I am delighted to provide a few words about Reilly Building Services.

Kevin Reilly was recommended to me by a local architect, for inclusion in a limited offer tender for a commercial office refurbishment in Cairns in 2012.Kevin is one of those old fashioned builders; with a relaxed, honest, measured quality about him that gives you confidence that you are in capable, experienced hands. But don’t let outward appearances fool you – there a more qualities in his toolbag that you don’t initially expect but are delighted to find!

Kevin is an exemplary planner and construction manager with a robust safety system. Latent conditions invariably turn up in any project but Kevin has the maturity and experience to calmly present solutions, wherever possible, to keep the project on track and within the budget.

He has a keen eye for detail and a common sense “can do” approach to the needs of the client.


Ensuite renovation – before

Ensuite renovation – after

Ensuite renovation – after


Commercial reception

The project was completed on time and to an exceptionally high standard. I would welcome the opportunity with Reilly Building Services again on future projects.

Neicia Shaw CPPD MAPIM
Managing Director
NS Project Management



As we both work with Architectural firms, we are very familiar with the building industry and the quality that can be achieved. So when it came to building our first home, we wanted a unique house that would suit the tropical environment.

We have worked with Kevin and Jaime on previous jobs, mainly commercial, and had no hesitation to appoint them as our builder. During construction, Kevin and Jaime really impressed us with their determination, eye for detail and were very helpful to keep the project on budget.

Since completion, we have won two regional and 1 state awards from the Queensland Building Designers Association and 1 award from the HIA.

Thanks to Kevin and Jaime, we couldn’t have achieved this much without you.

Ben Killeen & Christl Lohrum

Koppen Terrace, Cairns


We have used Reilly Building Services since 2003 for jobs both large and small. Having initially been the owners of two Queenslanders, though happily now resident in an apartment in central Cairns, our building needs have been diverse.

On every occasion we have appreciated the local knowledge and expertise of the Reilly team and know that we can always depend on their prompt attention to our requests in the future.

Dr Alan and Dr Caroline de Costa, Cairns


I first met Kev when he was working for his father Len, another well known, preputial local Cairns builder. Len was building a house for me & Kev was a “Chippie”

I was impressed with Kev’s attention to detail back then, & the quality of his work was second to none.

Kev approached me and said that he was looking to go out on his own in the near future. From there, I got Kev to do all my renovations, extension etc. I always told him that when I’d build my next house, he would be my builder, no questions asked.

The time came for me to build. I approached Kev, who then steered to Kevin Stoter of CAD Impresa. From there, my wife and I finally came up with a plan that would suit ALL our needs, a very different design & ECO friendly.

I didn’t even bother getting another quote for the building of our house/home.

Kev was & still is very easy to deal with.

Nothing was too much effort, & if you ever come to our place & see the finished product, you will see how very unique it is.

Kev’s back up service is also 2nd to none. The “Trades” Kev selects are the best at the time. No corners are cut, & the trades take great pride in their work.

Would I do it again? (Build another house) and if I would, I’d be straight on the phone to Kev.  Nothing is too much of an effort for him, and the price for the finished product is VERY good value for money.

Jo & Anna Marino

18 Sweetlip Cl Kanimbla


We were really nervous about building our million dollar+ dream home on hill slopes in Cairn’s Northern Beaches.  It was our first build and from our first meeting with Kevin, we decided there was no need for an architect to supervise construction.

Kevin Reilly and his expert team of builders, contractors, and sub trades, made light work of an intricate project.  On the days we were anxious, Kevin made us feel at ease. During moments of problems, Kevin leapt into high gear and fixed everything.

Our home is a stunning success because of Kevin’s incredible calm nature and professional approach to building and construction.

Not only do we recommend Reilly Building Services to everyone we meet, we will certainly be contracting Kevin for our next house and several commercial projects we have planned too.  Reilly Building Services delivers.  A 10 out of 10 from us!

Daniel Leipnik & Andrew Preston


We found Reilly Building Services to be an outstanding choice in building our new home.  Even before we went through the tender process, Kevin was happy to meet on site to address any questions we had.  Our sloping block and architecturally designed home presented its own challenges but Kevin remained very approachable, communicating with us in a prompt and efficient manner.

His team of employees was equally great and we have been incredibly pleased with the quality of work and finishes throughout our new home.

Reilly Building Services made the whole building process an enjoyable experience and we would highly recommend them to anyone wishing to embark on building a new home.

Carlton and Tiina Horn


We engaged Reilly Building Services to undertake a renovation and major extension for us in Clifton Beach. The company was aware that we had to live on site for the last three months of the project.

Our project was completed on time and to budget and completed to a very high standard, and we were very happy with the results.

We had previously done a major extension on a property north of Port Douglas and that project was very problematic, so we were very apprehensive about  engaging a suitable builder initially.

Kevin was extremely professional and easy to work with and nothing seemed to be too much of a bother for him. He was always calm and measured with both us and his crew throughout the build, and we didn’t once see him appear angry or even frustrated, which was very impressive as there were a few unexpected issues along the way that he had to work through.

Greg was the project manager for the job and felt very comfortable and easy discussing any issues with Kevin and his team, and was impressed by his responsiveness and ‘can do’ attitude.

Reilly Building Services’ team of builders and contractors were very professional and clearly took great pride in their work. They were all very mindful that we were living on site and made a situation that could have been quite difficult as easy for us, and our animals, as possible.

Jaime did an excellent job with the billing side of the business and made the whole process as painless as possible. Any variations were discussed, well documented, and approved at the time, so there were no financial “nasty surprises”.

It was an absolute pleasure working with Reilly Building Services, and Kevin and Jaime should be very proud of their business.

Kim Worner and Greg Vaughan

Mobile: 0409 450 678 Phone: 07 4045 0678 Email: info@reillybuildingprojects.com.au

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