Meet the Team

Jared Bruns

American Waterworks

Title: Design Specialist

Hometown: Souix Falls, SD

Jared Bruns from American Waterworks

Prior to joining our team, Jared spent 12 years in sales, which has helped him gain knowledge and understand the importance of customer satisfaction from start to finish. Jared enjoys meeting with homeowners to talk to them about their concerns and design the right solution to solve their problems and restore their peace of mind in their homes. Jared specializes in our waterproofing and foundation repair division but he is certified to perform inspections for all of our services. Jared currently resides in Mankato, MN with his wife and two dogs, Bailey and Duke. In his free time, he likes to go golfing, biking, boating, and spending time with his family and friends.

At American Waterworks, our mission is to improve the lives of our customers, team, and community through education and delivering a complete solution. We have over 30 years of experience solving problems for thousands of homeowners throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, western Wisconsin, and northeast Iowa. We are a dealer for the top home repair suppliers in the country including Basement Systems, Supportworks, and National Radon Defense. We are the most recognized dealer in our region, and we are committed to staying at the forefront of our industry with the support of these organizations. Our priority is to provide homeowners with lasting solutions for a wide array of problems. We firmly believe that working with a contractor shouldn’t be a painful experience and we strive to change that perception by providing top-notch customer service and ensuring that all employees are knowledgeable and thoroughly trained in order to best serve our customers.

Family: Married to Ashley with two dogs named Bailey and Duke

Hometown: Souix Falls, SD

Hobbies: Golfing, boating, and spending time with his wife and their dogs

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Miriam B.
    Stacyville, IA

    "I would recommend American Waterworks and once again, I will like rainy days without worrying! "

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    By Miriam B.
    Stacyville, IA

    I would recommend American Waterworks and once again, I will like rainy days without worrying! 

  • By Al And Marge D.
    Lake Crystal, MN

    "I enjoyed the experience and will call again when I need service! "

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    By Al And Marge D.
    Lake Crystal, MN

    I enjoyed the experience and will call again when I need service! 

  • By Ron And Marjorie J.
    Austin, MN

    "The crew was great! On-time, personable and answered all our questions and concerns. This was true of the sales rep. and office..."

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    By Ron And Marjorie J.
    Austin, MN

    The crew was great! On-time, personable and answered all our questions and concerns. This was true of the sales rep. and office staff. We've had several downpours since they completed the work and we no longer have any worries. We can sleep at night knowing our basement will remain dry and our walls are secure.

  • By Robert C.
    Austin, MN

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    By Robert C.
    Austin, MN

  • By Janet P.
    Mason City, IA

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    By Janet P.
    Mason City, IA

  • By Tom N.
    Owatonna, MN

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    By Tom N.
    Owatonna, MN

  • By Jamie D.
    Northfield, MN

    "I could not be more pleased with the quality of the work and how smooth the process went from start to finish! The Project..."

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    By Jamie D.
    Northfield, MN

    I could not be more pleased with the quality of the work and how smooth the process went from start to finish! The Project Manager was a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend American Waterworks! 

  • By Rick G.
    Farmington, MN

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    By Rick G.
    Farmington, MN

  • By Bill H.
    South Saint Paul, MN

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    South Saint Paul, MN

  • By Bob H.
    Morristown, MN

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    By Bob H.
    Morristown, MN

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "Shoutout to our Design Specialist, Jared, and our crew of Dylon, Jonathan, Carlos, and Mike, for providing a..." Read Full Testimonial

    Jamie D. of Northfield, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              Shoutout to our Design Specialist, Jared, and our crew of Dylon, Jonathan, Carlos, and Mike, for providing a remarkable experience for our customer in Northfield! Thank you, Jamie, for choosing us for your basement waterproofing and foundation repairs! We all had a pleasure working with you!
    Jamie D.
    Northfield, MN
  • "We want to give a shoutout to our crew of Juan, Victor, Manuel, and our Design Specialist, Jared, for..." Read Full Testimonial

    Nathan S. of Mankato, MN

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              We want to give a shoutout to our crew of Juan, Victor, Manuel, and our Design Specialist, Jared, for providing a great experience for our customer from start to finish! Thank you, Nathan, for choosing us and for sharing your story!
    Nathan S.
    Mankato, MN
  • "The office staff was great! She got back to right away and was very nice and polite on the phone." Read Full Testimonial

    Abygail R. of Le Sueur, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              My Design Specialist, Jared, was very knowledgeable and respectful, and took the time to show us all of our options! My installation crew was great too. They were very respectful and fast! They went above and beyond for us! You have a great company with great workers all around! Incredible warranty as well! We could not be happier!
    Abygail R.
    Le Sueur, MN

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  • Basement Waterproofing Repairs in Stacyville, IA
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    Basement Waterproofing Repairs in Stacyville, IA
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    Basement Waterproofing Repairs in Stacyville, IA

    Miriam B. of Stacyville, IA had water leaking into her basement causing her to worry about mold growth and health concerns. She called our office line and scheduled a FREE Estimate with our Design Specialist, Jared Bruns. Jared went to her home, carefully diagnosed the water issues, and came up with a solution that fit her home repair needs. She was comfortable with Jared's design and presentation, so she scheduled an installation date. 

    Our Foreman, Jeromy Anderson, and his production team began the installation by breaking out the concrete perimeter, forming a trench. In the trench, our team installed our WaterGuard System, which prevents water clogs, acts as an underground drain, and collects water seepage from basement walls. Next, our team installed our CleanSpace Wall System Vapor Barrier. Our CleanSpace is made to prevent mold and humidity problems, cover any divots or holes, and provides a neat and clean appearance. To complete the project, our team covered the open gaps with rock and applied new concrete. Miriam was thrilled with the work and had a great experience from start to finish with our crew! 

  • Wet Basement Waterproofing in Mason City, IA
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    Wet Basement Waterproofing in Mason City, IA
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    Wet Basement Waterproofing in Mason City, IA

    Lynn and Janet P. of Mason City, IA had a wet basement and they wanted to get it waterproofed before it got any worse. They got in touch with our office staff and scheduled a FREE estimate with our Design Specialist. Our Design Specialist went to their home, carefully examined their basement, and diagnosed the issues that they were having. Our Design Specialist drew up a couple of solutions that Lynn and Janet could choose and differentiate between. They got all of their questions answered about the proposal that they liked, so they went ahead and scheduled a date for the installation. 

    Our Foreman and his production team began the project by jackhammering out the concrete floor perimeter, forming a drainage trench. In the trench, our team installed our WaterGuard Below-Floor Drain, which prevents water clogs, collects water leakage from walls, and has easily accessible service ports in case of a service call or check-up on the system. Next, our team installed our CleanSpace Wall System Vapor Barrier, which is made to prevent humidity and mold build-up, serve as a protective and energy-efficient blanket, and cover any holes or divots in the foundation. To complete the installation, our Foreman and his team filled the open gaps with rock and applied a new layer of concrete over them, ensuring the space looked neater than when they found it. 

  • Leaking Basement Waterproofed in Northfield, MN
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    Leaking Basement Waterproofed in Northfield, MN
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    Leaking Basement Waterproofed in Northfield, MN

    Jamie and Mary D. of Northfield, MN had water leaking into their basement, making them feel nervous about living in their home. They heard from their neighbor about American Waterworks so they called our office staff and scheduled a FREE Estimate with our Design Specialist, Jared Bruns. Jared went to her home, carefully examined the basement, and came up with a solution and design that they could understand. Jamie and Mary were both very comfortable with the proposal, so they went ahead with the project. 

    Our Foreman, Dylon VanCanneyt, and his production team began the project by cutting out the concrete floor perimeter with a jackhammer, forming a trench. In the trench, our crew installed our WaterGuard System which is made to prevent water clogs, serve as an underground drain, and collect water leakage from basement walls. Next, our crew installed our CleanSpace Wall Vapor Barrier around the basement wall perimeter, which is made to prevent mold and humidity, cover any holes or divots, and serve as an extra wall protectant. Lastly, our team installed our TripleSafe Sump Pump System, which provides three layers of protection and solves all three water problems in one system. To complete the project, Dylon and his crew covered the open gaps with rock and replaced the concrete. Jamie was very happy with the project and had a remarkable experience from beginning to end! 

  • Interior Drainage System Installed in Kiester, MN
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    Interior Drainage System Installed in Kiester, MN
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    Interior Drainage System Installed in Kiester, MN

    Heather A. of Kiester, MN had water seeping from her floor joists, making her worry about her home conditions, especially during harsh weather conditions. She called our office and scheduled a FREE Estimate with our Design Specialist, Jared Bruns. Jared went to her home, carefully inspected her water problem, and came up with a solution that fit her needs and budget. She was confident with Jared's solution of our WaterGuard Drainage System, so she went ahead with the project. 

    Our Foreman, Kiko Pena, and his production team began the project by breaking out the concrete floor perimeter, forming a trench. In the trench, our team installed our WaterGuard System, which is made to prevent water clogs, serve as an underground drain, and collect water seepage from basement walls. Homeowners appreciate how quickly this system is installed because it is done with minimal removal of the slab and all of the removed concrete is restored during the installation. So, just like that, Kiko and his team covered the open gaps with river rock and applied new concrete. 

    Are you looking for an interior drainage system for your home? Click HERE to learn more about our interior drainage products! 

  • Basement Waterproofing Repairs in Saint Louis Park, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing Repairs in Saint Louis Park, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing Repairs in Saint Louis Park, MN

    Ashley N. of Saint Louis Park, MN had water leaking from her pre-existing sump pump and from her basement walls, making her feel nervous about the water moisture and humidity in her home. She called our office and scheduled a FREE Estimate with our Design Specialist, Jared Bruns. Jared went to her home, inspected the problem, and came up with a solution. Ashley was comfortable with Jared's proposal, so they went ahead and got an installation date scheduled. 

    Our Foreman, Kiko Pena, and his crew started the installation by breaking out the concrete around the pre-existing sump pump and replacing it with our SuperSump Plus M53, which is made to keep basements dry for long periods of time, especially during harsh weather conditions. Next, our crew broke out half the wall perimeter and broke out the concrete floor perimeter, forming a trench. In the trench, our team installed our WaterGuard System, which prevents water clogs, serves as an underground drain, and collects water seepage from basement walls. To complete the work, our team filled the open gaps with rock and replaced the concrete. 

    To learn more about our basement waterproofing repair products, click HERE

  • Basement Waterproofing and Foundation Repair in Mankato, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing and Foundation Repair in Mankato, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing and Foundation Repair in Mankato, MN

    Homeowners James and Rachel D. of Mankato, MN had water leaking through the cracks of their foundation walls, causing them to worry about water damage and the stability of their home. They got in contact with our office staff and scheduled a FREE estimate with our Design Specialist, Jared. Jared went to James and Rachel's house, inspected their problems, and designed a solution that worked for them and their budget. They were confident in Jared's proposal and were comfortable with our products and their warranties, so he went ahead with the project. 

    Our Foreman, Juan, and his production team started the installation by breaking out the concrete floor perimeter, forming a waterway trench. In the trench, our team installed our WaterGuard Drainage System, which serves as an underground drain and collects water seepage from basement walls. Next, Juan and his crew installed our CleanSpace Wall System Vapor Barrier around the entire wall perimeter. Our CleanSpace is made to prevent mold and humidity and serves as an extra wall protectant while saving money on energy bills. Lastly, our team dug holes outside of the home beyond the foundation and inserted a long, metal rod from the inside foundation to each hole outside of the home. On the ends of the rod in the soil, our team installed an anchor plate, which holds the rod in place in the soil. Inside the basement, our team installed a GeoLock Channel Anchor on each rod to stabilize the wall. The combination of our production crew, the anchor plates, rods, and wall anchors work together to straighten the wall back into its original position. To complete the installation, our crew filled the open floor gaps with pea gravel and river rock and applied new concrete over them. 

    James and Rachel had a great experience with our team and their peace of mind is restored! 

    Not only do we provide work in basement waterproofing and foundation repair. We also perform services in radon testing/mitigation, crawl space repair/encapsulation, and concrete repair/lifting! Call us today or click HERE to learn more about our free estimates! 

  • Leaking Sump Pump Replaced in Sartell, MN
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    Leaking Sump Pump Replaced in Sartell, MN
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    Leaking Sump Pump Replaced in Sartell, MN

    Lindsey Z. of Sartell, MN had water leaking from her existing sump pump, causing her to worry about harsh weather conditions and water damage. She got in contact with our office staff at American Waterworks and scheduled a FREE Estimate with our Design Specialist, Jared. Jared went to her home, carefully inspected her problems, and drew out a solution that worked for her and her basement waterproofing needs. She was confident in Jared's proposal, so she moved forward with the repairs. 

    Our Foreman, Arturo, and his production team began the project by breaking out the concrete around the pre-existing sump pump and replaced it with our TripleSafe Sump Pump. Our TripleSafe triples the protection and solves all three problems in one unit. To finish the installation, our crew covered the broken out gaps with river rock and applied new concrete over them. Lindsey was happy with the work that was done and didn't have to worry about water damage anymore!

    Is water leaking into your basement, but you aren't sure what to do? Call us today or click HERE to request your free estimate! 

  • Waterproofing and Foundation Repair Fix in Saint Joseph, MN
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    Waterproofing and Foundation Repair Fix in Saint Joseph, MN
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    Waterproofing and Foundation Repair Fix in Saint Joseph, MN

    Tharese W. of Saint Joseph, MN had a bowing foundation wall and damp floors throughout her entire garage. She called American Waterworks to schedule a FREE Estimate to get it thoroughly diagnosed and inspected. Jared Bruns, one of our Design Specialists, went to Tharese's home, thoroughly examined the foundation wall and garage leaks, and proposed a couple of solutions that would work for her and her budget. Tharese narrowed the solutions down and chose the one that best suited her and her home repair needs. She signed Jared's proposal, wrote out a deposit check, and scheduled a date for the installation. 

    Our Foreman, Matt Zeller, and his production team started the project by introducing themselves to Tharese and ensuring all of her questions were answered. After a thorough introduction, our team got to work and broke out the concrete floor perimeter of the garage, forming a waterway trench. Our team installed 110 feet of our WaterGuard Drainage System in the trench, which is made to transport water easier, prevent mud clogs, collect leakage from basement walls, and serve as an underground drain that eventually leads to outside of the home. Next, our team installed 105 feet of our CleanSpace Wall System Vapor Barrier around the entire wall perimeter. Our CleanSpace is made to prevent mold and humidity, give the space a neat and clean appearance, and provide the basement with extra protection. Lastly, our team installed six of our foundation repair wall anchors from the outside the foundation to inside the foundation, which stabilizes the foundation wall by anchoring the walls to the soil. Each anchor is connected by a steel rod to a wall plate that provides pressure against the inside of the wall. To complete the installation, our crew backfilled the soil from the anchor installation, and covered the open waterproofing gaps with pea gravel, followed by a new application of concrete. The job site looked much cleaner than when they found it, and Tharese was thrilled with the completion of the project! 

    In addition to basement waterproofing and foundation repair, we also encapsulate crawl spaces, test and mitigate homes for radon, and repair concrete! Call us today or click HERE to request your free estimate!

  • Foundation Walls Repaired in Slayton, MN
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    Foundation Walls Repaired in Slayton, MN
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    Foundation Walls Repaired in Slayton, MN

    Josh M. of Slayton, MN had cracks along his foundation wall, and he wanted to get it repaired as soon as possible. He heard about American Waterworks on the radio, so he decided to give our office a call. Our customer care department set him up with a FREE Estimate with our Design Specialist, Jared Bruns. Jared went to his home to carefully inspect the foundation wall and come up with a solution. Josh got all of his questions answered about the repairs, so he went ahead with the project. 

    Our Foreman, Cole Brinkman, and his production team began the installation by digging five holes outside of the home beyond the foundation. Next, our team inserted a long, metal rod from the inside foundation to each hole outside of the home. On the ends of each rod, our team tightened and secured a GeoLock Wall Anchor. This wall anchor system will permanently stabilize foundation walls by anchoring the walls to the hard-packed, compact soil. After installation, wall anchors can be tightened over time to further straighten the foundation wall. To complete the project, our team backfilled the holes and replaced the soil, leaving the yard looking neater than when they found it. Josh was very happy with the final product! 

  • Basement Waterproofed in Adrian, MN
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    Basement Waterproofed in Adrian, MN
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    Basement Waterproofed in Adrian, MN

    Lindsay and Ryan L. of Adrian, MN had water leaking from her foundation walls into her basement, making her feel nervous about the value of her home. She needed repairs as soon as possible so we sent out our Design Specialist, Jared Bruns. Jared inspected her problems and came up with a solution. Lindsey and Ryan got all of their questions answered, so they scheduled an installation date. 

    Our Foreman, Arturo Mares, and his production team began the installation by breaking out the concrete floor perimeter, forming a trench. In the trench, our team installed 148 feet of our WaterGuard System, which is made to collect water seepage from basement walls and act like an underground drain. Next, Arturo and his team applied 50 feet of our CleanSpace Wall System, which prevents humidity and mold build-up, provides the room with a neat and clean look, and guides the water into the WaterGuard. To complete the project, Arturo and his team covered the open gaps with rock and applied new concrete. Lindsay and Ryan were happy with the results and enjoyed watching the project from start to finish! 

  • Basement Waterproofing in Lake Benton, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Lake Benton, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Lake Benton, MN

    Roger R. of Lake Benton, MN had water coming into his basement and he wanted to get it inspected by a professional. Our Design Specialist, Jared Bruns, inspected Roger's basement and determined a solution that would work for him and his basement waterproofing needs. Jared proposed our WaterGuard Below-Floor Drain System and our SuperSump Plus M53. Roger was confident in the products and their warranties, so he went ahead with the project. 

    Our Foreman, Jose Castillo, and his production team began the project by breaking out the concrete floor perimeter, forming a trench. In the trench, our team installed our WaterGuard, which is designed to prevent water clogs and collect water seepage from basement walls. Next, our team installed our SuperSump Plus M53, which is designed to keep basements dry and clean for long periods of time. To complete the project, our team filled the open-floor gaps with rock and applied new concrete over them. Roger was happy with the work, and had a great experience from start to finish!

    At American Waterworks, we provide services in basement waterproofing, foundation repair, radon testing/mitigation, crawl space repair/encapsulation, and concrete repair/lifting. Call us today or click HERE to request your free estimate! 

  • Basement Waterproofing in Canby, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Canby, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Canby, MN

    Todd M. of Canby, MN had water seeping into his basement, making him feel nervous about water moisture, humidity, mold build-up, and other water damages. He got in contact with our staff at American Waterworks and scheduled a FREE Estimate with our Design Specialist, Jared Bruns. Jared went to his home, carefully inspected his water problems, and came up with a solution that worked for him and his basement waterproofing needs. Todd got all of his questions answered and felt confident in Jared's proposal, so he went ahead with the project. 

    Our Foreman, Cole Brinkman, and his production team began the project by breaking out the concrete floor perimeter, forming a waterway trench. In the trench, our team installed our WaterGuard System, which is made to prevent water clogs, collect water seepage from basement walls, and serve as an underground drain. Next, our team installed our CleanSpace Wall Vapor Barrier around the wall perimeter. Our CleanSpace is made to prevent mold and humidity build-up, act as an extra wall protectant, and give the space a neat and clean appearance. To complete the project, Cole and his team filled the open floor gaps with river rock and applied new concrete over it. 

    Are you experiencing water leaking into your basement? Call us today or click HERE to schedule your free estimate!  

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