About Carnahan-White Fence Company
At Carnahan-White Fence Company, we continually strive to improve, build, expand, and keep up-to-date with contemporary demands and the needs of our community.
Fence Building For The Future
From 1952 to the present, Carnahan-White Fence Company has been a strong leader for growth and achievement within the industry. Carnahan-White attributes its longevity and success to the employees who have been with the company for many years. Carnahan-White has employees who have worked forty years with the company, and among our 30+ employees, the average number of years of employment is sixteen.
Even though Carnahan-White Fence Company has had and passed its 60th birthday, its long and dynamic history is just the beginning. The 2004 completion of a new facility, located at James River & MM Highways in Springfield, shows how Carnahan-White Fence Company continually strives to improve, build, expand, and keep up-to-date with the needs of its community, its employees, and its customers.
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The Sign of the Very Best
Although we’ve been around for more than 60 years, we think our history is just the beginning. At Carnahan-White Fence Company, we continually strive to improve, expand, and keep our business on the cutting-edge of the industry. Sixty plus years is a good foundation for our company, but at Carnahan-White, we are just getting started.
A History We Are Proud Of
Carnahan Fence Company was founded in 1952. W.E. and June White purchased the company in 1958 from Carnahan and changed the name to Carnahan-White Fence Co. Since 1958, the White family has been the sole owners and operators of the business.
In 1964, Steve M. White joined in partnership with his father, W.E. White. At the same time, they built and opened Carnahan Fence and Iron in Columbia, Missouri.
W.E. realized the need for quality, environmentally safe wood for privacy fencing. So in 1968, W.E. and Steve established Ozark Timber Treating Co., located in St. Joe, Arkansas, to manufacture Copperwood for Carnahan-White fences. Today, Copperwood is distributed nationwide to exclusive dealers.
After the death of W.E. in 1986, Steve White solely managed both Carnahan-White and Ozark Timber Treating Co. In 1987, Steve elected to incorporate the Carnahan-White Fence Co. and its name changed to Carnahan-White Fence Company, Inc. Steve’s son-in-law, Stacey Hammit, moved to Springfield in 1995 to assume the role of General Manager for Carnahan-White Fence Company.
Several steps were taken to remain on top of the fencing market and move it into the future. In 1995, a commercial sales manager was hired to oversee commercial and industrial contracts. Carnahan-White Fence Company transformed their simple iron gate and fencing shop into an award-winning custom gate and ornamental iron facility that has produced original creations and met a growing market niche.
The new iron operation, called Ironworks by Carnahan-White, moved to a modern facility that was eight times larger than the previous location. Carnahan-White purchased D & J Automatic Gates in 1998. With this acquisition, Carnahan-White was now able to offer its customers total gate and fencing products and services.
Stacey and Carrie (Steve White’s daughter) purchased Carnahan-White Fence Company, from Steve in 2001. Even today, the business is still a White family business.
Over 60 Years Building Fences in The Ozarks
Professional Associations and Recognition
Committed to the Future
Carnahan-White Fence Company continually strives to improve and keep-up-to-date with the demands and needs of its community and customers. To stay abreast of contemporary issues and products, Carnahan-White belongs to a variety of organizations and associations.
Don’t just take our word for it, Carnahan-White has earned awards and industry recognition for our work.
-2002 Express Yourself Excellence Award
-2001 W. Curtis Strube Small Business of the Year Award
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
-2001 Bass Pro Shop Recognition of Creativity
Springfield Business Journal
-2001 Sportsman Warehouse Certificate of Recognition for Detail and Quality
St. Charles, Arundel Mills, and Discover Mills
-2000 Bass Pro Certificate of Recognition for Detail and Quality
Nashville, Orlando, and Cincinnati
-1999 Worldwide Sportsman Bass Pro Certificate of Appreciation
-1999 N.A.S.F.M. 28th Annual Retail Design Award Outstanding Merit on Worldwide Sportsman
-1997 First Place Fine Art Sculpture Ozark Empire Fair
-1997 American Institute of Architects Craftsman of the Year
-1996 Bass Pro Certificate of Appreciation
50 Lakeside Cabins
-Ernest Wiemann Top Job Awards
-Gold | Hand forged railing
–Gold | Unusual Metal Fabrications
-Silver | Forged Gates
-Bronze | Furniture Accessories fabrication | Nomma