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TRUSTED DIRECTORIES ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH FIX IT UP!


S & E TRUSTED ONLINE DIRECTORIES INC & FIX IT UP -JOINT  MEDIA RELEASE

For Release - January 26th, 2021 at 10 am SASKATOON, SK  

TRUSTED DIRECTORIES ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH FIX IT UP! 

S & E Trusted Online Directories is a multi-award-winning Saskatchewan marketing company headquartered in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Founded in 2011 by local award-winning entrepreneur Sara Wheelwright, it has a local online directory division, that includes Trustedsaskatoon.com and a licensed market in Regina operated by Bonnie Day, Trustedregina.com. In addition there is a full serve marketing agency, . Our company focus is  supporting local businesses operated with integrity as a priority. 


FIX IT UP is owned by Brad Fekula and Dwayne Melcher. Brad has over a decade of marketing expertise at Cubbon Advertising, primarily dealing with Saskatchewan businesses. Dwayne is the owner of Melcher Media, a previous Trusted Regina website company and a highly respected Saskatchewan tech agency specializing in software and virtual reality (VR) development.  The Fix It Up software allows consumers  a convenient and reliable way to save time and money when looking for a local quote. The FIX IT UP quote software was created by the developers at Melcher Media to revolutionize the way quotes are provided. 

SASKATCHEWAN TECH COLLABORATING TO CREATE ADDITIONAL VALUE FOR SMALL SASK BUSINESSES
 

In 2020 Trusted and FIX IT Up entered into a mutually beneficial legal partnership agreement with the view to providing more support to local businesses in Saskatchewan.  On the surface the 2 companies may seem to be in competition as local web based directories; but in fact on closer inspection it became obvious that they instead complement each other's activities. They share a common goal, to   provide the best solutions and advertising value to their clients in the Saskatchewan services industry. 


The Trusted Directories partner with a select and restricted number of locally owned  businesses. These businesses fall into 40 specific categories and most are based  in and around  Saskatoon and Regina. These businesses are mostly service providers, and to become partners they must meet a unique set of standards, pass a Trusted qualification process, and sign a contract to commit to upholding specific standards of service ‘ The Trusted Guarantees’.  Trusted then promotes the partners individually and as part of  the ‘Trusted Community’. Essentially, we sell the Trusted Partners as our only ‘product‘ to the local marketplace via a comprehensive marketing campaign - including, but not limited to,  billboards, radio, social media, CPC campaigns, event marketing, sponsorship, and more. This gives the partners significant exposure in their local marketplace, drives quality leads, and helps their SEO. Trusted also contributes time and money to help  the partners community support efforts, and the Trusted community holds each other accountable as a group of like minded, quality driven, locally owned businesses. 


FIX IT UP directories on the other hand, primarily provides a comprehensive quoting platform for local service providers in over 220+ categories. A detailed and industry specific online quoting system saves service providers significant time. In addition, to  build such a platform/feature on their own websites would be a significant cost that most service providers would not invest in. FIX IT UP businesses pay a very small lead fee, which they only pay if they are selected for a job they quote. The benefits for consumers and corporations is that they can provide all their information in one easy to use platform and await quotes from local service providers.  This is a managed process and also saves consumers time shopping around and the frustration of businesses not getting back to enquiries in a timely manner. 

The Trusted/FIX IT UP partnership involves the following elements:

1. Integration of  the FIX IT UP quote software into the Trusted Directories clouded database platform. 

This means that Trusted Partners will be able to receive detailed quotes from local consumers who want a Trusted local service provider. This saves the consumer time and as the partners have to respond in a timely fashion customers are not left ‘ hanging ‘ waiting for a reply. In addition they can request a quote at their convenience as our platform is open for business 24/ 7 !


A bonus for the Trusted partners, is that the quote link and landing page is unique to each business. This means they will not be competing with other businesses in their category that are signed up as a FIX IT UP provider.

See a listing example here: https://www.trustedsaskatoon.com/listing.aspx?lid=334 



2. Trusted Saskatoon & Regina Partners who are listed on Fix It Up will be highlighted as Trusted on Fix It Up.


This differentiates Trusted Partners and recognizes the steps they have taken to invest in their integrity.
It also shines a spotlight on their consistent high standards of quality work and customer service and gives them an advantage in the selection process.



3. FIX IT UP operates on a ‘ typical online directory model’.
They aim to sign up as many businesses as possible and charge a very small fee per lead.  After staffing and development costs this does not allow for much capital to invest in local marketing to drive consumers to use the platform, especially when it comes to mass media like print, broadcast or billboard.  


The Trusted Directories model is different, they charge more for an annual fee and severely restrict the number of businesses in each category to offer much more individual promotion, marketing value, and personalized service for their partners. They appreciate the quality of the FIX IT UP quoting software and in return for integration they are committed to promoting the feature and their FIX IT UP Partnership as part of their ongoing marketing strategy in the cities they serve . 


The owners of Trusted and FIX IT UP believe that local businesses like themselves should actively seek out collaboration opportunities in order to become more successful. We appreciate each other’s strengths, and we are proud to enter into a partnership as two established and recognized leaders in the Saskatchewan marketing industry. A community whose tech sector collaborates is a valuable asset to the province and we believe is crucial for the success of Sask tech as a whole. 


Support local and we all win!


Trusted Saskatoon Furnace Experts at JOB Heating & Air Share 5 Reasons to Choose a Boiler

JOB Heating & Air Conditioning Saskatoon are eager to provide the best possible customer experience. Their aim is to be a professional resource for our clients before, during, and after the sale! Their team takes pride in service knowledge of modern equipment and training. They are recognized by peers and offer sales, service, training & installations for residential, and commercial Heating, Cooling and Plumbing systems in Saskatoon and area. In their latest article, they discuss 5 benefits of a boiler in your home as your chosen heating system. 

5 Reasons to Choose a Boiler as Your Home Heating System

Why Choose a Boiler?

Boiler systems can use both radiation and convection heat in order to warm a building. Boilers are more consistent in offering warmth and comfort, coupled with high energy efficiency, and require low maintenance in larger applications. See the top 5 reasons to choose a boiler as your home heating system from JOB Heating & Air Conditioning.

Reason #1: Less Fuel = Less Energy

Boilers usually use less fuel to heat your home, which means potentially lower energy costs compared to a furnace.

Reason #2: More Consistent Heat

This could be a big consideration when pondering whether to get a furnace or boiler. Boilers provide consistent heat to each room in your house. Furnaces tend to not circulate the air as well, leaving rooms that are too warm or too cool due to it’s forced air.

Boiler Reason #3: Less Operational Noise

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Boilers are generally quieter than furnaces because you don’t hear the sound of hot air blowing. Furnaces force air in every room, making it louder than a boiler.

Reason #4: Less Maintenance

Boilers are low maintenance since they do not have filters that require cleaning, while furnaces do.

Reason #5: Better Air Quality

Homes with boilers have better air quality.  Since boiler systems don’t blow air, they don’t spread dust and allergens throughout your home the way forced-air systems do.  They also do not dry out the air leaving you with a much more comfortable environment. 

Boilers can be used to great effect in homes, as well as in larger spaces such as schools, hotels, apartment buildings, condominiums, offices, and industrial settings (warehouses, manufacturing plants, mines, etc.). For more information on Saskatoon boilers, contact JOB Heating & Air Conditioning.


JOB Heating & Air Conditioning are Trusted Saskatoon Furnace and Air Conditioning Experts. We show up on time, deliver on budget and we leave the work area cleaner than when we arrived! At JOB we take pride in our plumbing services in this city and the surrounding area, so nothing means more to us than testimonials from our clients as their preferred plumber in Saskatoon.

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Trusted Saskatoon Water Experts at Culligan Saskatoon Home and Commercial Water Delivery Service

We’re here when you need us: Culligan Saskatoon has been treating your water needs in Saskatoon and Surrounding areas since 1949. They are a HACCP based business that is a member of the Canadian Bottled Water Association (CBWA). This plant inspection gives them NSF approval. For over 25 years, Culligan has been the only NSF/CBWA certified bottler of water in Saskatoon. They welcome the annual third party audit for this certification as it is proof that they ensure their customers receive the safest and best quality of bottled water possible. In their latest news, they talk about home and commercial water delivery at Culligan Saskatoon.

Home and Office Water Delivery at Culligan Saskatoon

Water Delivery for Home or Office

Culligan Saskatoon offers convenient bottled water delivery. Our convenient delivery schedule means that you don’t have to worry about running out of water as we base your frequency on our knowledge of the products we offer and your needs. This can also be adjusted at any time. Let one of our water experts help – contact Culligan Saskatoon today!

Delivery Schedule

Culligan’s delivery schedule is easily available online to see when the next water jug deliveries will be made. Conveniently view it online or contact your local water experts at Culligan Saskatoon if you have questions about setting up your water delivery.

Culligan Five Gallon Water Jugs

Bottled water from Culligan Saskatoon is the perfect way to add clean, great-tasting water to your home or office. Our premium water is available in 5 gallon jugs and we’ll deliver your bottles directly to you.


Culligan Saskatoon has proudly been serving Saskatoon and area since 1949. That’s more than 70 years of excellence in water, customer service, and product knowledge. Culligan is the name you can trust when it comes to water in Saskatoon and the surrounding area and we look forward to meeting you!

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Culligan's Residential Products

Culligan's Commercial Products

Culligan is proud to offer their famous free water analysis just call and they'll come out to your home and test your water for impurities!

CHECK OUT THEIR CURRENT WATER SPECIALS  

"You could give your people Culligan water"

Culligan are Trusted Saskatoon Water Experts


Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body Experts at Superior Explain Points on Your License

Superior Auto Body Saskatoon has been in business since 1961, and they have been an SGI ELITE Autobody shop and have been SGI accredited since 1982. There are many reasons they have so many loyal longstanding clients from all over the city, but mostly it is the small, personal touches that they offer to people who have been unfortunate enough to require their services. 

They offer newer model courtesy cars and vans for clients... and to help out, they also pick up your vehicle and take it to your SGI appointment and deliver the courtesy car to you at home. In their latest ‘Auto Body Tips with Monty,’ owner of Superior Auto Body shares information on when you get points on your driver's license. 

WHEN DO YOU GET POINTS ON YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE? 

WHEN DO YOU GET POINTS ON YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE?

Do you know when you get points on your driver’s license? Monty explains in the video when you do and don’t get points on your driver’s license.


NO POINTS
Your vehicle is in a parking lot and there has been damage to it while parked. This may be from someone else bumping into your vehicle or perhaps hail damage to your vehicle. In this scenario, there are no points since you were not driving.

POINTS ON YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE

You will get points if you were involved in an accident and SGI deems that you are at fault.

HOW MUCH DO THE POINTS COST?

For example, if you pay $1,000 for your vehicle insurance and you get 6 points on your driver’s license from an accident where SGI deemed that you were at fault, that is $60 which will only last a couple of years.

If you have questions about points on your driver's license or need collision repair, contact us at Superior Auto Body and we can handle all of your repair needs. When you bring your vehicle to Superior Auto Body in Saskatoon, you receive a FREE courtesy car while your vehicle is in the shop.


If you’ve been involved in a collision and are looking to restore your vehicle back to its original form, contact the team at Superior Auto Body Today where we are a Trusted Saskatoon auto body and collision centre.

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SERVICES

"When we get through it's just like new".

Superior Auto Body is a Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body & Collision Repair Shop 

Trusted Saskatoon Fitness Equipment Store, Fitness Solutions Share 5 Things to Know About Infrared Saunas

Fitness Solutions is a locally owned, Trusted Saskatoon Fitness Equipment storeserving residential and commercial customers for over 30 years. They have the tools and the experience to make your fitness goals a reality. They are there every step of the way to guide and educate you through the process of finding the perfect piece of equipment to make it happen. In our latest Trusted Saskatoon fitness article, they provide information on home saunas that are available at Fitness Solutions Saskatoon.

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT INFRARED SAUNAS FROM FITNESS SOLUTIONS SASKATOON

Infrared Saunas from Fitness Solutions Saskatoon

Home saunas are known to provide plenty of health benefits including relieving sore muscles, reducing stress, and helping maintain healthy skin to name a few. Saunas also add value to your home and require very little upkeep. Here are 5 things to know about infrared saunas from Fitness Solutions Saskatoon.

1. What is an Infrared Sauna?

Infrared saunas use infrared heaters to emit infrared light experienced by the body as radiant heat. This heat is absorbed by the surface of the skin without warming the air around you.


2. How Does an Infrared Sauna Work?

Saunas heat the body primarily by conduction and convection from the heated air and by radiation of the heated surfaces in the sauna room. This infrared heat penetrates more deeply into the skin than just warmed air. This allows you to experience a more intense and tolerable sweat at a lower temperature. A traditional sauna uses heat to warm the air, which in turn warms your body without being absorbed through the skin.

3. What Kind of Infrared Home Saunas Does Fitness Solutions Carry?

Fitness Solutions carries Seaview Cedar Infrared Home Saunas which are available from 1 person up to 4 person:

If you are interested in any of the infrared saunas available at Fitness Solutions, please give us a call at 306-933-3310 or email us at info@fitnesssaskatoon.com.

4. What Should You Know Before You Try an Infrared Sauna?    

There are a few things you should know before indulging in your first session:

  • Avoid using an infrared sauna if you’ve been drinking alcohol.
  • If you feel ill or have a fever, it’s best to wait to use the sauna until you’re feeling better.
  • Using an infrared sauna will cause you to sweat a lot, so you may feel lightheaded when you stand up. If this happens, make sure you get up slowly and sit down once you leave the sauna. Drink water immediately after finishing your session and wait for your body to cool down before doing anything else.
  • In extreme cases, some people may experience overheating (heat stroke and heat exhaustion) or dehydration.

***If you have any health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart problems, or are under medical care, get cleared by your doctor before your first session.***

5. How to use an Infrared Sauna

  • Drink water: Make sure you’re hydrated before going into an infrared sauna. Drink a glass of water before your session. You can also bring water into the sauna, especially if you’re sensitive to higher heat.
  • Choose the temperature: The average temperature for an infrared sauna ranges from 100˚F to 150˚F, with beginners starting out at the lower end and more experienced users at the higher end. If this is your first time, start with 100˚F. You may want to stay at this temperature for a few sessions. You can always increase the temperature each session until you reach 150˚F.
  • Length of time: For first-time users, start with 10 to 15 minutes. You can add time to each session until you reach the suggested time of 20 to 30 minutes. Saunas come with a timer, so make sure to set it. You don’t want to stay in there too long and risk becoming dehydrated.
  • What to wear: How you dress is your choice. Some people will wear bathing suits, while others prefer to go in naked.
  • What you can do while in the sauna: Relax, read, meditate, listen to music, or visit with friends. Just don’t go to sleep.
  • After the session is over: When your session is done, it’s suggested that you take your time and let your body cool down. Once cooled down, feel free to take a shower or bath. Just make sure you are drinking plenty of water.
  • Number of sessions per week: Most facilities that offer infrared sauna treatments recommend using the sauna three to four days per week. If you are healthy and tolerate the four days, you can use the sauna daily.
Start reaping the benefits of an infrared sauna in your home today by contacting Fitness Solutions Saskatoon

Remember to Please Be Kind

At Fitness Solutions Saskatoon, our team is doing the best we can with what is available during these times. Unfortunately, we expect supply issues to last for at least 1 year, so we ask for your patience and understanding as we navigate through this with you and truly believe Fitness Solutions equipment is worth the wait. So please be kind to our staff and let’s remember ‘Fitness is not a destination... it’s a way of life.’ 

If you need help with your fitness goals, our team at Fitness Solutions is here to help you stay fit and healthy this winter. We take the time to ask you questions and go through all the details to find the perfect equipment for you. When comparing price versus quality, Fitness Solutions Saskatoon is your trusted local place to shop for home fitness equipment.

At Fitness Solutions, we have the tools and the experience to make your fitness goals a reality. Whether it's a treadmill, free weights, racks, elliptical, yoga mat, or paddleboard, we are here every step of the way to guide and educate you through the process of finding the perfect piece of equipment to make it happen.

'Fitness is Not A Destination It Is A Way Of Life'

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