Our History

About Montana Fence

Our History

Montana Fence Origins

Montana Fence is currently one of the largest fence contractors in the Pacific Northwest. But that was not always the case. Montana Fence was established by Gary Mild in 1972 in Kalispell, Montana as a one-man operation. Gary ran the business for five years. At this time he decided to sell the business and move his family to another location. The business was purchased by Dennis and Emma Jane Wutke in 1977. Emma Jane was born in Kalispell and the family thought it would be nice to raise their children in the Flathead Valley.

Gary taught Dennis how to properly install fence. Over the next few years Dennis did the bids and installed fencing while Emma Jane ran the office. With quality materials and expert installations Montana Fence established itself as the premier fence company in the Flathead Valley. As time went on the business continued to grow and Dennis decided to retire. In the year 2000 Dennis and Emma Jane sold the business to their son Eric.

Montana Fence eventually outgrew the original location. The business was moved to its present site on Highway 93 just north of Kalispell. Over the years additional land was purchased and the business now has over 15 acres of fencing supplies. Montana Fence currently operates 2 semi-trucks and ships material all over the Northwest. Our products include chain link, vinyl, ornamental steel, and wood. We also stock farm supplies such as wood posts, rails, and farm gates. Montana Fence also has a large supply of temporary construction fence.

In 2008 Montana Fence purchased Idaho Fence in Rathdrum, Idaho. Idaho Fence has since been relocated to their new location in Post Falls Idaho. In 2010 Montana Fence started a fence company to service Eastern Montana. In 2012 Montana Fence expanded into central Montana with the opening of a location in Great Falls.

Montana Fence has a solid reputation for installing high-quality fencing at a fair price. If you are thinking of having a fence installed, or if you would like to do it yourself, give us a call. Our estimates are always free.

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Process for Installation and how to prep

So you’ve put down your deposit, YAY! We’re excited to work with you! There are a couple of things you can do to make sure your fence installation goes smoothly and you get exactly what you need. We give an approximate timeline of installation, but things like...

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Pounded Posts vs. Concrete Set for Chain Link

The traditional method of setting chain link fence posts is to “set” in concrete. When using this process, it is very important to dig post holes below the frost line (usually 24-36” depending on the area) and to bell out the bottom of the hole. Even with this...

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What is the best time to stain your fence?

Wood fences can last for decades if they’re well taken care of and that starts with a high quality stain and/or sealant. Wood itself has pores and the openness of these pores can determine how well the stain soaks into the material and in turn, how long that stain...

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