Trusted Tips and Resources

Trusted Tips & Resources

Reed Security Trusted Alarm and Security Expert video tip on VIDEOS catching thieves!

Reed Security believes when you become a client you will be entering into a relationship – one they want to grow and become long term...they work hard to meet all your Saskatoon Alarm & security needs from day one!

REED SECURITY are Trusted and they are recipients of 2 x 2012 SABEX AWARDS and a 2014 SABEX Award along with NSBA awards recognizing excellence in business.

Reed Security's video tip on a Punk breaking into a Reed Security Van:


Thieves target vehicles just as much as homes and businesses. This Reed Security video camera captures an intruder breaking into one of our own service vehicles in the middle of the night. No break in tools required - he simply tried every door on the building and every vehicle door until he found his opportunity. Burglars look for drills, tools, smartphones, iPads, iPods, laptops, digital cameras, GPS systems, sporting goods, brand name clothing, and loose change.

This video evidence has been provided to the Saskatoon Police Service and sent to several thousand Reed Security clients. $100 Reward if you recognize this person.



Find Reed Security online at or check out their listing here in the SASKATOON ALARM & SECURITY Category on THE Saskatoon directory of excellence. Virgil Reed and his team are YOUR Trusted SASKATOON ALARM & SECURITY experts right here in Saskatoon!




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

The Trusted teamwork 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....that's 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.... let's share the first part of the story. 

Janice is a lovely woman 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 its 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 her story last week through a friend of Sara's, the Trusted founder, and we were extremely moved by her plight, and wanted to do what we could to'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 9 pm 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  Trusted Regina partners!  



Thank you also 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 was extremely emotional, Janice was completely gobsmacked when Sara knocked on her door and told her why she was there. Once the first round of tears dried, and she realized Sara was above board, she showed her around 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 this is Part 1 of THE HOUSE THAT TRUSTED SASKATOON REBUILT!   

So whats next?
A well-recognized business leader and expert in the construction industry is going to cast his professional eye over Janice's bombsite 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, a thing like this happen every day to families and individuals in this city and this province, that's 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  Gift Certificates for Janice to put towards this rebuild. She can use them at any of the partner businesses on the 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"  

Kitchen and Bath Classics a Trusted Saskatoon Bathroom store tip on Bain Ultra tubs

Whether you are building a new home or remodelling a single room, Kitchen & Bath Classics Saskatoon a Trusted SASKATOON BATHROOM EXPERT offer you one of the largest selections of plumbing fixtures, faucets, and accessories from quality names, displaying the latest trends and cutting-edge styles. The showroom consultants offer the best expertise in the business as they understand the building process; working with you to ensure that your project stays within budget and that the right products are delivered on time.

Here Lori shares a tip on Bain Ultra tubs:


At the end of the day everyone wants to relax and what better way than to retreat into your bath and lose yourself in Bain Ultra’s therapies designed to wash away your worries.

Kitchen & Bath Classics has many models of Bain Ultra tubs on display that you can slip off your shoes and climb right into.

We also have the Vedana multi-therapy on display so you and our Expert staff can meet and they will help you choose the perfect tub for you and your space.

Bain Ultra offers soaker tubs and the option of a ThermoMasseur massage system included in the tub. Some of the soaker tubs have an option of a Warm Touch Shell, of- as a therapy. The ThermoMasseur system offers a multiple massage technique of Hydro-thermo massage and acupressure, resulting in a personal massage at home anytime you desire.

Aromatherapy is the addition of essential oils to enhance physical and physiological well-being. Chromatherapy uses coloured lights to heal, improve your mood, wake you up, or stimulate your senses.

The Aroma Cloud experience, can be used with or without essential oils, and when over your water like a mountain fog, bringing the essential oils along with it. Ask our Kitchen & Bath Experts to show you the Aroma Cloud experience when you visit.

The Vedana offers several therapies for your home and can be installed in a shower space or mounted on the wall in your bathroom, with electrical requirements as needed. Thermo-therapy, which uses dry heat, increases the body temperature and to eliminate toxins and relax your sore muscles.

The Bain Ultra Vedana also has light therapy which helps to regulate the production of melatonin and serotonin. Ten minutes daily can really make a difference in your energy level, great for those long dark winters we have when you are longing for a little sunshine.

Kitchen & Bath Classics also has sound therapy on the Vedana which uses music of different wavelengths and frequencies to promote balance of both body and mind.

Kitchen & Bath Classics invites you to meet with our expert staff and we will put together the perfect Bain Ultra products to turn your bathroom into a relaxing or rejuvenating spa experience.


Find Kitchen & Bath Classics online at in the SASKATOON BATHROOMS category on the SASKATOON DIRECTORY of Excellence...they are your SASKATOON BATHROOM FIXTURES and FITTING Expert ! 



Kari Calder Trusted Saskatoon Realtor and a Saskatoon Real Estate expert shares real estate mistakes to avoid

The decision to purchase your home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and will also be one of your largest investments. Done right, it can also be one of the most exciting and fulfilling times in your life! Kari Calder a saskatoon Realtor with Century 21 Fusion is there to help you through the process, and provide you and your family with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you have a realtor working with your best interests in mind.

Here Kari shares a great tip on Mistakes To Avoid That Will Decrease Your Home's Value: 

Thinking of selling your home in Saskatoon one day? There are a few things you can do to avoid decreasing your homes value. See below for the little mistakes that could cost you big time in the long run. 

Exterior colour. Don’t choose a colour that doesn’t fit well in your neighbourhood. It should look cohesive with your area and with curb appeal playing a huge factor with resale, this is one mistake that can easily be avoided. If you want to add your own touch, consider changing your exterior door colour or adding bright colours with flowers.


Landscaping without the future in mind. When landscaping, consider how large trees or shrubs will get to avoid major problems later. When planted too closely, roots can break up the pavement or cause issues with the foundation or sewer lines if too close to the house. Ask a professional if you are unsure. 

Pools. People spend a lot of money on putting in a pool and expect their property value to increase because of it. Adding a pool typically won’t get you back the cost spent on it so only add one because you will be maximizing your utility from it. 

Interior paint. When it comes time to sell, turn those bright, crazy wall colours into neutral, light colours the majority of buyers will love. Having every room brightly painted will distract buyers and end up costing you.


Appliances. If your kitchen is updated, make sure your appliances are too. If it’s not and your appliances are original, dirty, and dingy consider replacing them for newer ones. Buyers don’t want to end up inheriting your junk. 

The small things. Keep your eye on the small details too. Updating cabinet pulls/knobs, light switch covers, vent covers, light fixtures and even replacing lightbulbs will help your home sell and show that it’s been well cared for.


Deep cleaning. Clean your house inside and out before showings occur. Potential buyers will love if a home has been thoroughly cleaned as it shows that it’s been well maintained by the owners. 

Making the small spaces feel big. Be careful what furniture you use so it doesn’t overcrowd the space. Even choosing larger floor tiles or adding mirrors for a smaller space will help the room feel bigger.


Hopefully these tips will prove useful to you and if you do decide that you are wanting to sell, contact me and I will be able to help give you advice on what you can do to your home to help boost it’s resale value.


Kari Calder 

Saskatoon real estate agent 

Century 21 Fusion




Made In The Shade Blinds Trusted Saskatoon Blinds & Window Coverings tip on Shutters

Made in the Shade Blinds Saskatoon wants to help you get your Saskatoon windows on the Best Dressed list! They offer free in-home consultations, where they bring the showroom to you. Not only is this more convenient for you, it allows you to see a variety of choices for your home, surrounded by your colors and furnishings, in your home’s own natural light. Made In The Shade Saskatoon are your Trusted Saskatoon Blinds and Window Coverings Experts!
The Owner of Made In The Shade Heather's tip on Shutters – A beautiful choice for window coverings: 

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again…we LOVE shutters as an option for window coverings!

At our initial consultation, our client let us know that she was interested in adding shutters to the main living areas of her home. We decided upon beautiful Norman Shutters with a 3 1/2″ louver in a standard configuration with a divider rail for light control. During the installation, the client decided to add cafe shutters to her corner windows. We think the combination of the two styles works perfectly in her home!




 Our products are backed by the best warrantees in the industry, and these shutters are no exception – they are beautifully crafted, designed to last, and have a limited lifetime warranty that includes fading! Interestingly enough, due to the built-in nature of shutters, they are also the only window covering product that actually adds real value to your property.

Our goal at Made in the Shade Blinds Saskatoon is to always exceed our customer’s expectations – and with these gorgeous shutters, we can and do! Visit us at or give Heather a call at 306-280-0632 and expect the best for less!


To schedule an appointment with Heather - the ' Shady -Lady' click here 




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