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Arcola and area welcomes RAK Fencing

Business has been busy since it opened in late July.
RAK Fencing
Andy Korchinski is the proud owner of RAK Fencing.

ARCOLA - Rebecca and Andy Korchinski are the proud owners of RAK Fencing, which started operating in late July.  

RAK does barbwire and custom fencing for both oilfield customers and cattle ranchers. They have three full-time employees and can do fencing work anywhere in southeast Saskatchewan or southwest Manitoba.  

Oil drilling activity has been on the rise and when a new well is drilled on pastureland, fencing must be placed 120 feet square around the site. After an access road is built, both sides of the road must be fenced as well. Regarding cattle pastureland, many livestock farmers do not have the equipment or time to build or rebuild barb wire fences.  

Depending on the terrain, one crew of three can install 1 1/2 kilometres of barb wire fencing per day.  

The Korchinskis moved to Arcola in February 2020. Andy was employed initially by J & J Trucking and then Monster Enterprise. He also owned and operated a successful spray foam insulation business. A good friend of theirs suggested that they look at getting into barb wire fencing.  

They decided to call long-time Stoughton fencer Darcy Payton for some advice on what to buy and what to operate. After a visit, Payton told Andy, “I am thinking of retiring anyways, why don’t you just buy my equipment?” And so they did.  

The three-man crew, which includes Payton and Korchinski, operates a skid steer and a larger track skid steer. In the short two months that they have been in business, RAK has done several oilfield leases and pasture fencing.  

One of their jobs has already taken them as far south as the U.S. border.  

Andy, now 33, is from Balcarres, where he and Rebecca owned and operated a grain farm at the young age of 21. They have since sold it. Rebecca is now employed in the office at Crescent Point Energy in Stoughton. They have two children, Samantha, 9, and Wyatt, 6. They reside in Arcola.  

“No fencing job is too big or too complicated for us,” said Andy. “Give us a call, any time and we would be happy to work you into our schedule.”   

The Korchinskis have been pleased with their decision to go into custom fencing and business volumes have exceeded their expectations. They can be reached at 1-306-331-6015. 


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