E. Reiner Construction

Geneva, IL

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

We work on every project as if it was a project at our grandmother's house. Not only do we want our clients to be happy, but we want to be happy when we finish something. If you have a job to do, you have to do it well; otherwise, why even do it in the first place. We're a family business that has been around for over 30 years. That says a lot. We care about what we do.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I like to make stuff out of wood. I like to create things that people can and will enjoy for years.


Geneva, IL 60134

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6 Reviews
  • Marilynn B. Jun 29, 2014
    Jake has done 3 jobs for me & each time I'm more impressed than the last. New attic stairs & moving a ceiling fan. Looking at the ceiling & you can't tell where the holes were. Last was the oak wood flooring for the whole 1st floor, new trim (windows too) & slate be the front & back doors.Beautiful work. Also painted the 1st floor. Pretty much what you need done, it will get done. Highly recommend.
  • Patrick K. Nov 7, 2013
    General Contracting
    Verified Review
    Recently I called Reiner Construction to see about repairing some dry rot damage to my home. One issue was so severe squirrels were getting into my attic. When Jake came to assess the damage he really impressed me. He was very customer focused, articulate and professional. I had a good feeling about him right away. He listened well to my concerns, asked good questions, took notes and measurements. After the inspection he was the only contractor to provide me with both a verbal and written estimate and and an aggreable timeline. in addition he furnished the lowest quote. The work completed by Jake's team was performed quickly and to my complete satisfaction. Jake made sure that all my concerns were adequately addressed and the timeline achieved and on budget. I would definitely hire Reiner Construction again in the future.
  • Ruth H. Nov 14, 2012
    Jake and his team re-built my windows. They were professional and friendly. I trusted them in my home. I was very pleased with his work, and would recommend him and use him again. I found them to be dependable.
    Jake R. Nov 18, 2012

    Thanks Ruth!

  • Kala S. Nov 30, 2010
    We've used Jake to do several projects in our house from repairing drywall damage due to a foundation leak to putting in our new front door and garage door. Jake has always been very professional. The workmanship is beyond our expectations! Thanks for the great work Jake!!
  • Tony G. Nov 30, 2010
    I've used E. Reiner Construction for several projects for our home. Their work has always been excellent and are very professional while working.
  • Michelle R. Nov 30, 2010
    I hired E Reiner Construction first for a complete gutting and remodel to our rec room in the basement. They did a quick destruction and removal of all of the old panels and drywall. The job was affordable and exactly as contracted. Our new family room looks awesome! Not only do they do big jobs like the remodel, but I hired them again to replace a broken shower head in the master bathroom, paint my child's bedroom and bathroom and build a huge sandbox in the back yard. Before painting the rooms, Jake repaired the drywall damage from dings and small holes from everyday kid life. Looks great! The kids are loving the big sandbox!


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Since we do so many types of work, we have many ways of pricing it. Some stuff is quoted by the square foot (like painting), or by the square foot with a percentage per square foot increase (like painting a difficult stairway). Many things estimated by figuring how long it will take, and how much the materials will cost, plus the cost of doing business associated with that job. Other things are charged as time and material.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have been pounding nails since I was a little kid. I feel I was more or less born into it. I've always found something enjoyable about my line of work, and I get satisfaction from that.
What types of customers have you worked with?
That kind of varies from season to season. We seem to do more flooring, trim, and interior work in the winter. In the summer it's more decks, gazebos, fences, and that type of thing. We do it all, so there isn't really one thing that we do a ton of.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We built a really cool pavilion for this out door living room. Its a solid roof with shingles, but no walls. It's on posts. There's a fire place in it, and a flat screen T.V. There's a cool grill with a natural stone surround, and tile top. It's all wrapped in cedar all nicey nice. That one turned out pretty cool.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
The bottom line should not necessarily be the cost of the project. I always suggest multiple quotes from different contractors. If one guys quote is a little more than the last, but you like him more than the cheaper guy, who do you choose? Think about that. These guys may be in your house while you're gone at work for days or even weeks. No one wants to be gouged, but cheapest isn't always best. Also, I suggest checking out referrals. If a contractor has a list of customers who are willing to talk to a stranger about work they had done at their house, that says a lot about someone.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
HA HA..... Papa always said wish in one hand and spit in the other, and see which one fills up faster.