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With over 30 years of experience, you can depend on our expertise.

About Reilly Inspections

In the early 1980’s, company founder J Reilly worked on commercial highrise and residential home construction in CT and NY with some of the largest construction companies at that time, including: Franford Construction of New Haven, Banton Construction of West Haven and Leviere of Wallingford, CT.

Mr. Reilly then founded Shannon Construction in 1985; it was later incorporated and renamed Shannon Group and Associates, LLC and was located in New Haven, CT. In the boom years that followed, he led the company into the Real Estate support arena and broadened the company offerings to include the following services: relocation inspection services, pest inspection and control, environmental inspections, and historical restoration consulting and services.

The company was reorganized in 2002 to focus solely on real estate support as demand for thorough and high-quality inspections grew. Due to his knowledge and expertise in several areas including commercial property, estates and antique homes, Mr. Reilly was also sought out by local certification organizations to educate and train field inspectors and real estate professionals. Since then, Mr. Reilly developed a model for high-tech team inspections which enable the company to offer home buyers same-day inspection reporting in digital and printed format.

Reilly Inspections remains a strong local presence offering home inspection services to home buyers and sellers as well as litigation and foreclosure inspection services to mortgage lenders, brokers, and law firms.

Meet Our Team

Reilly Inspections prides itself on the quality of our inspection teams and support staff!

J Reilly
J ReillyPrincipal
Our Principal, J Reilly, has over 30 years of builder and home inspection experience. J got his start in the early 1980’s building high rise construction in the Boston and NYC areas. On the residential side, J has vast experience and specializes in antique homes and estates. J is often called upon to speak to real estate professionals about the problems and common concerns in older homes. J has owned or partnered in several construction and inspection companies until founding Reilly Inspections.
Mark Jackson
Mark JacksonDirector of Operations
As our Director of Operations, Mark is the is the friendly voice that answers your call, coordinating all scheduling and real estate support. Mark has been with the company since 2009, ultimately partnering with J to ensure that our team standards of education, dedication, and customer service are met. Mark is currently a certified Radon Specialist, is certified in Level 1 Thermography for Energy Efficiency Audits and has 7 years environmental chemistry experience, 3 years of domestic construction/excavation experience and 1 year of domestic well/geothermal well drilling experience.
Maria Reilly
Maria ReillyCommunications Specialist
Maria has been a member of the team for nearly two years, starting as a Field Technician and is now our Communication Specialist. As Communications Specialist, Maria moved the company systems to the cloud, allowing the Reilly Inspections field teams to provide customers with data and information in real time. As a company seriously focused on relationships with customers and within the Real Estate Industry, Maria is now focusing her efforts on Social Media and events.
Martin Gelinas Jr.
Martin Gelinas Jr.Apprentice
Martin is our newest member, starting early in 2018. Martin is currently Apprentice to J Reilly, learning how to inspect not only residential but commercial properties as well. Martin is a fast learner, dedicated to the job, and we’re happy to have him!
Hadria Hermele
Hadria HermeleMarketing Manager
Hadria served as Executive Office Manager from 2009-2014, when she launched her own creative company, HBDesigns LLC. As Marketing Manager, Hadria revamped Reilly Inspections with an updated logo, new business cards, brochure, and website. She has a B.A. in Fine Art and over 10 years of graphic design experience.


“They were so punctual. They were fast. They came and were prepared. They had software. They had head sets and looked in every nook and cranny.”

“These guys really understand antique houses! I feel very well-informed as I continue with negotiations on the house, and I have a whole list of things to watch out for in the future if I do end up buying the house. It’s like having an owner’s manual for the house.”

“They are a team! Three guys coming on time and do an efficient job, clear explanation and report. Free final walkthrough service at the closing day and I get info on how to maintain the house in the future. I am very satisfied with the service.”

“We were a little overwhelmed with the process of home inspection so when our realtor recommended Reilly Inspections we went for it. It turned out to be such a good decision! You get a literal team of people. One guy on the roof with the other walking around what they had found on the outside of the property.”

“They use tablets as they go and bring a printer with them so everything is instant. You get the report before they leave! The owner of the company stopped by to go over the report with me. They separate all the major and minor concerns. We’re first time homebuyers, so I had a lot of questions and no background knowledge. I’d absolutely recommend this group to friends!”

Fully licensed and insured

Our inspectors are fully licensed and insured to perform home inspections in Connecticut. We also hold memberships and certifications with the following organizations: