My Trusted Resources
This is a list of trusted sources that I have put together. These people have made a positive impact on me because of their exemplary service and great character. I invite you to use these people and create a great experience for yourself as well.
*** Please note that I do not receive any money or kick backs for recommending these people and their businesses ***
Crack Hunters specializes in fixing basements. Whether you have cracks or flooding issues, Crack Hunters can help. They have developed a different way of handling foundation & slab crack repair. It is more cost effective than the traditional repair and any repairs done on the concrete slab (floor) has a lifetime warranty. They also take care of mould remediation.
Carpet - Amet
Amet will take care of all of your carpet needs. He is good at what he does and works great under tight deadlines.
Don owns & operates HughTex Texturing. The office uses his company for minor and major repairs to ceilings. He can refinish ceilings of rooms to make them look like new. Servicing the greater Calgary area, he has a mobile service that makes him quick and efficient.
Phylis takes a very thorough approach at reviewing condominium documents. She will help you to understand whether the condominium corporation you are getting into is a viable corporation or a poorly run business. A document review is highly recommended when purchasing a condo and Phylis is the person to call.
Deck & Fence - Brandon Oberhamer at Panorama Deck and Fence
Brandon comes highly recommended from one of my clients. He does a great job and is really competitive price wise. He was punctual and got the job done right the first time.
Electrician - Luis Anchondo with Amigo Electrical
Luis comes highly recommened from the Coldwell Banker office in Calgary. Many agents have used Amigo Electric with excellent results. Knowledge, punctuality, accurate quotes and great customer service highlight Luis's business. He will take care of any and all of your residential electrical needs.
Flooring (Hardwood) - Derrick Haines with Atlas Hardwood Floors
Derrick has been in the business of hardwood floors for over 10 years. Atlas emphasizes quality - both in product & installation. They do the job right - the first time!
Oasis Flower's has been a great spot for me to buy flowers for any occasion. The ladies are really helpful and the floral arrangements are absolutely beautiful! Conveniently located in West Hillhurst, it is close to downtown, but without the hassel of trying to find a place to park. For whatever occasion, let Oasis help you with your floral needs.
Handyman Service - Craig at At Your Service
Craig does all sorts of jobs around the home. Although he can't do major plumbing and electrical work, he can do just about everything else. If you need a few things done around the house, no job is too small. Reasonably priced and he gets the job done right the first time.
Home Inspector - Mansour Nasiri with Global Property Inspections
I have worked with Mansour several times and he is great at what he does. He is very thorough with his home inspections and is able to convey issues with the property in a manner that prioritizes importance and urgency. He is a really nice guy as well.
Laura is the owner / operator at Absolutely Organized. She does professional home organizing, home redesign as well as home staging in Calgary and surrounding area. Laura is a very thorough, detailed oriented person that loves organization.
Keith owns and operates Pinnacle HomeTech. They specialize in bringing the latest technology and innovation to your home with home theatre / media rooms and home automation & control. Pinnacle also provides systems for commercial environments. A one stop shop, Pinnacle is the place for all of your home automation needs.
Insurance Services - Stacha Sikora at RE/MAX Insurance Professionals
If you are looking for anything insurance related, you should talk to Stacha. Shee can provide home, auto, RV, life & travel insurance. Basically the whole gambit!
Lighting - Robinson Lighting
Robinson Lighting is a leader in residential lighting in Alberta. They are always on the cutting edge of the newest trends and their customer service is second to none. Go in and check out their new state of the art show room. They will help you out with all of your residential and light commercial needs.
Brian has been a mainstay in the lighting industry. He has worked many years servicing residential lighting product. He does everything from chandelier cleaning, fan repair, installation, packaging & transporting existing fixtures and anything else lighting related.
Locksmith - Always Affordable Locksmiths
My clients have used Always Affordable Locksmiths numerous times. They are mobile, quick, efficient and well priced. If you need to get your locks changed, these are the people you need to call.
If you have a concern in your home about mold issues, Peter is the guy that can help you out. He does thorough testing for all types of spores and can also do the remediation work as well. His services also include dealing with asbestos.
Josh has been great to deal with. He is a great communicator and he always gets the job done. Josh has access to several different lenders so he can take your specific situation and come up with the best fit for your needs. I find that he genuinely cares about the people he deals with and effectively addresses their needs.
Looking for a more 'green' way to move. Frogbox supplies reusable boxes for a small rental fee. Let them know you are working with a REALTOR® belonging to CREB and receive a 15% discount.
Moving & Storage - PODS
If you are in need of storage or moving, look no further than PODs. If you are listing your place and need to de clutter, renting a POD to store all of your stuff before your move is the best thing to do.
Andrew is a great guy and a really good painter as well. He has built his business from the ground up and thrived on meticulous workmanship and personable customer service. Andrew offers paint at cost from Benjamin Moore (his preferred paint shop).
Pet Services - Leigh Bailie at Bailie's Buddies
Leigh has worked with animals for several years. She offers a wide range of services including dog walking, pet sitting or even house sitting while you are away on vacation. Her services are very reasonably priced.
Roof Repair - Shake Experts
Instead of waiting for your pine or cedar shake roof to leak, why not contact the Shake Experts to regularly maintain your roof? With regular maintenance, you will pay a fraction of the cost of replacing the entire roof. If you have any questions about your wood roof, feel free to contact the Shake Experts.
Snow Removal - Snow Angels
Snow Angels is a program in Calgary where people are encouraged to be good neighbours and shovel snow for people that have difficulty with it. Whether they are older or just can't be around to shovel snow, this program helps put people together to get them through the winter. If you are in need of help for clearing snow this year, contact 311 to get more information about the program.
Sports - Calgary Sport & Social Club
Looking to stay active? The Calgary Sport & Social Club offers a variety of sports throughout the year. You can join as a single (great way to meet other people) or submit a team. The culture is a fun first environment which makes for a relaxing way to spend time!
Window Tinting - Jarod Simmie at Shadow Tint
Jarod epitomizes solid workmanship when it comes to tinting. With a decade of experience under his belt, he gets the job done and he gets it done right. Shadow Tinting offers tinting services for automobiles as well as 3M (coverings for the front of vehicles to reduce the effect of rock chips on the paint). Jarod offers friends of mine a free upgrade to the premium window tint. Please contact me to set up the deal.
Windows / Windshield / Glass - Graham King at Sunrise Glass Inc.
Graham specializes in custom work (for shower & bath enclosures, glass railings, mirrors, window pane replacment, etc.), but also does car windshield replacement. He runs a mobile service. His prices are reasonable and he is a great guy to work with.
Have your windows broke their seal? Do you still think the windows have some life in them? Contact Fog Out Window Solutions for an inexpensive alternative to replacing your windows.
** If, for whatever reason, you are unsatisfied with any of my trusted resources,
please contact me and let me know **
If you would like more information about any of my 'trusted resources', contact me and I would be happy to help you out.