About Specialty Fencing

Locally owned and operated by owners Joel Johnson and Craig Hertel, Specialty Fencing has been serving Eastern Mississippi and Western Alabama since 2006. We have a simple business philosophy. "Treat the customer the way you want to be treated and exceed customer expectations." From the very start this business was built on Christian principles and we strive to glorify the Lord in everything we do.

Meet the Team

Joel Johnson, President


Joel has lived in Meridian for over thirty years. With a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology, he was the Director of the Jeff Anderson Health and Fitness Center for 15 years. He started Specialty Fencing with Craig because he loves serving others and enjoys the challenge that owning a business provides. Joel is responsible for managing the business component of Specialty Fencing – estimates, advertising, financials and customer service. He and his family attend Northpointe Presbyterian Church in Meridian. 

Craig Hertel, Vice President


Craig served honorably in the Marine Corps for 10 years. He was also the  youngest service manager in the history of Kenworth PacLease in Jackson, MS. Craig oversees installation and quality control of every single fence, and has an eye for detail that is unsurpassed in the fencing industry. He and his family attend First Presbyterian Church in Meridian.