Who we are
Carl’s Fencing, Decking, and Home Improvement is a 2nd generation family owned and operated business with over 30 years of experience. Carl’s is the premier fencing and home improvement contractor in New Jersey. We maintain a 7-acre production facility and showrooms in Freehold and Toms River, NJ. Rest assured, the Carl’s Workmanship Warranty ensures your peace of mind.
Our mission here at Carl’s Fencing, Decking & Home Improvements is that we are a fun, family-oriented company which provides personal growth opportunities for our hard-working employees. We operate on several basic tenets:
- Treat employees and customers with the dignity, respect, courtesy and consideration they deserve.
- Exceed customer expectations. In short, make them happy.
- Provide friendly customer service and affordable, quality products.
- Perform with honesty and integrity.
- Maintain excellence in reputation.
- Be a leader in the community.
- Create and deliver excellent value in a timely fashion.
These values allow our family, friends, neighbors, customers, and employees to be “Surrounded by the Best”, and our company to be erected on a foundation that is built to last.
Better Business Bureau: Carl’s in a BBB Accredited Business. We maintain an A+ Rating while completing over 3,000 products per year
Angie’s List: Before they’re posted, all reviews are checked in order to guard against providers and companies that try to report on themselves or their competitors. This process was reviewed and approved during a 2012 audit by BPA Worldwide.
Top 500 Qualified Remodelers: Qualified Remodeler ranked Carl’s #51 in their 45th annual Top 500 remodelers of 2023.
A dedicated project manager and/or a professional crew chief oversees every project. We CARE about our customers and their results, We LISTEN to their wants and needs during the planning phase, we EXECUTE on time, on budget, and with the highest degree of craftsmanship. We pride ourselves on doing an impeccable clean-up of every project. Carl’s respects your time and shows up when we say we will, from the initial appointment to the final day of work.
Visit Our Facility
We have locations in Toms River and Freehold. Our facility pictured here in Toms River is a one-stop shop, and includes product displays, shops dedicated to wood, vinyl, aluminum, chain link, decking, and railing, as well as on-site welding and a mechanic shop. Carl’s vast on-site resources can support nearly any type of installation for your project.
The Carl's Story
Carl’s Fencing, Decking, and Home Improvements, now one of the premier Home Improvement companies in the state of New Jersey, evolved from humble beginnings and a single fence crew. Carl Del Pizzo Sr., the founder of Carl’s, began installing fence in high school to earn extra money. Carl went off to study Business and Economics at Upsala College and continued to install fence on the side while attending classes.
Carl began his entrepreneurial career by developing and operating Playdrome Recreation Centers. He spent 20 years in this business, spanning to 14 locations for bowling, billiards, game rooms and restaurants. In 1996, however, the bowling industry began to change, and Carl saw the opportunity to change with it. He knew it was his time to start installing fence again.
While it was familiar territory being a fence installer, the landscape was different as Carl now was a subcontractor juggling the duties of running two businesses and raising his family. Carl began to see the many opportunities the fencing industry offered and so he started “Carl’s Fencing”. The company started with Carl, his wife Donna, and his three children, Carl Jr, Michelle, and Chrissy working from their home.
Within a short period of time, Carl’s was able to move into our current location at 1579 US 9 in Toms River. Steve Smykla joined the Carl’s family, and with a small, brown pickup truck and some used hand tools, Carl’s Fencing took off. Donna and Michelle worked in the office while Chrissy went out to sell fencing jobs. Carl had help installing these jobs from his son Carl Jr. and his son-in-law Bill while the two were attending college.
As Carl’s Fencing began to grow rapidly, they saw the opportunity to cross over into new territory: decks. With the expert help of Vinny I, Carl’s expanded to Carl’s Fencing and Decking as Vinny designed and built decks and pergolas.
In the crash of 2008, the company faced many difficulties. However, as a family, they were able to work through the struggles together. Soon with this growth, Carl’s brother David joined the company with his son Dave Jr. to run the decking division in 2010. With 30 years of experience in the home improvements industry including roofing, siding, and windows, David helped to expand the company once again. The company would now grow to become Carl’s Fencing, Decking, and Home Improvements.
Carl’s Fencing, Decking, and Home Improvements has truly been a family owned and operated company from the start. The company is now owned and operated by our CEO, Carl Jr and COO, Bill Rankin. These two, along with the help of David Sr., Dave Jr. and Carl Sr. run the company from the sales and installations to marketing and IT. They strive to make sure the company provides customers and the community with honesty, fairness, and the best quality products and services as promised since the first day in the small brown pickup truck.
Today, Carl’s is still committed to making customers feel like family and helping them stay Surrounded by the Best!
Carl Del Pizzo Jr
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Carl Del Pizzo Sr
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