Charlie Powers is Frederick Fence’s Founder and President.
Born and raised in Oxon Hill, MD, Charlie founded the company in January 1982 with a small loan of $5,000 from his father, which Charlie repaid in full within six months. When you first enter Charlie’s office, you’ll see both the original loan statement and the payoff notice hanging on his wall—an accomplishment that represents his drive for success and determination to provide for his family and his staff.
Prior to starting Frederick Fence, Charlie worked for several other fence companies, which helped cultivate his vision for selling and installing residential and commercial fences based on his strong values system, which remain evident in the company today.
What makes Charlie most proud about his company is that he’s surrounded himself with a highly efficient and team of professionals who have constantly inspired and challenged him to grow his company over the years. Rather than promote his own personal story, Charlie credits his success to the Frederick Fence team who supports him. While he recognizes that Frederick Fence’s origins come from his own personal goal to be a worthy provider for his wife and partner, Diane, and his children, Charlie remains humble about his own work and recognizes the contributions from his loyal staff as a major credit for Frederick Fence’s longevity in the residential and commercial fence industry.
When you ask him about his greatest achievement, he will tell you that it’s knowing that his children have all chosen to join him in running Frederick Fence when given the choice, they were always free to pursue other interests. Having run his business for more than thirty years, Charlie is actively working on his succession plan to where his family and long-time time staff will represent the next generation of leadership at Frederick Fence.
When he’s not working among his staff or connecting with his valued clients, Charlie enjoys working out, spending time with his lovely wife, and playing with his horses on his farm. He also loves spending time with his grandchildren and being the world’s coolest grandpa!