Master Halco, in partnership with Alta Forest Products and local Miami Contractor, Royal Fence, had the opportunity to give back in a special way.  Military Makeover with Montel, a reality show that renovates veterans’ homes, did their first entire property makeover; with which Master Halco had the privilege of building a fence for a very deserving family.

The recipients of this fence were the Hixon family.  Chris Hixon, a 27-year Navy veteran (5 active, 22 reserve), served in Desert Storm and Desert Shield.  He had been working most recently as a coach and the athletic director for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  On February 14th, 2018, Chris sacrificed his life during the Parkland shooting while running back inside to save students’ lives.

Master Halco, with Alta Forest Products and local Miami Contractor Royal Fence, led the transformation of the Hixon’s backyard.  Taking their old, shaky wood fence down, they upgraded the entire look by replacing it with a beautiful, new Western Red Cedar Horizontal Board-on-Board fence.  This fence was made with Master Halco’s patented product, PostMaster+.  The PostMaster+ is the key component to a “good neighbor” fence, as it provides the ability to easily make the fence beautiful on both sides, without unsightly steel posts or wood posts that rot over time.  This also gives the opportunity to highlight the beauty of the Alta Western Red Cedar; a premium, high-quality wood which naturally resists rot, decay, and insects.

“We felt really honored to have this opportunity to give back,” said Director of Marketing Gary Saletrik. “This fence gives the Hixon family the safety and security they deserve, all while turning their backyard into a peaceful oasis”.

Master Halco is a proud supporter of the military.  They work closely with many veterans, both as current employees and as valued contractor customers.

This season premieres February 14th, 2020 at 7:30 am ET on the second anniversary of the tragic Parkland shooting.  The series includes 10 episodes.  Tune in to see the fence undergo the full transformation!

Military Makeover with Montel®, a BrandStar Original, is America’s leading branded reality TV show, offering hope and a helping hand here on the home front to members of our military and their loved ones. Talk show legend and military advocate Montel Williams, a veteran of both the Marine Corps and the Navy, hosts and creatively co-produces the show. Montel and the rest of the cast, which includes co-host Art Edmonds, designer Jennifer Bertrand and contractor Ryan Stanley, seek to transform the homes and lives of military families across the country. This special series enlists caring companies of all sizes, as well as nonprofits and the local community. Help starts at home for veterans on Military Makeover. Join us as our makeover team changes the living situation – and the lives – of these deserving families.

As North America’s leading manufacturer and wholesale distributor of perimeter security and fencing, Master Halco is the provider of choice for thousands of professional fence and security contractors and quality building material retailers. Since 1961, we have been the industries’ premier fencing provider. We offer a complete line of high-quality fence systems in both traditional and unique styles. Our full line of products includes access controls, agricultural, vinyl, wood, ornamental, and chain link fences and gates for farm and ranch, residential, commercial, industrial, and high security applications. Master Halco is a wholly owned subsidiary of ITOCHU International, Inc., and is an important part of ITOCHU’s worldwide operations.