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Sandy Griffis
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Sandy Griffis is the Executive Director of Yavapai County Contractors Association. For more information visit:

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I am in desperate need of a company to refinish our patio furniture.

By Sandy Griffis August 22, 2019

I have existing tile in the kitchen, living and dining room areas and I am considering polished concrete flooring.

By Sandy Griffis August 15, 2019
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What exactly is going on with R22 refrigerant? Our cooling system uses R22 and we have been told that this type of refrigerant is not going to be made any longer after January 2020. — Ed and Michelle, Prescott

By Sandy Griffis August 8, 2019
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There is constant talk about “affordable housing” in our area.

By Sandy Griffis August 1, 2019
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Since my favorite incandescent light bulbs have been going through a phaseout over the past several years and are being replaced with energy efficient light bulbs and seem to be gone from the shelves, I took the plunge three years ago and bought eight LED bulbs for my kitchen.

By Sandy Griffis July 25, 2019
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While visiting Prescott for a weekend in May, we were fortunate to have visited your home show at Findlay Toyota Center.

By Sandy Griffis July 18, 2019
Ask the Contractor: Asbestos is still common today
Learn more at free July 18 seminar

Inasmuch as the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, along with the Asbestos Institute, will be presenting a free seminar in town Thursday, July 18, we felt our column is timely to address a few top questions about asbestos.

By Sandy Griffis July 11, 2019

I use my professional experience through YCCA, personal experience with contactors and sometimes that thing called “gut feeling” to assist consumers and callers.

By Sandy Griffis July 4, 2019

June is practically over, July is here and the monsoons seem to be on a hiatus — and life is grand. My column this week relates to the importance of obtaining HVAC warranty cards; either a copy of the registered warranty indicating the contractor has properly submitted the warranty to the manufacturer and/or you personally registered the HVAC system.

By Sandy Griffis June 27, 2019
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The tree buds have popped, the grass is greening, the bulbs are springing up, the air is fresh, and the rejuvenation, renewal and regrowth of our plants and flowers and the hills are alive.

By Sandy Griffis June 20, 2019

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