Letter to the Editor Re: "Awning Firm’s Work is Never Boring."
David Parker, Around Town, Calgary Herald, August 27, 2010
Thank you for the piece about Calgary Tent & Awning. I am a fan. In 2007, they stitched the awning for my sailboat in candy-striped blue and green Sunbrella. It makes the cockpit look and feel like a sidewalk café with ocean views. It has stood against tropical squalls and scorched sun all the way from Mexico through the Pacific islands to Tonga. It has been bundled up wet and stuffed into hot, damp lockers for months. It has been sat on and worse by pelicans, frigate-birds, boobies and even a squid. It is the envy of every other boat in any anchorage. Thank you, Calgary Tent & Awning.
Robert Burn, Calgary
For the past six years, my husband and I have been restoring our building in Okotoks. During this time, we have dealt with over 30 suppliers and contractors. I won’t go into details as to the adventures most of these people created for us. What I feel is important to say is that out of all of them, your company has been the most professional to deal with. You came on-site to access the work (the only one to do so out of four companies who quoted), your personnel came with the right equipment, did not complain about the work, were mindful of the pedestrians and customer traffic, and performed their work efficiently. The product itself was even better than was asked for.
On behalf of my husband and myself, I would like to thank you and your staff for the only painless project we have had in six years, and congratulate you on how well you know your business.
Further to our telephone conversation, I would like to express how pleased I was with the service of your firm. The two young fellows who installed the awning were very efficient and cooperative in fulfilling our requests and suggestions. Well done.
I wanted to pass on a huge thank-you to all of your staff for making the leg-restraint concept a reality. We are seeing significant operational success thus far with the device and the feedback from the patrol officers in this city has been excellent. Thanks again for your efforts!
Darren Leggatt, Staff Sergeant
Calgary Police Service
One year has now passed since your company installed my awning over the deck (I always judge a new project for one year). I have been simply delighted with the result.
The awning definitely added a room and I found myself spending many hours on the back deck enjoying the shade from what turned out to become a very hot summer.
I would certainly recommend your company to anyone who may be thinking of having an awning installed.
I would like to take this opportunity to say "Thank you" for a job very well done and for the installers who made it all possible.
Your sales representative Peter is one of the most delightful and competent sales representatives I have met. Without his guidance we would not have made some of the choices we did. He is a top-drawer representative of your company.