Residential Fence Installation

Cedar Falls, Waterloo, and the surrounding areas

Transforming Spaces

One Perfect Fence at a Time

At Perfect Picket Fence and Stain, you’re not just getting a fence – you’re investing in your home’s beauty, security, and privacy.
Locally owned and operated Fence Contractor in Cedar Falls

Committed to Providing High Quality Residential Fencing Solutions in the Cedar Valley

As a dedicated and passionate team, we take pride in delivering top-quality craftsmanship and exceptional customer service with all of our residential fence projects.

We are a Cedar Falls and Waterloo, Iowa based residential fencing contractor dedicated to building the perfect residential fence for you and your property.  Our passion is designing and installing residential fences with your goals and style in mind. Our mission is to collaborate closely with you to build the perfect fence that not only serve your practical needs but also enhance the overall beauty of your home. We are committed to communication, professionalism, and attention to detail to provide you with a stress-free and seamless Perfect Picket experience. Our commitment to quality craftsmanship, meticulous attention to detail, and use of the most modern industry materials and techniques ensure that your residential fence installation and maintenance, including fence cleaning and staining, will consistently exceed your expectations in a residential fencing company.

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Nicholas Graham


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Our Recent Fence Projects

As a locally owned and operated residential fence contractor in Cedar Falls, we take great pride in serving our community and building lasting relationships with homeowners like yourself!

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What Our Clients Are Saying

Perfect Picket Fence and StainPerfect Picket Fence and Stain5.0 Based on 49 reviews fromSee all reviewsChristina CarpenterChristina Carpenter ★★★★★ Nick was prompt delivering our quote and very professional. Nothing but positive things to say! Highly recommend.Ted MeyerTed Meyer ★★★★★ Nick was so great to work with from the start. He had wonderful insight and suggestions, making the process easy and stress-free. His crew were very courteous and friendly, we would gladly recommend Perfect Picket to anyone looking for a new fence or wanting to replace their existing fence. Many thanks to Nick and his team!Stacy WilsonStacy Wilson ★★★★★ 5 ft. Black chain link. Very personable and professional. Attention to detail was amazing. Turn around time for completion of the project was outstanding. We love our Perfect Picket fence!Michael RueberMichael Rueber ★★★★★ Perfect Picket built a cedar privacy fence in our backyard. Nick made sure to give us options and took time to really understand what we wanted for a fence. We even threw at him a complicated lattice design for our gates, in which he exceeded our expectations. The quality of materials and craftsmanship are truly outstanding.Zach FischelsZach Fischels ★★★★★ Perfect Picket exceeded our expectations! Working with Perfect Picket, I can tell Nick and his team care deeply about their customers, the fences they build, and the experience they provide. The initial proposal was more in-depth, thoughtful, and helpful than what I received from any other company I got estimates from. Even my HOA commented on the proposal as being the best they had ever seen! Before and throughout the build, the level of communication from Nick was excellent. I could tell that quality was top of mind for him the entire way. We are very satisfied with the final product and would recommend Perfect Picket to anyone looking for a high quality, yet competitively priced fencing solution!Elke Simmer GerdesElke Simmer Gerdes ★★★★★ Thank you Perfect Picket for the quick install and mailbox suggestion. It’s well perfect. Professional with great communication on even the smallest of job. Looking forward to using Nick and his team in the future and recommending them to others!Josh CronkJosh Cronk ★★★★★ We were completely satisfied with our fence installation. Nick was great to work with. Constant communication from start to finish to make sure we got exactly what we wanted. Highly recommend for your fence installation.Jenniffer HalversonJenniffer Halverson ★★★★★ Nick and team did an amazing job on my fence. Great customer service and all around just a good person. The fence looks amazing. He helped me through a difficult situation with the property lines. He was very patient and educated me every step of the way. Communication was thorough. He gave a comparable and honest price (I got 3 different bids from different fence companies to weigh my options). He was very professional. Would highly recommend this company for your project. The quality of fence he installed is far better than the old fence I had.ray schaeferray schaefer ★★★★★ This guy knows how to build a fence. Did a great job would highly recommend. Did a perfect job.Cameron WankumCameron Wankum ★★★★★ We are very happy with the black chain link fence that was installed. The whole process was quick and stress free. Our quote was delivered quickly and showed us what we were paying for in great detail. It made our decision easy to choose Perfect Picket.Casey HenryCasey Henry ★★★★★ My fence was damage in a motor vehicle accident. Niholas came and provided an estimate for a new fence. The NEW fence was installed and looks beautiful. It’s perfectly level and square.The construction is solid and built for Iowa weather. The fence just withstood 70mph winds that downed trees, power lines, and other fences in my neighbor. My fence didn’t budge!Service was courteous and the team was great to work with. Installation was fast! No damage to my wife’s flower beds that are installed up to the fence during installation. Price was affordable-the exact estimate I was given was the final price. I highly recommend using Perfect Picket and will be doing so again.Laurie TragerLaurie Trager ★★★★★ From day one Nick was passionate about what he did and quite knowledgeable. Nick was very upfront and explained the whole process and why the steps needed to be taken. Nick was very concerned about my satisfaction and approval of the end result. Very impressed with Perfect Picket. I would have no doubts referring this company to anyone. Thanks Perfect Picket, I'm totally blown away with my new fence.Sheri NolteSheri Nolte ★★★★★ Excellent job building my high quality wooden privacy fence exactly how I wanted it. It is perfect and I love it! Highly recommend Perfect Picket Fence and Stain!Tara WalkerTara Walker ★★★★★ Would recommend Nick and his team to anyone! From start to finish, Nick provided excellent communication, was very knowledgeable and was able to get our fence in for us quickly which was a huge relief. Finished product looked great and we couldn’t be more pleased with the excellent service!Jennifer BoeversJennifer Boevers ★★★★★ So impressed with the attentiveness, the quality, and the flexibility of Perfect Picket. Great job on this project!! Would 100% recommend.Dale OrthmannDale Orthmann ★★★★★ These guys were great! Very professional and efficient in their work. The crew showed up exactly when they said they would, and were polite and respectful throughout. Top notch work!Rozann MasonRozann Mason ★★★★★ It was a great experience. I got a few quotes, generally they took several days to get them, and they wanted me to get the permit myself and call IowaOneCall! Nick came over, measured and gave me an accurate quote on the spot and his lead time was the best of the 3. He got the permit and called for the flags. Any delays were communicated well, and I'm very pleased with the results! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.Devin Harschnek (devin24_7)Devin Harschnek (devin24_7) ★★★★★ Perfect Picket cleaned and stained my existing treated pine fence. I'm stoked on how it turned out. If you're looking for a quality fencing company, give them a call.Katie FranzenKatie Franzen ★★★★★ We reached out to Nick and Perfect Picket a few weeks before closing on our new home. Nick set himself apart immediately in our first meeting from several other "big name" companies we met with. He called a few hours after we submitted an online inquiry. We were able to meet later that day onsite and we were blown away by his attention to detail, his explanation of his process, and his willingness to meet our needs for the fence we wanted. Nick took the time to investigate a complicated easement and utility alley and explain our options so our fence could still best meet our needs. No other fence installer bothered to take the time or care to help us navigate this obstacle. We went with a six-foot black chain link fence and will be adding a privacy screen in the spring. We are more than happy with the fence because Nick put our mind at ease and kept us updated throughout the process with every detail no matter how small. We would, without hesitation, recommend Nick and his team over any other company in the area.Lisa TimmermanLisa Timmerman ★★★★★ Nick and his crew have done a great job! They are accurate, professional, and hardworking. Nick has been so genuine and truly cares about the quality of his work. I would highly recommend Perfect Picket!!Echo CaytonEcho Cayton ★★★★★ Perfect Picket Fence was awesome! Nick is great to work with, very detailed and answered all my questions. Quick and easy quote on the spot, and got us scheduled much sooner than I thought would happen. Project(chain link) took barely two days, and the fence looks perfect! He updated us frequently and took time to explain any minor changes. Wonderful customer service and communication. Highly recommend!James RooffJames Rooff ★★★★★ Thank you Nick for doing such a GREAT job. Your professionalism and attention detail on our fence is greatly appreciated. I will highly recommend you to anyone wanting a fence installed.Rhonda BottkeRhonda Bottke ★★★★★ We had a great experience with Perfect Picket Fence! Each step of the process was very professional and high quality. Communication was excellent. The most important thing was the attention to detail provided. We are very particular about the quality of the finished product and Perfect Picket did not disappoint!Jil MinikusJil Minikus ★★★★★ Nick is awesome! He brought samples of stain colors to choose from and explained everything what he had to do and what he was using and why. He cleaned and prepped the fence and stained it for me. He is very reasonable on his price! I definitely will refer his business to others, which I have already doneParker WilsonParker Wilson ★★★★★ They were amazing! Everything from their communication to work ethic was outstanding. The fence looks amazing! Nicholas was extremely easy to work with and his attention to detail was amazing! I definitely recommend!!js_loader

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Frequently Asked Fence Questions

Is Perfect Picket Fence & Stain locally owned and operated?

Yes, Perfect Picket Fence & Stain is a local business, owned and operated by Nicholas Graham, a Cedar Falls native. We are dedicated to delivering high-quality residential fence installation and residential fence staining services in Cedar Falls, Waterloo, and surrounding areas, while also supporting the local community by providing job opportunities and contributing to the local economy.

Do you provide warranties for your fence projects?

Absolutely! We take pride in offering what we believe to be the most extensive and workmanship fence warranties available in the Cedar Valley for residential fencing. With every project, you receive a standard transferable limited lifetime warranty. In addition, we provide unique transferable lifetime warranties tailored to each specific fence type we build, including chain link, treated wooden fences, cedar wooden fences, fence  staining, as well as ornamental aluminum fences and ornamental steel fences!

What is included in your residential fence installation?

At Perfect Picket Fence and Stain, we offer full service residential fence installation and fence design.  

This includes free fence consultations, estimates, and our expert recommendations of the best ways to approach installing a fence in your unique yard.  We will remove and dispose of your old existing fence, apply for appropriate building permits, call for public utility markings, and install your fence with a detail oriented perspective during the entire process.

Do I need a permit for a fence in the Cedar Valley?
Yes, residential fences require permits from your local city permit office in order to legally build. Perfect Picket Fence and Stain ensures that all permits are obtained and approved on your behalf before showing up for installation. If there is ever an issue with the permitting process we meet with city officials to discuss the issue and relay any adjustments needed to you prior to construction beginning.