Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need DIY Connection?
Construction, renovations, and home improvements are complex procedures. The average homeowner simply isn't well-versed about the industry. Typically, they find a contractor and hope that the contractor does what he or she is supposed to do within budget. All too often we hear of shoddy contractors doing subpar work. Or taking the money without even completing the job. DIY Connection wants to reinvent that process. We want to help you make informed decisions by providing unbiased, third-party, industry experience, with your best interest in mind.
"Consulting" sounds expensive. Is it?
Actually, no! We fees start at $75 per hour.
Typically, this equates to between 5% - 10% of the entire project cost. Compared this to 20% - 30% mark up from a General Contractor. It has been proven that even after our fee, we still save our clients money; either by teaching DIY'ers the "tricks of the trade", cutting out a General Contractor, or by preventing problems. Every project will have its own problems. The goal is to spearhead problems immediately, hopefully before they even occur. Contractors often love problems because it's an opportunity to charge more with solutions that don't always have your best interest in mind. Since we're not the ones doing the work, we provide honest, third party solutions.
How does it work?
If your project is located in South Eastern Michigan, we would love to help you face to face. However, we have found the most effective way to provide our services is through video conferencing. Whether we help you in person or remotely, the process is the same.
Through a brief consult, we determine your needs and how we can help.
We set up an appointment catered to your schedule.
We create a course of action and additional appointments if necessary.
Project is executed and completed the right way, the first time.
How do I know that DIY Connection is qualified to help me?
We have over 30 years in various aspects of the construction industry. Most of that time was spent owning our own construction businesses and later performing code inspections.
Our qualifications include:
International Code Council (ICC)
B1 – Residential Building Inspector
R3 – Residential Plan Reviewer
79 - Residential Energy Inspector & Plan Reviewer
64 – International Property Maintenance Code Inspector
Licensed Residential Builder - Michigan
Licensed Building Inspector and Plan Reviewer – Michigan
Licensed Building Official - Michigan