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Congratulation to Al Schick Construction on Celebrating Their 20th Anniversary


CONGRATULATIONS, AL SCHICK CONSTRUCTION - CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF TRUSTWORTHY BUSINESS PRACTICES IN REGINA 

This latest article celebrates and recognizes Al Schick Construction, Trusted Regina Contractor, and Regina residential renovation pros. as they celebrate 20 years in business! 

'A Regina General Contractor You Can Trust

AL SCHICK CONSTRUCTION CELEBRATES 20 YEARS!  


Congratulations to Al Schick Construction on celebrating 20 years!  The business has been operating since 2003, and he runs a well-established local family-owned and operated Trusted Regina renovation company. Led by Al Schick, who has extensive experience in renovations and project management, the company has built a stellar reputation in Regina.




A HISTORY OF EXCELLENCE AS STANDARD


Al Schick's expertise in construction has been passed down to his son, Les Schick, who has been involved in the business since his teenage years. This family connection ensures a strong commitment to quality workmanship and customer satisfaction.


One of the distinguishing features of Al & Les Schick is their personalized approach to each client. Unlike larger companies, they take the time to get to know their customers personally and prioritize their wants and needs. They aim to bring their client’s visions to life and provide personable, friendly, trustworthy, and professional service.


I would like to thank all of my current and past customers for their business and support, which enabled us to remain in business for 20 years and counting. I would also like to thank my team of past and current employees, including my son Les, for their hard work and attention to detail, because without good people, you can’t do good work. “ Al Schick

The company specializes in various residential and commercial projects in Regina, including interior and exterior renovations. They handle everything from office renovations to large full-scale renos and additions. Whether planning a project for your home or business, requiring insurance work, or needing professional project management services, Al Schick Construction is dedicated to delivering top-notch results.


Their clients say it best!

 “Al is first class all the way! We had a basement renovation completed by Al and an extremely complicated garage added to our home. I would give a 10 out of 10 rating on every aspect of his integrity and workmanship. I have sent many friends to Al and will continue to do so. If I ever need work done in the future, I will pick up the phone, call Al and never even question his bill. I truly do Trust him to do a great job” -Bob R.


A word from Trusted Sara about her personal experience with Al Schick Construction.


" I was told about Al Schick within weeks of arriving in Regina and looking for good, trustworthy contractors. He was quite hard to track down initially,  as he had no website or social media, I eventually got his card from another client in the home building industry and gave him a call. He was friendly on the phone and seemed intrigued about the concept. He agreed to meet me for coffee to learn more but did warn me that he doesn't advertise. Our meeting went really well, he struck me as a warm, humble and friendly man who clearly cares about his customers. He talked about how important it was to him that his customers were happy with the work that was done, and how he was lucky to be doing what he loved for a living. To this day I am grateful that the only place he ever advertised is Trusted Regina, and that he extended his trust to me, he is a perfect example of the kind of businesses I love working with and promoting. In 2022 I met Les Schick for the first time. We met lots and worked together on website content, so I got to know him well which has been great. Les is a chip off the old block and it is great to see a long-term succession plan in place. Regina is lucky to have such a wonderful family construction business as an option, and I can't recommend Al Schick Construction highly enough.    - Sara Wheelwright, Trusted Regina founder.  

With their years of experience, dedication to quality, and trusted reputation, Al Schick Construction is a Regina general contractor you can trust. Congratulations, Al & Les, once again, on reaching this significant milestone!



Thank you for TRUSTING us, Al and Les. You have provided ten years of AMAZING service to the people of Regina & area as a Trusted Regina Partner in Regina Contractors and Regina Renovations categories. We are proud to support Al Schick Construction, and we are thrilled to share that they have diligently upheld the 5 TRUSTED GUARANTEES of service and NEVER had a complaint. 




CONGRATULATIONS Al Schick Construction - Trusted Regina Contractors and Renovation Pros For Over 10 years!

CONGRATULATIONS, AL SCHICK CONSTRUCTION - 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. 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 Regina and the surrounding area! This latest article celebrates and recognizes Al Schick Construction, Trusted Regina Contractor, and Regina residential renovation pros. 

'A Regina General Contractor You Can Trust

AL SCHICK CONSTRUCTION 


Al Schick has led the way in the residential construction industry in Regina for quality, integrity, and service. More recently, his son Les Schick joined the business, and the standards have remained outstanding!   




A HISTORY OF EXCELLENCE AS STANDARD


Al Schick Construction is a local family-owned and operated Regina renovation company. Al Schick has many decades of renovation and project management experience. His reputation in Regina as a contractor is second to none. Al learned the construction business from the ground up, and he is a sought-after project manager who prides himself on the quality of the work his team produces! 

Construction runs in the family, and Al has passed on his knowledge & skills to his son Les Schick. Les has helped out in the business since he was a teenager, and more recently, he decided to join the company full-time. 

Al Schick Construction specializes in residential and smaller commercial projects in and around Regina, Saskatchewan. If you need interior and exterior renovations on your office or home, they are experienced Trusted Regina contractors.

Are you planning to renovate a specific area of your home or business? Look to the Regina renovation experts at Al Schick Construction to get the job done right the first time! Check out the list of contracting services they offer here: services

Al Schick has only recently got a website built; he was busy enough without one. The new website was developed and produced by our sister company, Trusted Marketing Services. There you can see plenty of examples of Al and Les's past projects, testimonials, and customer feedback. The reviews are consistently excellent because Al is always in pursuit of excellence!

QUALITY WORK, ON TIME, ON BUDGET & WITH OUTSTANDING SERVICE! 


What Their Clients Say...


"On a scale of 1-10, Al Schick gets a 10 plus! He is a man who is clearly respected by the sub-trades that work for him and is more than wonderful to work with. He went above and beyond what was expected. Al is cooperative, accommodating and great at helping find solutions to fix problems. We will always recommend him as in my opinion there is no one else quite like him. We had a deadline and miraculously he was able to meet it. He absolutely upheld all the trusted guarantees and some. We are truly thankful for Al and his team"  - Martha.O. Regina, SK.


" Al is first class all the way! We had a basement renovation completed by Al as well as an extremely complicated garage added to our home. I would give a 10 out of 10 rating on every aspect of his integrity as well as workmanship. I have sent many friends to Al and will continue to do so. If I ever need work done in the future I will pick up the phone, call Al and never even question his bill. I truly do trust him to do a great job" Bob.R. Regina SK.


A Word From Al


"We offer our customers the same personable, friendly, trustworthy & professional work that we have since the beginning. As compared to other, larger companies we get to know you, the client, as a person and not just a number. We cater to what you want and what you need,  and our goal is to help bring your vision to life. " Al Schick 

A word from Trusted Sara about her personal experience with Al Schick Construction.


" I was told about Al Schick within weeks of arriving in Regina and looking for good, trustworthy contractors. He was quite hard to track down initially,  as he had no website or social media, I eventually got his card from another client in the home building industry and gave him a call. He was friendly on the phone and seemed intrigued about the concept. He agreed to meet me for coffee to learn more but did warn me that he doesn't advertise. Our meeting went really well, he struck me as a warm, humble and friendly man who clearly cares about his customers. He talked about how important it was to him that his customers were happy with the work that was done, and how he was lucky to be doing what he loved for a living. To this day I am grateful that the only place he ever advertised is Trusted Regina, and that he extended his trust to me, he is a perfect example of the kind of businesses I love working with and promoting. 
More recently, I was thrilled that I was able to talk him into having a website - I said "Al it's time you showcased what you do and you make it easier for people to find and check you out before contacting you." - I am glad that he trusted me once again, and I am so pleased with how the website and his new branding and logo turned out. In 2022 I met Les Schick for the first time. We met lots and worked together on website content, so I got to know him well which has been great. Les is a chip off the old block and it is great to see a long-term succession plan in place. Regina is lucky to have such a wonderful family construction business as an option, and I can't recommend Al Schick Construction highly enough.    - Sara Wheelwright, Trusted Regina founder.  

Thank you for TRUSTING us, Al and Les. You have provided ten years of AMAZING service to the people of Regina & area as a Trusted Regina Partner in Regina Contractors and Regina Renovations categories. We are proud to support Al Schick Construction, and we are thrilled to share that they have diligently upheld the 5 TRUSTED GUARANTEES of service and NEVER had a complaint. 




Trusted Regina flooring store examines some modern natural wood flooring options for your home

Various types of natural wood flooring are trending today or were trending in the past. So if you are wondering if your favourite wood flooring will ' age well'  our latest Regina flooring article should help you make that decision!  

Is Natural Wood Flooring a Good Option for Your Home?


Do you love Dark Wood Floors?

Dark wood floors are still in style and very popular in new builds. You’ll see shades and tones such as, Espresso, or dark walnut installed in many homes. However, one drawback of these floors is that they will make your room look smaller. Also, another problem is every scratch and dust particle is visible on these floors so they don’t ever look perfectly clean. 

If you have pets or young kids...perhaps these shades aren't the best choice for your lifestyle.  

Light Wood Floors your thing? 

For years, light wood floors were considered old fashioned. However, this is not the case anymore as so many homeowners have started installing light shaded wood floors in their home.

 Among different shades of light wood floors, blonde wood floors have become most popular.

It is because these floors offer endless decorating possibilities and are essentially a blank canvas. Another good thing about light wood floors is that they make your room look more spacious. 

Considering all these benefits, it is very likely that light wood floors will become a trend-turned classic in the years to come.

Dream About Whitewashed Wood Floors?

Whitewashed wood floors make your room look brighter and bigger, and if you are looking for a contemporary look this is a great start!   

These floors are becoming increasingly popular in kitchens and farmhouse style homes.

However, a drawback of these floors is that if the dark wood starts peeking out from underneath, it will somewhat ruin the whitewashed floor’s look. To prevent this be aware that it may not be the best choice for high traffic locations ( such as hallways or near main entrance doors)  - also pets claws and small kids toys may not be a good match! 

Desiring Honey Wood Floors?

This wood shade is just slightly darker than the popular blonde wood. 

As suggested by the name, it is a warm, rich honey wood floor shade that gives a cozy look to your rooms. 

These floors make your rooms look bigger and more open, just like blonde wood floors, but they also add warmth and coziness to them. Another benefit of these floors is that they’re available in many popular wood species. Honey is a natural color so it is very easy to find. 

Honey floors are a classic - so they are ALWAYS going to be in style. 


Trusted Regina Disaster Services company Winmar Restoration Specialists share a great testimonial.

WINMAR Regina's experienced and certified staff provide full-service restoration for all types of loss.Canadians are no strangers to disasters. Both natural and accidental. Fire. Flood. Wind. When your life has been turned upside-down by a catastrophe, you can count on WINMAR®. We are the Property Restoration Specialists. WINMAR IS A TRUSTED REGINA DISASTER SERVICES & REGINA GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Here they share a great Testimonial from Vince Garland


"Around January my elderly mother fell at home,at this time I didn’t realize how bad her house had become with black mould ,I called Chris at the time he came out and saw how bad the situation was Winmar came in gutted the outside walls insulated with foam re dry walled house also at this time the shower downstairs spring a leak and again Winmar took care of all the problems we did major renovations in the house new flooring drywall kitchen cupboards led lighting and I can tell you they worked with the budget we had I can’t thank Chris Steve and mike for all the work they did 
My mom couldn’t be happier thanks so much Winmar Regina they are the only company I would ever call on an emergency first rate guys." Vince Garland


WINMAR® Regina's experienced and certified staff provide full-disaster service restoration for all types of loss:

With their 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year service they always come through for you. See more services by clicking on the show more info button below. They also offer full general contracting services to Regina and surrounding area.

General Contractor Services include:

  • Renovations
  • New Constructions

WINMAR® knows what it takes to satisfy its customers.

'WINMAR® Coming Through For You!'

WINMAR IS A TRUSTED REGINA DISASTER SERVICES & REGINA GENERAL CONTRACTOR


Trusted Tip How to hire a local qualified contractor for your Regina home improvement or renovation project.

As homeowners we all wonder what questions to ask a contractor to avoid a potentially horrible situation.  We have all heard  nightmare stories of home renovations gone wrong but how can anyone be sure this wont happen to them?   At Trusted Regina we believe we can help.  Trusted Regina was formed to help the public find local businesses you can TRUST.  In this article we share some of the ways we research businesses to ensure we have the best local contractors.  Giving you peace of mind knowing you have hired someone you can TRUST to do the job right.  

 

Requesting proof of insurance is one of the first steps in searching for a quality and Trusted Regina contractor.  

Are they Insured ? Any good contractor should carry liability and worker’s compensation Insurance this is something you should always require a contractor to have.

Contractor Liability Insurance

This will protect you if a contractor creates damage to your home, neighboring properties or injury to a third party that may occur during the renovation.  Ask to see a Certificate of Insurance; it should state the name and address of the contractor, the amount of general liability, including coverage for bodily injury and property damage, and the effective and expiry dates of the policy as well as the date of issue of the certificate.  Once you know the contractors liability coverage take it to your Insurance provider to ensure you are fully covered during the renovation as a renovation may require you to increase your coverage for a period of time.   

Workers Compensation

Except for single-person companies, Contractors are required by law to pay WCB premiums on behalf of their employees in the event of a workplace injury. Hiring a contractor that is not in compliance makes YOU the homeowner the project manager and liable for ANY injuries occurred during the renovation. Request a letter of good standing to ensure their premiums are paid up.  

Ask for references 

When anyone applies for a job they are required to provide references.  Why should a contractor be any different!  At Trusted we ask for so many references it's borderline obscene... it is A LOT and we call them all!. We don't anticipate you calling the number we do but we do think it is always a good idea to request references and that you call them.  Typed references or letters of recommendation are ok but a voice and a person are always best. 

There are two types of references you should request.

Client References:

Gaining a list of people who have used there service is extremely helpful and an indication of the amount of jobs they have done.  Asking if they did a good job is not always a good indication of the quality of their work and dedication to customer service.  Dig deeper. here are some suggested questions. - How did you find the contractor? how many jobs have they done for you?  Would you hire them again?  Would you recommend them to a family member? Did they finish the job on time?  Did they charge you the price quoted?  We have the 5 Trusted Guarantees and all of our contractors have to uphold them these are only some of the questions we ask. 

Supplier references

Though not always foolproof, supplier references are very important and help give some insight as to weather or not the contractor pays it's suppliers on time.  Which may in turn help you protect yourself from creditor liabilities.  Builders lien's are something you should know about and try to avoid!.  Here is a great article on how to avoid a builders lien.  

Check their online rating and memberships 

Another way to check and see if a contractor is worth hiring it to check sources like Trusted Regina to see if they have been put through a process of ensuring that they are who they claim to be. This is also are a very strong indicator of a company's commitment to professionalism. You should also search to see if any complaints have been made about them online and how they dealt with those complaints.  From time to time mistakes can happen.  But it is how a company deals with those mistakes that can show a great deal about how they would deal with you.  

Experience, education and certification 

Trade licencing requirements 

A contractor should easily be able to tell you how long they have been in business and have a valid business licence.  Beyond that there are other things you should ask.  Depending on the type of work you want done there are licencing requirements for different trades in Saskatchewan.  Ensuring that each trade has the proper licencing can prevent major issues down the line.  In Saskatchewan there are four compulsory apprenticeship trades. Electrician, Plumber, Refrigeration Mechanic and Sheet Metal Worker. To work in a compulsory apprenticeship trade you must have a journey person certificate or be registered as an apprentice with the SATCC. If one of the trades your contractor has working on your project claims to be a professional in this area ask for their certification. 

Ask for Examples of their work

Most contractors have tons of images of work they have done in the past.  See examples of their work can give you a good indication of the type of work they can do.  We do caution you however that sometimes that though they may be very lovely images you can't always be sure of the quality of the underlying work!

More info...

We hope this article helps you find the right contractor for your renovation project. We always hope you choose one of our Trusted Regina Contractors for any of your projects.   

If you are looking for more information about hiring a contractor we have several other articles that can help steer you in the right direction.




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