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.
Our mission continues to be saving you time, money, and stress when choosing locally-owned businesses that serve Saskatoon and the surrounding area. This article is to celebrate and recognize the latest Saskatoon Businesses that have been Trusted Saskatoon partners for at least 5 years!
Founder, Bradley Wiebe has been in the construction industry and installing windows and doors in Saskatoon and the surrounding area since 2004. Bradley grew up outside Saskatoon on a farm and has always known the meaning of hard work. He took pride in helping his dad and mom on the family farm, Wiebe Windows & More Ltd. was founded in 2015 and Bradley welcomed his wife Anna to the business in 2019. Prior to that, Anna used to work at Trusted Saskatoon as an account manager, so she knows what it means to be Trusted! Anna now looks after the day-to-day administrative tasks and helps manage projects from start to finish, even lending a hand on-site when needed.
What Wiebe Windows & More clients say:
"We did a lot of renovations this past year. We got to experience the challenges of dealing with poor trades in Saskatoon. Wiebe Windows & More is NOT one of those. Brad and Anna were great. Installation was done properly, and the finished work was great. Brad has gone way beyond with after-sales support and service. These are great honest people doing a great job." - Dan Canfield, Saskatoon
K & S Contracting inc are Saskatoon General Contractors. Originally founded in 1998. At that time they operated part-time. They constructed decks and managed other small residential renovation projects. In 2007 they incorporated, it was at that time that Steve Ostapiw decided to expand the construction/ renovation business to a full-time operation specializing in foundations.
K & S are a small-town company, with small-town values working in the big city and they are committed to ensuring that they will never be too big to do the small jobs. They believe that every person and every project, no matter the size, deserves their time and attention.
At K & S Contracting, they take care of all of the paperwork, and that means as a customer you can be assured that the job is done right, according to all current codes and regulations.
- They apply for all building permits
- They follow all building codes
- All projects are structurally engineered
Steve, the founder, and lead coordinator is living his passion and he clearly enjoys working with clients on their projects. Steve manages his team by leading from the front and is a hands-on leader who delivers and demands a high quality of work and ethics.
What K & S Contracting clients say:
"We hired Steve to demolish our attached screened in porch and deck and repair the roof where it attached to the house. Once we were quoted the price and we accepted it, work began less than 5 days later. All the work was done very professionally and efficiently. We were impressed with the prompt service and are very happy with the finished product. There was some urgency to the job in order to not damage the existing house roof and we were appreciative of Steve responding to us in a timely manner. We would definitely use K&S again and would recommend them and would not hesitate to use them in the future." - Terry Ullman, Saskatoon
Born and raised in Saskatoon, Clark Dziadyk's tagline is "The Realtor in Your Neighbourhood"! Clark was taught what hard work meant at an early age while working for the family excavating business and he has carried that work ethic into his real estate practice. He has been involved in the building process of many homes, this experience afforded him a good knowledge about residential construction which he believes is a unique selling proposition as a Saskatoon Realtor®. He prides himself on the ability to be able to educate his clients and provide the highest level of service possible. His goal with each and every client is to gain their trust so they feel comfortable referring his name to their family and friends.
What Clark's clients say:
"If you’re looking for a realtor that will listen to you and work WITH you then Clark is your guy! He is not only incredibly experienced and knowledgeable but also relatable, real and instantly trustworthy. He took a great deal of time at the beginning of the search process to discover exactly what it was I was looking for and brought me all the right options. I felt completely comfortable talking to him and bringing up any concerns I had and felt that he always had my best interests at heart. Clark is professional, genuine, resilient, efficient and a great communicator (and always quick to respond!). My family has used him for multiple deals over the last number of years and are grateful to call him a friend.
I cannot recommend Clark enough and would not hesitate for a second to call him if you need help buying or selling a home. He is without a doubt Saskatoon’s BEST! THANK YOU, CLARK!
As a side note, he works with an incredibly responsive and professional team which made the process even more smooth.." - Laura Schraeder , Saskatoon
Clark's exceptionally hard work ethic, ability to solve issues that arise, patience, and passion for helping people are the qualities that contribute to his success in the industry. We are exceptionally proud to promote and support Clark Dziadyz a Trusted Saskatoon Realtor
Trustedsaskatoon.com will save you time, save you hassle and save you money. Our local Trusted Saskatoon team is committed to finding outstanding businesses like the five we have highlighted above. Be assured, ALL the businesses featured on our Saskatoon directory have been checked, and verified and are annually contracted to uphold the 5 TRUSTED GUARANTEES of service!
5 Trusted Guarantees
Provide the service and quality promised.
Complete the job on time.
Charge the price quoted with NO surprises.
Communicate honestly and be responsive to customer needs.
Resolve any issues with customer satisfaction in mind.
Trusted Saskatoon was founded on the principle that great local businesses deserve promotion. We know they are out there, we have found many already, and we work hard to find more. Please help us by nominating your favorite Saskatoon businesses here.
TRUSTED SASKATOON RECOGNIZES OUR PARTNERS WHO HAVE BEEN TRUSTED FOR OVER 10 YEARS!
In this series of recognition articles, we continue to shine a spotlight on the businesses that have been Trusted Saskatoon Partners for over 10 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 10 years of OUTSTANDING service to the citizens of Saskatoon and the surrounding area! This latest article celebrates and recognizes Chuck, Mike, Stephen and the rest of the hard-working team at Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath.
Better Living Begins Here
Wheatland is a locally owned family business with showrooms in both Regina and Saskatoon. They have a long history in Saskatchewan and are known for only bringing in the finest fireplace, bathroom, kitchen and outdoor living brands from across North America. When we first met the owner Chuck Le Page, back in 2011, they sold fireplaces, Jacuzzi spas, BBQ & smokers. Since then they moved away from hot tubs ( as they take up a lot of space ) and moved on to offering
more amazing fireplaces, stunning Canadian made bathroom products (show stopping baths
, vanities and other bathroom furniture
, sinks, fire-pits, fire tables
, BBQ's and smokers
. When you walk in you feel the warmth and comfort of their fireplaces and you can browse their stunning products in person. If you want ANYTHING from any of the brands they carry …they will order it especially for you!
Established in 1982, With Humble Beginnings.
Wheatland began selling Glow Boy wood-burning fireplaces out of a garage, and they had local firemen installing the fireplaces for their customers. After noticing a significant demand for the product they were selling, two years later they decided to expand the business and move the operation to Regina.
In 1984, Wheatland Fireplace was established and soon became the leading, and now oldest, hearth retailer in Saskatchewan. In 1987 Wheatland opened a store in Saskatoon and both stores have had extensive and ongoing showroom renovations in the last few years to include the large range of bathroom and kitchen products.
Wheatland's founder is Chuck Le Page and his youngest son Mike Le Page ( pictured on the right in the Saskatoon showroom that is currently getting another amazing facelift) is the Saskatoon store manager, and he also oversees the Regina operation with the Regina store manager Stephen Moon.
In 2023 they will also be offering yard renos as additional services, everything from decks to pergolas. If you have seen some of their outdoor kitchen set up's we can assure you that you will understand how amazing their backyard transformations can be!!
BEST PRODUCTS AND OUTSTANDING SERVICE!
A quick Google will reveal Wheatland's stellar reputation, the customer feedback is consistently excellent and they are always in the pursuit of excellence!
What Their Clients Say...
" Mike and the team at Wheatland in Saskatoon were great to work with. Very knowledgeable and great customer service. We had a unique request for a custom gas firepit and they worked with us to build out a pan and burner combo along with some beautiful media to create a gorgeous firepit. We couldn't be happier with the end result. "- Ryan Holowaty
" I can't say how awesome my experience was with wheatland fireplace. I was like a kid at Christmas when getting the fireplace installed so of course I had to watch the install. I know a customer watching you install something is less then ideal but they humored me and I got to shoot the breeze with them. watching the install and all the conversations leading up to the installed I know I made the right decision going with Wheatland!" - Justin Bisson
"When our clients take the time to share their satisfaction with us it really means everything to our team. We understand that long-lasting relationships are built on trust. Our team is so grateful for the loyalty of our wonderful customers. To provide good customer service, you need to know what you’re selling, inside and out. Our team understands how our product work and what sets them apart. We can answer most questions and we strive to provide 100% customer satisfaction." - Chuck Le Page
A word from Sara, the Trusted Saskatoon founder, about her personal experience with Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath.
I first met Chuck Le Page in Regina in 2011, I had heard about the business and went in to check out the showroom and the products.I was very impressed with what I saw and heard. That day Chuck was in the store and he was gracious enough to give me some time to explain the Trusted Directories concept, and why I thought they were a good fit. He really liked the idea and made the decision to sign up in both markets. Over time, I have been a customer and worked closely with both Chuck and his son Mike. We now do additional marketing services for them at Trusted Marketing Services, and I am proud to promote and support such a wonderful local company and team. I can say hand on heart that if you choose a product from Wheatland, they stand behind it and you will not be disappointed. Better living certainly does begin at Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath! - Sara Wheelwright
Thank you for TRUSTING us Chuck & Mike at Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath. You have provided 10 years of AMAZING service to the people of Saskatoon, Regina & area as a Trusted Saskatoon Partner in four categories - Fireplaces, Kitchens and Outdoor Living. We are proud to support you and to share that they have diligently upheld the 5 TRUSTED GUARANTEES of service.
The Trusted Saskatoon Team is delighted to welcome our newest Trusted Saskatoon Partner, Epic Automotive and Driveline to the Saskatoon Tire and the Saskatoon Auto Repair & Service Categories. Epic Auto and Repair Service is your go-to Trusted Saskatoon Tire and Auto Repair shop. They are waiting to help you with tires, maintenance auto repair services on all make and models of vehicles. Get to know all they do and meet the people behind the business in our latest Trusted Saskatoon article welcoming a new partner to our Saskatoon community of locally owned businesses operated with integrity!
Bob Harder and Shelly McConnell-Harder have nearly 4 decades in the automotive industry. They are Co-owners of Epic Auto and they're using their experiences to operate this exceptional local business. They found a great partner and general manager in Mitch Quesnel, a colleague from Bob’s days in the industry at Ens.
“Having the good and bad has afforded me the insight to ensure Epic will be a company that focuses on creating and sustaining a strong relationship with my customers.”- said Bob Harder
Walking into Epic for the very first time, we were greeted with an authentic and warm welcome. We noticed immediately how fresh, bright and sparkling clean the reception area was. This speaks volumes, especially to both of us women, as the auto industry has a reputation as one of the ‘least trustworthy categories ‘. How often do you walk into an auto or tire shop and feel overwhelmed by bad smells, dirty coffeemakers, and piles of clutter? This is not at all what you will experience at Epic. What that indicated to us, is that they are organized, that they prioritize safety, and that they are ready to help. Clearly, they care about the first impression they are making and we know that first impressions mean a lot. Epic Auto is clearly prepared and ready to help with all and any of your Auto Repair and Tire issues.
The goal at Epic is to have the quickest turnaround time possible, this is especially important for their commercial clients. They understand that when a vehicle is in the shop it’s not making the company any money. They are committed to trying their hardest to make sure that their customers leave with a smile and share that they had a positive experience with friends and family.
When asked by a reporter at the StarPhoenix in a recent article about how Epic got its name, Bob replied,
“We agonized over the name, to tell you the truth. How it came about, we finally said, we think we have the chance to create something epic, we just need to come up with a good name. Suddenly it was like, Oh, maybe ‘Epic’ is a good name!”
Picture: Saskatoon Star Phoenix.- New Faces New Places
We asked Mitch Quesnel to share the career journey that led him to be the Managing Partner at Epic.
I started in the Automotive industry in 2007 working as a lot attendant, ironicly it was Bob that hired me for that first job! Aftre a while I was given the opportunity to move into the shipping and receiving department, which I did for a couple of years, then I moved into a parts advisor role, a position I stayed in for 15 years. When Bob and Shelley gave me the opportunity to work with them as a Managing Partner At Epic Automotive & Driveline I was excited and I started at Epic Automotive & Driveline at the end of Aug 2022. I am inspired by taking on new challenges and I enjoy putting in the hard work!! .
How Does Trusted select Trusted Saskatoon businesses to partner with?
We look for locally accountable businesses that have a reputation for quality-driven excellence in the Saskatoon market.
Customers, clients, and suppliers nominate businesses they are impressed with.
We survey a number of their past customers personally.
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 Epic's Customers Say About Their Experience?
“I’ve had a great experience with Epic. My company uses them for our fleet vehicles. They are very accommodating, especially getting us in on the short notice. The vehicle is out as soon as they can. I’ve also taken my personal vehicle there a few times. They caught a lot of stuff that the dealership I go to was sloughing off. ‘Oh, everything looks good. Jordan- Saskatoon
“I know the owner, Bob Harder. They have a really good knowledgeable crew. We have our corporate vehicles serviced there and the pricing has been so good. It’s not like other garages. The customer service is fantastic and they haven't charged me a nickel more. - Office Solutions, Mark
We encourage you to visit Epic Auto’s Trusted Saskatoon listings to read more customer reviews, see their full range of services, and then if you want more information or to book check out their website.
They are here to help, and all of their clients shared that they are professional and invested in customer satisfaction- they are Saskatoon automotive experts, you can trust!
Epic Automotive and Driveline is a Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair and Service Shop
AND Epic is a Trusted Saskatoon Tire Shop
TRUSTED SASKATOON RECOGNIZES OUR PARTNERS WHO HAVE BEEN TRUSTED FOR OVER 10 YEARS!
In this series of recognition articles, we continue to shine a spotlight on the businesses that have been Trusted Saskatoon Partners for over 10 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 10 years of OUTSTANDING service to the citizens of Saskatoon and the surrounding area! This latest article celebrates and recognizes Jeff, Dustin, Laura and the hard-working team at Razor Heating and A/C.
“Providing quality workmanship at a fair price since 2007”
A History Of Excellent Service To Be Proud Of.
Razor Heating and A/C Ltd. is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2022 and is owned by Jeff Rewerts and Dustin Shaw. They are a local team that is dedicated to never stopping learning, and they ensure that they are always up to date with the latest HVAC industry standards. Over the last 15 years, they have invested their energies into building a Saskatoon heating, cooling & plumbing company to be proud of.
They specialize in the service and replacement of all heating, cooling, water heating, and plumbing needs. Razor Heating and A/C is Saskatoon's trusted choice for everything from a whole house renovation, to the mechanical needs of your dream home, to simple preventative maintenance on your existing home's mechanical system.
Jeff, and Dustin, believe that the most important bit of advice anyone can give to you when it comes to hiring an HVAC contractor is to check their referrals and recommendations. They walk the walk - On Facebook, they have 78 x 5* star reviews and, combined with over 175 Google reviews at an average 4.9* rating, it's clear they are continually impressing their customers! Let's face it, not many contractors achieve that consistently great feedback and impressive review score!
Here are some examples to showcase - if you take the time to look at their online reviews you will notice the comments are echoed time and again throughout their customer testimonials.
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
“We have been using Razor for a few years. They are always professional, on time, and have decent pricing. They fixed the wrongdoings of other companies and repaired and replaced the parts needed. They explained it all before and after. Even how to maintain it. Best service we’ve had. “- Tim Sharpe
“Had our Boiler/heating system for the house go down over the weekend. Razor was able to get us up and running again in less than 2 hours! This also included a rundown of how the system functioned, how we can maintain it and things to watch out for. This work was also done on a weekend after hours when most/all suppliers are closed for a boiler that needed a universal part since the boiler is older and not very common. Can't say thank you enough. I would recommend Razor Heating and A/C Ltd. to anyone who needed work done!” Shane Johnson
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Responsiveness, Value
“ Razor Heating replaced our furnace and did a great job so I did not hesitate to call them about our garage heater venting issue. Jeff took the time to talk to me and understand my concerns. I really appreciated his recommendation for the repair that would bring our garage heater venting up to the current code. He provided a quote and it included detailed information. The technicians were professional and introduced themselves and completed the repairs in a timely matter. “ Paul Malbeuf
Meet the Razor Heating and AC Team
Their path to entrepreneurship started in early 2007.
Dustin, the guy behind Razor’s social media shares his journey…
“I began my career in late spring of 1999 with a local HVAC service and installation company here in Saskatoon. This is where I completed my apprenticeship in Plumber/Gas fitter. I gained a wealth of knowledge in my time there through apprenticeship training along with real world scenarios on the job site. In early spring of 2007 Razor Heating & A/C Ltd. started to get in the works. Jeff and I opened our doors in our first location by the airport. Within 5 years we had outgrown that location and purchased our own place in the north east of Saskatoon within the industrial area close to Silverwood. Aside from every aspect of running the business I enjoy time spend with friends and family outdoors. Especially sharing everything I enjoyed as a child with my son Nash. Everything from fishing, snowmobiling, quading, biking and projects around the house. Thanks for everything friends and family!!!!!“ - Dustin ShawCo-owner Jeff had this to say.
“ I am a journeyman plumber and general gas fitter and I’ve been in the trade since 1998l. I love the daily challenges owning a business brings, as well as interacting with all the customers and our awesome employees. In my spare time I spend time fishing- (lake, fly and salt water fishing) , snowmobiling, and I treasure time at the lake with my wife Amanda and our three kids. “ Jeff Rewerts
Their longest-serving employee is Laura Slugowski. Jeff and Dustin explain that she is the glue that keeps the place running as smoothly as it does. Laura was indentured into the trade in early 2010 and completed her journeyperson plumber and general gas fitter in 2013. More recently she shifted into the office taking the role of office manager. Laura is the friendly helpful voice on the phone, she provides superior service to customers calling in as she truly understands the issues you may be facing and can provide her expert assistance to help troubleshoot from the 1st interaction you have with the company!
A word from Sara, the Trusted Saskatoon founder, about her personal experience with Razor.
“Razor has a wonderful reputation in the city, not just with the hundreds of happy and loyal customers they have serviced over the years, but also within the contractor community itself. They are respected for both their expertise and the fact that they can always be counted on to show up and do awesome work every time. In all honesty, nothing much has changed at Razor since I first met Jeff and Dustin in 2012, they have the same commitment to excellence and the same drive to be the best they can be!
I guess the most obvious difference is the change in facial hair from that first picture in 2007! Dustin’s beard has become part of the Razor brand!
My family has hired Razor on a number of occasions over the last 10 years, and my partner Kim ( who is very hard to please ), has always been impressed with their work and we both appreciate their honest expert advice. The guys are very humble, so I want to take this opportunity to shine a spotlight on them and to say how proud we are at Trusted Saskatoon to have such an integrity-driven team as part of our community. The trade has a lot of negativity surrounding it, I have heard so many stories of nightmare jobs and companies leaving consumers in an awful mess with bad quality work. In fact, I started Trusted becuase I was ripped off by a big plumbing company right here in Saskatoon. I know that Jeff & Dustin spend a lot of their time fixing others shoddy work, and that they truly care about their reputation, their customers, their partners and their team. They contiue to get a big thumbs up from me!" - Sara Wheelwright - Trusted Saskatoon Founder.
The Trusted Saskatoon team guarantees when you choose Razor Heating & Air Conditioning you will receive outstanding value and prompt, professional service from a locally owned business that is committed to being there for you when you need them with your heating & cooling needs, Winter, Spring, Summer Or Fall - all you have to do is call and Razor is there for you!
Thank you for TRUSTING us Jeff, Dustin, Laura and the rest of the Razor team. You have provided 10 years of AMAZING service to the people of Saskatoon as a Trusted Saskatoon Air conditioning & Furnace Pro. We are proud to support them and to share that they have diligently upheld the 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 Razor Heating and A/C