The idea for the Fence Bullet, the patented sleeves contained in the Bullet Fence System kits, was born on Goedecke’s ranch. He began a fencing project building fence braces with used oil field pipe. However, he didn't have a torch and welder to fit and weld the cross members. In the search to = contract a field welder to do the job he found the welder was only available on weekends at $40/hour. While waiting for the contractor, a friend agreed to fit and weld the fence braces, but due to a burn ban, he was unable to weld for several weeks.
Once the burn ban was lifted, the majority of the braces were built. However, Goedecke still had a problem as some of the brace locations were in a creek area, inaccessible to a welder. He calculated that had he hired the Contract Welder at a $40/hour to fit and weld the eight cross members, the friend doing it would have cost $30 each. Goedecke came to the conclusion that welding can be a big pain, it’s expensive, inconvenient, and not always an option.
Looking for a solution to the problem, Goedecke planned to buy some pipe connectors. However, after searching the internet and asking fence contractors, he came up empty-handed. He was bothered that there was no pipe connector on the market for pipe sizes commonly used for braces. Having seen many people struggle with building welded braces, he knew it was more than just his problem. Knowing the major force of fence bracing is compressive, he knew welding was not necessary. He began penciling drawings for a no-weld pipe connector which evolved into the Fence Bullet. He first installed Fence Bullets on his ranch. With posts set, a brace member cut to length, it took him just 5 minutes, using end wrenches to easily install the rail fence cross member. Since he didn’t have to wait on a welder, he stretched galvanized pipe fencing immediately. With Fence Bullets, he didn’t need a welder to build pipe fence braces. Fence Bullets were less expensive, more convenient and always an option.
Bullet Fence Systems has a manufacturing/warehouse/shipping facility located in Okmulgee, OK. We use US steel for the tubular sleeve. We cut and form the tube then have the sleeves hot dip galvanized. The assembly process is matching and packaging the correct hardware to form a complete kit to your specifications.
Since the first installation on the Goedecke ranch in 2015, Bullet Fence Systems has been used by thousands of customers across the US. The Fence Bullet is holds US Patent #10422155 and is Canadian patent pending. The System has been used on a variety of projects ranging from the simple H and N brace systems on family farms to neighborhoods needing to adhere to HOA rules and even to park trail systems.
Founders and Owners
Ron and Connie Goedecke have been married for 35 years and founded Bullet Fence Systems in September of 2015.Ronald was raised on a dairy farm in Northeastern Oklahoma, graduating from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Agronomy. He retired from a 32-year career with USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service as a Soil Conservationist in 2015. His wife Connie, grew up on a farm in Nebraska and currently works for Farm Service Agency.Ron answers the phone and is the general manager. He can answer your product questions and help you put an order together. You’ll see Connie with him at most trade shows.
Financial and Marketing Manager
Lindsey is, daughter of Ron and Connie.She, joined the Bullet Fence team in October 2021. Lindsey's a CPA who brings hands on accounting and business experience from previously working at Grant Thornton as well as The Michael's Companies. Lindsey graduated from OSU where she earned both her undergrad and graduate degrees through the Spear’s School of Business.
Order Fulfillment and Manufacturing Specialist
Michael joined the Bullet Fence team in May 2020. He does everything from cutting and punching the sleeves that go into our kits to assembling & shipping of those kits. Mike also takes care of computer and IT issues. Michaels's been on the ground floor at our office/warehouse in Okmulgee during this exciting period of growth and we are very blessed to have him!