Sandy Griffis

Sandy Griffis is the Executive Director of Yavapai County Contractor's Association.

Recent Stories

Ask the Contractor: Many reasons to give thanks this season

Let’s consider our good fortune and choose to be our best selves

This holiday above all others brings to mind different thoughts for all of us.

Column: Construction industry integral to local economy

We live and work in the silhouettes and outlines of Yavapai County-sized skyscrapers known as multi-story buildings; we travel through streets lined with homes and local businesses and buildings under construction.

Ask The Contractor: Don’t forget to factor in ‘cost-of-doing business’

Materials not the only cost when it comes to hiring someone to do home repairs

A homeowner called last week with a “sharing of information” and wanted to make me aware of a quoted price for work.

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Ask the Contractor: Problems with hard water, mechanic’s liens

Dishwasher film and spots likely due to hard water, not mechanical issue

We recently closed on a home and I cannot figure out what is going on with my dishwasher

Ask the Contractor: cleaning hacks, leaning tree, money

Cleaning tips, tree trimming, Recovery Fund

My husband likes to cook and spatter the grease on the walls and appliances and countertops surrounding the stove. Do you have any cleaning hacks that might help with quick removal?

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Ask The Contractor: Smoke alarms, planning ahead saves lives

Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8 through Oct. 14, 2017, is the longest running public health observance.

Ask the Contractor: Ceiling fans, exhaust fans both useful

Ceiling fans help cool ­— and heat ­— home more efficiently

Since Philip Diehl’s invention of the first electric ceiling fan in 1882, ceiling fans have evolved to become the most widely used and efficient cooling systems.

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Ask the Contractor: Be sure to hire licensed contractors

Homeowners pay the price when they don’t rely on licensed help

Our neighbors recently hired an unlicensed contractor to remodel their bath. Now all I am hearing about are problems and the unlicensed guy wants all of his money and says he is going to sue.

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Ask the Contractor: Contract agreements should be clear, detailed

Obtain a change order for every adjustment

This past week I met with two families with contract issues.

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Ask the Contractor: Your paint questions answered

We are considering painting the exterior of our home and the painter wants to use a Sherwin-Williams product called Duration.

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