About Ram Tough Fence Brackets
Ram Tough all started with an unfinished post and rail fence. Jerry Ryser scoured his local Wilco store in search of his go-to fence brackets, but to no avail. With the help of his friend and local Wilco store manager, Tom Sawtell, they discovered the man who built the brackets had moved and stopped making them. A light bulb lit up in their minds. Jerry and Tom saw an opportunity to fill the new void in the market and decided to greatly improve the fence brackets. That’s when Ram Tough Brackets was started.
Taking inspiration from the handmade brackets they previously purchased, Jerry and Tom set out to make them better, stronger and more aesthetically pleasing. Using galvanized metal and powder-coating them, the metal pieces are rust-proof and long lasting. The two rounded metal pieces are held together at a 90-degree angle; one side of the fence bracket fits under the post and the other fits under the rail, where it meets the post. Jerry and Tom specially designed Ram Tough brackets to be pliable enough to form to rounded posts and rails, yet strong enough to withstand a large amount of weight. The result is a product that is sturdy, powerful and requires 50% less labor and time to build the fence.
Ram Tough Brackets is owned and operated by two long-time local Oregon families, Jerry and his wife Marlene, along with Tom and his wife Marian. Together, the Sawtells and the Rysers dedicate their time and skills to making Ram Tough the best that it can be for their customers.