First Choice Fence

Fences & Gates
Brampton ON
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9.7 10 (170 reviews)

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Bill R. in Scarborough
Bill R. in Scarborough
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Thank you Pratema from me and my neighbours

First Choice Fences did what they promised, on time and on budget: fourteen fence posts plus a gate.
I needed new fences posts on all sides and that meant dealing with three different neighbours. After seeing First Choice at work on one neighbour's fence, the other two quickly got on board. Another neighboured hired First Choice as well.
Patema was always in contact throughout.
Thanks First Choice for coming all the way from Brampton to Scarborough!

Approximate cost of services:
$2,500.00
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Thanks Bill.
It was a pleasure working together to help you and your neighbors fix the fence .

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Fence posts and gates

Pratema was very flexible as we added on the extra work of two gates that needed repair after seeing the repair done for our neighbour. The team was very professional and worked quickly. Jeremy and Tyrone were extremely professional. They were careful not to kill the garden plants and even went the extra mile of covering a baby fern with a bucket so it wouldn't be harmed. They even helped to clear a vine that had attached to our fence from the neighbours yard. Jeremy and Tyrone advised us during the process and left it up to us to decide if we wanted extra posts done. They left the area clean and tidy which was greatly appreciated.

Approximate cost of services:
$2,000.00
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Thanks for taking the time off you busy schedule and writing this review .We are glad to hear from you , it was a pleasure working with you.
Enjoy your beautiful backyard.

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Mississauga, ON
10/10

Fence

Highly recommend Fatima and the boys did a great job clean up after there were done.Happy with my new fence

Approximate cost of services:
$2,700.00
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Company Response

Thanks .
Enjoy the new fence

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Brampton, ON
10/10

Fence repair

100% Satisfaction
This is the second time that we have used Pratimas service. We are impressed with her professional, prompt response. She is knowledgeable and makes informed suggestions. Her quotes have seemed fair. Her team worked carefully and quickly to complete satisfactorily the contracted work. We do not hesitate in recommending First Choice .

Approximate cost of services:
$2,000.00
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Company Response

Thanks for taking the time to write us this review we appreciate your business.
It was a pleasure working for you again .

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Bolton, ON
10/10

Fence

First Choice fence put up 64ft of fencing.
We are very happy with the job they have done.
All the workers on sight were very friendly and very organized.A date was set for June 28 2023 which they guaranteed.One day the job was completed and we highly recommend this company 5 Star all the way.

Approximate cost of services:
$40,000.00
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Thanks for taking time off your busy schedule to write us this review . It was a pleasure working with you .

Allison in Toronto
Allison in Toronto
12 reviews Toronto, ON
0/10

Don't recommend

TL/DR: As a previous customer, I retained First Choice Fence in April of last year to complete a picket fence around the front of my home. Unfortunately, between the time I provided a deposit and the anticipated start date, a couple of unforeseen events occurred that eliminated any budget I had for the project. As of this writing (June 2023), First Choice Fence has not returned my deposit of $220.35.

I had previously hired First Choice Fence in 2013 and 2014 and in both instances, I posted a glowing review of their work here on Homestars.

When I wanted a new front fence for my home, I didn't hesitate to get in touch with them. Given what ended up happening, I really wish I hadn't. Dealing with First Choice Fence proved to be an awful experience this time around.

When I met with Pratema in mid-April 2022 to do measurements for the new fence, I informed her that I had scheduled some substantial mortar repairs and external waterproofing along the front of my house. I gave Pratema a 5% deposit and indicated that we could target the installation of the fence some time in June, with the specific start date to be determined closer to the time.

But after Pratema and I met, two substantive events happened in the ensuing three weeks which completely altered my financial landscape. The first was that my 2021 tax payment was revised to substantially more than anticipated. Additionally, my neighbor notified me that the west side of my home (not viewable from the street but from the upper floor of their house) had lost a great deal of its shingles. When I finally got a look it was clear the roof needed to be repaired asap. These two events had to take financial priority and the fence job could not proceed.

I sent Pratema a text on May 18th explaining exactly what had happened. I got no response. I then texted again June 6. I got no response. In another two weeks I called Pratema directly to ask if she had gotten my texts and when could I expect a refund? Pratema then started into a speech about how she had explained to me that the deposit would be applied in future when the job was done. I pointed out that she had never indicated this verbally or in any of the documentation she provided and that a fence was something that I could only entertain years from now.

Pratema reluctantly agreed to send me a cheque in the mail (she wouldnt send an e-Transfer.) Needless to say, the cheque never arrived. I then followed up again in September to ask for an ETA on the cheque. Pratema then indicated that she was only refunding me because Id been a previous customer. Frankly, if this is how previous customers are treated, good luck if you're new.

In the negative reviews First Choice Fence has received you will note a common theme: if its not a straightforward situation or something that Pratema doesn't want to deal with, she simply doesn't.

I remain genuinely confused as to why First Choice Fence has dealt with me in this manner. The last two times I hired Pratema I made my driveway and the facilities of my home available and paid promptly. In fact, if she had wanted to deduct an amount from the deposit for coming down and taking measurements, that is something I would have understood. Instead, I was continually ignored and when I did talk with Pratema it was just an exercise in obfuscation. The mistake I made was that I kept letting time pass, kept giving First Choice Fence continued chances to do the right thing when clearly there was no intention of doing so.

Practically speaking, it would have cost me more than my original deposit to pursue a legal resolution and there comes a time where dwelling on a negative situation simply isnt worth it. But I realized that what I can do is let people know what happened to me so they can make an informed decision.

I will not be working with First Choice Fence again, nor recommending them to others. Clearly, my repeat business is not valued. And like everyone else who is experiencing their own financial headwinds in these challenging economic times, I find it appalling that First Choice Fence thinks its okay to keep money given to them for work that was not performed.

Approximate cost of services:
$220.00
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Mike
Mike
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Fence and Gates

We were very pleased with the work done by Pratema and her team (Jeremy and Tyrone). They installed a fence and gates on existing posts. They were quick and professional, finishing the job within 2 days. I would not hesitate to recommend their services in the future.

Approximate cost of services:
$2,000.00
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Company Response

Thanks Mike for taking time off your busy schedule to write us this amazing review.
Enjoy the beautiful fence while relaxing in your backyard.

Ugo Popadic in Nepean
Ugo Popadic in Nepean
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Backyard fence and gates

We bought material, and installed posts and footing.

First Choice Fence took it from there and installed the fence and gates.

Absolutely terrific and professional work. The guys worked quick and were detail oriented. We went through a full house renovation and the experience with First Choice Fence was top notch.

Strongly recommended for any fence project, including gates.

Approximate cost of services:
$2,000.00
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Thanks Ugo.
It was great working with you guys . Enjoy your beautiful backyard .

Bilal in Toronto
Bilal in Toronto
0 reviews Mississauga, ON
10/10

PROFESSIONAL. BEST SERVICE. CHEAPEST PRICE

Highly recommended

I only call pratima anytime I wanna get anywork done on my fence. She is very professional, honest, friendly person to deal with. I have called more then 10 different other companies and nobody can beat her prices. Her prices are not just cheap, they are way cheaper then everyone else. She has done my backyard and all the houses around me used her after they saw her work and the price she gives.

I have recommended her to all my friends and family and everyone loved her work. Nobody ever had an issue.

The guys who work on your fence are also very professional and friendly. Very hard working guys. They are always on time. Never leave no mess behind.

Thankyou Pratima and team. Its a pleasure doing business with you.

Approximate cost of services:
$600.00
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Thanks Bilal.
It was a pleasure working with you and your neighbors on the fencing , we appreciate you taking time off your busy schedule to write us this review . Enjoy your beautiful backyard .

Boris from Toronto
Boris from Toronto
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Great seevice

This is the third time I use their services. This time around I had my own materials. They did 45 of fence and a deck railing for me. Their crew was done in a day. Looks great

Approximate cost of services:
$2,500.00
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Thanks Boris
It was a pleasure working for you again .
Enjoy your beautiful backyard .

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More about First Choice Fence

At FIRST CHOICE FENCE no job is too big or small,we specialized in building wood fences,iron fences,chainlink fences and decks.Our mission is to provide you with the highest quality of fences and decks at a low cost and to ensure you are satisfied.

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Fences & Gates
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
1 Year
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