Nick Lopez attended Arvada West High School and left Colorado as a wide-eyed first-generation college student to work on a BS in business marketing from Michigan State University. His plan was to walk on to the wrestling team, which would ultimately pay for the cost of tuition and living. The reality was that a scholarship was a couple of years away, so Nick made the tough decision to hang up his wrestling shoes for an entrepreneurial endeavor to support the cost of his education.
At the age of 19, Nick founded his first painting LLC, and for every summer thereafter he painted homes to help pay for tuition, books, and cost of living. By doing so, Nick began to develop a real passion and love for the craft. In his third year as the owner of a painting company, the “light bulb” went off and he realized that the past three years of painting didn’t have to be his last and that a future in the industry made sense. From that point forward, Nick focused on owning a company in the painting industry that raised the status quo.
Upon graduation, Nick and his soon-to-be wife moved back to Colorado to start their family. Soon after, Nick launched LIME Painting in Denver. His efforts led to developing and fine-tuning what Nick believes to be the best business model for consistently delivering high-quality paint jobs. Some of the most important elements that make up that model are the people who work within LIME, industry-leading customer service, quality controls, an emphasis on talented and well-trained craftsmen, and high performance products.
Nick enjoys the Colorado outdoors and often hikes and fishes in the Rocky Mountains. Nick and Angela are expecting their third baby in the fall of 2018. She’s their first girl!
I love what I do because LIME provides jobs for the families who are a part of the LIME team. We deliver a quality service in an industry that doesn’t always fit that type, and that is important to me. I learned at a young age that most consumers don’t have a reliable and responsive resource in the painting industry. Our company is a unique solution to that need and a lot of the time clients are thoroughly surprised at what we can do. That obligation to our clients excites me and encourages me to work that much harder!