Sun, Oct. 20

Home Show - for help on all home remodel or repair needs
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Sandy Griffis, YCCA Executive Director

Sandy Griffis, YCCA Executive Director

Even I can admit that starting a home remodeling project, or for that matter taking care of something that does not seem to be working properly however large or small can be a headache, a hassle, a cause of stress and a pain. The process would be so much easier if you could see the products you need side by side, all in one place, so you could compare them before you choose one, or for that matter having someone to ask "why is my water heater making a funny noise". You can do that this weekend starting today at Prescott Valley Event Center Prescott Valley - the 37th annual YCCA Home and Garden Show. Hundreds of home-improvement companies will set up shop for the weekend. We want to invite you to stop by, look at materials, meet the tradesman, see how products work and learn about new ideas and "stuff" you didn't even know existed in the marketplace. If you have never attended a home show, put this one on your calendar for spring. Now is a great time to start a home renovation project or even go on a repair rampage around the house and the YCCA Home Show is a great place to pick up knowledge and meet the people you need to get the job done. Here is why you should attend: You will get to meet the contractors and owners of the companies face to face. You can see, touch and feel the latest products on the market for home renovations and repairs. Are you going green? Find out how to do it affordably and in stages by talking to the contractors who work with green building materials every day. You will walk away with so many new ideas. You can comparison shop and not just for products. All contractors are not the same so it is important to narrow down your selection according to which contractor is best suited for your particular project. Some specialize in whole house renovations or elaborate kitchen makeovers. Some only do garage doors or window replacements. Mingling with contractors at a home show allows you to skip the step of setting up an appointment with a contractor who does not even do the kind of job you need done. You will discover that you might need more than one contractor for a single project. Not all remodelers do their own painting, for instance. Many extremely skilled home-improvement experts can't give you design advice. At the home show you will meet people who work for design/build companies and can do an entire project from floor to ceiling and you will meet some who can do parts of the job but will need you to find a painter or plumber. You will know you are meeting qualified, licensed contractors with experience and dedication. You will be in heaven if you need home repairs, decorating ideas, landscaping, screen doors, windows, spas and saunas, even RV's and ATV's. We have mortgage companies, massage therapy, worm castings, nurseries, greenhouses, windmills, window companies, window coverings, insurance companies, realtors, chiropractors and so much more. Stop by the home show and have your head filled with wonderful ideas. This is the Home Show event of the year in Northern Arizona. This is a terrific excuse to stop by Prescott Valley Event Center, walk around, meet your contractors, say hi to your neighbors and friends, and I would love to meet you!

YCCA and our members know that building a new home or even remodeling is a journey. Whether you are a new homeowner, or someone who has lived in your home for years, anyone with an interest in updating, enhancing, or creating a new look or amenity for their home will enjoy the Home Show. So come and spend an afternoon with us getting to know our contractors and industry professionals. Planning new landscaping or picking out paint colors is a process for personalization and what type of HVAC unit to install is a question that even a psychic can't answer. At our home show you can meet the members of your community who can help you with the features you want to install now or later and can make your life easier. We are here to answer your questions.

Admission is FREE. The hours are today and tomorrow are from 9:00am - 5:00pm, and Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm. We ask that you bring non perishable food items to support our community partner the Yavapai County Food Bank. See You There and remember, stop by tomorrow morning 7:00 am - Mike and I will be broadcasting Hammer Time LIVE from the front steps of Prescott Valley Event Center. Stop by, say hi and have coffee with us. We would love to meet you!

Submit your questions and concerns to or submit your question through our web site and watch for your answer in the weekly Food-Home-Television section every Friday in the Verde Independent or Camp Verde Bugle. We are delighted that you are supporting our column and hope you enjoy the answers and tips from YCCA and their members. YCCA looks forward to hearing from you.

If you have a question about a home improvement project or need a specific contractor or want to know about hiring licensed contractors, Call Sandy, Executive Director at Yavapai County Contractors Association - 928-778-0040. Don't Start Without YCCA!

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