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    "JP and Mike did an EXCELLENT job. They were punctual, polite, thorough, neat, and accomodating. If we were unhappy with anything, they sought to make us happy. In addition to doing the work we requested, they found additional problems, told us what they were, and then corrected those problems after we asked them to. We would be very happy to have them come back to do additional work in the future, when necessary."

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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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