Business owners and contractors all over the Mid-South trust Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville for perimeter security and peace of mind. RGF installs and repairs fences for commercial and industrial customers throughout the Mid-South, including Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama. Completed projects over the years include Tennessee Army & National Guard Armory, Nissan Stadium, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville International Airport, Purity Dairies, and many other businesses, sports facilities and government projects.
Over the years, the company made the decision to move away from the residential market to concentrate on providing fencing to general contractors, business owners, and government agencies. This decision has enabled the company to give “white-glove treatment” to a more focused clientele and to work on establishing itself as The Commercial Fence Professionals™. After 60 years in business, the company is still owned and operated by the Smith family. Michael Smith (President & 2nd Generation Owner) along with Derek Smith (Chief Operating Officer and 3rd Generation Owner) manage the company.
A Tradition of Giving Back to Our Employees & The Community
The tradition of service excellence doesn’t stop with Rio Grande’s customers. In 2014, the decision was made to upgrade our company's HR department by selecting ADP TotalSource® as our P.E.O. RGF's high level of service extends to our employees who, through their access to ADP TotalSource®, are empowered to easily personalize their benefits selections, plan for retirement, and monitor their payroll. “A company of any merit that wants its employees to give great service has to give its employees great service,” said Derek Smith, RGF's Chief Operating Officer. “We wanted to offer our employees high-quality, turnkey solutions so their personal lives were less stressful and their interaction with the human resources department was consistently handled with care. It’s very important to us to give our employees the tools they need to make their lives easier. We wanted to provide them with a benefit package that was the same as the one our family uses. We wanted them to be able to go to top-notch facilities and get great care. After studying several options, we decided to outsource the company’s human resource functions to ADP TotalSource, a professional employer organization that is certified by the U.S. government,” said Smith.
Good Friday Service Project
Our annual Good Friday Service Project provides an enduring, visible tribute to the faith and ideals which Lee Roy Smith strived to achieve in life and business. We believe in demonstrating through our actions the faith and ethics Mr. Smith founded Rio Grande Fence upon in 1958. Our commitment to quality work and service for our clients and in the community translates into our employees' quality of life. How we operate our business and live our lives testifies to our grounding faith and solid principles that are the bedrock of everything we do.
Love for the Fence Industry
AFA University: Every Thursday morning, we teach professionalism through education. Fence Skills Championship™: Each August, we host the Fence Skills Championship™ at our facility to provide our staff with unique opportunities to showcase our professional installers' speed and precision. The event allows our installers to challenge themselves and co-workers to see where all their training has paid off.
The Commercial Fence Professionals™
Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville prominently displays the phrase, The Commercial Fence Professionals™. We set high standards for our employees as we want to provide the best experience possible in our industry. As a four-time winner of the AFA National Contractor of the Year Award, the phrase is a fitting one.