ATLANTA, Georgia. (April 1, 2010) – Fencing.Net, the
web’s #1 Fencing Tips and community site, today announced that
it has been acquired by Lowe’s.
This acquisition will be a part of Lowe’s extension of the home
improvement brand and new site focused on DIY landscaping
“In looking to extend our brand, we felt that taking an existing,
high traffic site like Fencing.Net would fit in with our goals of
providing more resources to the do-it-yourself homeowner for their
fencing projects.” said a Lowe’s representative today.
“What better brand to align this new focus than with than Fencing.Net,
a site that has consistently produced fencing tips for a number of
“Some have called me a ‘fool’ for even considering selling
Fencing.Net,” said founder Craig Harkins, “but I’d be a
fool not to allow Fencing.Net to be developed by one of the
largest home-improvement companies. When people ask about Fencing.Net,
they’ll finally understand what the site is about. I’m excited to
see where Lowe’s will take Fencing.Net going forward.”
The acquisition of Fencing.Net will allow Craig to concentrate on his
other projects including his main site – FencingSucks.com –
and an upcoming project – the definitive online referee guide.
Craig Harkins will remain a part of Fencing.Net over the next few
months to aid in the transition of web properties to Lowe’s.
Fencing.Net is a site about fencing. (No, not selling stolen diamonds
or even garden fencing, but the sport where people poke each other with
3 foot pieces of metal.) Fencing.Net was founded by Craig Harkins in
1995. Since that the site has grown to over 16,000 pages and the forums
have generated 840,544 posts. A Foolish endeavour? Maybe – but perhaps
not as foolish as this press release!