Customized options for even the best escape artists:

Oh, your dog’s an escape artist?

I’ll fix that!

I got a call from a frantic woman who was at her wit’s end. No matter what she did her Husky/Shepherd mix continued to get out of her yard and wreak havoc throughout the neighborhood. I went to her house and told her, “No problem.” I was an expert!

I assessed the situation and saw she had a mismatch of different types of fences at different heights. I met the dog, which was athletic and highly energetic. I told her we needed to install a 6-foot fence and we would make sure there were absolutely no spaces at all for escape! The job cost about $5,000. I told her I will make sure the dog can’t get out. She hired us and we started work immediately.

When we finished we called the homeowner out to look at the impenetrable wall we had built, all of us wearing a smug grin of pride. “Well, let him out! Let’s see if he likes it,” I said.

The dog bounded out like a bull in a china shop. His fur was puffed up, electrified with excitement. He started frantically running up and down the fence, his paws tearing up the ground, realizing he could not get out; his old escape hatches were gone!

His frantic pace back and forth continued. Then, like a shooting star, he sprinted right, shot back to the left, leapt on top of a brick, backyard fireplace and sprung over the fence. Gone!

Immediate shock and horror fell on everyone’s face as we chased the dog down the middle of the street. The customer frantically looked at me: “I just spent $5,000 and he get out in 5 minutes!”

I said, “Sorry, but I think you have to get rid of that built-in barbecue.”

I guess the dog really likes his freedom!

Lesson learned. Here at Geo Brothers Fence, we work with our customers to provide customized fencing that’s right for you. If you have a similar situation, with animals getting out (or in!) give us a call today at 781-599-6531, and we’d be happy to provide you a free estimate. 

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Throwing a summer soiree? Here’s a few tips on designing the perfect pergola to host it

A back yard with a pergola isn’t just a back yard anymore; it’s a summertime destination. And it’s the perfect location for your end-of-summer soiree. But how to design a pergola? Geo Brothers Fence has designed and built dozens of pergolas to our customers’ satisfaction. Whether you want something small or large, attached or unattached, wooden or wrought iron, we’ve got the materials, tools, manpower and knowhow to do it. But again, back to the design. Here are some things to consider:

  • Size matters. The size of your pergola says a lot about who you are. A small pergola is better for say, throwing more intimate dinner parties, or showcasing your handiwork in the garden. But a larger one can be the perfect extension to your home. They provide a platform to show off that beautiful back patio and can create the illusion of a larger home.
  • Attached or unattached? That is the question. Again, it depends on what you’re looking to showcase. If you’re looking to create an extension of your home, we can build your pergola as an attachment off the back of the house as a cover to a back deck or patio. Or if you’re looking for a separate space within which to hang out and entertain guests, we can take a look at your backyard and help point out the perfect place for a little oasis.
  • The majority of pergolas we build are from sturdy hardwood that is made to last. Wooden pergolas can create a great garden or vineyard feel within your backyard. Also consider ornamental iron, which can create a more antique or modern look, depending on your style.

 Want to build a pergola or trellis but unsure of where to start? Consult someone at Geo Brothers Fence today to talk about ideas that would work for your home!

Call us at (978) 998-0660.