Port City Fence and Railings, LLC
By Hilary Brady
Wilmington native Sonny Russell began building fences as a part-time job nine years ago while also managing a full-time career as a police officer. When his fencing business began booming, Sonny responded, taking his duties as a police officer to part-time and launching Leland-based Port City Fence and Railings, LLC (formally Port City Fence) in 2004.
Now owning and operating a thriving and reputable business, Sonny and his wife, Christy, manage a full staff with more than 30 years of combined experience. The fully insured company offers residential, commercial and industrial fence and railing services for Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties.
Port City Fence and Railings offers a wide range of options for fencing projects: custom wood fences and ornamental aluminum fencing and gates, economical and sturdy chain link fences and maintenance-free vinyl fencing in a rainbow of colors. Privacy, picket and post-and-rail fencing is available with heights, shapes and stains customizable to customer taste.
Port City Fence and Railings’ custom wood fences are popular due to their fully customizable capabilities. Vinyl fencing is attractive to many because it is long lasting and requires no maintenance. Aluminum fencing is durable, it adds elegance to any project and can also be virtually maintenance free, while chain link fencing is popular due to its low cost and strength. All fencing designs and formats are available in a wide variety of colors, stains and styles.
Sonny and his team use lumber that is treated with copper-based preservatives and organic fungicides, and fasteners and connectors that are specially treated to prevent rust and effects of moisture.
Due to a proven business ethic and consistent provision of quality products, Port City Fence and Railings has become a preferred fence builder for several area homeowner associations, as well as many of the exclusive builders within the community of Brunswick Forest in Leland.
Port City Fence and Railings goes beyond simply lining yard perimeters. Sonny and his team offer pool and tennis court enclosures, arbors and pergolas, decks, fence and deck cleaning and staining, gate operators with keypads and remotes, hand rails, pet fences and kennels.
“An exciting new project that we have just started doing is crash-rated fencing for courthouses and military bases,” says Sonny. “We actually just finished one for the federal courthouse in New Bern, North Carolina. We’re looking forward to doing several more projects like that.”
Sonny and his team have proven to be trustworthy and talented to local builders, developers, homeowners and government officials. Their clients span all industries but they all agree that Port City Fence and Railings provides excellent products, affordable pricing and superior customer service.
“Our goal is to offer a superior product with excellent service and reliability,” says Sonny. “And in order to do that, I personally oversee each project from the initial contact and the estimate — which is free — to the final inspection with the customer. We take pride in our work; we’re always professional and always courteous.”
Port City Fence and Railings, LLC; (910) 232-5453; www.portcityfenceofwilmington.com; see Port City Fence and Railings on Facebook. Mention this article and receive a free custom wood gate with the purchase of a custom wood fence.