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Flash Fresh Campaign Raised $2500 for Trusted Saskatoon Partners Most Affected By Covid Restrictions

Everyone is aware that the Covid pandemic and the restrictions that come along with it have negatively impacted many industries. When it comes to our small local businesses the worst affected have been in the restaurant, events, hospitality, retail, personal service and fitness industries. In May 2020, the Trusted Saskatoon team and Brodie Johnston, owner of Flash Electrical Contracting announced the Flash Fresh Campaign, to support Trusted Saskatoon partners most negatively affected by Covid restrictions. 

 



Flash Fresh Campaign Results

Thanks to the sales of Flash Fresh hand sanitizer plus additional cash top-up by Brodie Johnston, the owner of Flash Electrical Contracting and Sara, the owner of Trusted Saskatoon, the total being donated is $2500.00. The money raised will be split evenly between the 5 Trusted Saskatoon partners that have been hardest hit,  and are still dealing with the most restrictions due to their particular industry. 

Each Trusted Saskatoon Partner will receive $500.00 to help. 

We want to thank all of the folks who bought Flash Fresh, including the other Trusted Saskatoon partners and members of the public who wanted to help and support local!! 


Trusted Saskatoon Flooring Pros Western Carpet One Flooring Replacement Through Insurance

Western Carpet One Floor & Home is a locally owned and operated flooring store servicing Saskatoon and area since 1974. They are a full-service flooring store. Their stunning showroom offers a comfortable shopping experience for every type of flooring. Whether it is Carpet, Hardwood, Ceramic Tile, Laminate flooring, Cork, Sheet vinyl or area rugs, you will find it at Western Carpet One Floor & Home a Trusted Saskatoon Flooring StoreIn their latest Saskatoon flooring tip, Western Carpet share information on the insurance process when it pertains to flooring. 

It's important to understand the process and what to expect when dealing with a flooring replacement through your insurance. 

When you have an insurance claim, your insurance company will send a sample of your damaged flooring away to accurately determine the value of your replacement product. This testing is done by a company called ICC (Insurance Claim Collaborative Inc). 

Once this evaluation is done, it is important that you visit an approved ICC flooring retailer to help facilitate the process of replacing your flooring. Approved ICC flooring retailers, such as Western Carpet One,  have specific guidelines to make sure you receive fair replacement value and to protect you from receiving an inferior product. Approved ICC flooring retailers are committed to servicing the unique needs of the policyholder by providing the best service and customer satisfaction commitment. A long-standing relationship between the flooring retailer and ICC and a closely measured performance criteria ensures top quality service. 

For more information on insurance flooring replacement, contact Western Carpet One! One of their insurance team members would be happy to assist you. 

Western Carpet One Floor & Home is a Trusted Saskatoon Flooring Store



Trusted Saskatoon community welcomes Aurora Workplace Solutions to the Saskatoon Insurance Category

The Trusted Saskatoon team is thrilled to welcome Aurora Workplace Solutions Inc. to the Trusted Saskatoon community. They have joined the Trusted Saskatoon insurance category, and offer insurance products, group benefits, retirement plans, seminars, and trainingAurora Workplace Solutions are Trusted Saskatoon Group Benefits and Insurance Professionals! 

Have You Heard of Aurora Workplace Solutions? 

Aurora Workplace Solutions has over 50 years of combined experience in the industry. They have a reputation for working hard to provide new and improved ideas to serve their clients, and they are always looking to offer an outstanding level of care and professionalism. 

Small and large business owners alike are generally spinning lots of plates. They are busy working on and in their business, and they often rely on Trusted 3rd party advisors to assist them with major financial decisions. The categories most need assistance with are insurance, accounting, legal, HR, and group benefits.  Aurora Workplace is a wonderful choice to assist with several of these areas, and they can be counted on to provide the best possible advice and recommendations for each client and their unique needs. 

Collin Willms is well known in Saskatoon, pre-covid he was a regular attendee at networking events, and consistently stepped up to volunteer his time for various local organizations and charitable events and causes. Collin has great personal style and an easy friendly smile, so it is no surprise that he came highly recommend to the Trusted team by his clients. Collin heads up a stellar team of advisors from across Saskatchewan, as Aurora has offices in Saskatoon, Tisdale, and most recently Regina.  

The insurance and group benefits industry is full of confusing acronyms, and there are so many options to consider; getting the right advice is key! It is great to have a trusted local team focused on finding the right options for their clients' individual circumstances. Aurora takes the time to explain the why and the how, they are not the kind of company that you just hear from once a year at renewal time. When we spoke to Auroras clients we heard repeatedly how they considered Aurora to be a part of their team. 

Also, it was noted several times that they go out of their way to get to know their client's businesses really well, this means they can recommend them to their other clients and networks. Collin even went as far as signing up for challenging cross-fit classes with one of his clients Chad, Owner of Synergy Strength and Conditioning,  and now he is a committed cross-fitter who regularly brings guests along, including other clients.  When it comes down to it, the Aurora team are great relationship builders and that is a real strength in the financial industry. 

Don't just take it from us, read the real words from Aurora clients that Trusted representatives gathered. We call and survey the clients of businesses that apply to be a part of Trusted. This is just part of our in-depth Trusted Verification Process and it is a pass or a fail.  We are happy to share that Aurora Workplace Solutions were rated highly by every single client we spoke to, and they passed all of our tests and checks with flying colours. 


"Collin Willms and the team at Aurora Workplace Solutions have been easy, straight forward, and helpful, throughout all our business requirements.  They are quick to respond to questions and offer solutions.  We at CJ Karz auto service are very satisfied with our business with Colin and Aurora Workplace solutions.”- Matt Jamieson and Angela downing at CJ Karz Auto service.


"We've been working with Collin from Aurora Workplace Solutions for a few years now and appreciate their great service and knowledge base. I definitely rate them a 10 out of 10 and would highly recommend them to other business owners looking for workplace benefits for themselves and their employees." Dave - Owner, DDIY Disaster Services & RenosTrusted Saskatoon Disaster Services Contractor



Aurora Workplace Solutions are well equipped to serve any client. If you need help growing your business.  Check out their listing in the Saskatoon Insurance Category

If you are ready to set up a group benefit or retirement plan, or just want to learn more about their services, just Click Here For A Quote

'Creating Brilliant Futures'


Aurora Workplace Solutions are Trusted Saskatoon Group Benefits and Insurance Professionals! 

 


Trusted Saskatoon Air Conditioning & Furnace Pros at Gibbon share common HVAC issues

Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning has been serving Saskatoon and surrounding areas for over 40 Years. They are a "total service" company with trained technicians who are able to provide customers with solutions to all their plumbing, air conditioning and heating (HVAC) related requirements. As an Independent Lennox Premier Dealer, the Gibbon Heating and Air Conditioning team is proud to provide prompt, courteous, and professional service that is required by Lennox’s Quality standards. They are regularly evaluated through an independent customer satisfaction survey process. They are trained to design, install, service, and maintain home comfort and indoor air quality systems in Saskatoon and area. In their latest tip, they discuss educating yourself on your HVAC and what to know before you call your local technician. 

PROBLEM WITH YOUR HVAC? WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU CALL GIBBON HEATING 


What to Know Before You Call About Your HVAC in Saskatoon

Educating yourself on your HVAC equipment prior to placing a phone call will be very helpful to the technician that will visit your home. When you call for service on your HVAC in Saskatoon, the professional on the other end will ask you several questions. By being able to answer these questions, you can - in most cases - save yourself money by having fewer house calls with the technician having the tools to diagnose the problem sooner.

HVAC Information to Know: Brand, Age, Error Code

For example, your HVAC is not providing heat. You decide to call a service provider that you trust, such as Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning in Saskatoon. One of our professionals will answer and ask you what brand of HVAC equipment you have and how old it is. Depending on the age you provide, they may ask you what error codes are showing on the equipment.  

By answering these few questions asked, you are providing the technician with important information to address the problem with your HVAC unit. When a customer cannot answer these issues while on the call, the service provider is essentially sending a technician to your house blind and unaware of where the issue is coming from.

Why Is This Important to Know About Your HVAC?

When the technician knows that the customer has, for example, a Bryant furnace that is 6 years old, providing an error code of 31, this tells them that there is an issue with the control board.

Once the technician is on-site, that is the first thing they will look at. If they did not know this information, they would have to perform a full system check on the HVAC unit to find out where the issues are. A technician’s time costs money. It is important to keep in mind that there is no way for ANY service provider to have all the necessary parts for every piece of HVAC equipment out there. 

At Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning, we will address your problems with your HVAC in Saskatoon professionally. Contact Gibbon with any questions or concerns regarding your HVAC unit.

Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning has been serving Saskatoon and surrounding areas for over 40 Years, a “Total Service” company with trained technicians who are able to provide customers with solutions to all plumbing, Air conditioning and Heating/ Furnace (HVAC) related requirements. As an Independent Lennox dealer, Gibbon Heating and Air Conditioning they are proud to provide prompt, courteous, and professional service that is required by Lennox’s Quality standards!

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. 


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