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About Us

DIY Connection was founded to make the  construction and renovation process easier and more affordable, while ensuring the utmost quality.

We want to share our knowledge, skills, and expertise with everyone we can to ensure their project operates as smooth as possible and avoid costly mistakes.

Having spent over 30 years of combined experience in various aspects of the construction industry, it's safe to say we've seen many things go wrong. With proper planning, many of these costly mistakes can be eliminated completely.


Want to experience the expertise of DIY Connection for yourself? Contact us today and let’s discuss what we can do for you.

Working Together

The Team

Joe Kraus

As one of the founding members of DIY Connection, Joe gets to blend his two passions: construction and helping people. He has a degree in construction management and has spent years in various areas of construction. Joe is a licensed Residential Builder, Building Inspector and Plan Reviewer, and carries several ICC Certifications. From swinging a hammer to managing large commercial builds, Joe has done a little bit of everything. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time in the outdoors including fishing and raising horses.

Jared Freeman

Jared Freeman is a Licensed Contractor and registered Code Official in the State of Michigan. He spent 6-1/2 years performing rental housing inspections for the cities of East Lansing and Ann Arbor. His experience includes residential and commercial trades work and inspections.
Jared enjoys managing his personal property investments and continuing his education in the fields of construction and property management. After work, he enjoys exercising, watching mixed martial arts, and spending time with his dog, Jade.

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