Our Story

A Deep, Rich History

At Franklin Fence Company, we understand that the main purpose of a structure’s roof is to provide superior protection from the elements for years to come, but we believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice beauty and style in the process.

For nearly 70 years, we’ve been right here, in Vergas, MN, working with contractors and do-it-yourselfers to provide them with the highest-quality roofing products and related supplies, with the best customer service you’ll find anywhere in the nation.

Rising Above It All.

Franklin Fence Company was born of humble beginnings, back in 1938. At the tail end of the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. He figured that, regardless of the economy, the one thing that this region never failed to deliver on was snow, and lots of it. So, we took a leap of faith, and began producing snow fence to ship across the tri-state area, with a concentration on delivering exceptional products and superior customer service. While much about Franklin Fence Company has changed over the past 70 years, that goal remains the same.

Our original building burned down in 1973, and we were forced to rebuild. The main building, which sustained the most damage, had housed the snow fence operation. After lengthy consideration, we phased that area of the business out, and, once again, rising like a phoenix from the ashes of a serious economic downturn, we evolved into a retail lumberyard.

Some Things Never Change

At Franklin Fence, we’ve been in business long enough to know that honesty, integrity, quality products, competitive pricing and exceptional customer satisfaction are what make local, family-owned lumberyards, like ours, successful. From generation to generation, we’ve worked to help our little corner of the world thrive. We now stand on the shoulders of 7 decades of experience, draw on years of knowledge, and deliver a small-town friendly greeting to every customer who walks through the door.

Your Building Supply Headquarters

Franklin Fence Company is proud to be family-owned and operated. Our long history of putting customers first is what sets us apart from the big box stores. You can reach us at: (218) 342-2084 or tyler@franklinfenceco.com. Stop into our retail store at 109 1st Ave South in Vergas. Our normal business hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm. We are closed the 1st Saturday in November until the first Saturday in April.