Two years ago I moved to Boulder and got Hector”™s name from a client of his. As an interior designer I am very particular and his workmanship just as special as she had explained to me. The quality of his painting is excellent as is his prep work, attention to detail, timely work and neatness. He returns calls right away and lets you know if he will be late or want to come earlier and I was very comfortable having him work in my home if I wasn”™t there. I recommend him highly for the smallest or the most difficult jobs and was so very pleased what he did for me.



Fordham & Maclean coped skillfully and cheerfully with the challenges of painting and staining a century-old house surrounded by mature vegetation. They spent considerable time prepping and caulking, and performed several minor repairs as part of the job (replacing a window pane, reglazing several windows, repairing a wooden fence). They clearly know their stuff and take pride in their work. I would not hesitate to hire them again.


Spruce St. Boulder

Wow! My husband and I were amazed and delighted by Hector and his crew. The quality of their work is exceptional, with wonderful attention to detail. They are prompt, careful, conscientious and thorough. In addition, happily, they were a pleasure to have in our home. We would recommend them without reservation. Thanks, Hector!

Adrienne and Bruce

7th St. Boulder

Fordham & MacLean Painting was wonderful to work with. Hector provided us with a very detailed estimate which later proved accurate, and fair. We had a large remodel planned and needed both a complete interior and exterior paint job including new interior trim and some new areas added to the home.

Hector and Anthony worked with us on our schedule and worked around our other trade people, and were really helpful in picking interior colors. My husband and I found Fordham and MacLean Painting to be professional, knowledgeable, cheerful, and all round great painters to work with. I will refer them wholeheartedly and will call on them for years to come.


7th St. Boulder

Hector and his crew were both amazingly efficient and great to have around. They went well beyond the initial scope of work to repair additional things they identified once they got into the job, as as a result, my house not only looks amazing, but a lot of hidden problems have been addressed. I can recommend them without hesitation to anyone looking for real professionals with both deep knowledge and a rare work ethic.

Wendy Baring-Gould

Thank you again for your fantastic work on our house. We were once again very impressed with your excellent workmanship and great crew. Thank you also for your supreme patience while we chose (and re-chose) colors!


Columbine Ave.

My wife and I highly recommend Fordham and Maclean painting! They have painted our house and office, and daughter’s house for the past twelve years. The company owner personally does the work, with his hand-trained assistants. From start to finish – it looks as though they “waved a magic wand” – everything is perfect – and all furnishings back – exactly as they were! Feel free to contact myself or my wife for a personal recommendation 🙂

Dr. Michael Bentz

D.D.S. Dentistry

I was really surprised at the level of preparation on the exterior of my old, run down house, which is now transformed. Just watching him do all the prep, I’m confident the new coat of paint will last a long time.


Marine St.

Hector has a knack with colors. He helped me pick the colors throughout the interior of my house, and it came out beautifully!


Arapahoe Rd.

Fordham + MacLean”™s attention to detail, comprehensive knowledge of available options, and dedication to completing the job the way the customer wants makes them the only painting contractor I would hire.


Shawnee Rd.

Hector has been my ”˜go to guy”™ for more than 20 years, in many different locations. Always reliable, well done, reasonably priced, honest, good colorist, and fun to have around!


8th St.

These guys are great, they’re like the little elves, we give them a list of things to do in the evening and the next morning they’re done and the only way you can tell they were there is the walls are freshly painted.


Office Manager, Silicone Mountain Memory

These guys are so good, I’ve had them paint my exterior 3 times in the last 30 years.


Wild Rose Place, Louisville

Their attention to detail and professionalism were a wonderful surprise.


4th St.

I am writing in reference to the exceptional work I have been able to contract from Fordham MacLean Painting.  My company, Z2 Entertainment, operates two historic theaters in Boulder, Colorado, and our needs vary widely from project-to-project.

Fordham MacLean is always professional, flexible and informative.  Their guidance is invaluable to us, and they consistently steer us towards affordable yet effective options.

The quality of work we receive from FM is far superior than any other painter we have worked with.  Painters show up on time, are respectful of our space, and work diligently to stay with in the parameters of our budgets.  As an event space, we often have narrow windows to finish large-scale projects, and FM always accommodates our schedule by showing up early and working late if need be.

Our relationship with this company is the epitome of how I would like to see all of my relationships work.  They would be a great addition to any company that could solicit their services.

I would be happy to expound via phone or directly over email, but I can”™t say enough about how satisfied we are with these guys.

Thanks, and best of luck with your future projects!


Z2 Entertainment