TRUSTED SASKATOON RECOGNIZES OUR PARTNERS WHO HAVE BEEN TRUSTED FOR OVER 10 YEARS!
In this series of recognition articles, we continue to spotlight the businesses that have been Trusted Saskatoon Partners for over ten years. This year we recognize the partners that joined us in 2012. We want to thank them for TRUSTING our team, and we are identifying each of them individually for providing ten years of OUTSTANDING service to the citizens of Saskatoon and the surrounding area! This latest article celebrates and recognizes Kari Calder, a Trusted Saskatoon Real Estate Agent for over a decade!
The decision to purchase your home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make and will also be one of your most significant investments. Done right, it can also be one of the most exciting and fulfilling times in your life! Kari Calder 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.
Kari has been involved in the real estate world with her parents, who started investing in Saskatchewan real estate when she was 12. She also began managing rental properties when she was 17 years old, giving her the appreciation and ability to understand the Saskatoon revenue home market. She had the fortunate upbringing of helping out with these revenue homes, from helping insulate attics to shingling roofs which makes her more knowledgeable than your average Saskatoon real estate agent.
Kari is open-minded and confident, which comes from travelling around the world on her own when she was in her mid 20's. On her travels, she met and befriended people from every walk of life, and as a result, she could connect with almost everyone she met, no matter their situation. Kari believes this is a vital asset in being a successful Saskatoon real estate agent.
Kari has lived across Canada, but her love for Saskatoon was deciding where to settle down and put down some roots. In her opinion, after many years and countries travelled, Saskatchewan-born and raised people are amongst the friendliest and most accommodating people in the world.
AN AWARD-WINNING, NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED REALTOR
There are many reasons why people will look to work with a licensed REALTOR®. Kari specializes in the Saskatoon and surrounding area residential real estate market. This includes all types of residential homes and acreages in Saskatoon and the surrounding four areas; North West, North East, South West, and South East.
Prioritizing People & Building Relationships
What Kari's Clients Say...
"Kari helped my wife and I buy our first home. She was absolutely amazing to work with. Kari moved fast for us in the fast paced market, she was professional, straight forward, and gave us very valuable opinions and had us think about things in houses that we never would've on our own. Even during the pandemic, working with Kari and her team was a breeze and we would recommend her to anyone looking for a home!" Eric S
"I had the pleasure to work with Kari. She’s not just a realtor I can tell you that, she’s got heart and soul and has been there with me through the whole process. I am so glad I hired her to sell my home. I would highly recommend her! Thank you again for all that you did!" - Malika L
A Message From Kari About What It Means To Be Trusted
"I am proud to be awarded the “Thumbs Up” by Trusted Saskatoon. I Trusted Saskatoon is not just a business directory where any business can list, they only list and promote three Saskatoona and area realtors . The Trusted team do their research and they called many of my cliets to check references (up to 25) and they will not allow loacal businesses to be part of the community if the feedback is not exceptional. I have been recognized by Trusted Saskatoon every year since 2012 as being a Trusted Saskatoon REALTOR®. I believe this is reflective of my commitment to my clients in helping make the buying or selling process of their home as easy and enjoyable as possible. "- Kari Calder
A word from Sara, the Trusted Saskatoon founder, about her personal experience with Kari Calder.
" Kari Calder is one of the hardest working realtors I have ever met, and she truly loves helping people make their real estate dreams a reality! Kari's integrity and commitment to always doing the right thing made her an obvious fit as a Trusted Saskatoon Partner and the feedback we received from her clients was nothing short of stellar. She is a leader in the Canadian real estate industry and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her as a real estate agent to my friends and family. - Sara Wheelwright
Thank you for TRUSTING us, Kari! You have provided ten years of AMAZING service to the people of Saskatoon & area as a Trusted Saskatoon Realtor. We are proud to support you and to share that she has diligently upheld the 5 TRUSTED GUARANTEES of service and that we have not received any complaints about her service from a client.
TRUSTED SASKATOON RECOGNIZES OUR PARTNERS WHO HAVE BEEN TRUSTED FOR OVER 10 YEARS!
In this series of articles, we continue to shine a spotlight on the businesses that have been partners for over 10 years. This year we recognize the Trusted Saskatoon Partners that joined us in 2012. We want to thank them for TRUSTING our team, and we are identifying each of them individually for providing 10 years of OUTSTANDING service to the citizens of Saskatoon and the surrounding area! This latest article celebrates and recognizes Cam and the talented team at Bateman Jewellers.
“Your Jewellery Is A Lifetime Investment...Buy It From A Lifetime Friend"
A History To Be Proud Of
George Bateman opened G.W. Bateman Jewellers in October of 1945 at 122 20th Street East. George had recently returned home from overseas after serving six years in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II as an instrument technician.
In 1948 after working at Bateman’s Jewellery Store Millie married George and In 1954 George opened a second store in the Senator Hotel on 21st street. In 1981 he opened a third location in Melfort. Bateman Jewellers reputation became the store with the largest assortment of diamonds and watches in Saskatoon and boasted the most up-to-date repair departments.
Fast forward to 1992 when George's daughter Marilynand her husband Ken, purchased Bateman’s from her father George. In 1995 the store moved to its current location on 2nd Avenue South. This gave them more space and they owned the building.
In February 2004 While travelling to a jewellery show in Edmonton with a coworker, Marilyn was involved in a serious car accident. Although she continued to work during her recovery, she found it difficult. Which led to them making the decision to sell the store with the intent to retire in B.C
Cam Kripki, the current owner, had been working for Bateman’s since 1991. Cam was eager to purchase the store from Marilyn given his education in gemology and watch repair. He appreciated the history, the legacy and the reputation Batemans had built over it’s long history. In mid 2004, Cam and his long time customer & private supplier for Bateman Jewllers, John Scarfe, started conversations about a partnership to buy the store. John also has a gemology background, he believed in the potential of Bateman’s and its good reputation.
In March 2005, Cam, his wife Janice, his business partner John Scarfe and his wife Laurie became business partners, then in January 2016 John sold his shares to Cam and Janice Kripki who are now the sole proprietors and continue to operate the store with integrity and care. You may recognize Cam’s voice from his long running ‘ Legend Of The Rock ‘ radio ads.
Over the years Bateman’s offerings have expanded to include high quality giftware, including quality fashion jewellery, fine glassware, jewellery boxes, Maison Bergers and beautifully designed household items. They hold a huge sale every year in October to commemorate their anniversary, the deals available are awesome and definitely worth checking out!!
Trusted Sara and Batemans
“ I have known Cam and Janice since 2008, and they have been my family's jeweller ever since. When I was developing the concept for Trusted Saskatoon they were the kind of company and owners I was looking to partner with. The TrustedSaskatoon community is composed of local businesses who are true experts in their industries. In addition, they are huge supporters of the wider Saskatoon community. Bateman Jewellers is a fine example of local supporting local and they are built on a foundation of giving back going back decades. Jewellery is a special gift to give and I have been so happy with Cam’s help over the years picking out Graduation, milestone anniversary & birthday gifts for my family and friends. When I have been searching for the perfect gift for a valued person in my life I know I can rely on him to work with me to provide a great option within my budget. I have also been impressed by how much Batemans gives back to the community , as a volunteer, sponsor and prize sponsor of so many charity and fundraising events. Cam and the team are humble and rarely promote all the amazing community work they do, so I am glad Trusted can spread the word! “ - Sara Wheelwright - Trusted Founder.
Can't find what you’re looking for? Bateman’s offers a custom jewellery design service . For example they can 3D design a ring specifically for you using professional CAD software, so you can get your perfect, special piece designed from scratch using GemVision's Matrix software.
For an easier process, they use Countersketch Studio to edit adjustable templates to work together on a design that you will love for years to come.
Contact Cam or visit them in-store for more information.
The Trusted Saskatoon team guarantees when you choose Bateman’s as your family jewellers you will receive outstanding value and attentive personal service from a local family owned business that truly cares and is there for you before, during and after your purchase!
Thank you for TRUSTING us Cam, Janice and the Bateman’s team. You have provided 10 years of AMAZING service to the people of Saskatoon as our Trusted Saskatoon Jewellery store. Bateman Jewellers continues to be a wonderful legacy in our city, that has always provided personal and outstanding service to Saskatoon and area for nearly 80years!
We are proud to support then and to share that they upheld the 5 TRUSTED GUARANTEES of service long before we came along.
When the Trusted Saskatoon team gives a business the 'Thumbs Up' it really means something!! So continue to use and recommend TrustedSaskatoon.com to FIND GREAT LOCAL BUSINESSES YOU CAN TRUST like Bateman Jewellers
TRUSTED SASKATOON RECOGNIZES OUR PARTNERS WHO HAVE BEEN TRUSTED FOR OVER 10 YEARS!
In this series of articles, we continue to shine a spotlight on the businesses that have been partners for over 10 years. This year we recognize the Trusted Saskatoon Partners that joined us in 2012. We want to thank them for TRUSTING our team, and we are identifying each of them individually for providing 10 years of OUTSTANDING service to the citizens of Saskatoon and the surrounding area! This latest article celebrates and recognizes Sherry, Sam and the talented team at J & S Picture Frame Warehouse.
“They Love What They Do….and it Shows!”
J & S Picture Frame Warehouse is a well know business that has been serving Saskatoon & area since 1978. They used to be recognized as being located in the ‘ PINK BUILDING in Sutherland’. The J & S team is friendly knowledgeable and passionate. They pride themselves on providing the best custom framing and specialty printing experience in Saskatoon.
They also have an art gallery and local art for sale in their location in Sutherland on Jessop Avenue.
They have expertise in framing artwork, photos, needlework and all types of memorabilia, their professional local team can help you determine the best presentation and preservation for all your item and all the projects are completed in-house. The number of framing options offered is staggering, whatever style you are seeking we are confident J & S Picture Frame will have exactly what you are looking for.
We are especially impressed with the restoration work they do on old pictures and artwork.
Their printing department offers photo restoration and retouching services. Damage such as staining, yellowing, tears, scratches and folds are almost completely eliminated. They can also make changes such as altering the composition or contents of an image and adding creative effects or filters. See the images to the left for a few amazing examples of before and after.
In 2014, J&S Picture Frame Warehouse received the Torch Award for Ethics and Integrity in Business... The Mission of J&S Picture Frame Warehouse is to always convey respect for the customer and to consistently deliver the best service experience. The J & S Team understand that customer satisfaction comes from delivering timely, responsive service, with honesty, integrity, and a desire for excellence while meeting or exceeding their customer’s expectations.
Trusted Sara and Sherry
“ I have known Sherry Morris and have been a customer at J & S Picture Frame Warehouse since 2010. I have engaged her talented team for help with multiple framing projects over that time and I have always trusted their design advice. Until working with Sherry I had no idea of the number of options available when you decide to professionally frame photos, pictures and other items - without experts by your side it’s easy to get overwhelmed. I have always been thrilled with the results and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services.
The picture of the bike above is just one of the pieces J & S has framed for Sara.
On a personal note, Sherry Morris is a fascinating woman and an amazing entrepreneur. J & S has been in business for nearly 45 years, and over that time she has grown and evolved the company whilst always remaining relevant. Anyone who knows Sherry will be aware of her passion for World travel - the list of exotic places she has visited is impressive- from Mongolia to Peru, and although she is in her 70’s there is no sign of her slowing down anytime soon! If I had to sum Sherry up in 3 words I’d say she is FUN, HONEST and AUTHENTIC. I am grateful to be able to spend time with her, promote her work and support J & S’s business goals!” - Sara Wheelwright - Trusted Founder.
The Trusted Saskatoon team guarantees when you choose J & S Picture Frame Warehouse as your Saskatoon picture framing store for family, commercial or specialized framing or restoration, you will receive an amazing end product at a fair price from a local family-owned business that cares!
Thank you for TRUSTING us Sherry, and thank you for providing 10 years of AMAZING service to the people of Saskatoon. J & S Picture Frame Warehouse continues to be a well-respected and valued company that is evolving and providing outstanding service to Saskatoon, and they have always upheld our 5 TRUSTED GUARANTEES of service.
When the Trusted Saskatoon team gives a business the 'Thumbs Up' it really means something!! So continue to use and recommend TrustedSaskatoon.com to FIND GREAT LOCAL BUSINESSES YOU CAN TRUST like J & S Picture Frame Warehouse.
TRUSTED SASKATOON RECOGNIZES OUR PARTNERS WHO HAVE BEEN TRUSTED FOR OVER 10 YEARS!
In this series of articles, we continue to shine a spotlight on the businesses that have been partners for over 10 years. This year we recognize the Trusted Saskatoon Partners that joined us in 2012. We want to thank them for TRUSTING our team, and we are identifying each of them individually for providing 10 years of OUTSTANDING service to the citizens of Saskatoon and the surrounding area! This latest article celebrates and recognizes Milton Taylor and the ladies at Imagery Photography.
Milton B. Taylor, MPA founded Imagery Photography in 1977. Milton has had an illustrious and lengthy photographic career. He is a multi-award-winning photographer, whose skills are still very much in demand.
When we presented Milton with his Trusted Saskatoon 10-Year Award, we asked him about advice he would give others in business and why he has been so successful over so many years. He replied simply and predictably…
“Treasure Life” has been Milton’s motto for many years. “We all get opportunities to do something in life. We have to seize those opportunities and make them count.” He hopes that we can all look back in years to come and recall how wonderful and treasured those opportunities are and that we always treasure life.
Trusted Sara and Milton
“ I have known Milton since meeting him at a breakfast networking event in 2011, and he has been my photographer ever since. Over the years he has visually documented my life with cherished family photos, passport photos, Trusted event photos and all of our Trusted team and website photos. I have always loved the results and have no hesitation in recommending Milt to anyone looking for a talented and trustworthy photographer in Saskatoon
In 2021 Milton agreed to collaborate with me to raise money for local charities. I roped him into volunteering as my partner and we stepped up a team for the Saskatoon Progress Club’s Celebrity Challenge -which promotes local restaurants and raises money for local charities. We represented Team HomeQuarter and together we sold over $6000 of gift cards and promoted the event far and wide. All in all the event raised over $80,000 for local non-profits, including one close to his heart, Care and Share Saskatoon. I was thrilled to witness him accepting the prestigious Professional Photographers of Canada: Saskatchewan Fellowship Award. in 2017, which is the highest honour which can be bestowed upon a member. I am so grateful to be able to promote him as .a client, a Trusted partner and to also call him a valued friend." - Sara Wheelwright - Trusted Saskatoon Founder.
Milton is also community driven and is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including but not limited to:
- SABEX Community Leadership Award
- 2015 B’nai Brith ‘We’re Proud Of You Award.
- 2017 NSBA Shirley Ryan Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2017 Professional Photographers of Canada: Saskatchewan Fellowship Award
Community Support Is At The Foundation Of Imagery Photography
As passionate about volunteering as he is about photography, Milton devotes countless hours to many community organizations, projects and programs. He has been and continues to be, involved with many community and business organizations. If you visit his studio it is impossible to miss all of the awards crowding the window sills and shelves. Most recently, he was Chair of the NSBA board of directors. One of Milton’s greatest passions is his involvement with Care and Share Saskatoon.
Care and Share is a non-profit organization devoted to the needs of Saskatoon’s inner-city schools. Care and Share’s mission is to ensure all children have an opportunity to develop all of their potential: in sports, in school, in culture and in recreation. Milton strongly believes that education is the only way to break the cycle and that the longer children can stay in school, the better their chances of success. Milton volunteers and has served on the board for over 15 years.
We guarantee when you choose Imagery Photography as your photographer for family, commercial or professional pictures, you will receive fantastic pictures at a fair price from a local family-owned business that cares!
Thank you for TRUSTING us Milton, Betty & Brenda, and thank you for providing 10 years of AMAZING service to the people of Saskatoon. Imagery Photography continues to be a well-respected and valued company in Saskatoon and the area and they have always upheld our 5 TRUSTED GUARANTEES of service.
When the Trusted Saskatoon team gives a business the 'Thumbs Up' it really means something!! So continue to use and recommend TrustedSaskatoon.com to FIND GREAT LOCAL BUSINESSES YOU CAN TRUST like Imagery Photography.
CELEBRATING OUR 10 YEAR TRUSTED SASKATOON PARTNERS!
We are pleased to celebrate Ray's Moving & Storage who have been Trusted Saskatoon movers for over a decade!
Ray's Transport was founded in 1949 by Ray and Leona Diehl when they purchased a truck in the hopes of making enough money for a down payment on a farm. In 1954, Ray's diversified into moving and storage, to fill a need they saw in the local market, and in 1973 incorporated as Ray’s Moving & Storage.
Today this successful company is still family-owned and operated with Mark Lamontange as President (his Mom was actually Leona’s sister) and Brett Diehl as General Manager, whose grandfather was Ray the founder. The company has another generation entering the business, with Mark’s son Cam working full time, and Brett’s daughter working during the summers packing and helping with social media when not in university
Ray’s Moving & Storage is not your typical moving and storage company with a few guys and a truck or two. They are professionals who make every effort to see that their client’s move, whether across town or across the country, runs smooth, with as little stress and worry on your part as possible. They are not all about the numbers and how many moves they can cram into a day, or how fast they can get the next move done and rush on to the next one! In talking to Brett he’d rather leave that to their competition... if you call that their competition! We’ve all heard the stories of friends, family, and neighbours who had the worst experience with the mover they chose. Sometimes those Google reviews are not what they seem, and people don’t realize that until they hire a company that is late to start, is short-handed, has an undersized truck, and that don't care about damaging furniture, walls, etc.
Both Mark and Brett can count on one hand the number of bad experiences they’ve had with clients... they just don’t operate that way! Some moving companies have a full-time employee or two to handle customer complaints, and are constantly trying to fix things, give refunds, and go back to repair walls and replace furniture. Ray’s believes in doing the job right the first time, even if it takes a little longer, they don’t cut corners. That’s the quality service that this family-owned business has carried on since 1949. Ray’s success starts with their people, their team members. If you hire the right people first they are what make your business successful.
“Unfortunately I have had negative experiences with moving companies in the past, so I knew this was a category that should be on the Trusted Saskatoon directory. It is stressful enough moving offices or moving homes, without the added issues of worrying about your treasured items being damaged or not knowing what you are going to be charged until the end. Rays have a stellar reputation and it is because they take any feedback seriously and to heart. When Trusted moved offices in 2018 we hired Rays, and it was a great experience. There was no hassle and the guys moving us went over and above.”
- Sara Wheelwright, Trusted Founder
Ray’s Moving & Storage has been the recipient of many awards over the years, including a SABEX Award for Customer Service, Outstanding Quality Service Award rated by United Vans Lines customers across Canada for the years 1999 through 2008, and Canada’s Best Managed Companies. They are also one of 200 members of United Van Lines (the only Canadian network of moving companies), the Canadian Association of Movers, UniGroup Relocation Network & the BBB.
During these challenging times, Ray’s has put the safety and well-being of its customers, drivers, and front-line workers as their highest priority. Ray's has a long history in Saskatchewan, working with many of the province's leading organizations and corporations. Today they continue to expand their offerings with commercial and business moves as well as portable container storage options. In life, few events match the stress of moving everything you own, and it is a very personal experience and something they do not take lightly. At Ray’s, they appreciate their clients’ trusting and referring them to help with one of life's biggest transitions.
Thank you for TRUSTING us, and thank you for providing 10 years of OUTSTANDING service to the citizens of Saskatoon and Saskatchewan! They continue to be one of the best-rated moving companies in the province of Saskatchewan.
When the Trusted Saskatoon team gives a business the 'Thumbs Up' it really means something!! So continue to use and recommend TrustedSaskatoon.com to FIND GREAT LOCAL BUSINESSES YOU CAN TRUST like Ray’s Moving & Storage!