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Our Team

J Reilly, Principal and Senior Home Inspector

Principal, J Reilly, has over 25 years experience in commercial and residential construction and has been a Connecticut and New York State certified home inspector since the late 1980's. Mr. Reilly owned or partnered in several construction and inspection services companies during those years and founded The Reilly Group in 2002.

With a background in high-rise construction in Boston and NYC in the early 1980's, J Reilly has hands-on knowledge of commercial building code and inspection. Of particular interest in recent years is the measurement and analysis of commercial building energy consumption and the corresponding development and implementation of energy efficiency solutions.

In the residential area, Mr. Reilly has deep experience and interest in estates and antique homes. Due to his expertise with antiques in particular, he is often called upon to speak to real estate professionals about the problems and concerns common in older homes. In 2010, he was interviewed and featured on Ann Meyer's Real Estate Forum where he walked viewers through an actual inspection of an antique home.

Real Estate Forum - Home Inspection Tour from Dr. Ann Meyerson on Vimeo.

J owns an antique home in Woodbridge, Connecticut, where you can often find him out improving the property on a Sunday afternoon. J is also a world traveler and enjoys photographing people and street art wherever he goes.

Peter Degnan, Home Inspector

Originally hired as a journeyman inspector in 2010, Peter Degnan completed his workman hours under the guidance of J Reilly, Senior Home Inspector at The Reilly Group. Peter now leads a home inspection team that serves Southern Connecticut.

Peter earned a B.S. in Marine Science with a focus on Coastal Geology and Processes at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, in 2007 and a Technical Engineering Specialist certification at the US Army Engineer School Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, in 2000.

A Member of US Army Reserve from 1999-2007, Peter served on active duty in 2000 and 2003-2005 in the Middle East.

Mark Jackson, Field Technician

Mark Jackson has worked with The Reilly Group since 2009. An integral player in the inspection team, Mark insures that all data about each inspection is correctly recorded and analysed.

He is certified in Radon measurement and analysis, Level 1 Thermography for Energy Efficiancy Audits and has seven years environmental chemistry experience, three years of domestic construction/excavation experience and one year of domestic well/geothermal well drilling experience.

Hadria Hermele, Executive Office Manager

Hadria Hermele has been Executive Office Manager for The Reilly Group since 2009, with over five years experience in the home inspection industry and over 12 years experience in office management. As office manager, Hadria is the friendly voice that answers your call, coordinates each step of the inspection process and handles all office management, productivity and administrative support.

Hadria earned a BA in Fine Art from York College of Pennsylvania, and currently resides in Torrington, CT. In her spare time, you can find Hadria knee deep in some creative project, hula hooping, or out having fun with friends.

Susan Rubinsky, Marketing and Management Director

Working with the Reilly Group, Inc. since 2006 on a consultative basis, Susan Rubinsky has led efforts to streamline internal processes and systems with a focus on migration to the cloud, enabling the Reilly field teams to provide customers with data and information in real-time.

Once internal procecesses were developed and a core team of employees developed, Susan moved on to leverage and extend IT solutions for marketing purposes. Always a company seriously focused on relationships with customers and within the Real Estate industry, she focused The Reilly Group's efforts on delivering sage and timely marketing solutions that further engage and develop these relationships.

Ongoing initiatives include social and email marketing and strategic partnership nurturing and development as well as continual improvements and updates to existing cloud-based systems and the integration of outward facing interactive features, including the current development of online tools and content for home owners and buyers.

Susan owns and operates Susan Rubinsky Marketing Consulting and is also a poet and sculptor.

Member, ASHI Member, National Trust for Historic Preservation Member, New Haven Preservation Trust Member, Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation