Mike Fisher started building fences as a favor to friends and neighbors whose projects were left unfinished by untrustworthy out-of-town contractors.
He had a background in construction which made it easy to get started and as the requests started mounting he realized there was a real opportunity there. He and his business partner Brad Ashburn launched Godley Fence & Metal Building Company in late 2017 serving customers throughout Johnson County.
“I told Brad we might as well just make this a business up here,” Mike said with a laugh. “It flourished from there.”
In just a few years, Mike and Brad have expanded the business to offer a litany of services from fence installation and repair to metal buildings, carports and other custom projects as they arise. This has also naturally pushed them to branch out into concrete and stonework too for larger undertakings like high-end barndominiums with granite countertops and custom flooring.
Recently, their work even included some unexpected work with animals. The first project was a special fence for a woman who wanted to protect a group of outdoor cats. They are also working on an expansive horse barn with stalls and plumbing as well as a metal building for a K-9 police instructor with washout stalls and in-set concrete bowls in each kennel.
“One of our mottos is ‘If you can dream it, we can build it,’” Mike said. “I like meeting people and visiting with them to learn about their dream projects. It’s all about putting those ideas together and making them a reality.”
Although Mike’s day-to-day responsibilities have shifted since he started the business to focus more on coordinating contractors, he makes sure to stay visible still bidding projects and helping to plan unique new designs.
“We are really hands-on with our company and want people to feel like we respect them,” Mike said. “A big piece of that is the ability to talk directly to an owner.”
Mike was also able to use his creativity and connections to make his new home even more special when they moved into Riverside Homebuilders’ Canyon Ridge community. He added an outdoor kitchen by the pool and a metal building out in the yard which creates a perfect setting to connect with two of his closest friends who happen to be new neighbors.
You can learn more about Mike’s business here and even ask for a free estimate on your next service: https://www.godleyfence.com/