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The Trusted Community rebuild of Janice's house. Janice's testimony of her experience

 

The Trusted team is SUPER excited to announce that the  Trusted Saskatchewan community rebuild of Janice Braden's house has been completed. Janice and her young daughter have a HOME again ...and a beautiful one at that!

We will be sharing pictures of the finished project soon , but first we had to have a party to celebrate!

On August 13th 2015 the Trusted team gathered Janice and as many of the Trusted partners who contributed to the project as possible to Village Guitar and Amp   and celebrated this completion of this huge project. Nicola from PickNics Catering ( a Trusted Saskatoon caterer ) provided delicious food and the drinks flowed as we all laughed and chatted about the project. Friendships have been made on this project between the partners across Saskatchewan , and Janice Braden was kind enough to allow us to video her giving testimonials to all the Trusted partners and others that stepped up to help her in her moment of need!    


Please enjoy the video below, and please support these wonderful Trusted partners that really did make this happen. We are so proud to support and promote our partners as they really are all the REAL DEAL!   

 

 

 

Below is a list of the Trusted partners who stepped up , along with their suppliers ( Loraas ( free Loraas bin) , Ronald ( trims ) , Roofmart Prairie( all of the shingles!) and Dave at Heated Roofing Systems, Colorado, USA donated a brand new heated roofing system! Plus RONA for trims and lots of other bits of material and Winroc!

Perfection Plumbing - All the plumbing

Kitchen & Bath Classics - new bathroom vanity

JABA Construction- Project Management and numerous jobs!

GT Flooring -kitchen back splash, shower tiles, labour

KTS Custom Cabinets - A NEW CUSTOM KITCHEN

Age Of Electric - ALL the electrics

Sunview Windows & Doors - $250 towards the rebuild

Conexus Insurance - donating $250 towards the re-build

Kari Calder- Century 21 - $300 in Home Depot Gift Certs

Hairstyle Inn's - $300 Gift Certificate to HSI

Made In The Shade $700 Gift Certificate for MIS

CNG Stone - Trusted Regina partner - Granite for kitchen and bathroom!

Adrenaline Roofing - Trusted Regina Partner- a NEW Roof and heated roof system!

Fresh Living - shopping help and design

BOW Home Services - Painting services 

Read The Janice's Build  full story from the beginning in the 3 previous articles here

 

 

Trusted SK community steps up to help a local Saskatoon woman after her contractor nightmare Part 3 Janice's rebuild

The Trusted team work for the public, we do that by finding great local businesses, verifying they are as good as we have heard, and contracting them to uphold the 5 Trusted Guarantees. These 5 Trusted guarantees are the cornerstone of our business and the businesses we partner with, and if something does go wrong we hold the businesses to their obligations....thats what the Trusted Saskatoon businesses sign up for. That's why we promote them and why we believe they are the best  businesses in the cities we serve. 

First time you have heard of this?

Read / watch Part 1 here - see where it all began! 

Part 2 

Read the CBC Story Here  

 

 

JANICE'S BUILD- the Trusted Rebuild PART 3 

It's been over 6 months since we first brought you Janice's story, and we are getting to the final stages of this huge renovation here in Saskatoon!  CBC covered the story province wide in December and it has also been featured in a number of National Publications including Canadian Contractor Magazine

 

Dave Andercheck from JABA Construction and his team have been project managing the build - this is no mean feat!! Coordinating contractors, multiple companies across Saskatchewan's work schedules, inspectors and a plan to do everything in a logical order! Weather, vacations and material delivery has hampered efforts to get this job finished sooner and in this video you can really see what goes on to get a huge renovation ( estimated materials and labor donated will be $80-$100k) like this completed, and meet some of the amazing Trusted partners who tell us why they have stepped up to the plate!

WE LOVE WHAT WE DO!!!!


 

 

We have already had so many wonderful Trusted Saskatoon directory partners offer Janice their help and have gone over and above in both free labour and materials ...and 2 Trusted Regina partners CNG Stone( granite for the kitchen and bathroom) and Adrenaline Roofing - a new roof! !  

These partners, along with their suppliers ( Loraas ( free Loraas bin) , Ronald ( trims ) ,  Roofmart Prairie( all of the shingles!) and Dave at  Heated Roofing Systems, Colorado, USA donated a brand new heated roofing system! Plus RONA for trims and lots of other bits of material and Winroc! 

 

 

  1. Perfection Plumbing - All the plumbing
  2. Kitchen & Bath Classics - new bathroom vanity
  3. JABA Construction- Project Management and numerous jobs!  
  4. GT Flooring -kitchen  back splash, shower tiles, labout
  5. KTS Custom Cabinets - A NEW CUSTOM KITCHEN
  6. Age Of Electric - ALL the electrics
  7. Sunview Windows & Doors - $250 towards the rebuild
  8. Conexus Insurance - donating $250 towards the re-build
  9. Kari Calder- Century 21 - $300 in Home Depot Gift Certs
  10. Hairstyle Inn's  - $300 Gift Certificate to HSI
  11. Made In The Shade Gift Certificate for MIS
  12. CNG Stone - Trusted Regina partner - Granite for kitchen and bathroom! 
  13. Adrenaline Roofing - Trusted Regina Partner- a NEW Roof and heated roof system! 
  14. Fresh Living - shopping help and design 
  15. BOW Home Services - Painting services 
  16. Trusted Directories - $1000 of the project 

 

 

So whats Next ?  We are ever so close to getting done - so watch out for the final blog with the reveal video ....oh yes, then a PARTY!!  
 

A message from Janice Braden.. " Yes, I have been terribly impressed by everyone who is coming in to work. Its almost like everyone feels a responsibility to prove what good workmanship should be - I hear snips of conversations about doing it right, double and triple checking, making sure things will last for years. Everything that is going in, layer by layer, is solid and of excellent quality and I couldn't be happier or more impressed. And yes, the ridiculous potlight is gone (Arlen from Age Of Electric said none of them were actually hooked to a switch anywhere..oh my!). "

 
 

Part 2 -Trusted Saskatoon community steps up to help a local Saskatoon woman after her contractor nightmare.

The Trusted team work for the public, we do that by finding great local businesses, verifying they are as good as we have heard, and contracting them to uphold the 5 Trusted Guarantees. These businesses are the best and when they found out about Janice, a hard working single Mum in Saskatoon who had been ripped off from a local contractor and left living in a building site with her 10 year old daughter ...they STEPPED UP !

Here is Janices's Story Part 2 ...including the first video of the property so you can see for yourself whats she' dealing with. ( here is a link to Part 1 so you can read the full story

 

JANICE's BUILD a Trusted Rebuild 

 

After the initial meeting with Janice last week, the next step was to get a Trusted Contractor in to look at Janices's house.
 
Dave Andercheck from JABA Construction, is a well recognized business leader and expert in construction , he and his team met with Janice so he could look over Janice's bomb site of a home, he was shocked at the mess and terrible workmanship.  He is now compiling a report so he can lay out just what needs to be done, and from there we can start planning the rebuild, and what we need in regards help & materials from the amazing 28 Trusted partners -
       
      So many  Trusted Saskatoon partners and 2 Trusted Regina Partners listed below!
 
 

 

 


 

Thank you also to to CNG Stone for the countertop, Aaron Loraas- from Loraas disposal for donating bins and garbage fees for the project , Rona for their huge donation and Winroc for many of the materials , and of course the new heated roofing system donated by Heated roofing in Colarado! 

Trusted community steps up to help a local Saskatoon woman after her contractor nightmare Part 1

The Trusted team work for the public, we do that by finding great local businesses, verifying they are as good as we have heard, and contracting them to uphold the 5 Trusted Guarantees. These 5 Trusted guarantees are the cornerstone of our business and the businesses we partner with, and if something does go wrong we hold the businesses to their obligations....thats what the Trusted Saskatoon businesses sign up for. That's why we promote them and why we believe they are the best  businesses in the cities we serve. 

 

 

JANICE'S BUILD- the Trusted Rebuild

Last week we heard about Janice, a single Mum in Saskatoon that has not been lucky enough to deal with a  ' Trustworthy' business, in fact she has dealt with the kind of company that we set Trusted Saskatoon up to protect people from....lets share the first part of the story. 

Janice is a lovely women who has been left in a house that was a home 5 months ago & now is a dangerous unfinished, building site. She is trying to keep on a brave face for her 10 year old daughter, but is sick with worry that the house won't survive the Winter cold that is on it's way,  and wondering every day how she is going to manage to get back on her feet .......why? All because of an unscrupulous Saskatoon contractor that has been her worst nightmare! 

 

We heard of her story last week though a friend of Sara's, the Trusted founder, and we were extremely moved by her plight, and wanted to do what we could to help...it's a great thing we know an amazing group of local Saskatoon businesses, who are invested in their community and who truly set the standard for integrity in the Saskatoon Business community!

 

We sent out an email at 9pm that night, we had some responses back within the hour and by the end of the week we have already had so many wonderful Trusted Saskatoon directory partners offer Janice their help...and 2 Trusted Regina partners!  

 

 


Thank you also to to Aaron Loraas- from Loraas disposal for donating bins and garbage fees for the project , Winroc and rona for materials and Heating roofing systems in Colorado for the roof!! 

Sara went to surprise Janice tonight, who knew nothing of this until then..it was extremely emotional, Janice was completely gob smacked when Sara knocked on her door and told her why she was there. Once the first round of tears were dried, and she realized Sara was above board, she showed her round the house and Sara couldn't believe the state this contractor has left her in. We shared the news about the wonderful Trusted Saskatoon companies that had already stepped up to help her, and she was happy to allow us to document this journey by blog and video, so she could prevent other people from having the same thing happen to them....so this is Part 1 of THE HOUSE THAT TRUSTED SASKATOON REBUILT!   

So whats Next ?
 
 
Dave Andercheck from JABA Construction, a well recognized business leader and expert in the construction industry is going to cast his professional eye over Janice's bomb site of a home, and he will then be able to assess just what needs to be done, and from there we can start planning the rebuild, and what we need in regards help & materials from these amazing Trusted Saskatoon companies.
 
 We will leave you with Sara's comments as the last words of Part 1
 
" Saskatoon has been amazing to me and my family, and I believe it's important to step up to help people in the community you live in. Janice's situation is not uncommon unfortunately, thing like this happen every day to families and individuals in this city and this province, thats why I was motivated to start Trusted. I am just glad I am in a position, along with the Trusted partners  to help her with this hand up back on her feet again. 
 
To start the ball rolling I will donate $1000 in TrustedSaskatoon.com  Gift Certificates for Janice to put towards this rebuild. She can use them at any of the partner businesses on the www.trustedsaskatoon.com directory.  I am not going to publicly name the contractor, or his business...that is not my place, but after what I saw & heard today I believe strongly that the company  should have their A rating on the Better Business Bureau of Saskatchewan lowered to an F, and the insurance companies should take them off their preferred list of contractors"  
 
  

Razor Heating & AC Trusted Saskatoon AC experts share 10 Fun Facts about Air Conditioning

At Razor Heating & Air Conditioning, the primary focus is to provide Saskatoon and surrounding area customers with quality work, prompt service and innovative real world solutions to everyday mechanical and home comfort issues.

Whether it be an upgrade or repair to your current home, or mechanical needs of a new home Razor Heating and Air are the people to turn to for help. Their real-world, on-the-job trained employees have the industry experience and know-how to look past the rough edges of renovation or construction. The professionals at Razor strive to bring you quality products and services with a budget-minded solution.
 

 

Here they share 10 Fun Facts About Air Conditioning:

Nobody expects your ears to perk up when overhearing a conversation about air conditioning. As far as most homeowners are concerned, as long as they’re cool when they need to be and warm when they need to be, what else is there to care about? So, this goes out to everyone politely stifling a yawn when their HVAC technician starts explaining the ins and outs of their air conditioning unit. Air conditioning can be interesting!

To prove it, here are our Top 10 Fun Facts About Air Conditioning.

1. Forget comfort - the first air conditioner, designed by Willis Carrier in 1902, was designed to control the humidity in a New York publishing house. Its effects helped ink to dry faster and smudge free, as well as keeping the paper from expanding and contracting.

2. Do you love catching a summer blockbuster at the movie theater? You can thank air conditioning. Moviemakers released their big pictures during the summer because people sought out the air-conditioned buildings to escape the heat.

3. Air conditioning makes springtime bearable. Allergy sufferers and asthmatics can thank air conditioning for providing them with clean, filtered air indoors.

4. All those “40 is the new 20” people can thank AC for prolonged life expectancy and the world changing advances in medicine. Without cool, controllable environments, certain medicines could never have been created and certain illnesses could never have been cured.

5. You wouldn’t be reading this article if it weren’t for air conditioning. That’s right, you can thank AC for the development of computer technology and manufacturing.

6. Vegas wouldn’t be VEGAS if it weren’t for AC. In fact, hotter states like Texas, Florida and Nevada can thank air conditioning for their population booms. Without AC, America’s economic power would rest squarely in the northern states.

7. It’s cool to be green. Manufacturing companies are making the switch from the old standard refrigerant, R-22, to R-410A. Removing chlorine from air conditioning refrigerants makes them ozone friendly.

8. High ceilings and open floor plans weren’t just pretty designs for homes. They were made to optimize air flow in a hot building. Now, you can live and work in towering glass buildings (thanks to air conditioning, of course).

9. Before buildings had central air conditioning, industries and even the government took a summer vacation along with school. Think things happen too slowly in D.C. now? Imagine working with 2-3 less months. Yikes!

10. Kids, thank your lucky stars! Even though summer vacation started out as a way to escape the heat, schools kept up the practice even after gaining air conditioning. 

 

Razor Heating and AC are Trusted Saskatoon Air Conditioniang and Furnace Experts

 

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