The local fence company has more overhead than we do. We also do a lot more volume than they do. We buy in larger quantities from the manufacturers so we get better pricing. They can't buy it for what we do so they can't sell it for what we do. There are a lot of good little local fence companies and there are some that are not as professional as you'd like. In addition, they have a need to sell you what ever they have in stock at the time since it saves them money. We don't. We can get you exactly what you want when you want it. Sometimes though if you only need a small amount of fence for your project your local dealer may be able to save you money if they already have it in stock. If instead of buying your fence wholesale online and hiring a landscape professional to install it (or installing it yourself) you prefer to get the fence and installation from a little local company you will probably pay more but that might be right for you. Otherwise, we're probably a better choice.