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Join the American Fence Association and become an industry leader.

AFA is the largest and most comprehensive resource in the industry for the latest developments, tools, materials, standards, trends and discounts. Join the American Fence Association today or renew your existing membership.

Why AFA?

The American Fence Association is a membership organization of fence professionals dedicated to promote the highest levels of professionalism and ethics through the education and certification of its members.

AFA serves more than 1,400 member companies in the United States and extends into 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.

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Membership Benefits

Building More Than Fences

Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned professional, it is valuable to have a group of industry professionals to consult with and seek advice from regarding your business. As an AFA member, you can connect with members at an upcoming AFA event or through an AFA chapter. PLUS, AFA member benefits extend to all of your employees – even branch employees.

Attend or Exhibit at our annual FENCETECH show to see the latest and stay connected!

Get connected and network with others in your area by joining your local chapter.

Professionalism Through Education

Gain a wealth of knowledge in each discipline of fencing with the best education this industry has to offer through our AFA University program and certifications opportunities.

Become An Industry Leader

Earn distinction for your dedication, hard work and support to the fence industry. AFA offers two annual awards:

Enhance Your Image

Grow your company’s brand awareness through our publication opportunities including the Annual Buyers Guide, The Voice, Across the Fence and Fencepost Magazine! (See Media Kit) As a member, you also get a printed version of the Directory & Buyers Guide each year to keep for yourself!

AFA Membership Branding: Spotlight your professional affiliation by displaying the AFA Logo on your business cards, websites, employee apparel, stationery and other marketing materials.

Minimize Your Risk

AFA Insurance Program: AFA has collaborated with Alliant Insurance to offer an insurance program that meets the needs of AFA members. This is the only program custom-built to address the unique risks of the fence industry. General liability, worker’s compensation, commercial auto, property, umbrella, employment practices liability and surety bonds are all coverages you can rely on with the AFA Insurance Program!

Stay up to date with our Shop Drawings, Safety Manual and ASTM manual in the member portal!

Save Money

AFA Members receive valuable discounts on more than 30 operating expenses that can reduce overhead costs and increase profitability through existing AFA partnerships. These programs can pay for your association membership time and time again. As a bonus, you aren’t the only one who can save! Your staff and your family also have unlimited access to these savings through your AFA Consumer Savings Portal.


A membership that pays for itself

The proof is in the savings.
  • Credit Card Processing $4,700
  • Payroll Processing Fees $1,450
  • Shipping Services $700
  • Fleet Management $1,150
  • Operational Supplies $1,300
  • Office Supplies $700
  • Uniforms $750
  • Total Savings $10,750

Savings based off the average member business, which does $1.5 million in annual sales.

Membership Types and Tiers

Member dues are based on your company’s previous year's sales.

Contractor *

  • Tier 1 - For sales less than $1 million $350
  • Tier 2 - For sales between $1 - $5 million $650
  • Tier 3 - For sales greater than $5 million $950

Supplier / Wholesaler / Distributor / Manufacturer *

  • Tier 1 - For sales less than $3 million $1,000
  • Tier 2 - For sales between $3 - $20 million $2,000
  • Tier 3 - For sales greater than $20 million $3,000

International Membership

  • For businesses outside of the U.S.A. and Canada $1,000

Associate Membership

  • For Associates, Professionals, and Business Partners of AFA $300

Legacy Membership

  • For AFA Industry Retired and Semi-Retired Professionals $125
* New AFA members are eligible for 50% off their first year of membership. Discount only applies to new Contractor and Supplier members.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How long is membership?

A. We offer a 12-month membership (not calendar year.)

Q. Is this a company membership?

A. Yes, no matter if you have 5 employees or 5,000 you all receive member benefits and pricing at events and tradeshows.

Q. Is there a discount?

A. We offer 50% off for your first year of membership. Only available for contractors and supplier/wholesalers.

Q. How do I sign up to become a member?

A. Click here to complete the process online or call Member Services at (800) 822-4342.

Q. How do I pay for membership?

A. You can send a check to the AFA office, pay online via MyAFA Portal, pay by credit card over the phone, fax in your authorization or by ACH. For billing questions, please contact Member Services at 1800-822-4342 or email memberservices@americanfenceassociation.com.

Make a donation to the AFA Education Foundation today to help the fence industry tomorrow.