Mission Statement

The American Fence Association benefits fence industry professionals and consumers by promoting the highest levels of professionalism, ethics, and through the education and certification of its members.


The American Fence Association has been serving the fence industry since 1962. AFA is the largest and most comprehensive resource in the industry for the latest developments, tools, materials, standards, trends and discounts.

AFA serves more than 1,370 members with 20 chapters across the United States. AFA’s membership also extends to more than 18 foreign countries. By offering education and certification programs and providing networking opportunities, AFA is ensuring that its members have a competitive edge among their industry peers.

To ensure it reflects the industry it serves, AFA has established divisions to best meet the needs of its membership. The Vinyl Manufacturers Association, a division of the AFA, meets the needs of vinyl fence and railing manufacturers, suppliers, fabricators and installers. The Deck and Railing Institute, the newest division of the AFA, provides the necessary safety and training resources for the deck and railing industry.

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