After over 3 decades at his Route 22 location, Joe Bercaw, III
, president of Eagle Fence and Supply, Branchburg, feels more strongly than ever that family pride and personal attention make for a happy and prosperous business.
Fencing has been in Joe's family for years. His father, Joe, Jr., formerly an Irvington, NJ, K-9 police officer, started a part-time fencing business with a friend from the force just to earn extra income. However, the business became successful and when he and his partner eventually retired, they went into fencing full-time.
Today, over 30 years later,
that business in Irvington still thrives, but Joe, Jr., now works with his son
at Eagle Fence.
Joe, III, originally started Eagle Fence in Warren, where he was living with his parents after finishing up his studies at Syracuse University
in 1985 . He had learned a great deal over the years from working with his father and decided the fencing business was what made him happiest. He later decided to move the business closer to Hunterdon County because of the county's increasing growth.
''It took me nearly three years to find the perfect place," he recalls. “I looked all over." But when he found the current site on Route 22 westbound, he knew it was the perfect location. That was over 30 years ago, and since then, the business has continued to expand and thrive. In fact, Eagle has won a local Courier News "Best of The Best" award for 19 consecutive years, NJN Reader's Choice Award, and in previous years has been honored by the Neshanic Garden Club for an attractive landscaping of the site.
Joe III has continued to upgrade his credentials, too, undergoing training in Waco, Texas, to receive certification by the American Fence Association.