, Ken Carter Fence & Wire was assembled! Ken excitedly began passing out flyers in Golden Gate City, and joined up with Frank Shropfer, who is still with the company today. Though Naples was not the destination it is nowadays, the duo was able to make a name for themselves and grow along with this beautiful town.
The impact of Hurricane Charley in 2004 prompted the company to move from rented storage units in Golden Gate City to a temporary home-based warehouse for efficiency in meeting demand. The move was accompanied by a name change: Carter Fence Company, Inc. With more employees, more deliveries and more permitting requirements than ever before, it was quickly realized that an industrial location was where they needed to be. Today they operate out of White Lake Industrial Park, with a recent expansion to an additional warehouse down the road from the flagship location where the custom fabrication, access control and construction fence divisions are ran out of. This location is ideal for service to all of their SWFL customers. Additional recent growth opportunities have Carter Fence Company looking forward to expansion in Charlotte County as well.
- Map Address: 3490 Shearwater St Naples, FL 34117