It’s a real family affair at D J Price Fencing based at Wem in Shropshire!
Founded in the 1980s by John Price, the business is now run by his son David with David’s wife Maggie and mum Sue managing the office and overseeing accounts and administration.
David’s son Matt is now involved on a daily basis representing the third generation of Price’s to be working at the family firm.
John is still a very active within the business and will often be found out delivering to our customers.
The business operates UK wide processing and selling timber, predominantly Redwood sourced from every corner of the nation, and fencing to trade customers as well as running a retail outlet operation aimed at the domestic market.
Another revenue stream comes from the recently established online shop at djpricefencing.co.uk.
David explained: “We have a wide range of fencing products available to purchase at our website and we’re seeing this rapidly develop into an important part of our operations.
“We are as happy supplying an articulated truckload of timber as we are selling a single fence panel to a homeowner. We value every single one of our customers regardless of what they’re ordering.
“We have a loyal customer base that is growing steadily. People tend to stick with us which suggests we’re getting the offering right.
“We offer all of our customers free quotes for our fencing supplies and fence services and only use the finest materials to create their products. Whatever
design ideas our customers may have, we have the materials to create them to their exact requirements so that they can be fully satisfied with their brand new fencing.
“Our fencing supplies vary from classic picket fences, classical timeless pieces, and unique designs.
“We also design, build and install gates and coat all of our products with preservers so that it can withstand all weathers throughout the year. These stains come in many colours so that customers can make their fences match their homes,” added David.
Timber treatment is carried out by established businesses close to their base near Shrewsbury.
David went on “We can supply both treated and untreated timber and only use trusted firms that we’ve worked with for many years to provide treatment. We want our products to last!”
Looking to the future David is keen to keep the momentum going: “It’s been a challenging time in recent months but we’ve successfully negotiated periods such as last year when there was a major shortage of timber. I’m an optimist!
“We’ve invested in our machinery with a new automated peeler, split saws and cross cuts that ensure that every job is done to the highest spec by the lads in our mill.
“Word of mouth is naturally a key part of our marketing although we’ll be looking to further develop the online shop in the coming years
“We certainly feel as though we are well placed to cope with whatever headwinds come our way with Brexit by continuing to put our customers at the centre of our thinking we can’t go wrong!” concluded David.