The American Fence Association is the largest organization representing the entire fence, access control, deck and railing industry in the United States & Canada. The Gulf South Chapter is 1 of 24 chapters serving the association. Our chapter serves the entire states of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, along with the southern portion of Arkansas and the Florida panhandle. Keeping in line with the AFA, our chapter offers several educational, certification options & networking opportunities to keep our members current in the fence industry.

The Gulf South Chapter is a strong leader in the AFA; this is due to the hard work and dedication our members put forth. We, the Gulf South Chapter are the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 “Chapter of the Year” selected by the AFA along with scrapbook of the year 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Our members take pride in this distinguished award and are striving to maintain this honor. Also, Our Chapter won the first ever Humanitarian Award given my the American Fence Association at Fencetech 2017 in San Antonio, TX for our extensive community involvement in the relief efforts for the LA Floods and the MS tornado disasters. 

As President of the Gulf South Chapter, I would like to personally invite you to attend one of our quarterly meetings to see what benefits and opportunities AFA can offer your company. Our chapter is about making the fence industry more professional and educating our members. Also, we are about helping our local communities and donating our time and resources to organizations in need of fencing. Our chapter has an annual fundraiser to help raise money to award AFA members’ scholarship’s to the national AFA training programs such as CAGOI, CFI and Sales Training. Our local chapter offers the testing for CFP and CAGOI at least once a year during our quarterly meetings. If you have questions or interested in joining contact me at your earliest convenience or

601-932-4445 EXT 111

Thank you for investing in our industry.

Stanley “Pat” Calhoun, President - Gulf South Chapter of the AFA



Some of membership accepting the Chapter of the Year and Project of the Year Award at Fencetech in Phoenix, AZ 2018

(L) Past President -Randy Becnel (R) President Pat Calhoun

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