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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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Guess what? It is monsoon time. According to Wikipedia, the monsoon is traditionally defined as a seasonal reversing wind accompanied by corresponding changes in precipitation.

By Sandy Griffis June 30, 2022
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We have a solid wood front door and would like more light to shine in. We heard there is a company that can add view glass/decorative glass to an existing front door, and we figured if anyone knew it was YCCA. —Tom and Susie, Pinon Oaks

By Sandy Griffis June 23, 2022
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We are in a severe drought and new residents of Chino Valley. We thought we would ask for input on how to save water. Maybe share some helpful tips with your readers, and PS: we turn our water off when we brush our teeth – LOL. —Marge and Ed, Chino Valley

By Sandy Griffis June 16, 2022
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I am on my soapbox this week not nourishing hand soap, not body wash, not shampoo, but my improvised self-appointed, spontaneous platform! Change orders – Change orders – change orders – change orders – change orders. What else can I say?

By Sandy Griffis June 9, 2022
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Wow, I had several calls and emails about my plant hardiness zone column, so I thought I would stay in the landscape vortex this week.

By Sandy Griffis June 2, 2022
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We are leaving supply-chain issues behind this week. We are leaving material costs behind this week. We are leaving anything and everything related to construction behind this week. We are going to talk plant hardiness zones and tree watering. So put your hardhats away and let’s plant!

By Sandy Griffis May 26, 2022
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Some friends of mine changed the look of their dining room wall by adding wood accent. They sent a photo and oh my gosh — it is outrageously cool! Goodbye to boring walls and accent paint!

By Sandy Griffis May 19, 2022
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For those of you who know me, I am always the “glass is half-full” girl. I try to view situations and people in a positive and hopeful manner. I am not here today to be the half-empty glass girl; however, the construction materials shortage has blighted the construction industry throughout 2021 and into 2022.

By Sandy Griffis May 12, 2022
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Months ago, I started jumping with joy and excitement over the upcoming 42nd Annual Yavapai County Contractors Association Home and Garden Show, which was held April 29,30 and May 1 at Findlay Toyota Center.

By Sandy Griffis May 5, 2022
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The 42nd Annual Yavapai County Contractors Association Home and Garden Show is here! April 29 to 30 and May 1 at the Findlay Toyota Center Prescott Valley. You will not want to miss this great event and we want to see your smiling faces. It has been two years since we have had our three-day home show.

By Sandy Griffis April 28, 2022

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