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 33 reviews fromSee all reviewsKatie 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.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!Corys PaintingCorys Painting ★★★★★ We had a few challenging aspects to consider when planning for the fence we wanted to have installed. Nick was very knowledgeable and offered several solutions to fit our needs and completed the project exceeding our expectations. The smarter half and I are more than willing to offer a recommendation!Jennifer BoeversJennifer Boevers ★★★★★ So impressed with the attentiveness, the quality, and the flexibility of Perfect Picket. Great job on this project!! Would 100% recommend.Valerie ShowmanValerie Showman ★★★★★ We couldn’t be more pleased with our steel fence by Perfect Picket! Nick is so personable and professional! They made sure everything was perfect the whole way through! Having just built a home, we’ve dealt with a number of contractors and Perfect Picket was by far our favorite! We joke that we hope they are on to building homes by the time we build our next one. 😉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!Brian HigginsBrian Higgins ★★★★★ Nick and his crew demonstrated a level of professionalism and attention to detail that you just don't find in the contracting world. The work he did was as described at a fair price and he was excellent with his communication. A real pleasant experience and I would not hesitate to recommend Perfect Picket.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.Bart SchipperBart Schipper ★★★★★ It was a great experience. Quality work, great communication. Happy with the finished product. If you need a new fence, give them a call, you will not be disappointed.Tony DuffyTony Duffy ★★★★★ Very professional exelent work keep you well informed thanksChristina CarpenterChristina Carpenter ★★★★★ Nick was prompt delivering our quote and very professional. Nothing but positive things to say! Highly recommend.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!Lauren HallLauren Hall ★★★★★ If you're looking for a fence, Perfect Picket Fence and Stain is the way to go. Nick and his team are personable, professional, detail oriented, and timely. Nick and his team made the process from estimates to completed product seamless. We couldn't be more happy with our new fence. We highly recommend Perfect Picket Fence and Stain.Scarlett ClarkScarlett Clark ★★★★★ Good communication, explained the process of everything with lots of details. Fence looks very good. The Owner worked with me & added extra things when I asked for more stuff to be added to the fence. Got my new 8ft fence up fast didn't have to wait long.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!Molly DoranMolly Doran ★★★★★ We had a great experience with our fence install. After the install, our dog found a way to sneak out through the cracks, and Nick came out less than 48 hours later to make some adjustments. He was extremely communicative throughout the entire process. I would hire Nick again in a heartbeat. Thanks for the great experience!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.ray schaeferray schaefer ★★★★★ This guy knows how to build a fence. Did a great job would highly recommend. Did a perfect job.Benny SalceBenny Salce ★★★★★ I contacted perfect picket fence for a estimate after purchasing a home they came gave me a estimate being late in the year didn’t know if I could get it installed after being turned away by other contractors they were very professional and gave me several options of fencing and ideas we agreed on fencing and layout and installed it a week later after new years day completed the fence in one day start to finish doing a excellent job very straight and even no mess whatsoever when they finished it looked like the fence had been there all along they did an excellent job I would highly recommend them for any type of fencingMichael 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.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!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 doneSheri 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!Kristen EaganKristen Eagan ★★★★★ Great experience working with Nick. Very professional and goes above and beyond to make sure you are satisfied. Uses higher quality materials for a perfect fence! Overall highly satisfied.Rachel BensonRachel Benson ★★★★★ Nick & his team were great to work with! Very responsive, upfront about expectations/pricing and eager to get our job done as quickly as possible.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.