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Danrich Electric our SASKATOON ELECTRICIAN EXPERTS provide a Trusted Tip on the SASKATOON DIRECTORY of excellence

Danrich Electric has been serving Saskatoon and surrounding areas for 10 Years, they are a "Total Service" company with trained technicians who are able to provide customers with solutions to all their electrical related requirements, and they are proud to provide prompt, courteous and professional service. At Danrich they strive to satisfy all of their customers electrical needs. Here they provide their first TRUSTED TIP..on choosing an electrician!

How To Hire An Electrician

An electrician is someone who specializes in the wiring and repair of electrical mechanisms. Most people will rarely need the services of an electrician, but when it is necessary choosing the right one is very important. For home use, electricians are typically needed to re-wire or repair existing systems. They are also needed for construction, including additions and remodels, to place the electrical outlets and lighting. Before deciding on an electrician, determine the scope of work. Try to be as detailed as possible so you can determine the needs for the project. Minor repair work can be completed by an electrician who is may not have a lot of experience. However, for major repairs, remodels, and new construction, it is imperative to get a skilled tradesman. Improper wiring can be very dangerous and can lead to fires, putting everyone at risk.

Danrich would always advise you to get recommendations for an electrician before hiring one. If you decide to choose a few to get estimates on your project for comparison we would suggest talking with each person/electrical firm to evaluate their experience and expertise. Have them walk through your project with you so you can understand what needs to be done, how it will be accomplished, how long it will take and the cost….get a written quote, so there are no gray areas. An electrician should be licensed and carry valid insurance (workers comp insurance is a must- otherwise you may be liable if they injure/electrocute themselves on your property.) Verify that both are active and in good standing before starting a job. Damage done can be severe with improper wiring so this is very important. If an electrician cannot provide you with both, do not hire them. There is too much at stake. If you are concerned ask for copies of their license and insurance certificate.

Experience Level

Ask the electrician about their experience level. An electrical company that has been in business for a long time will likely be a better choice than one that is just starting out. New businesses may offer price reductions to help them establish a client list and references, but may not be around in a month or so if something go’s wrong. If opting for a new business, check that the electrician who is working on the job has significant experience with the type of work required. Request references and check them. Electricians who have happy customers will do a good job for you.

Choose the electrician who has the best combination of price and experience, and with whom you felt most comfortable. Get the project specifications in writing so you have a detailed accounting of the job, the costs, and time for completion. This will help protect you if anything goes wrong.

Find Danrich Electric at 129 Jessop Ave in Saskatoon,or check out their listing in ELECTRICIANS on Trusted Saskatoon they are your Electrician Experts right here on the SASKATOON DIRECTORY of experts and excellence!

Thanks for the TRUSTED TIP Danrich Electrical....Just a reminder that Trusted does all the leg work that is mentioned in this Trusted Tip for the consumer....we check the businesses license, Insurance , quaifications....we then called many of Danrichs clients randomly from a list that they provided us..the testimonials you see on their listing are REAL testimonials that those same clients we spoke to gave us.....we also checked references and over the course of the year at least 10% of our Trusted partners are mystery shopped by us to ensure thast they uphold the 5 TRUSTED GUARANTEES. Every Trusted partner is contracted to uphold these Guarantees...if they are found not to uphold them we will remove the businesses from the site immediately!

 

AVOID THIS .....Hire a TRUSTED Electrician!

 

 

 

When serarching or Googling choose a Trusted Business in Saskatoon..you'll be Glad you did ...check out our Trusted Saskatoon YOU TUBE CHANNEL for more Consumer and Business Tips from Sara the Trusted Founder, along with Videos of Trusted Partners!

 

Stay Trusted my friends..SAFE AND TRUSTED of course 

 

Trusted brags about TAMMY WANDZURA a SASKATOON MORTGAGE Expert on the Saskatoon Directory of excellence

"I just want to let you know that we all appreciated your help with this transaction. If it weren’t for you, my brother and I would not have been able to be neighbours and we thank you a million times over for making that possible! I called you in a panic and you helped me calm down, dealt with us immediately and efficiently, and got us a great mortgage with a great rate. So thanks from all of us Tammy, we’ll definitely be using you in the future and I would absolutely recommend you to anyone! " -Michelle

"Tammy, you have no idea how much we appreciate you. You get back to me on a Saturday night, and with an answer I wasn't expecting (in a great way!) You guys truly rock. Thank you SO much. I really appreciate you making this so easy for us, and helping us save some money at the same time! You are getting THE BEST recommendations/referrals from us!" -Lindsay Cheveldayoff

"Tammy, I have been wanting to send you a message for quite some time thanking you for all of your hard work and dedication regarding the refinancing of our mortgage this past spring. I had been doing some investigating on refinancing and contacting the banks on my own time, which was met with minimal success. I happen to have heard your ad on the radio a few times, and so the next time it came on I listened up and copied your contact information, and am I ever glad I did. I must say that I was hesitant to contact your office based on my past experience with anything 'mortgage related'. I certainly didn't expect the service that we enjoyed throughout our entire dealing with you and your group. Whether it was thorough and considerate replies to my rapid fire emails, taking my phone calls without delay, or your effortless work and 'out of the box' thinking in regard to our unique situation, you did not once disappoint. You are so personable and fun to work with that despite all the roadblocks (beyond both our and your control) that were put in our way, we still came out smiling once it was all said and done. I'm happy to report that we are currently enjoying a little more financial freedom, and a lot more peace of mind. Not only were you able to assist us with refinancing but you were able to educate us on the process, options, and what was best for us moving forward. We have been able to use some of our savings to enjoy a getaway to Vancouver for our anniversary this month. If there were an expression of gratitude bigger than thank you, it would be owed to you. We have made a trusted contact in you and will happily use your services in the future. So, thank you, for everything that you have done for us. We appreciate your dedication and expertise very much." -Jess & Chris

"I have always been intimidated dealing with other financial institutes. But, with Tammy I felt very comfortable, even empowered. I would like to say thank you for all your help and for educating be. Thank you! " -Loretta

This is a very powerful reminder that Trusted works for the CONSUMER, not the business....and as you have just read, there is NO DOUBT what so ever that Tammy Wandzura from TMG was doing an amazing job of doing just that well before Trusted came along...she rounds off this TRUSTED all women ( TMG) MORTGAGE category in Saskatoon beautifully, and we are thrilled to have her on board the Trusted Train.  

We know it is very clear from reading ( and hearing ) the stories above and in the client survey portion of the 'Trusted verification Process', that Tammy makes what can be one of the most stressful moments of a persons/couples/familes life/lives ...a much more positive experience..just by being there....

Tammy is NOT the kind of professional who shuts off their phone at 5pm on a weeknight ( none of Trusted Partners are to be honest)  ...or doesn't answer emails on a weekend or on vacation....not because she is a work-a- holic ( although that does help somewhat..as she probably admits to being just that ...she is smiling and nodding reading this Laughing) .....it's because she cares about her clients and wants to be the EASY part of the purchase and moving process......

Trusted hears of MANY MANY mortgage ' horror ' stories that haven't gone smoothly (People email and call us ALOT to share their experiences across the categories we cover on the directory, in the hope that others will not go through it too! We will listen , but we only hold our Trusted partners to account not others..so please choose Trusted and there is no risk) .....and we know the additional stress of having to constantly be the one who follows up to see where things are at, feeling frustarted and left in the dark, at what should be a happy , exciting time...is awful!

We believe that Tammy was born to do what she does and we have NO reservations saying that we GUARANTEE a GREAT Experience with her and her team, if you choose her for your next move up, down or anywhere in between! She is a fabulous and lovely addition to the SASKATOON DIRECTORY of excellence....remember we promote the BEST other directories just list the rest!

  

 

Stay Trusted my friends..SAFE and TRUSTED of coourse!

Trusted Saskatoon Website Design Experts provide a Trusted Tip on 6 important things to consider when redesigning your website

 

6 important things to consider when redesigning your website

Over the three years I have had the opportunity to speak with an array of business owners in Saskatoon who are considering redesigning their current websites. A common issue they all face is whether or not they simply need a small cosmetic change to their website or a complete reconstruction of the entire site. Last September, while reading through my daily Internet/web design news, I came across a great article outlining important things to consider when redesigning your website. The article captured the main questions that business owners need to consider before determining if their website can simply undergo a small facelift or a complete redesign. I hope this article gives you a few things to think about and helps you determine the best strategy forward for your website! Allison Craig Website Marketing Owner, Trio Web Design - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

There are very few, if any, websites on the Internet that don’t undergo at least a minor facelift at some point in their lifecycle. If you own a business with a web presence, at some point, that site will need to be redesigned, whether it’s due to the changing nature of your business, or purely for aesthetic reasons.

Redesigning your company site can be a major undertaking, so we’ve put together a helpful list of things to keep in mind when considering a redesign.

1. Why Are You Redesigning?

This is perhaps the most deceptively complex, yet obvious question of all. Before undergoing any redesign, however, it’s important to understand what it is you wish to accomplish. Are you unhappy with the way your site functions? Do you simply want a better-looking site? Do you need to improve search engine rankings and sales conversions? Maybe the focus of your business has shifted and it’s time for new content. These are all important factors to consider, so before you start, make a detailed list of what it is you wish to accomplish during the redesign. This will help guide you through the rest of the process and make sure you stay focused on the end goal.

2. What Type of Redesign Do You Need?

Now that you’ve decided exactly why you want to redesign your site, it’s time to decide just how far down the rabbit hole you need to go. Perhaps a small change in visuals and content is all that’s necessary. On the other hand, you may need to add new features or completely redo your underlying code base. Depending on your needs and budget, a large overhaul may be out of the question, or it may be the most cost-effective long-term solution, so take a moment to think about your needs going forward and work with your developer to strike a balance that best meets them.

3. What Does and Doesn’t Work Currently?

No matter how large or small the redesign, chances are there will be some elements of your existing site that work very well and some that don’t work at all. Now is the time to go through your site and identify these elements. Maybe your content is too verbose or your sales page isn’t very user-friendly. On the other hand, that photo gallery and the blog may be big-ticket items that do really well for your image and bring in lots of traffic. Some elements will need to remain (though possibly given a makeover), some will need to be cleaned up and some will have to go. Break your site down into its key components and then compare those with the goals you decided on in step one and the overall vision for your web site. If something doesn’t fit, it’s out.

4. How Is Your Site Being Used?

Along these same lines, don’t forget to take a look at how users are currently interacting with your site. This will help you identify great content and problem areas.Study your traffic statistics and site analytics for information on things such as entry and exit pages, sales conversions, and search engine keywords. This will help you to understand how visitors find your site and what they do once they get there. While you’re studying those statistics, also have a look at details like screen resolution and browser usage. This will help your developer determine what technical specifications your site should meet and whether a separate mobile version of your site is recommended, among other things.

5. Has Your Brand or Company Image Changed?

If you’ve undergone changes to your brand and company image, those changes need to be reflected in your site, even if the only updates are visual. Keep your logos updated and consider a color-overhaul if the corporate image or philosophy has shifted. Your website is often the first impression people get of your business, so it should grow and mature right along with the rest of your brand identity.

6. When and How Should You Launch Your Redesign?

When and how you launch your redesign can have a big impact on your traffic and in generating buzz about your new site and your product. Maybe you’re simply making improvements and want to slowly roll out changes over time and unannounced. This unobtrusive rollout won’t give you a lot of buzz, but it will still accomplish your goals of improving the site’s performance and the user’s experience. On the other hand, a big relaunch around the holidays or at the start of a big promotion, or when announcing a major change in the way your business operates can both draw traffic and generate more interest.

simply check out Trusted Marketing Services -  their Listing Here under COMPUTERS & WEBSITE DESIGN. They are you SASKATOON WEBSITE DESIGN EXPERTS on the SASKATOON DIRECTORY of Trusted Experts!  

 

 

 

Stay Trusted my friends..SAFE & TRUSTED of course

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Gibbon Heating and Air a Trusted Airconditioning and Furnace expert on the Saskatoon Directory share a Trusted Tip on Furnace scams!

Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning has been serving Saskatoon and surrounding areas for over 25 Years, Gibbon is a "Total Service" company with trained technicians who are able to provide customers with solutions to all their Heating & Air Conditioning and Plumbing related requirements they provide a Trusted Tip on being aware of Furnace Con Jobs .

Saskatoon is still enjoying pretty great Winter, but freezing days are right around the corner. There's a growing concern about fly-by-night furnace contractors who may try to rip you off

1. What's the set-up for this con game? Like many contractor cons, this game begins with a knock on the door. The guy on your step may look the part – dressed as a workman, with a clipboard and tool belt – and he’ll offer a “free inspection” of your furnace. If you resist the offer, he might tell you horror stories about a neighbour “a couple streets away” who had major problems and was unaware of the danger or remind you of some real disasters that were recently in the news, like the house in Regina that blew up in May after an undiagnosed gas leak...or the Neighbourhood in California last year that was destroyed.

2. What happens when the con man does the inspection? Without fail, the con man finds a huge problem, one that requires immediate attention – he’ll almost always try to convince you that the house will explode or that your home is filling up with noxious gases even as you’re talking to him – and he’ll offer to get his “emergency crew” to you the same day if you’ll pay some portion of the inflated estimate up front. If you resist, he’ll threaten to “red tag” the furnace, which he says would mean you’d have to have a city inspector out to restart service at additional costs.

3. What’s the reality here? Even if your furnace has a major problem, no reputable and Trusted company is going to claim that the house is going to blow up if you don’t write a cheque in the next five minutes. Most of the time – even in the worst cases – you can shut off the gas, open a window, and be safe enough to call for a second opinion. Whenever anyone tries to convince you that you need major repairs on the spur of the moment and wants money up front to start the job, you need to stop everything and think about the decision. Don’t allow yourself to be pressured, and definitely don’t let a con man throw you into a panic. Unless you’re talking to a city employee with proper identification or a contractor you’ve called to your home because you suspected a problem, there’s no reason to drop everything and run screaming from your home on the say-so of a stranger. Con men are experts at causing pressure and panic. Don’t fall for it.

4. Do the furnace inspections offered by local dealers make sense? Absolutely! Gibbon Heating and Airconditoning offer Furnace inspections for a reasonable fee and SHOW you what to look out for , so you can rest assured in the future.It’s not a bad idea to invest in the visit. Most of the time, besides checking for cracks in the pipes, leaks, and other serious problems, the worker will change the filter and get the unit ready for winter. If you don’t know anything about maintaining a furnace, that’s a great way for you to stay ahead of costly repairs and make sure that your furnace is operating properly. Plus, there’s a certain amount of trust built into the fees a reputable company charges for its work. Companies might offer free inspections, and some do that as a courtesy, counting on a percentage of those inspections resulting in lucrative jobs, but the temptation for some businesses to find something wrong – anything wrong, really -- when they’re offering their expertise is pretty high.

You can find Gibbon Heating and Air online www.gibbonheating.com  or check out their listing here in the AIR CONDITIONING & FURNACE Category on THE Saskatoon Directory of excellence..they are your Trusted AIR CONDITIONING & FURNACE EXPERTS Right here in Saskatoon!

 

 

 

In other News Trusted is proud and thrilled to announce that www.trustedsaskatoon.com has been nominated for not 1 but 3 SABEX awards in Saskatoon. Sara the Trusted Founder received this email today that we would like to share with you:

"Dear Sara Wheelwright, Congratulations! Your company, TrustedSaskatoon.com has been nominated for a 2012 Celebrate Success SABEX (Saskatoon Achievement in Business Excellence) Award Presented by PotashCorp.! Your company was nominated in the following categories: Customer Service (Sponsored by CIBC), New Business Venture (Sponsored by SaskPower), and Small Business of the Year (15 or less employees) (Sponsored by TD Canada Trust) Excellence inspires - At The Greater Saskatoon Chamber it is our mission Build the Best Business Climate in Canada, Thereby Creating a City of Opportunity. This is our opportunity to annually recognize you, our business community, for your continued contributions and achievements. Let us showcase your organization at the 2012 Celebrate Success! SABEX Awards Gala Event. This our 17th year of celebrating excellence with our 2012 Celebrate Success Awards Gala Presented by PotashCorp. The awards banquet is scheduled for May 17th 2012 in Saskatoon."

We wouldn't be even in the running if it weren't for the Trusted Team who work so hard finding these wonderful businesses in Saskatoon ( and Regina), and if they didn't do such a good job and live by the principles and integrity that we set as a standard then the Saskatoon Public wouldn't go to the site and love the site so much ! If we win anything that will be a bonus, we are just so happy to even be considered what a great start to 2012!

Source:BBB Oklahoma Sept, 2010

Saskatoon Mortgage Broker expert TRUSTED TIP: Top 10 Reasons Why to Use a Mortgage Broker.?

 

Top 10 Reasons Why To Use a Mortgage Broker

1. Get independent advice on your financial options.

As an independent mortgage broker, we're not tied to any one lender or range of products. Our goal is to help you successfully finance your home or property. We'll start by getting to know you and your homeownership goals. We'll make a recommendation, drawing from available mortgage products that match your needs, and we will decide together on what's right for you.

2. Save time with one-stop shopping.

It could take weeks for you to organize appointments with competing mortgage lenders - and we know you'd probably rather spend your time house-hunting! We work directly with dozens of lenders, and can quickly narrow down a list of those that suit you best. It makes comparison-shopping fast, easy, and convenient.

3. We negotiate on your behalf.

Many people are uncertain or uncomfortable negotiating mortgages directly with their bank. Brokers negotiate mortgages each and every day on behalf of Canadian homebuyers. You can count on our market knowledge to secure competitive rates and terms that benefit you.

4. More choice means more competitive rates.

We have access to a network of major lenders in Canada, so your options are extensive. In addition to traditional lenders, we also know what's being offered by credit unions, trust companies, and other sources not available to the public. And we can help you take care of other requirements before your closing date, such as sourcing mortgage default insurance if your down payment is less than 20% of the purchase price.

5. Ensure that you're getting the best rates and terms.

Even if you've already been pre-approved for a mortgage by your bank or another financial institution, you're not obliged to stop shopping! Let us investigate to see if there is an alternative to better suit YOUR needs.

6. Get access to special deals and add-ons.

Many financial institutions would love to have you as a client, which is why they often offer incentives to attract creditworthy customers. These can include up to 5% cashback for things such as down payment or whatever you choose, free legal fees and appraisals, retail points programs, discounts on appliances and more. We do the math on which offers might be worth your attention when it comes to financing or mortgage insurance - so you get the perks you deserve.

7. Things move quickly!

Our job isn't done until your closing date goes smoothly. We'll help ensure your mortgage transaction takes place on time and to your satisfaction. We are available 7 days a week, evenings and weekends, by phone, text, email & fax!

8. Get expert advice.

When it comes to mortgages, rates, and the housing market, we'll speak to you in plain language. We can explain the various mortgage terms and conditions so you can choose confidently.

9. No cost to you.

There's absolutely no charge for our services on typical residential mortgage transactions. How can we afford to do that? Like many other professional services, such as insurance, mortgage brokers are generally paid a finder's fee when we introduce trustworthy, dependable customers to a financial institution. These fees are quite standard and nearly industry-wide so that the focus remains on you, the customer.

10. Ongoing support and consultation.

Even once your mortgage is signed and paperwork is complete, we are here if you need any advice on closing details or even future referral needs. We are happy to be of assistance when you need it.

Information courtesy of Tamara Mezzo and Genworth Financial Canada

Find TRusted Saskatoon Mortgage Brokers here in the SASKATOON MORTGAGE Category on THE Saskatoon directory of excellence. 

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