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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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Such an unknown that my beloved construction industry is facing. One of the largest ramifications that the industry is facing right now due to COVID-19 is delivery of materials. My phone has been ringing off the hook, as they say, with callers expressing concerns over the delay in their project start.

By Sandy Griffis July 9, 2020
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Our neighbor was recently hoodwinked out of $1,500 from a unlicensed contractor — they took the cash and ran. In order to possible help others in our community, will you please share what to watch for when hiring a contractor.

By Sandy Griffis July 2, 2020
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We asked our contractor to make a change during construction in our new home. At the end of the project, we were given a change order for an amount that we were a little taken aback by. Do we have to pay this amount? Ed and Susie, Cottonwood, Arizona.

By Sandy Griffis June 25, 2020
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Driving home the other evening, reaching closer to my driveway, I noticed what I thought was a wayward haboob monsoon dust cloud that had lost its way.

By Sandy Griffis June 18, 2020
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A few weeks back we had a column on pavers and here is the follow-up: Should pavers be sealed? “Do I need to seal my pavers?” The short answer is yes.

By Sandy Griffis June 11, 2020
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We recently purchased a home and love everything about it with the exception of our master closet. Sandy, just like you I love shoes and need additional space design for wardrobe handling.

By Sandy Griffis June 4, 2020
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Just as our local businesses, jurisdictional offices, airplanes, hotels, health clinics, restaurants, grocery stores, have all made modifications to halt, the “germ” I am finding out that homeowners are desiring to improve the indoor air quality in their homes, which is becoming an indispensable obligation during pandemic times.

By Sandy Griffis May 28, 2020
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Sandy: We recently purchased a gently used home and want to remove the concrete driveway, sidewalks and patio and install pavers. Our biggest quandary is whether or not we should install a paver fire pit in the patio area. What are your thoughts? Nancy and Todd, Cottonwood.

By Sandy Griffis May 21, 2020
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Sandy: We are looking for new countertops and last week on your radio show, we heard the term ‘ultra compact surfaces. What is the difference between ultra compact surface material and solid surface countertop material? Joy and Ed, Prescott.

By Sandy Griffis May 14, 2020
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Sandy: We recently moved to Prescott from Iowa. What are those gorgeous cages with rocks by the Yavapai College entrance? Sal and Judy, Prescott.

By Sandy Griffis May 7, 2020

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