Recent Review: I was impressed with Eric/Golden Fence from the getgo. I got bids from four different fence companies, and their price came in in the middle of the range. However, his bid explicitly included the permit fees (Evanston is super hardcore about licensing and permits) as well as utility surveying so that they weren't digging into any gas or water lines. None of the other companies even mentioned utility surveys, even though they would all presumably be sinking deep holes for the posts. On the permits, the other companies either didn't mention them at all, or expected us to get them "if we really wanted them," which seemed shady since I was the one on the hook for any permit violations (and pulling the permit myself also would have required taking additional time off work to go to city hall). After we agreed to start work, it took longer than expected to get underway because of the rainy spring, and the crews needed at least three dry days in a row before they could dig without fear of the posts shifting in the wet soil. So even though we signed off in April, it took till late May to get going. I appreciate this care, but just don't expect a guaranteed turnaround. Once the crew was there, it took one day to take down the old fence and sink most of the posts, and by the end of the second day the fence was completely done. (We have a corner property and were working on three sides of our yard.) We didn't realize it during the estimate, but there was a big old vine that had grown all the way through the old fence and had to come down along with the fence. This definitely added some time to the work but they didn't charge me extra for the work or the haul-away. They were also willing to improvise a structure to preserve the vine if we desired, but that wasn't really practical in the long term. The fence itself is very well constructed and looks great. Many neighbors have stopped by to compliment the workmanship. A second crew had to come back a few days later to remove a grade difference that was exposed by moving the fenceline 18" back from the old one, and to build a retaining structure to hold back the grade difference (and moved 40' x 18" x 8" worth of earth to a different part of the property). They also took out two tree stumps and a shrub. Overall, a great experience. An owner who knows what he's doing and is very mindful of doing it right, and hard working, very capable (and friendly) crews.