The History of Fence Masters
in Miami, FL


Fence Masters® started in 1947 as a dream between two friends, Oliver Troutman and Don Ernst, as a way to support their young families. With only a very used truck, a handful of tools, and a will to succeed, Fence Masters® has evolved from an idea formed at the kitchen table into one of South Florida’s oldest and largest fence companies.

Oliver and Don were succeeded by Don’s son, Steve Ernst, who started out erecting fences in the summers during his youth and now serves as the company’s president. The company also now employs the 3rd generation of family, with Steve’s daughter and her husband overseeing many aspects of daily operations.