Washington’s Top Rated Local® Award Winner: Cascade Fence and Deck

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Cascade Fence and Deck is not only the number one fencing business in Washington, but the number one business overall in the entire state!

It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to come out on top in your industry, and even more to come out on top of all other businesses in your state, and Cascade Fence and Deck has done both. Their commitment to being the best at what they do has earned them an impressive 97.83 Rating Score™ and tons of rave reviews from happy clients. Here are just three of those reviews:

“Recently got our new fence installed through these guys and I couldn’t be more pleased with the finished project. Leif was super professional and did quite the research on finding my exact property line. Would definitely recommend these guys for your fence project or deck project.” -Jordan L.

“Absolutely loved working with the crew from Cascade! From the initial contact with Leif for the walk-through/estimate through working with all of the on-site crew guys, everyone was absolutely awesome to work with. And we love our new deck!” -Tammy R.

“I love our new deck! This was a great experience from start to finish. The sales representative, Mike, was responsive and very good at helping me to make some design decisions on the deck. The crew (led by Corey) was very professional — on time, courteous, and clean. When the wrong material was delivered to my house, the crew was very apologetic and fixed the problem right away, without impact to the overall schedule. Corey even helped to mount the new house number on the deck when the project was finished. The deck looks absolutely amazing — we’ve received compliments from friends, neighbors, and people just walking by. Highly recommended.” -Christine C.

Not Your Average Fencing Company

Leif Wirtanen, owner of Cascade Fencing and Deck, took some time to speak with us about his business’ phenomenal online reputation. We wanted to know what exactly made Cascade Fence and Deck such a stand-out company. “We focus on our employees and culture. We know if we have a good culture and employees that are awesome, then happy employees equal happy customers.” He went on to say, “What makes our job fun is working around people that are happy and seeing our customers happy. We aren’t the cheapest, and we don’t want to be the cheapest, but when customers hire us, it’s all about service. The experience is night and day different when you hire us vs. a competitor. “

Building Success with Happy Employees

As the owner of the number one fencing business in Washington, Leif was bound to have some good advice for others that want to improve their online reputation. When we asked, he said, “Focus 100% on the employees, because if the employees are happy and part of the culture, then they will put their own energy into it. If the employee hates their job, it will translate too.”


Congratulations to the team at Cascade Fence and Deck for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Fencing Contractor Award Winner: Sunset Fence

Due to their fantastic Rating Score™ of 90.95, we are thrilled to announce that Sunset Fence is a 2018 Top Rated Local® award winner! Here are a couple of the outstanding reviews that got them here.

“Sunset Fence just finished our 120 feet of block wall. They arrived when promised and finished on time (a bit early). The quality was clear, and everything was done to code and plans. They even helped obtain the permit. In terms of price, they were in the middle of our bids but with quality consistent with our higher bids. They also fixed a small, loose brick as a courtesy, outside the original scope. I was very impressed, and I would use them again without hesitation.” -Linda P.

“I had an old wooden fence along my backyard and part of another side. Bob helped to engineer the work that needed to be done and came up with multiple suggestions. He professionally worked with my concerns and answered my questions. Bob went above and beyond to do a nice job, including moving my stuck-to-the-ground shed out of the way so we have a nice even height fence. I have done some research and had other bids, but the previous reviews of Sunset Fence, Inc helped me decide to go with them, and I’m no different. I highly recommend Sunset Fence to anyone who’s looking for a quality work and good customer service.” -Dina E.

Office manager, Amy Dickey, took a moment to chat with us about Sunset Fence’s online reputation and commitment to great work. Here’s what she had to say:

What is your secret to such a strong online reputation?

We strive for integrity and honesty, and our reviews reflect that. We send out thank you cards; though, we don’t ask for reviews. When people like our service, they leave reviews.

What makes you different? In other words, if you had one minute to sell somebody on why they should choose you, what would you say?

Our team builds high above the standards of most people in most cities. Beyond that, we’ve been in business for 40 years and offer a 10-year warranty. We believe good fences make good neighbors and help people get along.

Why do you do what you do? In other words, what is your mission and/or how do you attempt to make the world a better place?

We truly enjoy our customers and making a difference in people’s lives. We take pride in providing them with the necessary security.

Outside of building a strong online reputation, what else do you do to market and grow your business?

Working with various community organizations, like 4-H and Make a Wish, has helped us to both get our name out there and give back to the community. However, we’re a family business that has been around for a long time, so word of mouth is strong as well. The Next Door app has been amazing for us, as well.

What advice do you have for other businesses trying to build a strong online reputation and grow their business?

Stay honest and have integrity. Build it right the first time, and build it to last. Reviews are big, so leaving your customers extremely happy is important.


Thanks for taking the time to speak with us, Amy! We appreciate it. To the entire team at Sunset Fencing — congratulations on your 2018 Top Rated Local award!

For expert fencing services in the Tempe area, we wholeheartedly recommend Sunset Fencing. You can find out more about them on their website.

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Fencing Contractors Award Winner: Valleywide Fence and Deck

Top Rated Local is proud to announce that, thanks to their 95.50 Rating Score™, Valleywide Fence and Deck is an award-winning fencing contractor in Colorado.

Valleywide Fence and Deck is a fencing contractor that’s been serving Western Colorado for more than 20 years. Whether consumers are looking for a new fence, deck, Solara patio cover, gazebo, rail, pergola, gate or anything else to define their outdoor space, Valleywide Fence and Deck is the company to call.

With every service, Valleywide Fence and Deck offers precision, punctuality and a commitment to excellence, and that has helped them earn an award-winning Rating Score, as well as many positive reviews. Here’s just one of those reviews:

“Each of the workers we encountered (from project designer to installer) was courteous and respectful. We needed our fence during a busy time of year, and they didn’t tell us anything they weren’t able to deliver on. In the end, they were able to get us taken care of ahead of schedule. Fence looks great. Service was great. Professionalism was great.” – Keith E

Every business would love to have the kind of reputation that Valleywide Fence and Deck has built, so what’s their secret to success? We sat down with Lysandra Phillips, Valleywide’s Marketing and Culture Lead, to find out.

What is your secret to such a strong online reputation?

In everything we do, we are dedicated to consistency and ensuring that we respond to our customers as quickly as we can. We have an active presence online, and we work with local media companies to help with consistently working to build our online reputation.

What makes you different? In other words, if you had one minute to sell somebody on why they should choose you, what would you say?

We always keep the people in our company as our number one focus in everything we do. We invest our profits right back into our employees, which increases their quality of life and job satisfaction, and also leads to great customer service.

Why do you do what you do?

I love working for Valleywide Fence and Deck because they offer flexibility and creativity for every position within the company. For example, prior to the acquisition, my job was focused on marketing the business and improving its online presence, but after the acquisition, I was able to focus on the cultural aspects of the business, and we’ve found a lot of success in that.

Another thing I love about working for Valleywide Fence and Deck is that there’s always something new to learn. For instance, most mornings, we watch TED talks.

Outside of building a strong online reputation, what else do you do to market and grow your business?

Other companies will often talk about what they do and how they do it, but they forget the “why.” We never do. At Valleywide, we start every day and every project focusing on the “why,” and then we work towards the “how.”

We are a people-focused business, and that’s why we’ve managed to be so successful. We are able to provide the great results efficiently and consistently, and that has led to many word-of-mouth referrals.

What advice do you have for other businesses trying to build a strong online reputation and grow their business?

Sometimes, it’s discouraging or difficult when you post something on Facebook for your business and it gets little to no engagement or views. It’s important that you stay consistent and work towards it every day. Eventually, you’ll see your hard work pay off and get the results you’re looking for.

Always remember why you’re in business with every customer interaction.


Thank you, Lysandra Phillips, for taking the time to sit down and share your wisdom with us, and congratulations to you and the whole team Valleywide Fence and Deck for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

Would you like to learn more about Valleywide Fence and Deck? If so, visit them online today.

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Fencing Contractor Award Winner: Major Woodcraft LLC

At Top Rated Local®, we’re proud to announce that, with an impressive Rating Score™ of 98.0, Major Woodcraft LLC is our 2018 award-winning fencing contractor in Colorado!

For consumers looking for a reliable fence and deck contractor in Greeley, Evans, Windsor, Johnstown and the surrounding areas, there’s no better option than Major Woodcraft LLC. They offer repair and installation of vinyl and cedar fencing, as well as redwood and hardwood decks and pergolas for residential and commercial customers and ranchers. Although residential and commercial fencing and deck services are their bread and butter, their end goal and their true passion lies in custom and fine woodworking.

Major Woodcraft LLC is fully licensed and insured, and whether consumers are looking for simple fence repair or a beautiful piece of custom furniture for their home, they can rest assured that they’re in good hands with Major Woodcraft LLC.

Major Woodcraft LLC is a leader in their industry, and over four different review sites, they’ve earned a Rating Score of 98.0, making them this year’s Top Rated Local Fencing Contractor Award Winner in Colorado. But, how have they built such an enviable reputation? We sat down with Owner Nick Major to find out.

What is your secret to such a strong online reputation?

We always make a it a point to take care of every customer from that initial call or request all the way until their project has been completed, and beyond. Good business breeds good business — that’s always been our stance at Major Woodcraft.

What makes you different? In other words, if you had one minute to sell somebody on why they should choose you, what would you say?

We focus on quality and pay close attention to every detail on all projects, no matter how big or small. To us, customer service and professionalism are key to growing a company.

Our aim is to ensure that every single project is the perfect fit for the buyer, and we look for unique and customer-specific solutions to any design challenges we may be facing.

Why do you do what you do? In other words, what is your mission and/or how do you attempt to make the world a better place?

I have a passion for building things! I enjoy solving practical, measurable problems and leaving a tangible creation. Wherever I go, I enjoy adding beauty, function and security to people’s homes and property.

Outside of building a strong online reputation, what else do you do to market and grow your business?

Word of mouth is an enduring marketing strategy. People share their experiences and insights with family, friends, colleagues and even strangers when the situation calls for it. That’s just human nature. We’re quick to share negative customer experiences, but often omit good experiences because we just expect certain standards of service or quality. I strive to provide service so excellent that people want to talk about it!

At Major Woodcraft, going the extra mile is the standard.

What advice do you have for other businesses trying to build a strong online reputation and grow their business?

Every job matters. That’s all it comes down to. The volume mentality is dangerous sometimes, because it takes the individual customer for granted. Treat every job like it’s your masterpiece. Take the time to connect with customers and establish yourself as an experience, not just as a service.

There are many different companies that build fences, but we strive for excellence in customer service, communication and flexibility — not just craftsmanship. Find your niche and be the best you can be — one job at a time. Your reputation will grow accordingly.

From all of us at Top Rated Local to Nick Major and the rest of the team at Major Woodcraft LLC, congratulations on being this year’s award winner and for providing next-level service to your clients time and time again!