R.J. Forbes Painting Contractor, Inc. was established in 1981 by Ross J. Forbes. The company provides complete industrial, commercial, and institutional painting and refinishing services that include special coating applications and sandblasting. In addition, R.J. Forbes has trained personnel in the application of electrostatic spray finishes, faux finishing, and epoxy floor coating systems.

R.J. Forbes Painting Contractor, Inc. has long been a proud member of the SSPC.

R.J. Forbes is committed to a stringent safety program involving OSHA safety standard awareness, HazCom Training, and respiratory protection. All R.J. Forbes personnel are trained and certified in the latest safety techniques of the trade.

Our specialties include Water & Wastewater Treatment Facilities, Industrial Plants, Commercial and Institutional Buildings. R.J. Forbes Industrial & Commercial Painting Contractor, Inc. has earned a reputation as a reliable and professional contractor in New England.

If you would like RJ Forbes to submit a custom quote for your project, please contact us.

The R.J. Forbes Mission Statement:

To preserve and protect surfaces and relationships with customers, vendors and employees
To provide employees a career oriented and team work environment
To exceed customer expectations by providing superior painting services using high quality products and experienced professionals

Qualifications / Certifications:

  • Written Safety & Hazard Communication Plan
  • OSHA 10-hour/30-hour Training
  • Insured
  • DCAM Certified Painter
  • DCAM Certified Prime Painter
  • Massachusetts Builders License
  • Rhode Island Builders License
  • Confined Space Entry Certified
  • Scaffolding Safety Trained (Competent)
  • Certified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Lead Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Activities


  • SSPC (Society of Protective Coatings)
  • NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business)
  • Rhode Island Home Renovators
  • ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors)

In the News:

  • R.J. Forbes wins Excellence in
    Construction Award   Learn More

  • 2011 Preservation Award Winners:
    Sandwich Town Hall   Learn More
    Coggeshall Counting House   Learn More

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