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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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Tis the season as they say, and I am going to send some “super charged home safety tips your way.”

By Sandy Griffis November 30, 2023
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People from Phoenix, California, Colorado, and it seems like everywhere else are moving here to enjoy our wonderful way of life in Yavapai County.

By Sandy Griffis November 23, 2023
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The Thanksgiving holiday — above all others — brings to my mind so many different thoughts. What is this holiday going to look like? In Thanksgivings past I remember the feast, the football, the family, the friends, and our faith.

By Sandy Griffis November 16, 2023
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bro·ken rec·ord (NOUN) — used, especially in similes, to refer to a person’s constant and annoying repetition of a particular statement or opinion: “at the risk of sounding like a broken record, let me repeat: ‘do not hire unlicensed entities.’”

By Sandy Griffis November 9, 2023
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This week we are introducing you to Matt Buehrer, owner of Verde Valley Alarm Services. Matt is a valued Yavapai County Contractors Association (YCCA) member and a super cool, awesome and stellar guy.

By Sandy Griffis November 2, 2023
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I thought it would be fun to introduce you to some of our super cool, awesome, and stellar YCCA members over the next few weeks. So, our first member we are bringing you is Josh Crothers, owner of Prescott Landscape Professionals.

By Sandy Griffis October 26, 2023
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Hi good morning my fantastic, awesome and spectacular readers! I am on my soap box. I am venting. I am expressing my frustrations. So here it goes. We all know about the internet and, in particular, Facebook.

By Sandy Griffis October 19, 2023
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Not a week goes by without a call from a homeowner asking what the cost is per square-foot to build or rebuild a home.

By Sandy Griffis October 12, 2023
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With the high cost of mortgage rates and the purchase price of new homes, we are considering a home remodel. What are some of the upgrades we should do that would give us the “biggest bang for our buck” as they say. —Tom and Shirley, Prescott Valley

By Sandy Griffis October 5, 2023
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Our home has carbon monoxide monitors. We recently had our fire alarms replaced and the contractor told us that the carbon monoxide alarm is installed too high on the wall to be protective. Where should alarms be installed? Don, Prescott Valley

By Sandy Griffis September 28, 2023

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