My Fence Life

My Fence Life

We are just two guys on a journey to improve our fence businesses – we want to offer the best, most innovative fencing products to our customers while helping our teams become more efficient and productive. We’d also like to continue to improve how we manage our fence businesses. Along the way, we’re hoping to help other fence contractors do the same. We’re Cannon Johnson of Jackson Fence Company, Tennessee and Dan Blanc of Fence King, Louisiana. “It all started when I just joined in on one of Cannon’s Live YouTube sessions, ” admits Dan. “I really just wanted to mess with him. But then we actually started chatting about real issues and how we overcame them.” Dan and Cannon quickly realized that, not only were they benefiting from the conversations, but other fence contractors were chiming in, asking questions, and sharing knowledge. So, My Fence Life has become an open channel of communication, solution sharing, and, sometimes, just a way for fence contractors to vent about their biggest challenges. “I think that we can all be better if we just open up and share what’s happening, ” Cannon stated. “Even though we may be way across the country, at least some of the challenges will always be the same. I feel like we only benefit when everyone shares a little something.”


January 27, 2023 69 min


Sam Williams...not the bourbon and apparently not the AFA President that Dan and Cannon thought he was, but the Ex-AFA President of 2022 🤷🏼‍♂️. The guys talk vinyl, quality control, FenceTech 2023 in Oklahoma City, Fence Armor, Shawn King and The Fence Games, biding jobs Good-Better-Best, AFA / FWA working together to better the industry AND...probably the important part of the sh...

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Dan gives Cannon a call to talk about Fence King's sales so far for January. He didn't realize how many sales he was losing by not answering the phone himself and allowing his assistant to do it for him. He's forming quick relationships over the phone to find out the customers needs and finding a solution to that need to make Fence King the better choice and seal the deal before they ever step foot in the customers yard...

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Cannon gives Dan a call about getting set up as a dealer for D&D Technologies. The guys start surfing D&D's website and end up down a rabbit-hole and find out that there's more to D&D than they realized. They really are the world's leading innovator and manufacturer of premium gate latches, locks and hinges!! If it doesn't say Bad Ass, it isn't D&D Technologies!!

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Dan and Cannon sit down with Kevin Nelson of Hip Square Fence out of Panama City, FL. The guys try to figure out what a "Hip Square" really means by going to Urban Dictionary, it wasn't what we expected for sure. Kevin clears that up with where he and his wife came up with the name and then they dive deep into the different tools and techniques of driving / pounding post.

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Tony Thornton, the Kyle Petty of Fencing, calls Dan about some things that have been on his mind. Tony's BIG on doing things right and doing whatever it takes to educate the people that participate in the Industry he loves. He tackles the importance of gate operators and access controls being installed to the UL and ASTM codes, which started being adopted back in 2009 by the International Builders Code (IBC) and the Internatio...

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Dan gives Brain Fred-Aluminum with the FWA a call back after their talk last week to get an update on the Fence Show and Security Expo coming up this August in Vegas. This show is turning out to be more than what Brian ever imagined. Phase 2 of the showroom floor is opening up to give room for more vendors. It's going to be the convention of the year!

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Susan K Worley sits in as a celebrity guest co-host since Cannon is at the Mr. Fence Academy in Pigeon Forge, TN learning to boost his business to be the best it can be. Tony Thorton pops in and talks about how he's helping the FWA be the best it can be...and Tony's goin International #HolyCow...and being a keynote speaker for the Canadian Fence Industry's own Fence Tech. My Fence Life gets down and dirty with some gre...

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Brian with the FWA calls Dan to to give him the skinny on what he likes to call, "Lock It Down". The FWA is now offering an easy way for you to be able to secure your website domain for your business and give you the tools you need to build the website. It's a great way for a brand new company with limited resources to have a presence on the web, get a professional email address and start collecting leads with online f...

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Jorren Locher of JRL Local explains how to create content on a budget using the tools you already have. Using your iPhone's camera to create captivating content is too easy not to do. JRL Local also offers editing and content management packages for fence companies. If you've got tons of content on your phone that you don't know how to use - send it to Jorren and his team at JRL to see how they can work for you.  

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Dan & Cannon sit down with Michael Davis of Chesterfield Fence and More out of Richmond, Virgina (RVA). Michael’s savy….when he see’s a need he capitalizes on it and conquers. Hence, Chesterfield Fence and “More”.

We get to learn from Mike Davis of Chesterfield Fence tonight. We incur some audio issues, but then again - when do we not???

Mike Davis discusses his commercial fence business, his residential fence business, and the ...

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Cannon shares one of the tips and tricks used by Jackson Fence Company to save money and time. Amazon Business Prime allows you to separate your personal purchases from your business purchases. Make Lists, Track PO's, and Re-order. Amazon Business Prime has been instrumental in replenishing job supplies and shop supplies for Cannon and the team at Jackson Fence Company. 

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Dan sees a video Benji McKinney with Clever Fox Online posted on his Facebook about some Google updates to their messaging platform. So he gives the Google Guru, Benji, a call and he takes us through the changes and how it can help you service your customer's more efficiently. He also touches on GEO Coding / Optimizing your pictures before you upload them onto your Google Listing.

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Dan & Cannon sit down with Dan Wheeler of The Fence Industry Podcast and Joe Everest, the Fence Expert and YouTuber to recap their wins of 2022 and discuss their thoughts on what they believe the upcoming year will bring.

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Susan K Worley of Southwest Automated Security gives Dan a call about an email update they both received from Mike Gulledge, the Gulf South Chapter President of the AFA / American Fence Association AND Head of the ACI / Accreditation & Certification Institute on how the Fire Marshal is going to start taking steps to teach all the Fire Marshals how to inspect gates properly and educate the engineers on how their drawings need to...

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7 foot tall Mark Olson of JobNimbus, just to be clear, NOT the flip-flop wearing, surfboard riding, cat loving, recently tattooed, short Mark Olson of SWI, calls Dan to catch up on the last month or so and to give him an update on the Tech-Support they provide to their subscribers. We also learn JobNimbus is going to be offering the BLUEPRINTS of some of their existing subscribers workflows and automations to help new subscribers l...

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This episode is WILD guys and gals.... Shawn King drops in on Cannon and the Jackson Fence Company Team for some training and decides to jump on the show. Cannon's not prepared and somehow rigs up a mic and makes it happen. Hold on tight for some candid talks between the guys while Shawn gives us some much needed knowledge on why you need a budget. It's a great introduction that will lead up to Part 2 of this series, "B...

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Dan gives Cannon a call to tell him all about his latest purchase from Southwest Automated Security. Since he's was able to get power at his laydown yard, Dan's been doing some upgrades by adding Wi-Fi and top of the line camera's that he can't believe can do the things they do.

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Cannon calls Dan because he's working on his JobNimbus, and he found out everyone is using Jobs and NOT Contacts and his MIND is BLOWN... Dan proceeds to tell him how he's utilizing both, Contacts and Jobs to keep his leads and customers up to date with automations. Plus, Cannon finds out Mr. Producer sent Dan a Xmas presents and he didn't get one!!!!

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Dan & Cannon answer questions from the Facebook groups. Micha Woodward ask, "How does everyone keep the customer informed of when they're scheduled so they're not constantly calling the office for an update?" and John, Cannon's friend, called him earlier in the week asking about who he buys his material from because he keeps loosing jobs, and the customers are saying he's thousand of dollars higher than ...

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Dan gets interviewed by Joe Everest, the Fence Expert and YouTube Godfather of the Fencing Industry, and goes one-by-one through the software's he feels is the most important to running Fence King!

▶ Dan's Top 8 Software's:

mySalesman online estimator

JobNimbus CRM Customer Relations Manager

Simplii VoIP Voice Over Internet Protocol

DropCowboy Ringless Voicemail

CompanyCam Job Photo Capturing

Bizzrater Review Buffer


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