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Trusted Saskatoon Partners Announced As SABEX Awards Finalists!

THE SABEX AWARDS - SASKATOON ACHIEVEMENT IN BUSINESS EXCELLENCE

Saskatoon and area have many great businesses that have raised the standards for the community and industry at large. At Trusted Saskatoon we value businesses run with integrity and are proud to announce that FOUR of our Trusted Saskatoon Partners are Finalists for the 2019 SABEX Awards!

Customer Service (Sponsored by MNP LLP): Finalist - Glenwood Auto Service
Rob Scott (Owner) has always taken great pride in exceeding clients expectations when it comes to customer service. Glenwood Auto Service has a long history of delivering quality auto repair and service since 1973. Their motto from the beginning has been "fantastic service is our discount". Glenwood's commitment to superior customer service has remained consistent and because of this, the business continues to grow. 
Their customers are extremely loyal and Glenwood always listens to feedback to continue to grow. With over 2000 positive client reviews in an industry that is flooded with horror stories, we are proud to have Glenwood AutService as Trusted Saskatoon AutoRepair & Tire Specialists! 

Marketing (Sponsored by Handy Special Events): Finalist - Decora Homes Ltd.
Decora Homes specialize in building high-end custom homes. A multi-award winning home builder with over 10 years experience. When they unleash their creativity they excel and they love incorporating new ideas that make them truly unique. Decora Homes have always marketed their company to showcase the quality and uniqueness they are known for. Decora Homes have earned recognition for their distinctive design and spectacular detail. Decora Homes have been a Trusted Saskatoon Home Builder for over 5 years with no complaints.

New Business Venture (Sponsored by Saskatchewan Polytechnic): Finalist - Wiebe Windows & More
Owner, Bradley Wiebe has been installing windows and doors in Saskatoon and area for over 10 years. When starting his own company in 2015 he knew that his focus would be on ensuring quality workmanship and exceptional customer service. Wiebe Windows & More has a 5-star rating and numerous customer testimonials and is on target to grow as a business by another 40% this year. Trusted Saskatoon is proud to have Wiebe Windows & More on our directory of excellence and to be able to promote their company with a new website, logo design and more through Trusted Marketing Services.



Entrepreneur of the Year (Sponsored by Conexus Credit Union): Finalist - Chelsey Harder (Passions Beauty Studio & Barber Corner)
Chelsey Harder is a hard working business owner who also believes in giving back to the community. Chelsey started Passions Beauty Studio in 2009 at the age of 20 and it has now evolved into a high-end salon, boutique, and barbershop. The Barber Shop is managed by her husband and has been open since 2017. Most recently she created, developed and is co-owner of her own hair brand, PRIME Hair Brand. Her motto is if you choose a career you love you won't have to work a day in your life. Passions Beauty Studio and The Barber Corner are a Trusted Saskatoon Salon!

Congrats to these amazing individuals and Trusted Saskatoon businesses on being named a 2019 SABEX Awards Finalist!


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Trusted Saskatoon Window Expert Brad at Wiebe Windows & More shares a window tip on dealing with condensation

Wiebe Windows & More owner  Bradley Wiebe has been installing windows and doors in Saskatoon and area for over 10 years. They only install Canadian manufactured windows and doors. These products are built for the Saskatchewan climate. Wiebe Windows & More are Trusted Saskatoon Windows & Door, Experts share a window tip on prevention condensation. 

Are your windows weeping? Are you struggling with condensation? 


Have you noticed that the windows in your home are continually fogging up? Does it seem like they are collecting moisture? This isn’t necessarily your windows’ fault. In fact, window condensation may be an indicator of something entirely different. Your foggy windows may be an indicator that you need to reduce indoor humidity before it causes hidden, costly problems elsewhere in your home like peeling paint, rotting wood, buckling floors, insulation deterioration, mildew, even moisture spots on ceilings and walls.

Do windows cause condensation?


No. Windows do not cause condensation. But, windows are often the first place where condensation can be seen. Think about it. You’re probably not surprised or concerned when your bathroom mirror becomes fogged. You expect it after a hot shower. Your car windows fog up in humid weather or in winter when you have several passengers. These are just a few examples. And although condensation usually occurs in cold weather, it can occur during humid months when air conditioning is running. The mirror doesn’t cause the condensation. The car windows don’t cause it either. These are just the first places you actually see condensation. Check your bathroom walls after a shower – you’ll see condensation there, too. Run your finger along the wall. You’ll see water on your finger, and you’ll see the trail of your finger through the condensation on the wall.The same is true for the windows in your home.  

What does cause condensation?


Condensation forms when warm, humid air contacts a cold surface. Moisture is in the air all around us. Warmer air can hold more moisture. As air cools, it contracts (just as people pull their arms and clothing tight around them when chilled) and its moisture condense. When the temperature drops, the first place you will see any condensation is on the windows. Your windows are the coldest surfaces indoors. During colder months, indoor air is much warmer and holds more moisture than outdoor air, which is colder and dry. Warm, humid indoor air cools and contracts as it contacts the cooler windows, and the moisture condenses on the glass.


 

How to reduce window condensation by controlling and improving ventilation


1. Leave blinds and/or drapes open as wide as possible at night and open all window coverings during the day. This will increase the warm air circulation over the cool surface and increase the temperature of the glass. 

2. Check the furnace filter and replace if dirty. A dirty furnace filter will reduce the output of the furnace fan. A clean filter will ensure maximum flow. 

3. Turn your humidifier off during the winter and anytime the temperature falls below 0 degrees C. 

4. Always turn on the bathroom fan when bathing or showering. The best results are achieved when the fan is ducted directly to the outside. Humidistat controlled fans which automatically turn on when the humidity exceeds the setting on the switch is also available. Running the fan will also reduce the fogging of bathroom mirrors. 

5. Always turn on the range fan when cooking. For best results, make certain the fan is ducted directly to the outside. 

6. Ensure your clothes drier is properly ducted to the outside, no air leakage is present in the duct, and the duct is free of all blockages. Avoid hanging clothes indoors to dry. 

7. Ensure fresh air intake for the furnace is free of all blockages. If your house has no fresh air intake to the furnace, have one installed. 

8. Ensure all hot and cold air registers are clear of any obstruction as this could affect maximum air circulation. Avoid the use of air deflectors. Air deflectors directed towards a window can result in thermal cracks in the glass. 

9. Install ceiling fans in locations where heat registers are not located close to the windows. The increase in air flow will definitely help reduce condensation on these windows. Ceiling fans should be run continuously in houses where the relative humidity is above recommended levels. 

10. Floors wet from mopping can add large amounts of moisture. Run exhaust fans while floors are wet and avoid washing floors on cold days. 

11. Wipe up any excess snow or moisture tracked into the house. The evaporation of the moisture will result in an increase in the relative humidity level. 

12. Run your furnace fan continuously. Most furnaces are equipped with a switch which allows the furnace fan to operate even when the furnace is not producing heat. If your furnace is not equipped with this type of switch, have one installed. 

13. Open doors and windows periodically to allow the dry air outside to replace the moist air inside. 

14. Ensure there are no leaks in the water pipes or drains. 

15. Ensure window and door frames are caulked where they meet the exterior finish of the house. This reduces the possibility of cold air infiltration which may lower the inside temperature of the window or door. 

16. Remove interior screens in the winter to allow for better ventilation over the window surface. Screens will hamper the flow of air over the interior surface. 

17. Patios, decks, and landings: Do not stack patio furniture or other articles near or against windows that directly cause shading or “cold spots” on your windows and doors. This reduces the effectiveness and performance of the glass. This can also lead to glass cracking.


Wiebe Windows & More -Services & Info:

"A VIEW YOU CAN TRUST"

Wiebe Windows & More are Trusted Saskatoon Windows & Door Experts!


Wiebe Windows & More Excels Through a Mystery Shop!

Being a Trusted Business on the Trusted Saskatoon Directory of Excellence comes with alot of responsibility, no other directory, advertising medium or 'watchdog organization' puts businesses through the process we do before we promote and endorse them. Most other organizations offer is checking that the business has a valid business license, and maybe that they have insurance and don't have a bad rating, 99% don't even bother with that and those that do rely on the consumers to provide ratings, mostly unverified and un-qualified.

 

The Trusted Saskatoon businesses become Partners with a contract, and they become part of a community. In a community we all have our parts to play to ensure the directory maintains the standards and high level of integrity that it does. To ensure that our partners are upholding these guarantees on a daily basis we have a MYSTERY SHOPPER PROGRAM, where normal everyday people mystery shop our Trusted Partners, we then get our mystery shoppers to fill out a report to tell us about the experience!




Our latest business to be mystery shopped is Trusted Saskatoon Windows & Door Experts, let’s tell you how they did! 

Trusted Saskatoon Partner Business: Wiebe Windows & More

Date:  June 28, 2018

 

Name of Shopper: Darren Gregory 

MYSTERY SHOP CHECKLIST

1. How was the greeting/welcome/call answered? Very professional and informative. Quick to get back to me regarding my needs

2. If retail: Appearance of the store/staff and showroom? N/A

3. Product/Industry knowledge of staff? Brad clearly had expertise in his field. Other quotes failed in providing me with information required to secure a contract. He even took me to the manufacturer to see the quality of door quoted. 

4. If a quote is required is the quote well laid out/clear? There were no issues with the quote. It was as specified with all questions answered effectively and promptly

5. Did they ask where you found them? I offered that up when I met Brad for the first time

6. Overall experience 1-10. 9............... as close to a 10 as possible but he didn't comp my purchase 

7. Would you return as a customer/recommend them to close friends? I am in the process of using Brad Wiebe for another large-scale project immediately. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anybody.

8. Did anyone stand out as exceptional? If so who? Why? Brad!!!!!!!! And his staff that he uses. All professional and courteous.

9. If you made a purchase/booked a job how was the process? If so, refer to the Trusted Guarantees and give an overall mark on each if applicable:


TRUSTED GUARANTEES


1. Provide the service and quality promised. Yes
2. Complete the job on time. Yes
3. Charge the price quoted with NO surprises. Yes
4. Communicate honestly and be responsive to customer needs. Yes
5. Resolve any issues with customer satisfaction in mind. Yes yes yes!!


Please share any other comments relating to your experience with the company.

Brad Wiebe was by chance a great find. He is very talented.  His concern for customer satisfaction is paramount.  He did a great job removing a replacing a large patio door with precision and care. I enjoyed his honest recommendations and look forward to hiring him immediately for a larger project.  



GREAT Job Brad Wiebe and the team at Wiebe Windows & More! Yet again, proving that you deserve the THUMBS UP from www.trustedsaskatoon.com !



If you want an awesome experience with Door, Windows & More with the Trusted Saskatoon customer service difference call Wiebe Windows & More today- Check out Wiebe Windows, Doors & More listing here - they are Trusted Saskatoon window and door pros !



Trusted Brags about Wiebe Windows & More a Trusted Saskatoon Windows & Doors company

The Trusted Saskatoon Directory team is ecstatic to announce our latest Trusted Saskatoon partner in the  Saskatoon Window, Door & glass category.

 

Wiebe Windows & More

“A View You Can Trust”

Owner, Bradley Wiebe has been in the window and door business for over a decade and when the Trusted Saskatoon Team spoke with him about why he branched out on his own this is what he had to say:

 

“I always knew I would be a business owner, when I was younger I always talked and dreamed about all these businesses I would have! Then when I entered the workforce I wanted to gain the skills and experience I needed to do so and when the timing was right it would happen. I’ve been a business owner for over 10 years and could not imagine things being any other way. I love being able to work with my clients to first gain a relationship with them and then second see their smile after I complete their job! That’s the most rewarding part of owning my own company.” 

 

Bradley believes in supporting the community and has volunteered to coach his sons' hockey teams in previous years and has volunteered for the Mending Little Hearts Fund of Saskatchewan. The Mending Little Hearts Fund is a designated fund through the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation that designates it's funding to supporting heart families and pediatric cardiology right here in Saskatchewan! Bradley knows a young boy, William who had open heart surgery in 2016 and understands how important it is to support this great cause.



Every client or contractor that has worked with Bradley and the team at Wiebe Windows & More that we spoke to had nothing but positive feedback- read some on the Wiebe listing by clicking here : 

A recent client Leanna shared her Wiebe Window experience with us, it really does showcase why he is an ideal Trusted Saskatoon business.

  "I have been wanting to get renovations done in my home for many years. When I was put in touch with Brad I was very grateful! I was impressed with his knowledge about what I needed repairing and his recommendations on the best way to do it. I  told him my budget and with the choices, we made together we actually spent less! Brad was always communicating with me in regards to when and what he would be working on and the timeframe it would take. Brad installed new interior doors, casing, baseboards and helped fix some electrical issues that I had. Whenever Brad was at my place working he always cleaned up before he left. My house looks completely different and I know that Brad added value to my home. I would highly recommend him to anyone and that is why I nominated him to trustedsaskatoon.com.  I look forward to having him back to do some more work at my house in the near future!" 
-Leanna (Saskatoon) 

 

Wiebe Windows & More offer everything from window and door replacement to maintenance, handyman services and small renovations to Saskatoon and surrounding area.  Be assured, they are all about quality and service!



 

Trusted Welcomes Bradley and the team to the Trusted Directory of Excellence! and we give them the THUMBS UP! 



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