I called five fence companies who came out to give me bids. Bay Area Fence & Deck did not at first have the lowest price, but after I spoke to them about it, they were willing to match the lowest price I got.
Steve, my estimator, seemed to be the most knowledgeable and patient of all the estimators who came out. Very friendly, nice guy, who really knew his job. He explained to me how important it was to have the fence posts properly crowned. He said it would add greatly to the life of the fence. In fact, when the job was done, the posts were not only well crowned but also smoothly and neatly crowned as well.
Their crew arrived about 8AM as I had been told they would. The foreman who was in charge of building the fence was very friendly. He communicated with me about what needed to be done. After the fence was built, I must say it looked great! The materials were beautiful. I understand they have their own lumber yard and that this helps in getting the best material. The warranty was the longest of all the fence companies I called. Clean up was very good. They left my yard clean and neat.
I will definitely call this company again when my side fences need replacing.