About Heartland Post and Pole

Making quality Idaho pole fencing products since 1993

We at Heartland…

have been milling fence posts and rails since 1993.  We have high standards for the poles we create.  We don’t sell bowed rails or cracked posts and we make sure our bundles are uniform in size so they make high quality looking fences.

In 2008 we added local installation to our business so we know what it’s like to install fences that make clients happy.

Heartland Post & Pole is a family business; we all pitch in. We put our hearts into this company and our sweat too and we love every minute of it. We treat our customers as if they’re a part of our family because without them, we wouldn’t be in business. 

We strive to be the best contractor or post supplier you’ve ever worked with!  We deliver on time, we guarantee our quotes and we promise that we’ll deliver high-quality lodgepole pine posts for every job.

Heartland is unique amongst the fence contractors, and you’ll quickly discover why. We value people and we take care of our people. Client satisfaction isn’t a goal, it’s a guarantee!

We can ship full or partial truckload quantities throughout the U.S. Our fencing materials are safe for residential, agricultural, or commercial properties. Post and rails are fully treated to meet or exceed the guidelines of the AWPA (American Wood Preservative Assoc.)

Quality Wood Guaranteed

Your fence needs to last a long time, so you want the best quality of wood. You’ll get that at Heartland because we are extremely picky about the wood we useqa. See our guidelines below for what wood we keep and what gets tossed in the reject pile!



Our wood is fully pressured treated from top to bottom AFTER we mill it so there are no exposed areas that are untreated.


We keep straight rails for all our fence projects so you love the way it looks!


We look for beautiful, smooth wood in the rails we use for fencing.


We look for beautiful, smooth wood in the posts we use for fencing.


Straight posts is absolutely necessary to what we do so we filter for the straightest posts!


We would never use wood that was only treated on the ends. Custom modifications can be treated as we go!



If a rail is bowed (has a curve to it) , you won’t see it because we toss it in the reject pile!


If a rail has a crack that largers than 1/4″, it gets tossed in the reject pile!


If a post has a huge blemish (which we call a cat face)… off to the reject pile!


If a post is bowed or curved in any way, it becomes firewood!

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The Heartland Guarantee

A Heartland Fence is more than just a fence, it’s a unique experience. To ensure you will the best contractor experience, we offer our Heartland Guarantee:

  • You will be able to contact us easily. Calls and emails are returned quickly!
  • You will have a professional and courteous experience at every step.
  • Your fence will not have bowed or curved rails; it will be straight and beautiful!
  • Your fence dimensions are precisely measured, posts are exactly the right height!
  • Our installation team is polite, approachable and they clean up after every job!
  • If you have any questions, our team will know your project status!
  • Your project will be delivered on time and on budget so there are no surprises!**

**Does that mean you can’t change your mind?  Of course not!  We have clients who start to see their fence come together and they decide to add a section or a gate.  You can count on our flexibility, and small changes or additions normally can still fit the original timeline!

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I get a wooden pole gate or a metal gate?
Wooden pole gates are more expensive but they look nice and match your rail fence.  We recommend these for gates that are at the front of your property.This is important if you’re going for curb appeal.

Metal utility gates are great if you have livestock coming in and out of your gate. They come in two gauges, or thicknesses.  The thinner gauge is fine if you’re just driving equipment through the opening.  If you have cattle or horses, we definitely recommend the thicker utility gates.

For more information about gates, watch THIS VIDEO.

What size gate do I need?
  • 4 foot gate: great as a walk-through gate
  • 6 foot gate: wide enough for a driving lawn mower
  • 10 foot opening (two five foot pole gates or one 10′ metal gate): wide enough to drive a small truck through
  • 12 foot opening (two six foot pole gates or one 12′ metal gate): wide enough for larger trucks or a small RV
  • 14 foot opening (two seven foot pole gates or one 14′ metal gate): wide enough for a large RV

For more information about gates, watch THIS VIDEO.

Do you concrete in all of your posts?
No, we only concrete posts that have gates hung on them.  Concreting posts doesn’t make your fence last any longer.  No matter what preventative steps you take, eventually wooden posts rot and you’ll have to set new ones. Not only does burying them in concrete make for more work down the line, it actually can speed up the rotting.

The concrete around the posts actually create a gathering place for water.  The water pools around the post making it rot faster.  As temperatures change around the post, it expands and contracts creating cracks between the post and the concrete where water can seep through.

Should I put wire on my fence and if so, what kind?
We recommend having wire on fences if you’re intending to keep animals in or out of your yard.  14 gauge welded wire is fine for most animals and it’s what we install on the majority of our fences.

If you have horses, you might want no-climb horse wire which is a heavier duty wire and safer for horses. If you have horses who are rubbing up your fence often or spirited horses who might crash through it, this wire is safer for them because it holds together more than 14 gauge wire which could split and cut the horses.

Have any questions?

You can give us a call at 208-895-8719 or fill out our Contact Form and let us help you with your project!