Quality Workmanship Guaranteed
Hartrum Painting and Wallcovering is a residential painting and wallpaper company serving Albuquerque and the surrounding communities.
- Interior and Exterior Painting
- Wallpaper Hanging and Removal
- Wood Staining
- Wall Repair
- Wood Work Restoration
- Faux Finishes
Call 618-719-6693 or follow the link below to schedule a quote.
My family's involvement in the painting trade spans five generations. My great great Grandfather was the son of Irish immigrants. He began working as a painter shortly before the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis and participated in preparing for the festivities. His son, Lawance Michal Raftery, (my dad's grandpa) also worked as a painter and had a very successful career in the painter's union. He rose through ranks and became president of the entire international union. He sat on the board of trustees with the AFL/CIO, traveled overseas, and met several sitting presidents during the course of his career.
In 1985 my dad, Keith Hartrum, left his twelve years as a union wallpaper hanger to start his own company. He built a reputation for quality work and over the years he gained many great repeat and referral customers. I grew up watching my dad run his business and he began taking me to work with him from time to time at thirteen and fourteen years old. I was a fairly decent painter by the time I graduated from high school. After some time in the military I came home and worked with my dad while in collage and then full time after that. In 2013 I began soliciting services on my own. This is a family trade. I have several uncles and cousins who have also followed our ancestors trade and work as professional painters.
My name is Richard Hartrum. I am proud of my trade and I am proud of my family history in this trade. I believe quality workmanship will spur repeat and referral customers and therefore drives my company.