We can't tell you how many calls and requests we have had over the years for a Trusted Saskatoon handyman, so we are thrilled to announce we found one!!
We are excited to welcome Wes Doerksen, AKA Mr Fixer to the Saskatoon Directory of Excellence in the Saskatoon Contractors category!
In addition to his handyman skills, Wes also offers a wide range of expertise in general contracting services to Saskatoon, Warman, Martensville and the surrounding area. With over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry Mr. Fixer is able to handle any of your small or medium sized jobs from Plumbing to Drywall, Electrical to soffit & fascia repair, Wes excels in all aspects of home maintenance, repairs and improvements.
It is very evident that Wes prides himself on fast, friendly service. As we have verified as part of the Trusted application process, he carries all relevant licenses and insurance so this offers his customers peace of mind. His decades of professional experience provide a level of expertise and flexibility that means he is an expert in small or medium jobs. Wes is passionate about what he does and he strives for both quality workmanship and outstanding communication.
But don’t just take our word for it, read what happy customers had to say when we spoke to them as part of our customer survey stage:
"I hired Wes to reinforce my deck as well as repair my sump pump. He had fair pricing and did great quality work. I was impressed with his responsiveness and how tidy he worked. I found him very easy to talk to, honest, and trustworthy. I will definitely use his services again." Steph Sim, Saskatoon
“I was so please by the work Mr. Fixer did for me. He is easy to talk to in fact he kept open communication with my through my whole project, I found this to be a step above others I have dealt with. I was pleased with how well Wes managed his time and how accommodating he was, he will be the first one I call when I have another project that needs doing.” Carol
“Wes has helped us out more than we’d like to admit! First with our bathroom where we demolished everything down to the studs.Wes drywalled, taped, mudded and sanded for us and did a great job, Then he helped us again when we ripped apart our front entrance! He’s saved us so much time and we are so happy, Highly recommend!” Suzy McCracken, Saskatoon.
Eliminate the hassle and get things fixed with Mr. Fixer!
If you are a frustrated homeowner too, we recommend Wes, he is determined
to make home maintenance an honest, easy and pleasant experience.
The Trusted Saskatoon directory team are thrilled to brag about our newest partner in the Saskatoon General Contractors category, Geransky Bros Construction. A family-owned and operated company, they have been in business for over four decades. Over that time they have committed to an increased emphasis on industry-wide, safe work practices.
The Geranskys have a great reputation for customer service and they excel at problem-solving, which is a vital skill in the construction industry. In addition, they promote safe work practices as standard and recently implemented a 21-Day Safety Challenge (April 2019.) aimed at putting a fresh perspective on workplace safety training.
They deserve all the kudos, as they truly go the extra mile to provide excellent service and quality work as standard.
Geransky's Community Support.
With a 40 year history and belief that it is important to give back to the community that they live and work in, each year Geransky Brothers Construction commit to providing funds and time to various local causes and non-profits such as:
Each year they commit to donating funds and time to various causes, both big and small. Such as, helping build a new skate park in Martensville and sponsoring local sports teams.
40 Years Of Excellence
Geransky Brothers Construction was founded by Ed & Irvin Geransky in 1975, with their brother Dennis Geransky joining the business by 1977. As the proud owner and CEO today, Dennis’s active involvement and his senior management team beside him, Geransky Bros Construction will continue to not only be a success but will continue to thrive in an ever growing community. What began as three brothers creating a family business, has expanded to employ over 45 experienced professionals in their field with over half of these employees having been with Geransky Bros Construction for at least ten years.
“Geransky Bros. Construction is in the business of satisfying customers, and we believe our skill and innovative ideas such as footing keyways and crack control joints in walls make Geransky Bros Construction a leader in the business. Our full-time office personnel with radio and GPS dispatched units save you, the consumer, time and money.”
When we were speaking to Geransky's customers as part of the Unique Trusted verification process we consistently heard great things. Read some of the first hand experience below.
"When I come across a home with foundation issues or have questions about a properties concreat I can call Geransky Bros, they will send someone out to take a look right away. They are a well run buisness with good pricing and great quality work." Kal Montana (Montana Homes)
"I have been dealing with this company for more than 10 years now and I will never look back, great people, great workmanship, great prices and always new equipment." Kelvin Mah
“Prompt and professional and accommodated all our needs. They helped us with demolition of an old house and building the foundation for our new infill. Would highly recommend for any constructions needs.” Ryan Holowaty.
Being a Trusted Business on the Trusted Saskatoon Directory of Excellence comes with a lot of responsibility - no other directory, advertising medium, or 'watchdog organization' puts businesses through the process we do before we promote and endorse them.
Why Choose a Business On the Trusted Saskatoon Directory?
All of the Trusted Saskatoon partners have to pass a unique verification process, they are then annually contracted to uphold our 5 Trusted Guarantees. The partners then become part of a local community of Saskatoon and area businesses who we promote with a strong local marketing campaign. We also have a Trusted MYSTERY SHOPPER PROGRAM. This is where we find and engage with normal everyday people, just like you, who are looking for products and services in Saskatoon and area. We approach individuals we can see are looking for a local business and we ask them to mystery shop Trusted Saskatoon Partners. Those that agree to be Trusted mystery shoppers go about their usual business, except at the end they fill out a report to tell us about the experience. We then share it with you! The Trusted Saskatoon Team are thrilled to share our latest mystery shop report about Scott Roofing!
Name of Shopper: Brett B
1. How was the greeting/welcome/call answered?
Promptly and professionally. I had someone booked for an inspection and quote within minutes.
2. Product industry knowledge of staff?
Scott had multiple samples available and was able to source my roof needs without delay.
4. If a quote is required is it well laid out / clear?
Yes, it was delivered quickly and the information on the quote was clear.
5. Did they ask where you found them?
6. Overall experience 1-10
10 out of 10
7. Would you return/recommend?
8. Did anyone stand out as exceptional?
9. If you made a purchase or booked a job, how was the process?
Did they uphold the 5 Trusted Guarantees?
- Provide the service and quality promised - Yes
- Complete the job on time - yes
- Change the price quoted with no surprises - yes
- Communicate.honestly and be responsive to customer needs - yes
- Resolve any issues with customer satisfaction in mind - yes
Please share any other comments relating to your experience with the company.
"This was an interesting test for Scott Roofing because of some strange circumstances which they handled very well.The roofing material loader (a 3rd party company - not Scott Roofing) - fell through my roof when delivering. Honest accident. They had a repair person there in minutes and properly fixed an entire side of the roof, actually adding value to my home. They let me know of the problem right away and did not try to hide it. There was no cost to me and they made sure I was happy with the work. "
"They finished the roofing just before a very powerful windstorm. I found a roofing nail on my deck not long after and wondered how many might be scattered on the lawn or neighbours lawn. Because the work happened while my family was on vacation, I didn’t want to mow my lawn, now very long due to vacation absence (ie shoot nails around) or have my kids play in the yard for fear of injury and therefore potential litigation. They agreed at no extra cost to come and do a second round of cleanup with a magnet. They did, and everything has been clear; my neighbours said they asked them if they could go over their yards too just in case."
"Scott Roofing’s quote came in 10-12% under 3 other companies that I contacted."
Wood FX Contracting is a Saskatoon family owned and operated with over 18 years experience. Their carpenters and renovation team consist of hardworking individuals ready to tackle your interior home renovations - big or small! They are on-site daily ensuring client satisfaction. In this article, they explain what the Janka Hardness Scale is. Wood FX are Trusted Saskatoon Carpenter and Renovation Pros!
The Janka Hardness Scale
Hardwood flooring is one of the best decisions you can make when it comes to interior home design, as it is a product that never goes out of style. It’s easy to assume that all hardwood flooring is the same when it comes to durability, but this is actually quite far from the truth. Hardwood’s actual hardness is measured by something called the Janka hardness scale. Let’s take a look at what the Janka scale is and how it works.
What is the Janka Hardness Scale?
The Janka hardness scale is a way of measuring the hardness of a given piece of hardwood. It was invented in the year 1906 by an Austrian wood researcher named Gabriel Janka, and it is an adaptation of the Brinell hardness test for metals. In order to better understand the Janka scale, you first need to know how the Brinell test works. The Brinell hardness test is used to test metal materials that are too coarse or rough to be tested by other means. The test involves a steel ball with a 10mm diameter being pressed into the material’s surface under 3,000 kgs of pressure. The resulting indentation is then examined to determine the hardness of the material.
How Does the Janka Hardness Scale Work?
The Janka hardness scale works in a very similar way to the Brinell test. It measures the pounds of force (lbf) it takes to drive an 11.28 mm diameter steel ball halfway into the surface of a slab of hardwood. A test done on the surface of a board, perpendicular to the grain is called a test of “side hardness”, while the same test being performed on the cut surface of a stump is called a test of “end hardness”. Every hardwood board will not yield the same test result, seeing as the hardness of wood varies with the direction of the wood grain, and will be different from one board to another. While durability issues come up when we look at different types of wood grains, there is usually not much deviation when it comes to differences in separate types of wood material, as estimates usually find the difference to be about plus or minus 10%.
Why is a Janka Hardness Rating Important?
Hardwood flooring is a big investment and will typically cost you a pretty penny, so you’ll want to make sure you are getting top quality wood that is not going to deteriorate or wear down after a few short years. While wood with a low Janka rating can still serve you just fine, it is only going to do so if you live a quieter lifestyle that does not involve your home seeing heavy foot traffic. If you have children and/or pets, try to find hardwood with a higher Janka score. A Janka hardness rating is going to give you a great indication of what kind of wear and tear your hardwood is going to be able to handle, helping you make a smarter decision when it comes to making a purchase.
K & S Contracting specializes in foundation repair for homeowners across Saskatchewan, in addition, they also offer general contracting services to Saskatoon and surrounding area. In their latest Trusted Saskatoon tip, K & S Contracting, Trusted Saskatoon General Contractors and foundation specialists, discuss your home foundation
Pay Attention to Your Foundation While Living in Saskatchewan
As a homeowner, you probably tend to prioritize home repairs based on how soon they need to be addressed. If your kitchen faucet is spraying water all over the room, for example, that’s something you’ll try to fix as soon as possible. If a tree branch falls and punches a hole through your roof, that’s something else you’ll probably work on right away.
On the other hand, if you start to notice tiny cracks developing in your foundation, you might not jump to fix it immediately. After all, all homes are expected to move a little from our adverse weather conditions to clay expanding or contracting up six inches with the fluctuation of moisture content. What’s more, a tiny crack that appears in your concrete doesn’t mean your house is in danger of falling anytime soon, does it? Basement crack repair may be one of those things you’d file under “keep an eye on it” rather than “call someone tomorrow,” but that can be the wrong idea.
Why Pay Attention to Your Foundation Living in Saskatchewan
With the weather extremes that we experience in Saskatchewan, From a 70 + degree temperature swing in a matter of days to expanding Clay that is affected by moisture in ways we never thought possible, home foundation repair is critical for your house. It should be taken care of as soon as possible. Although a few cracks in the foundation might not seem like a big deal, think of them as warning signs of something much more serious to come. Your home’s foundation may not be in any danger of crumbling to dust in the immediate future, but any signs that you may need foundation crack repair should be acted upon immediately if you want to avoid major foundation problems later.
Here are some of the best reasons why you always need to make foundation repair a high priority:
It Saves You Time and Money
Perhaps the most important reason to have your foundation repairs made sooner rather than later is cost. Although foundation repair may cost more than you’re expecting, it only gets worse when you wait. In addition to labour and material costs continuing to rise, the longer you wait to fix cracks in your foundation, the worse they will get. This is especially true if you’re planning on selling your home or making any significant home improvements. Ignoring the need for foundation repairs now will only make those projects much harder and result in more-expensive work to be done.