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Thad Claytor

Houston Fence Company Owner

Thad Claytor​​

Areas of Expertise/Specialization:

Identifying new and innovative fencing products.  Fence installation best practices. Establishing strong client and vendor relationships.  Sound business and financial background.  Strong leadership and people management skills.

Educational Background:

Business degree from the University of Houston.


Family is number one and keeps me busy.  Outside of that – I enjoy fishing, golf, live music and cooking.

How did the business get started?

Houston Fence Company was founded in 1952.  Second owners bought the company in the mid 1980’s. I purchased Houston Company in 2016 after 8 years of running it as the General Manager.

Inspirational Quote or Mantra:

“An amateur practices until he gets it right; a professional practices until he can’t get it wrong”

Key Accomplishments:

Cougar 100 2019.  Honored by the University of Houston as one of the top 100 Alumni owned businesses.

Vision for the Company:

My vision for Houston Fence Company is continued growth.  I want HFC to be known for exceeding our clients expectations and conducting business in a fair and professional manner.  I want HFC to be a place where our employees are eager to come to work and excited about the opportunities for advancement.  We continue to strive to be the best in the business. 

What inspired you to get into this industry?

After graduating from the University of Houston, I was hired on with Merchants Metals Inc.  At the time MMI was the largest manufacturer and distributor of fencing material in North America.  Beginning in Houston TX as a sales representative, I was soon promoted to Branch Manager of the Denver CO facility and then moved to Westfield MA as a plant manager.  I returned home to Houston and assumed a regional management role.  I had always dreamed of owning my own business and I really enjoyed the fence industry so I made a decision to leave MMI and pursue my dream with Houston Fence Company.   


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J Mrlz (Juan)J Mrlz (Juan)
00:56 28 Jan 23
Cheryl StephensonCheryl Stephenson
18:31 27 Jun 22
Houston Fence installed a new fence for us in 2021. The harsh heat caused the cement to shift and the gate posts moved, so the gate wouldn't close properly. I called on Friday and they came out on Monday and replaced the posts and a few fence boards. It is all working perfectly. I am very pleased with their quick response and good customer service. I highly recommend them!!
john weatherlyjohn weatherly
20:54 31 May 22
Houston fence came soon after i called and repaired my fence. The team did a great job, hauled away old fence and were very professional. Highly reccomended
Kathryn UhlmanKathryn Uhlman
19:11 01 Apr 22
Cathy AndersonCathy Anderson
17:02 08 Mar 21
Houston Fence Company did a wood fence and come gates for us last week. They did quality work but what impressed me most were that the workers were so kind and respectful. My husband was out of town and it was just me and my toddler and they made every effort to give us space and keep area safe for him. They explained everything they were doing and made my boy laugh. 🙂 Very kind and would use them again!
Sam JSam J
01:50 22 Feb 17
Called on Tuesday after a storm took my fence with it. Salesman showed up on Wednesday. They started work on Friday and finished Saturday. I made three changes to the original order after conflicting information from the HOA and deciding to have some extra fence work done. The job was done fast and as ordered. The workers left the job site clean at the end of Friday and when finished on Saturday. To see so few reviews on Houston Fence Company shows that people usually only write reviews when they are unhappy because Houston Fence Company has been in business for decades and has a great reputation.