Custom Creations

Best Custom Fences and Gates, July 2006

When they want to keep their lavish lifestyles from prying public eyes, the rich and famous call Bill McGaughy. His company, Custom Creations, designs and builds fences and gates of all sorts: Jobs have included a Gothic wall with stone lions for a Hancock Park musician and a 100-foot-long lattice wood fence around a John Lautner house on Mulholland. Using metal, hardwoods, and concrete, McGaughy will match a border to just about any architectural style. For the environmentally minded, he has gone green(ish) by using remilled wood, and for the rare bird—the person who wants a fence you can see through—he has whipped up an almost invisible gate out of steel cable.