TREX COMPANY & FDS
The History of Fencing from Trex Company
Formed through the buyout of a division of Mobil Corporation, our company went public in 1999. Today they offer the industry’s widest array of high-performance composite products, which are available in more than 40 countries around the world. With the largest market share of composite decking in North America, a growing international footprint and over $650,000,000 in annual sales, they lead the industry on a global scale. From decking to fencing and all products in between, Trex is a trusted brand that consumers count on to perform at the highest level.
The Collaboration between FDS and Trex
FDS Fence Distributors (formerly CFC Fences and Decks) began as a fencing contractor in 1989, installing all types of fencing and decking materials. Projects were carefully handled from start to finish with a focus on creating excellent customer experiences with a high level of craftsmanship. As our business grew, so did our facilities. We soon added supply yards and later distribution yards that could handle the increasing demand for fencing and decking materials.
Early on, we developed close ties with Trex Company and were designated with Trex’s ProPlatinum deck builder status, the highest recognition from the company. FDS also designed and installed several trade show exhibits for Trex as well as received many other accolades and awards from Trex for sales, creativity and customer service.
In the early 2000’s, vinyl and wood fencing were flourishing in our market. However, there was not a product that was durable, low maintenance, and also beautiful and functional. Wood and Vinyl fencing fit some of these requirements but not all of them. Seeing the success that we were having in the decking market with Trex composite decking, we approached Trex with an idea of creating a composite fence. The rest is history. For the next several years, we worked hand in hand with Trex’s R&D department creating a composite fence that mimicked the look and strength of our most popular wood fence style at that time, only now with a material that would not rot, split, need painting or staining and could withstand extreme climates. With our expertise in fencing and Trex’s expertise in manufacturing, it was the perfect partnership for creating a fence product that was sure to be successful.
Popular wood fence, basis of design for Trex Seclusions
Trex Composite Fence
Near the end of 2005, we installed the first Trex Seclusions composite fence at the foot of the Wasatch mountains in Provo, UT. After a professional photo shoot of the project and a national marketing campaign, Trex Seclusions Fencing was introduced to the nation. FDS soon developed and built gates for the fencing product that would later be sent to Trex for national distribution. We also created installation guides and many other marketing pieces and innovations to propel the fencing product. At this time, FDS became one of many distributors of the fencing product across the nation, but would later take over all of the marketing and distribution of the fencing product in 2011 to take it to the next level. Since then, we have seen double digit growth year after year as the Trex Fencing Product has gained traction throughout the country as a premier fencing product. Trex Fencing is now being used not only to fence in back yards, but in HOA, commercial, and governmental projects.
First Trex Fence Installation
FDS Designed Trex Gate
FDS continued to be at the forefront of creativity and design introducing not only new gate designs and additions, but also creating the increasingly popular Horizons Horizontal Fence System. This is becoming a very popular horizontal composite fence system using Trex Fencing components.
As you can tell, we are passionate about fencing and particularly Trex Fencing. If you have any questions about the product or about installation techniques, give us a call. We would love to talk to you. We literally wrote the book on it and will continue to write and create more. We look forward to helping you with Your Next Fence. Contact us for more information