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Sandy Griffis

YCCA columnist

Sandy Griffis is the Executive Director of Yavapai County Contractors Association. For more information visit:

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Ask the Contractor: Industry insiders bring knowledge to boot camp

Twenty-eight fabulous young adults exited the first week of the YCCA Job Readiness Boot Camp with smiles and high-fives, and I left the building with a glorious smile in my heart.

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Ask the Contractor: Boot camp an exciting introduction to industry

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Excitement, anticipation, thrill, all of these feelings and more when YCCA opened the doors to our Job Workforce Bootcamp on Monday, Jan. 7.

Ask the contractor: Making kindness a resolution for 2019

Happy New Year! It is never too late. Every day, people pass up opportunities to make a difference in our community.

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Ask the Contractor: Use the 811 system to avoid problems when digging

At least three to four times a month I receive calls from homeowners asking for the number to verify utility lines on their property.

Ask the Contractor: Keep building a better community in 2019

While I am a firm believer in the power of positive thinking, I also realize that it has been an extremely tough year for many Americans, and our own community of families and friends.

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Ask the Contractor: Change in Arizona law will affect LLCs

As a trusted resource for our local contractors, tradesmen and citizens in our communities, I often receive phone calls and/or emails from business owners unrelated to the trades or construction and more directed to business operation and management.

Ask the Contractor: ‘Water Hammers’ can be hard to ignore in your home

This past week there were three phone calls relating to “water hammers” and three phone calls asking about how to replace broken garage door windows. Let’s talk water hammers first.

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Ask the Contractor: Watch the return on investment when remodeling

There have been several calls over the past month from homeowners inquiring about various remodeling components to improve their home.

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Much to consider when choosing how to light your bathroom

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This last weekend, our guest on “Hammer Time” (YCCA’s talk show on KQNA) was the delightful Christy Board, our area’s Certified Bath and Kitchen Designer.

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Ask the Contractor: Be thankful for everything you have

The Thanksgiving holiday, above all others, brings to my mind so many different thoughts.

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