Reliable Pro Builders and Painting

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Reliable Pro Builders and Painting

3.78 | 34 Verified Ratings
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207-730-6039

11 Putnum Ridge
Limington, ME 04049
 
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Reliable Pro Builders and Painting


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Reliable Pro Builders and Painting is a dependable, professional painting firm that specializes in residential or commercial, interior and exterior painting. Reliable Pro also known as Home remodeling, provides full scale carpentry work, ranging from minor repairs to complete remodels. Reliable Pro Painting, was started in 1980 with just a two person crew in the southern Maine area. Based in Scarborough, Reliable Pro, now operates with twelve long time employees specializing in a wide variety of home repairs. Give us a call today for your painting and remodeling /additions and garages.

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Service Area

  • Portland
  • Freeport
  • South Portland
  • Biddeford
  • Scarborough
  • Westbrook
  • Acton
  • Sebago
  • Ocean Park
  • Bailey Island
  • Cornish
  • Alfred
  • Pownal
  • Springvale
  • Waterboro
  • Bustins Island
  • Gray
  • Sanford
  • Bar Mills
  • Cape Porpoise
  • East Parsonsfield
  • Harpswell
  • Topsham
  • Hollis Center
  • Ogunquit
  • York Beach
  • Steep Falls
  • Eliot
  • Cape Neddick
  • Cumberland Center
  • South Windham
  • Shapleigh
  • Gorham
  • Naples
  • North Waterboro
  • Casco
  • Moody
  • Raymond
  • York Harbor
  • Brunswick
  • East Waterboro
  • Bridgton
  • Harrison
  • Parsonsfield
  • East Baldwin
  • West Newfield
  • North Berwick
  • Lebanon
  • Kittery Point
  • Berwick
  • Biddeford Pool
  • North Bridgton
  • Buxton
  • Falmouth
  • West Baldwin
  • West Kennebunk
  • North Yarmouth
  • Limerick
  • Limington
  • Cliff Island
  • Newfield
  • Old Orchard Beach
  • Wells
  • Kittery
  • Cumberland Foreside
  • Kennebunkport
  • South Casco
  • Standish
  • Chebeague Island
  • Peaks Island
  • York
  • Orrs Island
  • Long Island
  • Yarmouth
  • Kennebunk
  • Cape Elizabeth
  • South Berwick
  • Saco
  • New Gloucester
  • See All >

Services Offered

Additions & Remodeling
  • Major Home Repairs
  • Basement Remodel
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Garage Remodel
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Sunroom or Patio Enclosure Build
  • Build an Addition
  • Major Renovation - Multiple Rooms
Architects & Engineers
  • Construction Manager
Cabinets
  • Cabinet Install
  • Cabinet Reface
  • Cabinets - Refinish
  • Custom Cabinets
  • Built-In Furniture
Carpenters
  • Carpentry Framing Install
  • Carpentry Framing Repair
  • Interior Trim & Moldings Install
  • Wood Stairs & Railings Install
  • Wood Stairs & Railings Repair
  • Build Closet
Ceilings
  • Acoustic Ceiling Install
  • Popcorn Acoustic Ceiling Apply, Repair or Remove
Concrete
  • Concrete Driveways & Floors - Install
Decks
  • Deck or Porch Build or Replace
  • Deck or Porch Repair
Designers & Decorators
  • Building Designer
Disability Services
  • Disability Remodel
  • Disability Ramp Build
Doors
  • Interior Door Install
Drywall & Plaster
  • Drywall Install
  • Drywall Repair
  • Plaster Repair
Foundations
  • Concrete Foundation Install
Garage & Garage Doors
  • Concrete Floor Coating - Apply
  • Build Garage
Handyman Services
  • Handyman for Multiple Small Projects
New Home Builders
  • Custom Home Builder
Painting
  • Exterior Home Paint or Stain
  • Paint or Stain Small Projects
Roofing
  • Asphalt Shingle Roof Install
  • Metal Roof Install
Sheds & Enclosures
  • Sunroom or Patio Enclosure Repair
  • Shed, Barn or Playhouse Build
Siding
  • Vinyl Siding Install
  • Wood / Fiber-Cement Siding Install
  • Exterior Trim Install
  • Exterior Trim Repair
Snow Removal Service
  • Snow Removal- For Business
Windows

Areas of Expertise

  • Full Scale Remodeling Services
  • Exterior Painting or Staining
  • Interior Painting or Staining
  • house builders

Quick Facts

Business Hours
Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
(Please call to confirm)
  • Free Estimates
  • Materials
  • Trip Charge
  • Retaining Walls
  • Warranty Description: 5 years

Credentials

In Business Since: 1997
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0.5   |  02-14-2017
Never showed up on time, did not properly clean the floor, so dirt was sealed under the epoxy. This was to have been a 3 day job, it took 3 weeks and delayed my other workmen..
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0.5   |  02-12-2017
Nice guy- poor quality work. Very bad experience.
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0.5   |  02-02-2017
Review by Jerry K. in Cape Elizabeth, ME
Project: Build a Garage
The following represents a factual account of our relationship with John Richards, owner of Reliable Pro Builders in Limington, ME. We have text messages, phone logs, emails, and other supporting documents to support each point listed below. As of August 2016, John Richards businesses were rated "A" on the Better Business Bureaus web site (www.bbb.org). As of this writing on February 2, 2017, John Richards businesses are rated as an "F" on the Better Business Bureaus site. On the Better Business Bureau's web site, John Richards is associated with three businesses ” Home Developers, Inc., Reliable Pro Builders and Home Developers and Reliable Pro Painting. On the HomeAdvisor web site (www.homeadvisor.com) John Richards is associated with four businesses:”Landmark Builders, Reliable Pro Builders and Painting, Home Developers, and Reliable Pro Painting. While my agreements with John Richards were under the business name of Reliable Pro Builders, (NOTE: a business name not mentioned above) he used three business names at different points during our relationship. In mid-August of 2016, we contracted with John Richards to build a detached Garage. We gave John Richards a check for $10,000 as the deposit to begin site work with his excavation contractor, and that check was promptly deposited. After more than three weeks of delays by John Richards, no work had started. We contacted John Richards who agreed to re-open and review our existing agreements and to find an alternative excavator to begin work. With little notice, and while contract negotiations were still in progress, and other open items were unresolved, John Richards sent an excavator to begin work at our job site. John Richards did not meet the excavator at the job site to begin work. We attempted to contact John Richards via phone and text while the excavator was waiting, but were not successful. We explained the situation to the excavator who agreed to return to the job site once we had resolved open items with John Richards. We texted John Richards immediately after the excavator left the job site, and John Richards immediately threatened legal action without ever attempting to resolve any open items with us. Over the next two weeks, we communicated with John Richards to restart the project. John Richards agreed to restart the project, but again employed multiple delay techniques and never committed to a new commencement date and new completion date. As a result of John Richards continued delays, in late September 2016, we terminated our contract with John Richards based on cause and convenience, and we requested our $10,000 deposit to be returned immediately. Not only did we have to scramble to find another Builder/Contractor available to undertake a late fall outdoor project, we had to bear additional expense to ensure the project was completed before the winter season. At the end of October 2016, we mutually agreed with John Richards to return to us $9,000 of our $10,000 deposit in three equal installment payments due on the first three Wednesdays of November 2016. John Richards made two late payments totaling $3,000, by November 7, 2016. NO FURTHER PAYMENTS WERE EVER RECEIVED, AND WE HAVE NEVER HEARD FROM HIM AGAIN.
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2.5   |  
They have not finished yet but have started so it is too early to evaluate their work

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5.0   |  
Review by in Kennebunk, ME
Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
They did a great job. I would use this company again.

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0.5   |  09-19-2016
Review by Gary B. in Wells, ME
Project: Build a Garage
Do not hire him, does not finish the job. Takes half your money up front for material, and doesn't order at that time. I have been waiting over 7 weeks to finish my new unattached garage. He's not qualified to do the job. Never shows up on the job, and doesn't get things done. He refused to finish it. ****UPDATE 1/11/17 - We have not been contacted by an attorney nor has anything been settled. We paid the agreed amount at beginning of project, per contract and that was 1/2 up front & 1/2 at completion. We also gave an additional $5k in between and that is when the project stopped.
Response by Reliable Pro Builders and Painting: Sometimes Homeowners have a hard time to understand clearly how the construction procedure works.Unfortunately Gary refused to pay a payment toward the job which has now gone on for several weeks.our company had no choice outher than to take him to court.Our attorney has worked everything out with the owner.Unfortunately it had to come to this.

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5.0   |  
Review by in Saco, ME
When I would call he wouldn't call back most of the time, that was not perfesnal

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Review by in Kittery, ME
Very reliable person. I will not hesitate to hire him again and again if needed.

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4.5   |  
Review by in Standish, ME
Project: Build a Garage
Great experience

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2.0   |  
Review by in Wells, ME
Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
I hired John to paint my living room (13 x 17), the stairway to 2nd floor and small hallway (4 x 11) at the top of the stairs including ceilings. The price John gave me was a bit high but I was needing to get the job done quickly so I hired him. I was told the job would take 3 days to do. The first day John was late arriving after 9am and spent the his time mudding the walls from where he fixed nail heads that popped up on the drywall. He was gone after only a few hours.. Much of his time that day was spend on his phone.On the 2nd day John texts to say he will be late and will be there by a specific time, didn't make it when he said he would. That day he painted the ceilings and mudded a couple spots a second time. He stated to me that he would probably work very late that day and would I mind. I said no it was ok to work late. After ceiling was done he left to let it dry before a second coat was put on. When he came back he put a quick 2nd coat on the ceiling and the cut around the woodwork with the wall paint and left mid afternoon. I called him later that afternoon when he did not return and explained that I was not happy with the job he was doing and that again for the 2nd day had been late and again had spent more time on the phone than working . John stated he would be there early the next day with help and that he would adjust the cost of the job.The 3rd day he called and stated he would be late but his worker would be there shortly. The first worker showed up and I explained to him what had been done and what need to be completed. When John showed up I explained to him my frustration and that I felt he could do better in the customer service area by not being on the phone non stop and to do the work he stated he would do each day and now it felt like he was doing things poorly and quickly just to get the job done. I will give John credit he listened to my concerns and adjusted the price of the job. He and the 2 workers went off to paint the walls. They started in the living room then went to the stairs and then the hallway. By the time the first coat of paint was finished in the hall the second coat was being put on the living room.. I was concerned that they had not left enough time for the 1st coat to dry and commented to John and his workers that there were many areas that didn't look good that the paint was rippled,raised and rough looking. I was told the paint would lie flat once dried. I stated I was concerned that you could see outline of were John had cut the paint around the woodwork/ceilings the day before and would it blend in when the wall paint was dry. I was told yes. I felt they were just trying to get done out of my house. I am no expert at paint but have had my homes painted before and I knew not letting enough time pass before applying the 2nd coat of paint was going to be a problem. When they were finishing up I walked around the room,stairs and hallway and pointed out areas that needed touch up. There was wall paint on the ceilings and areas that had the original paint color showing through. One of the workers was not happy that he had to go back and do the tough ups. They pulled up the plastic on the floors and were gone. I was left with a very uneasy feeling that the walls weren't going to look good after they dried. I was right, the next day the areas that looked rippled,raised and rough the day before still looked rippled and rough. The areas that had been cut in around the woodwork and ceilings on the 2nd day stuck out like a sore thumb I texted John tell him that the walls did not dry the way he said they would, they looked terrible. John texted back that he would come and sand the walls down and repaint. I did not respond to his text. I would not want him to be the person to repair the walls. Not after spending 3 days watching how he works, who knows how long that would take. John's workers may do a good job but not John himself.
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