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Welcoming Reban Farms: Your Trusted Saskatoon Beef & Pork Farmer

The Trusted Saskatoon Team is delighted to introduce Reban Farms, our newest Saskatoon Specialty Retail Category partner. 

As your go-to Saskatchewan provider for high-quality, pasture-raised beef (and pork, too), Reban Farms is committed to delivering exceptional local meat products. Learn more about their offerings and meet the passionate team behind this remarkable business in our latest Trusted Saskatoon article, celebrating our newest addition to the network of locally owned businesses dedicated to integrity.



Meet the Reban Family

Aubrey and Elise Reban, along with their four children, represent the 4th and 5th generations of the Reban family to live on their land near the Petrofka Bridge, just north of Saskatoon. As you approach Reban Farms, you'll be greeted by picturesque barns and cattle pastures alongside a beautiful two-story home overlooking a serene valley. The sound of the wind occasionally punctuates the peaceful environment through the grass and cattle calls.

Generations of Farming Passion

Aubrey and Elise Reban take immense pride in their farm’s land and heritage. The Reban family has owned their farm since 1908, and they cherish the ability to produce beef entirely from their labour. They began with a small herd and grain farming, eventually expanding to sell finished beef to family and friends. The positive feedback from customers searching for farm-direct meat has made their hard work even more rewarding. As the word spread about the quality, so did their business.

Aubrey's four children now lead the pork side of the operation despite their young ages. This generational passion ensures that every part of the process, from feeding, cleaning pens, and animal health care to the delivery of finished pork, is handled with care and precision, guaranteeing top-quality products for their customers.


Why Choose Farm-Direct Beef & Pork from Reban Farms?

Quality: Reban Farms' mixed farming approach allows Aubrey to control every aspect of the feed production process. Few beef providers can tell you what goes into every pound of feed the animals consume - Reban Farms can! From seed planting to the beef delivered to your door, every step is managed meticulously, ensuring exceptional quality that few farms can match.   

Taste and Nutrition: Reban beef and pork offer superior taste and nutrition compared to traditional grocery store options. Their beef is rich in protein, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Riboflavin, Iron, and Choline. Aubrey has perfected feed rations to achieve the ideal balance of leanness and marbling, with animals butchered at their prime and dry-aged for 14 days or longer.

Cost Savings: Buying farm-direct in bulk eliminates middlemen, providing nutritious, delicious, high-quality meat at a lower cost than in-store purchases. The minimum quantity that can be ordered is 1/4 beef, which is approximately 180 lbs* of meat and fits into 5 cubic feet of freezer space. Aubrey also offers free delivery to Saskatoon and the surrounding area.

How Trusted Saskatoon Selects & Verifies Potential Partners

To become a Trusted Saskatoon partner, businesses must demonstrate quality-driven excellence in the Saskatoon market. Our selection process includes:

  • Nominations from satisfied customers, clients, and suppliers

  • Surveys of past customers to gauge satisfaction  ( it is a pass or a fail) 

  • Verification of the business's online reputation and references

  • Ensuring all necessary licenses, qualifications, WCB, and insurances are valid and up-to-date

Reban Farms was already well known to the Trusted team; Trusted owner and founder Sara has been buying beef from Aubrey for years! Here is what she had to say about her experience. 


“ I order ¼ s of Reban Farms beef every year, and I really appreciate Aubrey delivering it to my doorstep in Saskatoon. All of the cuts are great, and the price and quality is so much better than general store-bought beef! - WOW, the flavour is amazing!! Hands down, it’s the best beef  I’ve eaten!! 
My freezer is always full of wholesome beef, and I feel good about how the animals are treated and raised. It’s a win-win! “ Sara Wheelwright, Saskatoon


What Customers Say About Reban Farms

In conversations with Reban Farms' other customers, a clear message emerged: the quality of the meat and the integrity of the family keep them coming back. Customers describe Aubrey, Elise, and their children as "just great people - REAL people!" There is a strong sense of trust and confidence that any issues will be promptly and satisfactorily addressed, reflecting the Rebans' commitment to their customers.

" We LOVE the beef from Reban Farms.  We run a company so we sometimes give meat to our employees as a bonus because it is an amazing gift.  We also have a large family with 7 children, so we order a lot, and every time, the quality and taste are there.  We have bought meat from different farmers over the years, and Reban beef is by far our favourite. The quality is incredible, and it cooks up really well.  I love supporting local and knowing where my meat is coming from.  The family is honest and friendly, and having it delivered to the door is so convenient and appreciated”  - Holly Fehr 
“We run the Butcher Shop that cuts and wraps the meat and have worked with Aubrey Reban for many years.  He is a great person and does his best to make his customers happy. We have been in the meat business for decades, and the quality of Reban beef is excellent! Aubrey is a pleasure to do business with”   Rose - J & R Meats, Shellbrook. 

There are more stellar reviews of Reban Farms and some pictures of their beef on their Google listing here. 

Join us in welcoming Reban Farms to the Trusted Saskatoon family and enjoy the finest quality, pasture-raised meat delivered right to your door. Discover more about Reban Farms and experience the difference of farm-direct beef and pork by ordering online today here: https://rebanfarms.ca/contact/#order 

Read more happy customer reviews and see all Reban Farms offers by visiting their listing on Trusted Saskatoon

Reban Farms is Your Trusted Saskatoon Beef  & Pork Farm


Brown Electrical Contracting's Trusted Saskatoon Electrician's Tip: Is Aluminum Wiring Safe?

Trusted Saskatoon Electricians at Brown Electrical Contracting Ltd provide everything you need to keep your electrical systems operating well. They cover Saskatoon and the surrounding area, and they do it all! Electrical services for your home and business, including installation, maintenance, upgrades and repairs.  

In their latest Trusted Saskatoon Electrician tip, they answer the question of whether aluminum wiring is safe.



Demystifying Aluminum Wiring: Is It Safe for Your Home?


As a Saskatoon electrical contractor, we often encounter homeowners’ concerns about the presence of aluminum wiring in their houses. This issue often causes worry and uncertainty, largely due to misconceptions and outdated information. In this blog post, we aim to shed light on the topic and clarify whether aluminum wiring is truly unsafe for your home.


First and foremost, it's essential to understand that aluminum wiring was commonly used in residential properties during the 1960s and 1970s, primarily due to the rising cost of copper. However, over time, concerns emerged regarding its safety and reliability, particularly the increased risk of fire hazards.


The primary issue with aluminum wiring stems from its tendency to oxidize when exposed to air, leading to a buildup of resistance at connection points. This resistance can result in overheating, which in turn may lead to electrical failures and, potentially, fire hazards. Additionally, aluminum expands and contracts more than copper, which can further exacerbate these problems over time.


However, it's important to note that not all homes with aluminum wiring are inherently unsafe. Proper installation techniques and maintenance can effectively mitigate the risks associated with aluminum wiring. Here are some key considerations:


Regular Inspections


Homes with aluminum wiring should undergo periodic inspections by qualified electricians to ensure that all connections are secure and free from signs of corrosion or overheating.


Aluminum Compatibility


If you're planning to undertake electrical renovations or upgrades in a home with aluminum wiring, using products and materials specifically designed for compatibility with aluminum is crucial. This includes devices such as switches, outlets, and connectors.


Correct Terminations


Proper termination methods are essential for minimizing the risk of overheating at connection points. This often involves using specialized connectors and techniques to ensure secure and reliable connections.



Education and Awareness:


Homeowners should be educated about the potential risks associated with aluminum wiring and encouraged to monitor their electrical systems for any signs of trouble.


In conclusion, aluminum wiring poses certain challenges and risks, but it can be managed effectively with the right approach. By adhering to proper installation practices, conducting regular inspections, and staying informed about safety measures, homeowners can ensure their electrical systems' continued safety and reliability.


As Trusted Saskatoon electrical contractors, we are committed to assisting homeowners in addressing any concerns they may have regarding aluminum wiring or any other electrical issues. Our team of experts is equipped with the knowledge and experience to provide reliable solutions and peace of mind. If you have any questions or require assistance with your electrical system, don't hesitate to contact Mitch at Brown Electrical Contracting. Your safety is our top priority.

LIST OF ELECTRICAL SERVICES: 

If you are looking for reliable, honest Saskatoon electricians who work with safety and quality in mind, call Mitch at Brown Electrical Contracting today! 

Brown Electrical Contracting Is A Trusted Saskatoon Electrician


WELCOMING Brown Electrical Contracting A Trusted Saskatoon Electrician

The Trusted Saskatoon Team is delighted to welcome our newest Trusted Saskatoon Partner, a Trusted Saskatoon electrician. Get to know Brown Electrical Contracting, learn why WE trust the company, and meet the man behind the business in our latest Trusted Saskatoon article welcoming a new partner to our Saskatoon community of locally owned businesses operated with integrity!


MEET MITCH! 

Mitch Brown, owner of  Brown Electrical Contracting, is very well-referred.  As we called through the list of references he provided us to call and survey, the same things were repeated over and over….Honest, reliable, fair pricing, high-quality work and operates with Integrity! To Trusted Saskatoon and our team, this means all the things we desire in a contractor. 

Mitch comes from a family of go-getters. Entrepreneurship runs in his blood. Growing up on a farm instilled in him a solid work ethic and a "get it done" attitude. Watching his dad build a business based on honesty and integrity left a lasting impression on him. He follows in his footsteps, ensuring his company reflects those values.

Mitch is a family man and you know he understands the importance of trust and reliability, especially regarding your home or business.

Mitch isn't just good with wires; he's also a people person. He genuinely enjoys helping others and exceeding their expectations, so it’s no wonder he's become the go-to guy in Saskatoon for electrical needs.

How Does Trusted select Saskatoon & Area businesses to partner with? 

  • We look for locally accountable businesses with a reputation for quality-driven excellence in the Saskatoon market.

  • Customers, clients, and suppliers nominate businesses they are impressed with. 

  • We personally survey a number of their past customers.

  • We check the business's online reputation, and we speak to business references 

  • All past customers we speak to are surveyed - it is a pass or a fail! 

  • We ensure any required licenses, qualifications, WCB, and insurances are valid and up to date.




    What Did Brown Electrical Contracting Customers Say??


    “I would say that Reliability is Mitch’s strongest asset.  I have used his services for home and business projects, and I have found him to be well-trained and well-priced.  He is honest and true.  In fact, I have switched to using him as a primary electrician because he has been the most reliable of anyone that I have hired before”
    Mac


    “Brown Electrical Contracting, and specifically Mitch, are quick, professional, and crafty. We have given them irregular and interesting requests, and Mitch sorts them out, comes up with a plan, and it works. We trust he will get the job done well!”
    Jon Fehr



    We also read many great reviews on Google about Brown Electrical Contracting, as we were checking the company’s  online reputation for ourselves -  we wanted to share a few of those below 


    “ We were really happy with our service from Brown Electrical! They were able to get us in quickly, and we felt really good about the work they did and would trust them to do any other electrical work for us in the future. With reasonable rates and a great owner, Mitch makes this company highly recommend! Thanks so much for your help!” - Kelly Kirkpatrick Google Review 

    Mitch Brown came promptly when we needed someone to relocate a wiring job that was done improperly during a previous patio door installation. He came with very short notice during a windows and doors installation at our home- which was much appreciated as it didn’t hold up the job at all.
    He was friendly, efficient, and easy to deal with. The job was done to our satisfaction, and we were very grateful! “ - Maggie N , Google review


So, if you need electrical work done in Saskatoon and the surrounding area, do yourself a favour and call Mitch at Brown Electrical Contracting. For all the right reasons, he has been given the “Thumbs Up by Trusted Saskatoon!”


Brown Electrical Contracting Is A Trusted Saskatoon Electrician


Are Your Air Ducts Clogged? Expert Tip From Trusted Saskatoon Furnace & Duct Cleaners at Bridge City Duct Cleaning

Trusted Saskatoon Furnace & Duct Cleaners Bridge City Duct Cleaning provides residential and commercial duct cleaning and furnace maintenance services. Their team is professionally trained, qualified, and bonded, and they are factory furnace and duct cleaning technicians. 

Ensuring your HVAC system's best performance is important for maintaining a comfortable and healthy indoor environment. One common issue that can hinder your system’s efficiency is clogged air ducts. Identifying the signs of clogged ducts is essential for addressing the problem quickly. 

Are Your Air Ducts Clogged?

Reduced Airflow:

If you notice a significant decrease in airflow from your vents, it could be a sign of clogged ducts. Reduced airflow forces your HVAC system to work harder, increasing energy consumption and higher utility bills.


Uneven Heating or Cooling:

Clogged ducts can disrupt the balanced distribution of air throughout your home. You might experience inconsistent temperatures, with some rooms feeling excessively hot while others remain cool. This inconsistency clearly indicates that your HVAC system is struggling to deliver the desired comfort.


Strange Odors:

Mould and mildew can thrive in damp, clogged ducts, producing musty odours that spread throughout your home. If you notice unusual smells when your HVAC system is running, it’s advisable to investigate the possibility of clogged ducts.


Visible Dust and Debris:

Check your vents for visible signs of dust or debris. Accumulated dirt in the ducts can be circulated into your living spaces, causing respiratory issues and reducing the overall air quality in your home.

Increased Allergies or Respiratory Issues:

Clogged ducts can lead to the buildup of allergens such as dust mites, mould, and pollen. If you or your family members are experiencing an increase in allergy symptoms or respiratory issues, it might be linked to poor indoor air quality caused by clogged ducts.

If you suspect your air ducts are clogged, taking action promptly is crucial. Hiring Bridge City Duct Cleaning can help remove accumulated debris and improve the overall efficiency of your HVAC system. Regular maintenance, including cleaning or replacing air filters, can also prevent future clogs and ensure a healthier living environment.

In conclusion, staying vigilant about the signs of clogged air ducts can save you from potential discomfort, higher energy costs, and health issues. Regular HVAC maintenance and professional duct cleaning are essential to ensure your system operates at its best, providing you with a comfortable and healthy home.

Contact Bridge City Cleaning today to have your ductwork cleaned.

Trusted Saskatoon Furnace Pros at Gibbon’s Tip on What to Do When Your Furnace Lights Blink

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 are 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. In their latest tip article, they talk about what those blinking lights on your furnace actually mean.  

Blinking Lights and Your Furnace


When your heater blinks a light at you, it’s like it’s trying to have a conversation in its own secret language. Each blink is a message, and decoding it can help you figure out what’s going on. Here’s a simple guide to understanding the blinking lights on your furnace:


Count the Blinking Lights:

The number of blinks often carries a message. Take note of how many times the light blinks in a row.


Check the Pattern of the Blinking Lights:

Is it a steady blink, or is there a specific pattern? Sometimes, the rhythm of the blinks is the key to understanding the message.


Refer to the Manual about the blinking lights and your furnace:

Your furnace’s manual is like its dictionary. It usually has a section that decodes the blinking light patterns. Look for a troubleshooting or diagnostic section in the manual. If you can’t find the manual for your furnace, look on the backside of the cover of your furnace as it may be placed there for easy reference. 


Search Online:

The internet is a treasure trove of information. If the manual is nowhere to be found, try searching online for your furnace’s make and model along with “blinking light codes.” You might find forums or guides with the information you need.


Contact us at Gibbon Heating:

If all else fails, don’t hesitate to contact Gibbon’s Heating & Air Conditioning. We’re here to help and can guide you through the meaning behind those blinking lights.

Remember, it’s like your furnace’s way of saying, “Hey, something’s up, but I’m trying to tell you what it is!” So, the next time your furnace blinks at you, consider it a little chat in its unique language, and you’ll be on your way to a warmer, cozier home.


See more of Gibbons Air Conditioning Articles and Tips here.

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