About Us

In 1991 Ed and Patti Hart took over the reins of F.E. Hart Fence Co., the Williston firm Ed’s father Frank, established in 1958. Staining fence posts in his back yard after school was Ed’s introduction to the business he has worked in all his life.

Ed Hart is proud of the business he took over from his father. “During the entire life of our business”, Hart says, “first with dad and now with Patti, we’ve always tried to give people high quality service. I can look any of my customers in the eye and tell them we’ll stand behind the job and products, and do the very best job we are capable of. I’m a native Vermonter. My father and grandfather came from Stowe. We pride ourselves on being locals. We’re not high-pressure. We want people to feel comfortable coming in here and talking to us.”

F.E. Hart Fence Co., located on 2.1 acres of land at Shunpike Road has grown considerably from its humble beginnings in a rented garage stall in 1958. Following Frank Hart’s retirement in 1991, Ed become president of the company, Patti is vice president. The fencing company offers several styles of cedar post and rail, chain link, PVC and privacy fencing. In addition to the obvious fencing products implied by its name, F.E. Hart stocks and sells snow fencing, arbors, pre-bored lantern posts and all kinds of wooden lawn furniture.