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Tulloch takes pride in church fence

Jason Tulloch is no stranger to fence building. He learned from his grandfather and father, deciding some 13 years ago to start his own company, Britain Fence LLC.

Mr. Tulloch’s most recent project is the replacement of the Victorian-style fence on the Redding green in front of the First Church of Christ, Congregational’s parsonage. The original fence is believed to date back to the 1800s, and church leaders decided to once again replicate this fence, which is an integral part of the scene on the Redding green so often viewed as capturing the town’s New England atmosphere. Mr. Tulloch’s fence replaces a fence built by the now-defunct Redding Jaycees in the 1970s under the leadership of its president Frank Kokoska, a master craftsman. The church committee spearheading the project decided to keep the Victorian-style fence to maintain the scene on the Redding green. The committee then opted to use real wood to preserve the integrity of the replicated fence.

Enter Jason Tulloch, the third-generation fence builder who was the winning bidder for the project.

“I always admired it,” Mr. Tulloch said about the fence. “So when the church was looking for contractors, I was interested because it was within one and a half miles of my house,” he said, explaining he did not want to see another contractor’s work each day.

It took a month after the clear Western red cedar chosen for the fence arrived to complete the fence, which is 235 feet long. It has 450 pickets and each of these has six pieces, so there were almost 2,000 pieces, said Mr. Tulloch. “Four guys in the shop worked on it. Frank gave us as watchful eye the whole time,” he said.

It took three weeks of shop work and a week for installation to complete the fence project. The construction method was the same as that used for the original fence.

“We worked a lot of hours. Usually we can do 200 feet of fence in three days,” he said, noting this fence was almost 250 feet and “was a lot of work” and took much longer.

Mr. Tulloch’s company took on the church fence project at his busiest time of the year, he said on Monday. “It was a little stressful this time of year, but once we got through, it was worth it,” he said.

“On every job, I am proud,” said Mr. Tulloch. I bring my wife, especially on jobs that I’m especially proud of, to see them,” and that included the church fence.

Mr. Tulloch said he normally drives home from work on Route 58, but now he cuts over to Route 107 so he can swing by the church fence, even though it is the longer way home.

The fence, completed in late September, is stained white. It was budgeted for $60,000 with the bulk of the money coming from church members and the rest from the community.

Mr. Tulloch and his wife, Christine, have two children, Madelynn, 3, and Nicholas, 6 weeks. They have lived in Redding for seven years.

When Mr. Tulloch started his company it was in Monroe and focused on volume, he said. He moved his company to Bethel two or three years ago, he said, and now the focus is more on the type of job it takes, he said. “It’s a smaller company that does more specialty work,” he said.

“We do custom cedar fences, entrance gates, pool fencing, any type of privacy fence,” said Mr. Tulloch. The company also offers a large selection of picket, privacy and post-and-rail vinyl fence styles, fabricates custom gates, including automated gates, and custom builds arbors and pergolas, among other things.