Elyria Fence Inc

Elyria Fence Inc ~ 230 Oberlin Rd, Elyria, OH 44035 ~ Ph: 440-323-7581 Fax 440-323-1685 ~ info@elyriafence.com


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The Elyria Fence Company has stood strongly since 1932. The family owned business that was started by Thomas Polen has become a landmark in Elyria, and a strong presence in most Northern Ohio communities. As a young Italian immigrant in the early 1900's, Mr. Polen moved to America searching for the American dream. A farmer and tool and die maker by trade, he scraped together what little he had, and with the help and encouragement from his family, he started the Elyria Fence Co. in downtown Elyria. Through the years, the small company outgrew its space and relocated to Oberlin Road where it still remains in the original building.

With the semi-retirement of Mr. Polen two new owners moved up through the ranks. As children growing up in the company, Tom and Betty Polen got their start at the bottom. Tom began working in the shop and cleaning up. As time went on, he worked on the crews installing fence, and through the years became experienced in all phases of the business. His years of experience have enabled the company to offer more to a consumer than any other fence company in Northern Ohio. Betty also had the fortunate advantage of growing up in the business. She now combines her knowledge of the industry with her financial wizardry to complete the teamwork that is so essential to EFI's success.

Maintaining a theme of tradition and history, Tom and Betty are also joined by Tom's daughter, Heather who manages the marketing & promotion for the company.
In 2011, Tom's other daughter Melissa began assisting with various financial tasks for the business. As the company still grows and molds itself to the current times, Elyria Fence offers their client a personalized, hands-on touch. In a world of impersonal large corporations, Elyria Fence distinguishes itself by placing high importance on customer service. They do not believe in pre-fabricated work, and will accept nothing less than a high-quality, handcrafted fence or deck. A consumer, residential or commercial, can expect over 150 different designs of wood fences along with chain link, poly-vinyl and ornamental iron or aluminum fencing.

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