“Phil was really great to work with. He ran the project on a tight schedule, held subcontractors to high standards and accountable, he was particular, he had great ideas and was very open to our ideas and suggestions…

When necessary, he jumped in and did projects himself with a level of craftsmanship that was well beyond expectations. Phil really knows how to build a structure properly, both from an engineering standpoint and from a aesthetic viewpoint. Most importantly, Phil is honest, fair and very straightforward to deal with. The end result of our collaboration and strong working relationship was a house that we love and will enjoy for the rest of our lives.”

–  Scott & Gosia 

“Phil’s superior craftsmanship, attention to detail, and willingness to share his creative ideas while soliciting input from you, the customer, is amazing. We recommend him to anyone considering building or remodeling a home.”

–  Ken & Wanda

“Working with Phil was (and is) a pleasure as he is so positive and so experienced in homebuilding…

We developed a personal relationship with him that now extends beyond his supervisory work with us and he continues to respond to any and all situations in our home. We consider ourselves quite fortunate to have met Phil and to have had him supervise our home construction.

We found Phil to be a most congenial and supportive person and an able and capable liaison between us and all those participating on our project, from our architects and construction company personnel to all subcontractors involved. He was professional and positive throughout our project’s timeline. We found him knowledgeable in every aspect of the build; he understood excavation, concrete work, framing, electrical, plumbing, roofing, and everything else about home building. We also found him to be a perfectionist who was on top of every detail. He would often make suggestions leading to improvements in our finished home. If we wanted a change he would make it happen or explain why it was not feasible. He was always responsive to all our communications and questions. He displayed excellent people skills; he juggled the many craftspeople, distant vendors, and inspectors with confidence and assurance. He was well-liked by everyone associated with our project.

–  Stephen & Amy

“Phil has an artist’s eye. If we ever had to leave our beautiful house, we would want to move to another of Phil’s houses.

We bought our house in Estes Park from Phil about 7 years ago. He built it from the ground up and he does beautiful work. Our inspector commented that it is the most well-built house he has ever seen. He is very attentive to detail and uses excellent quality materials. The paint has perfectly straight lines; the cabinets and trim are perfectly straight and gorgeous. When we had blinds hung, the company that did that also commented about how well it was done. The paint colors, tile, wood, etc that he chooses are beautiful, great quality, and flow together wonderfully. On a personal note, Phil is as good as they come. He is professional, respectful, kind, gentle, patient, and helpful. He grew up in Estes Park, so he has a ton of contacts and all of the people to whom he has referred us have the upmost respect for him as a person and professional. Great choice. Hands down.”

–  Mike & Patti

“Phil goes the extra mile by doing additional things that we never thought of…

When we decided to finish our basement last winter, Phil McLain was the first person we thought of to help us get started on the right track. He came in with new, fresh ideas for the overall concept. He brought warmth and coziness to the family room by angling the wood accent wall and adding custom shelving and cabinetry to create symmetry. 

His talent and experience truly shows in the precise saw cuts on the baseboard, door and window trim. Phil goes the extra mile by doing additional things that we never thought of. He took it upon himself to make significant adjustments to the base cabinets and door hardware for a perfect fit. Phil’s knowledge of construction and his good eye for design have been extremely helpful in our basement finishing project. His friendly, thoughtful insight has proved invaluable.”

–  Tim & Mari 

“This is how we would describe Phil McLain – He is trustworthy, dependable, easy to work with, listens to the client and has high quality craftsmanship.”


–  Mark & Susan 

“We had a wonderful experience working with Phil McLain…

Not only is his quality of work unbeatable, but he is also very responsive, he gets things done in a timely manner, and he keeps you in the loop about the status of the project. Also, I know I can trust anyone he contracts with or recommends. Anything Phil endeavors to do, he does with perfection. Thanks McLain Construction!”

– Eli & Laura

“The home we created and Phil constructed was awarded runner up Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Home of the Year; Phil embraced the challenge and that’s what we look for in our contractors…

Phil was the Superintendent/Project Manager on a very high end custom home we designed in 2016. When construction began, Phil had much construction experience, but not in regards to an extremely modern and detailed project. From the onset, Phil stated that he liked new challenges and you must when creating custom architecture. Phil grew leaps and bounds over the course of the project and did so with a level head while wearing many hats.”

–  Adam Harrison