“McLain Construction built our beautiful custom home in Estes Park, and we cannot say enough wonderful things about their team and the process...
From our first contact with Phil McLain to today, as we look out at our fabulous views, each step was made as simple as possible for us. Building a custom home can be daunting, especially when living out of state, but McLain Construction did a fabulous job keeping us updated about everything. Phil and his crew obviously take great pride in their work and make you feel like family as they seem as particular about the little things as we did. Building a custom home always comes with hiccups but McLain Construction worked through every one of the challenges with us to make sure we were happy. We wake every day in a beautiful home that we cannot believe we own!”
- Forest & Peg
"We were so happy to work with Phil McLain and his team. They were attentive to details, easy to communicate with, onsite and available at all times. McLain Construction was a pleasure to work with, and built us a beautiful building!"
- Melissa, Owner of The Bird's Nest
"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."
"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."
"McLain Construction built a truly heartwarming addition to our home...
Phil and his crew masterfully blended aesthetics, functionality, and creativity to merge the existing residence with the new living space. Our project was delivered under budget without compromising quality and value. McLain Construction passionately pioneers a modern return to true craftsmanship."
- Gregg & Suzanne
"From our first meeting with Phil McLain we were impressed with his professionalism...
He really listened to what we wanted. Before the build even began, we were impressed with his expertise in planning. His invoice included an itemized list of the costs associated. That invoice was right on the money, no hidden or added costs which we greatly appreciated. Since we live out of state (from our rental) Phil even sent deck board samples to us so we could actually see colors and textures. All materials needed were delivered the day before work began. As the work progressed, we were impressed with the quality of the work. Throughout the build the attention to detail was excellent. All in all, we were extremely pleased with the high level of craftsmanship. It is incredibly well built and we look forward to many years of enjoying it.
Phil and his crew were always pleasant and courteous. In addition, the crew was sensational in getting the job done! Day-in and day-out, regardless of the weather, the crew was on-task, not wasting time. They were meticulous workers ensuring everything looked right and were more than willing to discuss their knowledge of work to be performed. They cleaned up the area every day. Work was completed on schedule. We highly recommend McLain Construction and look forward to using this company again for future projects.”
- Tim & Jan
"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."
“This is a great company to work with. They are on time and on budget. They respect your property and the workmanship exceeds the price. Easy to work with and great follow up. Would use them again for all my building.”
“Very responsive and excellent quality of work. Would work with them anytime. Very pleased.”
- Lou & Janine
“Phil's attention to detail, quality of work, creativity and integrity are what set him apart. He is an excellent listener and has experience working on many different types of projects. McLain Construction will work hard to make sure that your hopes and expectations are fulfilled when it comes to building your dream home!”
- Matt & April
"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
"Our remodeling project with McLain Construction was a very positive experience...
We were impressed with the quality, professionalism and friendliness of Phil’s carpenters and subcontractors. Phil kept in communication with us and frequently checked on the work done by his crew and the subcontractors. With Phil’s guidance and attention to detail, the results exceeded our expectations. It was a fair price and the project stayed on budget. The remodel added both functionality and beauty to our house. If we need additional work done on our house, we will not hesitate to contact Phil.”
- Steve & Cathy
"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."
"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!"
“McLain Construction did an absolutely beautiful job on a staircase for our boutique...
Phil designed the railing and surroundings based on the aesthetic of our store and the look is perfect. We are thrilled with the finished product! It was a pleasure to have Phil and his crew working in our store. They were so professional and polite. They took extra care to protect our flooring by covering it with paper before any of their tools were brought into the space. They carefully sealed off the areas containing our products so that nothing was harmed by construction dust. We were very comfortable in handing over our keys to them because they were so respectful of our space. We are so happy with this remodel that we are already talking with them about another project!”
- The Grey House, Downtown Estes Park, CO
“I loved working with McLain Construction!
... We were impressed with other jobs completed by McLain Construction, and were thrilled to have the opportunity for them to take on our project. We took an existing home built in the 70's and renovated the entire garage into an additional bedroom plus an additional living room. McLain gave us really thoughtful and insightful advice on some of our scope and ideas throughout the entire process. This was extremely helpful. I will say they are consistently responsive and available when we reached out to them when questions came up, and they clearly work very hard to avoid any unnecessary surprises or hurdles. We were confident in McLain Construction and got genuine and honest feedback and answers during the process. I completely trust their expertise and would definitely recommend them to anyone without hesitation. Our house transformation is so beautiful and we are so grateful to McLain Construction!"
- Carl & Sarah
“We would hire him again in an instant, for any kind of job...
Phil rebuilt our cabin that burned to the ground, a total loss. He was with us from start to finish and managed all aspects of the build—excavation, framing, roofing, electrical, plumbing, etc. And in addition he gave us help on decor, finishes, windows, and everything else. We could not be happier with Phil’s work! He was simply terrific, day after day. He was calm when we were upset (which is part of having your place burn down, believe me), and he helped us with difficult decisions on cost and choices. His advice was uniformly excellent and helpful. He was not afraid to tell us if he thought we were making a poor choice and most of the time he was right. He is very artistic. We are very happy with the quality, professionalism, and service, not to mention the results. The construction proceeded with efficiency. He was totally on top of ordering supplies, so there was very little waiting, though some things were not in his control. From ground breaking to C.O. was 8 1/2 months. One incident stands out as to his character and regard for his subs and employees. The day Estes Park was evacuated, he had people working there in Allenspark instead of in Estes because it was less smoky. When the evacuation orders came, he drove out to let them know as there was no way to call. When he got to Meeker Park, he was stopped by a state patrolman who told him if he chose to go ahead, he would not be able to turn around and go back to Estes. He went ahead even though it cost him many hours of driving (through Nederland) to get back as Left Hand, Hwy 7 and Hwy. 36 were all closed.
So, NO reservations about Phil and McLain Construction!"
- Barry & Mary