Sandy Griffis is the Executive Director of Yavapai County Contractor's Association.
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8 through Oct. 14, 2017, is the longest running public health observance.
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.
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.
Obtain a change order for every adjustment
This past week I met with two families with contract issues.
We are considering painting the exterior of our home and the painter wants to use a Sherwin-Williams product called Duration.