Change Orders are a Constant for Construction Industry

by Sandy Griffis, Executive Director, Yavapai County Contractors Association First of all, I am not an attorney and cannot dispense legal counsel. I can, however, write about the importance of change orders during construction. To quote Wikipedia: “In project management, change orders are also called variations or variation orders. Any modification or change to works … Read More…

Planting Between the Rocks: Recommended Plants for Sunny Rock Gardens

by Lisa Watters-Lain, Arizona’s garden gal Stones in the garden are pretty, but their colors and forms emerge dramatically when low-growing, drought-tough plants are added. Many plants will grow between rocks, but these rockery classics are healthy favorites of local gardeners. Mountain gardens are mostly exposed to full sun with fast-draining soil, so this list … Read More…

Capstone Homes Builds Custom Quality into Every Home

by Janell Wilson Capstone Homes builds with comfort and style in mind. From conscientious building practices to innovative, energy-efficient fixtures, a Capstone Home guarantees custom quality every step of the way.  Whether you’re building a custom home on a lot you own or in one of Capstone Homes’ preferred communities, your homesite deserves your unique … Read More…

8 Shade Trees Sure to Please in Summer

by Lisa Watters-Lain, Arizona’s garden gal As summer comes around again, homeowners envision trees lining their drives, enjoying cool breezes under mature shade, and those same trees blocking harsh winds. In the blinding heat of summer, trees make life outdoors pleasant and calm. A beautiful shade tree also has benefits as the seasons change. The … Read More…