Historic Homes and Fencing in Indianapolis: Preserving the Past

by | Nov 17, 2023 | Fencing, indianapolis

In the heart of Indianapolis, Draper Fencing Company stands as a proud custodian of the city’s rich history. Our unwavering commitment to preserving the timeless allure of Indianapolis is rooted in our role as guardians of the past. With meticulous craftsmanship and an unwavering dedication to artistry, we contribute to the safeguarding of the legacy woven into the fabric of bygone eras.

Our journey intertwines with the architectural marvels of historic homes, each telling a unique story of the city’s evolution. As craftsmen, we understand that the fences surrounding these homes are not just physical barriers but integral components of a narrative that spans generations.

Preserving homes  and properties with an Indianapolis Fencing Company.At Draper Fencing Company, we view our work as a symphony of preservation, harmonizing with the intricate details of vintage designs and ornate woodwork found in these architectural gems. We recognize that the artistry of fencing extends beyond delineating property boundaries; it encapsulates the spirit of a bygone era, standing as silent sentinels of history.

In every aluminum, cedar, and vinyl fence we build, we strive to capture the essence of Indianapolis’s architectural diversity. Aluminum fencing stands as a modern guardian, marrying durability with elegance. Cedar fencing becomes a rustic ode to tradition, seamlessly blending with the charm of historic homes. Vinyl fencing, with its contemporary designs, offers a subtle backdrop that complements without overshadowing the architectural splendor.

As we take immense pride in our contribution to the preservation of Indianapolis’s legacy, Draper Fencing Company extends an invitation to the community. Join us in embracing the charm of historic homes, where our fences stand as both protectors and storytellers, ensuring that the city’s timeless allure remains intact for generations to come.

A Glimpse into Draper Fencing Company’s Craftsmanship

Draper Fencing Company stands as a beacon of excellence, dedicated to seamlessly blending fences with the architectural marvels of historic homes. Our commitment to preserving the city’s heritage is unwavering, showcased through a diverse range of fencing solutions, including aluminum, cedar, and vinyl.

At Draper Fencing Company, we not only take pride in our craftsmanship but also prioritize customer satisfaction. Every fence we build comes with a three-year craftsmanship warranty, ensuring the longevity and quality of our work. This warranty is a testament to our confidence in the durability and reliability of the fences we create, assuring our clients that they are investing in a product built to withstand the test of time.

What sets us apart further is our dedication to maintaining control over every aspect of our projects. Unlike some companies that hire subcontractors, we never do. Our in-house team of skilled craftsmen ensures that every detail of your fence, from design to installation, is executed with precision and care. This commitment to excellence and direct oversight is a key element of our promise to deliver fences that not only complement historic homes but also stand as enduring guardians of Indianapolis’s architectural legacy.

Aluminum Fencing: Melding Durability with Elegance

At Draper Fencing Company, we understand that historic homes deserve fencing solutions that not only withstand the test of time but also complement their aesthetic appeal. Our aluminum fencing, characterized by its durability and low maintenance, becomes a modern guardian of the past. The sleek designs and versatile styles seamlessly integrate with the architectural diversity of Indianapolis, providing an elegant yet robust boundary for these cherished homes.

A cedar fence with iron details by an Indianapolis Fencing Company.Cedar Fencing: A Rustic Ode to Tradition

For those seeking a fencing option that harmonizes with the rustic charm of historic homes, our cedar fencing stands as a stoic sentinel, echoing the sentiment of a bygone era. The natural beauty and resilience of cedar wood create a fence that not only enhances privacy but also becomes an integral part of the architectural narrative. Draper Fencing Company’s commitment to sustainability ensures that the cedar used is sourced responsibly, adding an environmentally conscious dimension to the preservation efforts.

Vinyl Fencing: Modern Simplicity Meets Timeless Appeal

In the pursuit of preserving history without compromising on modern sensibilities, Draper Fencing Company introduces vinyl fencing as a versatile solution. The clean lines and contemporary designs of vinyl fences provide a subtle backdrop, allowing historic homes to shine while benefiting from the low-maintenance qualities of this material. The resilience of vinyl ensures that these fences, once installed, become enduring guardians of the city’s past.

A Symphony of Materials: Tailoring Fencing Solutions to Historic Homes

Understanding that each historic home has its unique character, Draper Fencing Company believes in offering a bespoke experience. Whether it’s the ornate wrought iron of Victorian splendor, the weathered warmth of cedar complementing Colonial elegance, or the modern simplicity of vinyl blending with diverse architectural styles, our fencing solutions become an integral part of the visual narrative.

Preservation Through Collaboration: Draper Fencing Company’s Plea

As we delve into the intricate dance between historic homes and the fencing that safeguards them, Draper Fencing Company extends a plea for collaboration in preservation efforts. Supporting initiatives that focus on maintaining the structural integrity of these architectural treasures ensures that the soul of Indianapolis continues to thrive.

Preserving Indianapolis’s Legacy with Draper Fencing Company

In conclusion, Draper Fencing Company invites the residents of Indianapolis to join us in the commitment to preserving the city’s legacy. Beyond being a nod to the past, it is an active engagement in the ongoing tale of preservation. Together, let us embrace the charm of historic homes, safeguarded by fences that transcend time, and ensure that the story of Indianapolis remains eternally captivating for generations to come.

Pete Cowden

Pete Cowden

Director of Sales and Operations

Pete Cowden grew up on the west side of Indianapolis. He attended St Michael’s School from kindergarten through eighth grade before going to North Central High School. Pete won a state championship in Rugby and graduated with an Indiana Honors diploma from North Central in 2007.

After graduating high school, Pete joined the Army. He served three tours of duty as a US Army Ranger. Eventually his injuries built up leading to a medical retirement. After retiring from the Army, Pete attended Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis. In 2015 Pete graduated with a Bachelor’s of the Arts in International Studies. 

Pete spent some time working with his fellow veterans in Washington D.C as well as right here in Indianapolis before moving into the fencing industry. Pete took over Draper Fencing Company in 2021. 

Initially Pete worked primarily as an estimator. He learned quickly the challenges fence installers face and how to overcome them. He constantly gathered feedback from his crews to ensure he was setting them and the customer up for success. 

Pete now manages the entire company. He has managed the building of millions of dollars of fencing projects from small downtown yards to large commercial projects. Draper Fencing Company installs a wide range of products from commercial chain link to ornate custom cedar fences. Pete leads a production department that has over forty five years of fence building experience.

A big part of managing the company is making sure he understands not just how to build a fence but knowing what customers want. He stays up to date on permitting and code enforcement. Part of his job now is to put his years of experience into writing blogs on our website. We strive to communicate clearly and effectively with our customers and our blog posts are an extension of that.