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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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Ask the Contractor: Change in Arizona law will affect LLCs

As a trusted resource for our local contractors, tradesmen and citizens in our communities, I often receive phone calls and/or emails from business owners unrelated to the trades or construction and more directed to business operation and management.

Ask the Contractor: ‘Water Hammers’ can be hard to ignore in your home

This past week there were three phone calls relating to “water hammers” and three phone calls asking about how to replace broken garage door windows. Let’s talk water hammers first.

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Ask the Contractor: Watch the return on investment when remodeling

There have been several calls over the past month from homeowners inquiring about various remodeling components to improve their home.

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Much to consider when choosing how to light your bathroom

Ask the Contractor

This last weekend, our guest on “Hammer Time” (YCCA’s talk show on KQNA) was the delightful Christy Board, our area’s Certified Bath and Kitchen Designer.

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Ask the Contractor: Be thankful for everything you have

The Thanksgiving holiday, above all others, brings to my mind so many different thoughts.

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Ask the Contractor: Heated driveway carries cost but melts snow

Last week we received a call from a homeowner who was interested in installing a heated driveway.

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Ask the Contractor: Unlicensed contractors can face stiff penalties

Contracting without a license can have a variety of negative consequences for the person or persons who engage in it.

Ask the Contractor: Make right choice when melting ice, snow

We are approaching our winter weather, and from experience our weather can take a toll on more than just our cars and our attitudes. Concrete walks, driveway, steps all take a pounding from the elements and the deicing chemicals that we apply.

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Ask the Contractor: It’s not too early to winterize your home

We recently moved to Yavapai County from Maine and are not sure what to expect for winter preparation here in the “desert.”

Ask the Contractor: Universal Design fits everyone’s needs

We were out the other evening and heard the term universal design being discussed at a table.

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