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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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What type of HVAC air filter should we purchase? How often should we change out filters? We have just relocated to Yavapai County from Idaho, and we did not have a furnace or air conditioner. We visited a local hardware store, to look at filters and there are so many filters to select. Help.

By Sandy Griffis October 21, 2021
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YCCA has been receiving numerous phone calls asking about the amounts of deposits requested in construction and remodeling contracts. While there are no statutes or contractor regulations that deal with deposits, there are several things of which the homeowner should be aware.

By Sandy Griffis October 14, 2021
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Yes, as you start to read my column this morning, between sips of coffee or green tea, I am just saying it out loud, working in the construction industry this past year and one-half has been an endless battle between pleasing the client and facing so many external challenges, and I know I am speaking on behalf of every contractor and supplier on the planet.

By Sandy Griffis October 7, 2021
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Attempting something new this week and have asked Tim and Jackie Santos, owners and interior designers at Prescott Interior Design Group, to join me. Read on as Tim and Jackie help us to better navigate the somewhat daunting task of choosing and using colors in our homes.

By Sandy Griffis September 30, 2021
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As I was cleaning the kitchen floor last weekend, and looking at the grout it made me ask myself a question — what is grout?

By Sandy Griffis September 23, 2021
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We are building a new home in Prescott Valley, and we would like advice on modular cabinets vs. custom kitchen cabinets. — Kathy & Lewis, Prescott Valley

By Sandy Griffis September 16, 2021
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There is an ongoing funny within the industry that when an industry partner calls, I always say “hi how is my favorite landscaper,” or my favorite builder, or my favorite road guy or my favorite painter, etc.

By Sandy Griffis September 9, 2021
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With all the wet weather we have had, just wait until that “white chalky” substance will start to be seen on many of the area’s masonry walls and on homes throughout neighborhoods. So here is a little educational lesson on Efflorescence.

By Sandy Griffis September 2, 2021
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Our column today is all about Did You Know?

By Sandy Griffis August 26, 2021
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This week it is all about WATER! The most important water conservation device is you. Below are some helpful tips — on how easy it is to conserve water.

By Sandy Griffis August 19, 2021

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