BEAUTIFUL AND SMART LANDSCAPING

by Kathleen Wells, Owner, Foghara Advertising & Public Relations Prescott’s glorious weather means you can enjoy being outside at least eight months out of the year, exercising your prerogative to hike, fish, golf or barbecue in the backyard. For those who lean toward backyard activities, outdoor living spaces are becoming larger and more sophisticated in … Read More…

WHERE TO CHECK CREDENTIALS

Know Who You Are Dealing with in Construction by Tom Reilly, Principal & CEO, RENOVATIONS It can be a daunting task verifying licensing information for architects and contractors. As a consumer, it is a great idea to do so. Here are some links and steps to help. Licensing information: For architects, engineers, surveyors, landscape architects, … Read More…

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU MAY FIND AT LONESOME VALLEY TRADING POST

It’s been said that one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. Joe Butitta, a 95-year-old, WWII U.S. Marine veteran, lifetime member of the Bill Williams Mountain Men and longtime Prescott business owner, is a man of the Greatest Generation, who fought for our freedoms, who felt the discourse and disarray of the Great Depression, who … Read More…

A GREAT HOME MARKET AND SUPER OPPORTUNITIES FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

by Kathleen Wells, Owner, Foghara Advertising & Public Relations Consumers today are enjoying a steady increase in not only wages but disposable income. Prescott, along with the rest of the country, is enjoying continued growth in the real estate market as well. Consumers thinking about buying their first home or selling their existing and buying … Read More…

FINAL PHASE OF ENCHANTED CANYON AT THUMB BUTTE

Large Homesites with Breathtaking Views, Featuring the Area’s Most Talented Builders by Tracey Horn, Helken & Horn Ad Agency Prescott is regarded as one of Arizona’s most popular destinations. Many who visit choose to live here or buy a second home. One of the most desirable communities in the area is Enchanted Canyon at Thumb … Read More…

CONSTRUCTION WORKFORCE SHORTAGE AFFECTS ALL OF US

Time to Understand the Many Opportunities a Career in Construction Can Offer by Sandy Griffis, Executive Director, Yavapai County Contractors Association At long last the construction industry is emerging from a severe downturn that began more than nine years ago, and many of our local firms report they are having a tough time finding skilled … Read More…

BLOOMTREE REALTY: GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN… AND THRIVING

BloomTree Realty launched in August 2014 with a new vision for real estate and a passion for reinventing the modern brokerage. The founders embraced ideas such as infusing a set of core values into everything the company does and creating an environment where agents are encouraged to share knowledge and cultivate their strengths. The concept … Read More…

PRESERVATION AS SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE, PRESCOTT STYLE

by Bill Otwell, FAIA, Otwell Associates Architects In 1863, Joseph Redfield Walker led a party of explorers up the Hassayampa River drainage and found gold along Granite Creek. When President Abraham Lincoln heard about the gold, he sent the Calvary to the area to establish the territorial capital of Arizona in the new townsite of … Read More…

ROSE GARDENING 101

Tips for Choosing and Growing Local Roses by Lisa Watters Lain, Arizona’s garden gal, Watters Garden Center What better way to enjoy the romance of the garden than by growing roses? Rose gardening has gotten a bad rap in recent years, but growing roses doesn’t have to be a challenge. Chose the right plant for … Read More…