CONGRATULATIONS, WINMAR® REGINA - CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF TRUSTWORTHY BUSINESS PRACTICES IN REGINA
TRUSTED REGINA 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 Regina Partners for over ten years. Currently, we are recognizing Partners that joined the Trusted Regina community 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 Regina and the surrounding area! This latest article celebrates and recognizes WINMAR® Regina, a Trusted Regina contractor specializing in abatement and disaster services.
'We're Coming Through For You'
Who do you turn to after a disaster? You talk to your insurance company but then what? You are asked to get quotes to rebuild your life. As part of Canada's most extensive restoration network, WINMAR® Regina has been in business since 2010; a family-owned business that carries the values of the Co-owners, Anna Tzortzis and Kyle Jacques: honesty, integrity and a high level of professionalism. When disaster strikes, customers are provided with a personal service with a fundamental understanding of their loss.
Anna got her start in the construction business when she was just a teenager at her mother and stepfather's WINMAR® location in Chatham, Ontario. She started as a labourer, and she was working and learning how to run the office when she graduated high school. Kyle began construction during his teen years as well. Continuing in the construction field after high school, he found himself working as a roofing contractor for WINMAR® Chatham. That is where this power couple met and the beginning of something special.
Anna and Kyle started dating in 2013 and married in 2017. Together they are raising their two children. This family enjoys camping outdoors, snowmobiling and playing on their five acres. But for how much fun they have away from job sites and the office, work is a serious business for this couple.
WINMAR® Regina works with insurance companies to restore all kinds of claim work. These specialists are trained to take on a damage claim caused by anything from earth, fire, wind or water as a minor repair or a fully finished restoration. From city to country, firm to farm, they will do it all — residential, business or commercial.
But what if the problem wasn't from a disaster? Kyle and his crew also cover a wide range of specialties, from asbestos abatement and mould removal. They are qualified in water damage restoration, structural drying, microbial remediation, fire and smoke restoration and odour control. Winmar has the qualified staff for customized repair, or renovations, leaving you to decompress — not stress.
A LOCAL ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESS STORY.
Anna and Kyle have grown their business significantly since the Trusted Regina team first met them in 2012. They now own 5 WINMAR® locations across Saskatchewan, and recently, they moved into Manitoba!
WINMAR® Regina, SK, was opened by Anna in 2010 and she brought Kyle into the Regina location in 2013.
WINMAR® Moose Jaw, SK – Kyle opened in 2010 with Anna's parents. Kyle and Anna are the current owners.
WINMAR® Estevan, SK – Kyle and Anna opened in 2016
WINMAR® Yorkton, SK – Kyle and Anna opened in March 2019
WINMAR® Brandon, MB – Kyle and Anna opened in September 2022
WINMAR® Regina believes in having a positive and meaningful impact in the communities where they operate. They proudly support many local non-profits and organizations. Since their teen years, Anna and Kyle have spent their time restoring the lives of others. Even through their charitable work, they have been involved in helping children live better lives. They have made donations, including Ronald McDonald House and fundraising for autism. They have been involved with Santa's Anonymous and the Boys and Girls Club of Yorkton. They also sponsor the Regina PATS. Whatever they can get involved with, they will get involved with.
Anna launched Willy WINMAR®, everyone's favourite handy-bear, on July 1st, 2021. Willy has already attended Regina's "Food Truck Wars," "Summer Bash, and Summer Market" and has posed in countless selfies with his adoring fans.
This cuddly blue bear has only started working but has a vital role in the community. There could be times of trauma when Willy Winmar will be on-site handing out teddy bears to children who need a stuffed friend…a simple act of kindness showing this family-owned company's integrity.
WINMAR® Regina's most recent donation initiative was before Christmas 2022, and it was to the Inpatient Mental Health Adolescent Unit and Youth Detox at the Regina General Hospital.
They took "Willy WINMAR®," shopping at Walmart in the Eastend and bought several items from a list provided by the Units manager, Shalon Fleming BPAS; CSEP, CEP.
They got pretty much everything on the list and purchased an additional Ten $25 gift cards to top up anything else they may have needed that was not on the list. The total tally of the Donation was $2,600.
They then ventured to the Hospital, where the staff greeted the WINMAR® with lots of excitement and appreciation for the gesture. They also mentioned that they do not receive much attention regarding people or companies donating to their Unit. Willy finally arrived at the Adolescent Psychiatry Unit and wandered down the halls handing out some of the gifts purchased earlier that morning. They shared that the expressions on the kids' faces were priceless. They were hugging Willy, High pawing him and just super happy to see him and receive these items.
What WINMAR® Regina Clients Say…
“ WINMAR® did a total home renovation after a fire at my house. The service was excellent and they did an amazing job, especially during COVID. The whole WINMAR® team deserves recognition. Their sub-contractors were very good too with Velocity Plumbing and Heating doing the HVAC and Active Electric doing the electrical. All were professional and communicated with me as the homeowner. I would recommend them all.”- Don Hamilton
“We recently had water damage to our family room bar area. My insurance adjuster hooked me up with WINMAR®. Their reps called me immediately and came over to inspect the damages within the hour. The next day they had a team remove old rugs, tile-damaged walls, etc. I found their team to be very courteous, friendly and hard-working. Our Project Manager was amazing. He made sure the workers and job duties were coordinated in a timely manner and that everything was done to our satisfaction. I would recommend this company to anyone”- Patti Schlechter
A message from Anna & Kyle at WINMAR® Regina
“At WINMAR®, we are dedicated to making positive changes that affect not only how we operate but how we impact the community. For the people of Regina and surrounding communities, it is important to showcase that WINMAR® will come through for you and that no job is too small, and no job is too big for us. WINMAR® Regina supports its community and its people. Our mission is to not only help when disaster strikes but help unify our community” - Kyle Jacques & Anna Tzortzis
A word from Trusted Sara about her personal experience with WINMAR® Regina
“ I first met Anna in 2012 and was impressed by her drive and I enjoyed hearing her entrepreneurial story. I had been referred to her by Selena, her cousin, who, at the time, also co-owned a WINMAR® franchise in Saskatchewan. There's not many women owned disaster services and construction companies, so I was interested to hear how she ended up owning a WINMAR® franchise in Regina. Anna shared that she was a second generation WINMAR® franchise owner, and that she had literally grown up in the industry. It was clear that she was not afraid of getting her hands dirty, Anna is a shinning example of a woman in trades, and she really knows her stuff! Over the years it has been wonderful to see how Anna and Kyle have grown and expanded their business, they are a dynamic duo and 100% committed to doing the best job they can for their clients, partners and the growing team of employees across the Prairies. Community support is a big part of their brand, and the whole family get involved in giving back in so many ways. If you are looking for a Regina disaster services comany or a general contractor I guarantee that WINMAR® Regina is a local family owned company you can trust! " Sara Wheelwright
Thank you for TRUSTING us, Anna, Kyle, Pete, Maria and the WINMAR® Regina team! You have provided ten years of AMAZING service to the people of Regina & area as a Trusted Regina contractor specializing in abatement and disaster services. We are proud to support you and share that they have diligently upheld the 5 TRUSTED GUARANTEES of service and have never received a complaint about them!
CONGRATULATIONS ACTIVE ELECTRIC - CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF TRUSTWORTHY BUSINESS PRACTICES IN REGINA
TRUSTED REGINA 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 Regina Partners for over ten years. Currently, we are recognizing Partners that joined the Trusted Regina community 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 Regina and the surrounding area! This latest article celebrates and recognizes Active Electric, your Trusted Regina Electricians!
'Getting it right the first time'
At Active Electric, they understand that finding the right Regina electrical professional is not always easy. The smallest of electrical problems can become a big inconvenience, but they are dedicated to solving these issues for you. As a licensed and insured Regina electrical company, you can trust and rely on them to do a great job the first time around and provide you with additional support if required.
Brad Ross, the owner of Active Electric in Regina, has established his company in 2011 by adhering to the principles in which he believes, and by committing to his employees and to every customer Active Electric serves. Brad is an active member and the current President of the Electrical Contractors Association of Regina (ECAR) as well as Vice President of the Electrical Contractors Association of Saskatchewan (ECAS). ECAS is a provincial association dedicated to representing the interests of electrical contractors across the province. The association is the provincial voice of the industry and advocates on behalf of its members. Brad is also a member of the Regina Construction Association (RCA), SaskPower Technical Committee and the BBB, where they are A+ rated.
The picture to the right was taken in 2014 in Brads garage at home. They were working there while they waiting for their current shop to be finished. You can see that Brad is pretty resourceful, just check out the makeshift plywood and wire box desk!!
Active Electric offer electrical services to residential, commercial AND Industrial clients in Regina and surrounding area. No job is to big or complicated for their talented team and they love a challenge!
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What Active Electric's Clients Say...
" Thank you Brad for the tremendous work you did at our house. Brad took his time to walk through our house and offer advice on lighting and plugs. He gave us a lot of great feedback and suggestions we hadn't even thought of! Then his crew came out two weeks later and were AWESOME!! We are over the top thrilled with the lighting in our home. Al made suggestions without any pressure and we are SO glad we went with his advice. GREAT customer service!!! Thank you so much GUYS!!" SO Minor - Facebook
" I deal with Active Electric quite a bit and get nothing but the best every time. In my opinion they are the best in Regina at what they do. Thanks for everything! "- Craig B - Google
A word from Trusted Sara about her personal experience with Active Electric
"Brad and the team at Active Electric are the best choice if you are looking for a Regina Electrician. His team are a joy to deal with, from Megan in the office to all the guys. They are trustworthy, honest and always deliver! The trades are littered with horror stories from customers who have been underserved and over charged, that is not something you have to worry about at Active Electric. Honesty is their only policy, and they also step up to support many community events and initiatives. Active care about the Regina community, and they are committed to always doing the right thing! " - Sara Wheelwright
Thank you for TRUSTING us Brad, Megan and the Active Electric team! You have provided 10 years of AMAZING service to the people of Regina & area as a Trusted Regina Electrician Partner. We are proud to support you and to share that they have diligently upheld the 5 TRUSTED GUARANTEES of service and we have never received a complaint about them!
TRUSTED REGINA 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 Regina Partners for over ten years. Currently, we are recognizing the group of Partners that joined the Trusted Regina community 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 Regina and the surrounding area! This latest article celebrates and recognizes Dusyk & Barlow Insurance brokers.
“Protecting What’s Important Since 1936”
Dusyk & Barlow are proud to have provided insurance services to Regina and area residents since 1936, that's for over 87 years! The team prides itself on providing superior customer service and maintaining its reputation as a trusted and reliable locally-owned and operated Regina insurance business for the next 80 years! Their success is powered by their team of insurance experts, who take the responsibility of protecting you and your family very seriously. They live and breathe insurance and want to make sure you have peace of mind knowing your home, business, and family are adequately insured for all of life’s circumstances.
Dusyk & Barlow has access to eight different insurance providers. This means that all the company’s brokers must constantly keep themselves up to date on what each insurer provides. Through Dusyk & Barlow’s website, clients can access many SGI services and obtain home insurance quotes. Their decades of experience prove particularly valuable for that purchasing insurance for commercial endeavours. The Regina brokers work with clients to determine what they feel they need to have insured versus how much risk they could feel comfortable assuming for themselves. Another bonus for Dusyk & Barlow’s commercial clients is that the company is licensed to provide insurance in all western provinces from B.C. to Manitoba. This is particularly valued by clients who open a business in Saskatchewan and later expand into other western provinces.
FAMILY-OWNED REGINA INSURANCE BROKERS
A quick Google and you will see many online reviews; the customer feedback is consistently excellent. They have many loyal clients who have been Dusyk & Barlow Insurance clinets for generations.
What Their Clients Say...
"I have gone to Dusyk and Barlow for 10 years, for all my home, auto, and rental property insurance needs. Amazing brokers who always works to find the best options for me, and all the staff are friendly, professional, and knowledgeable." A.J- Google
" All staff are very pleasant and easy to understand. When ever I need something, Jenna or another coworker goes over and above my expectations. Super convenient location! Have been with for about nine years and will stay as long as I'm in SK. Nice to see some businesses still have that personal touch." - Kevin Gwillim, Google
A word from Stephen Barlow
"We’re there to answer questions and make sure the client knows what to expect and what to do. We make sure the client is fully aware of how the process works and that they are doing everything right. We’d rather you ask a question now than after something happens and find out that something could have been done. We want to educate our customers, so they know exactly what they are getting. It may not always be the answer the client is looking for, but they can be assured when they leave here, they’ve got the proper information,” says Stephen. “It has served us well and still does going forward.”
A word from Sara, the Trusted Regina founder, about her personal experience with Dusyk & Barlow Insurance.
"Dusyk & Barlow Insurance Brokers have been the Insurance brokers for Trusted for over ten years, and I have found the staff to be knowledgeable, courteous and super helpful. Stephen, Rob, Kendrick and the management team lead by example; they are a pleasure to deal with as clients and as a customer. This local family owned company has a huge heart and I am impressed with their ongoing commitment to supporting the Regina community. Dusyk & Barlow Insurance sponsor many local community initiatives, and in addition, they hold an annual pancake breakfast every summer, which started in 2011 and their Four Weeks of Christmas Cheer, where they choose four different local non profits /causes to contribute time and funds to over the Christmas season." - Sara Wheelwright
Thank you for TRUSTING us, Stephen, Rob, Kendrick and the team at Dusyk & Barlow. The company has provided ten years of AMAZING insurance service to the people of Regina & area as a Trusted Regina Insurance Partner
. We are proud to support you and to share that they have diligently upheld the 5 TRUSTED GUARANTEES of service.
TRUSTED REGINA 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 Regina Partners for over 10 years. Our team is recognize the partners that joined the Trusted Regina Community 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 Regina and the surrounding area! This latest article celebrates and recognizes Jon, Tyson and the team & Bergen's Auto Body & Collision Centre Regina - your Trusted Regina Autobody shop for over ten years!
'WE TREAT YOU LIKE FAMILY'
Bergen’s Auto Body is an SGI Accredited
, OEM Certified
Regina Auto Body and Collision Repair shop. They specialize in foreign vehicles and offer an auto body concierge service to their customers.
Bergen’s are known for their tag line ‘We Treat You Like Family’. However, this doesn’t mean that they are a small shop. They are highly qualified professionals with state of the art equipment, and they invest in continually advancing their skills, experience, and accreditations. Their team is waiting to guide you through the repair process from beginning to end.
A LONG HISTORY OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE IN REGINA's AUTO BODY INDUSTRY.
John Bergen Senior and his wife Bev Bergen started the business on Nov 1st, 1991, with 6 employees. Now decades later the team has more than tripled in size! Jonathon Bergen joined his Father in the family business and he is now an owner. The team also includes younger brother Tyson Bergen, along with manager Paulo Di Antonio, and administrator Mandy Senger, who always greets visitors with a smile!!
THE BERGEN'S DIFFERENCE !
The team at Bergen’s are committed to working on improving our skills and level of service. They invest in ongoing training and ensure that our technicians are always up to date with the collision repair industries latest technologies. They are recognized in Regina for our exceptional customer service. They have many unique ways that they differentiate themselves from the competition.
An OEM certification is a certification bestowed by a car manufacturer to a collision repair shop that meets the following standards:
- Technician training to ensure technicians know the protocols and processes to repair a specific make and model of vehicle
- Tooling to ensure the shop has the right machines and tools to perform repairs to the auto maker’s specification
- Equipment to ensure that original equipment manufacturer parts are used so that a repaired vehicle maintains the same capabilities, performance, and safety assurances
- Each automaker has its own certification requirements, and shops invest tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars to earn and maintain OEM certifications.
When you choose an OEM-certified auto body collision repair shop like Bergen’s Auto Body in Regina, you aren’t just taking their word for the quality of work. Trusted Regina can assure you that the quality claims are backed up by a third-party that will not compromise its standards because the auto maker’s reputation is on the line, too.
Only the most trusted and best Regina auto collision centres receive this status. Jon and the team have worked very hard and are very proud of this achievement. They are authorized to do appraisals for your claim. This means if you are in an accident you can go directly to Bergen's and they will assist you from start to finish.
Bergen's Advance Repair Plan
When you choose Bergen’s Auto Body & Collision Centre for your Regina auto body shop, they do an in-depth assessment of your vehicle which they call their advance repair plan. It is no different than a building blueprint. This well thought out process helps their technicians fix your vehicle properly and it ensures they find any hidden damage. Having the plan ready and accepted by SGI helps you, as it means we are fully prepared when your vehicle arrives for repair. They will have all the parts required in the shop and the repairs will be completed correctly, in less time, and more efficiently. This is a WIN -WIN!
What Bergen's Auto Body Clients Say ...
"Bergen’s is an “A” One Business in Regina Saskatchewan. I needed body work done due to a person hitting my vehicle in a parking lot. While the vehicle was in their shop, I asked them to replace the front windshield also. During the time my vehicle was in their shop, they supplied me with updates as to the progress of the repairs, which I greatly appreciated. Their work is top notch; in my opinion, the BEST in Regina! They not only returned my vehicle with the body work completed and my car looking fabulous, but they returned my vehicle in immaculate condition. Washed, and not a spec of dust. The Bergen’s guarantee superb workmanship, and they deliver! Thank You!" - Patricia Knapp- Google
"Wow!! These guys are AWESOME! Did an SGI claim through them, they kept me up to date the entire time, I got texts every step along the way of the repair and they finished it sooner than I anticipated. But wow it looks amazing inside and outside of the car! I was letting my brother use my car and it was starting to get stinky in there and they even cleaned the interior. I am so happy, my expectations have really been exceeded!" - Sarah S - Google
“We are your neighbours and friends, so it is important to provide our customers with the peace of mind that their vehicles are being repaired correctly by highly trained professionals that care about them. Our OEM certification, awards, recognition and our wonderful customer reviews support our reputation for superior customer service in Regina serving our community. Here at Bergen’s Auto Body & Collision Centre, we treat you like family and that means we work hard to give your vehicles back to you properly and most importantly safely!” – Jonathan Bergen – Owner
A word from Sara, the Trusted Regina founder, about her personal experience with .
When I first met the Bergen family, I knew they were right for Trusted Regina. They are down-to-earth, hard-working folk that put everything into what they do. It is obvious that Jon and Tyson care so much about their clients and their team, they cherish the legacy passed to them from their parents, and they will do everything to do better and be better! Bergens are not only an outstanding local business and leader in the Saskatchewan autobody industry, but they are also committed to supporting the Regina community. They know from personal experience how important it is to encourage and support kids in sports, especially those that need financial assistance for equipment and fees. Helping out is a big part of who they are. They are so involved and passionate about kids' sports teams and activities in Regina that it takes work to keep up with everything they sponsor! This shows a deep level of integrity and authenticity - they love Regina, and they are grateful for all the generations of families in their city that have supported Bergen's Auto Body, a local family-owned autobody shop. The Trusted Regina community and I are better for knowing them, and we are so proud to be a part of their ongoing success; we can't recommend them highly enough! - Sara Wheelwright
Thank you for TRUSTING us, Jon. You have provided 10 years of AMAZING service to the people of Regina & area as a Trusted Regina Auto Body and Collision Repair Partner. We are proud to support you and to share that Bergen's have diligently upheld the 5 TRUSTED GUARANTEES of service.