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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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The monsoons have brought hundreds of phone calls and, I kid you not – hundreds! I am going to sound like a broken record, let me repeat, and let me refer to what seems like my constant and probably annoying repetition of this statement: Do not start work or hand over any money without an executed and agreed upon contract!

By Sandy Griffis July 29, 2021
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Hi readers and column supporters. For all of you that travel on Highway 69 through Prescott Valley, through the intersection of Navajo and/or Robert Road — what have you noticed new on the signal lights?

By Sandy Griffis July 22, 2021
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To the readers of my column — thank you for your sweet comments, for your suggestions and sending in your questions and, most of all, being loyal readers.

By Sandy Griffis July 15, 2021
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There is probably not another scam artist attraction that homeowners fall victim to more than a roofing disaster. With the hailstorm that occurred in the Prescott area on Sunday, July 11, it is very easy for fraudulent roofing companies to prey on unsuspecting homeowners.

By Sandy Griffis July 12, 2021
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Friends, it has been a week of laughter, smiles, hugs, and tears. Attending emotional events for two wonderful human beings that contributed so much to our community and are and always will be a legend forever.

By Sandy Griffis July 8, 2021
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Considering the unyielding rains and heavy winds associated with the Arizona monsoon season, it is no wonder homeowners experience roof leaks and shingle damage.

By Sandy Griffis June 29, 2021
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Due to this hot daytime weather we are having, the cool evenings and not wanting to wear out our air conditioning (A/C) system, we are concerned about indoor air quality. We are thinking about installing a whole house fan system. What are your thoughts?

By Sandy Griffis June 24, 2021
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Over the past three weeks I have met with several homeowners to review their “bids” for services such as painting, roofing, HVAC and even a new home build. As a gentle reminder, it is not always price that you should be concerned with in reviewing your estimates.

By Sandy Griffis June 17, 2021
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From the grape vine, we expect the hot lumber market to persist, keeping both prices and volatility elevated. The cycle that we are in is here for the foreseeable future.

By Sandy Griffis June 10, 2021
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Monsoon season – love it or hate it – it’s here. Now is the time to prepare. Here are a few tips to get your home ready for the rain, wind, dust and hail that will be headed our way soon.

By Sandy Griffis June 3, 2021

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