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    Welcome to Reilly Painting and Contracting, "The Home Mechanics," and Reilly Properties. We are your Cleveland home contractors who specialize in major home design projects and remodels, and minor home repairs. We also provide house rentals throughout Cleveland, Ohio.

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    "After almost 34 years in our Shaker Heights home and untold contractors, painting companies, and individual freelancers, we have finally found the Reilly expertise, innovation and follow through that make your mother-in-law's testimonials sound modest. Your team was outstanding. The next time I need an out-of-the-ordinary project, I will be sure to call both you for repeated work and your mother-in-law for new recommendations."

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  • What To Look For When Hiring A Contractor

    [caption id="attachment_9841" align="alignleft" width="421"]Cleveland Contractors What To Look For When Hiring A Contractor[/caption]

    We at Reilly Painting & Contractor know a thing or two about what customers want out of their contractors, having been in the industry for over 30 years. If you're looking for Cleveland contracting companies for small jobs, medium or big jobs, give us a call and we'll come out and do a free estimate.

    Here are some general rules to follow when hiring a contractor.

    How long have you been in business? Look for a well-established company and check it out with consumer protection officials. They can tell you if there are unresolved consumer complaints on file. One caveat: No record of complaints against a particular contractor doesn’t necessarily mean no previous consumer problems.

    Are you licensed and registered with the state? Many states, but not all, require contractors to be licensed or bonded. Check with your local building department or consumer protection agency to find out the licensing requirements in your area.

    How many projects like mine have you completed in the last year? Ask for a list. This will help you determine how familiar the contractor is with your type of project.

    Will my project require a permit? Most states and localities require permits for building projects, even for simple jobs like decks. A competent contractor will get all the necessary permits before starting work on your project.

    Courtesy of Consumer.Ftc.Gov

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