AC-Powered Electric Gate Operators vs Solar

Many of our clients don’t really have a choice.  We cover a mostly rural area where the gates are nowhere near a power source.  The one and only option for having the convenience of a gate that automatically opens and closes is solar power. However, some of you do...

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Why Not “Presbaugh” Custom Gate & Iron?

Jeffery chuckles when someone asks him when he is going to quit working for Aberdeen and start his own business.  Our #1 FAQ that is not about gates is, "Where did 'Aberdeen' came from?" Oftentimes this is asked in other ways like, "Do you have some kind...

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Biggest Problem with Adding Electric Operators to Ranch Gates

You don’t want to get out of your car and open your ranch gate anymore.  Maybe your wife made this decision after a rainy day.  She didn't like cleaning her nice new shoes because she couldn't get around the mud puddle in her rush to the office.  Or, maybe you both...

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Expensive Mistakes and Favorite Gates of 2018

Last year’s big changes and costly lessons stretched us.  Most days were filled with decisions on how to survive.  But, when Jeffery and I look back on the year, we believe it will ultimately make us better.  Our goal is to grow from our mistakes of 2018, celebrate...

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Presbaugh Household Book List

I’m looking for help on a book list for 2019.  Oh ... and Jeffery says he’ll consider your recommendations as well.  Anything from good fiction (to help turn the brain off) to high-powered, business-improvement type books ... we are looking for ways to fuel our...

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McGough Family Racehorse Gate – Client Profile

“Thoroughbred racing is a game of kings, and we’re no kings,” says Dan McGough. But, he and his wife, Joyce, have won just enough to keep them playing the game and having fun doing it. “We got into the business because I wanted to raise babies,” said Dan.  And, even...

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Why Join An Art of Metal Fabrication Tribe?

It's amazing the number of friends, family and clients that have mentioned wanting my husband, Jeffery Presbaugh, to teach them to weld.  Let me clarify, I’m not saying I doubt his ability to teach!  I just don’t share the desire to learn to weld.  When you are...

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TEXSTAR Ford Security Gates – Client Profile

In 1998, Texstar Ford put down roots in Stephenville, Texas (also known as the  “Cowboy Capital of the World”).  They haven’t looked back.   I’ve not met someone from Stephenville, that doesn’t know where Texstar Ford is located. They support their...

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How to Avoid A Wimpy Looking Gate

A crooked, sagging or dragging gate doesn't convey strength and security.  They are wimpy-looking and ugly. This is especially sad when you took care and pride in designing your dream gate entrance to welcome guests and add value to your property. What causes a wimpy...

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Jeff Toney sent us the following testimonial about his experience with Aberdeen Custom Gate & Iron. "We like working with people who are experts in their craft and combine that with excellent customer service. After reviewing some of Jeffery’s work and discussing...

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Tips to Avoid Wind and Rain Gate Hassles

  Spring ushers in March winds, April rains and thunderstorms – none of which are friendly to gates. Try these tips to keep your gate working and repair costs low. We discussed some low-cost surge protection in our blog about gates and lightning. A plan for surge...

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Color Psychology and Your Gate

According to the psychology of color, your gate entrance could either say “NO TRESSPASSING” or “WELCOME”. Do you know what statement your gate color is making? Or, what color you should paint your gate to make it communicate what you want? I thought...

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