BBB Offers Tips to Avoid A/C Scams

As temperatures soar and heat warnings are issued by the National Weather Service, more consumers might consider purchasing an air conditioning system or servicing an existing one. Though the majority of air conditioning, heating and ventilation (HVAC) contractors are reputable, there are unethical companies who will burn a hole in consumers’ wallets, instead of keeping them cool. Throughout 2018, Better Business Bureau serving Pacific Southwest(BBB) received 41,204 inquiries about HVAC contractors and worked to resolve 158 complaints regarding this industry. BBB encourages consumers to do their homework before signing a contract, spending money on repairs and don’t give in to high pressure sales tactics.

BBB offers these safe steps to avoid scams when hiring air conditioning contractors:

Research and gather information. Consumers can search for a contractor’s business profile at bbb.org to check information on their history of complaints, read verified customer reviews, get a contact number for licensing agencies and see if they are a BBB Accredited Business.

Ask for references. What was the consumer’s overall experience with the contractor and did the contractor provide quality work? Verify that the contractor kept and upheld the estimated budget and completion date for the project.

Ask for multiple quotes. Shop around and get at least three quotes from different businesses with the same set of criteria. Remember, the lowest bid may not necessarily be the best bid. If one bid is significantly lower than the others, the contractor might be cutting corners or may not understand the work required.

Get the information in writing. Always get everything in writing and never let work begin without a signed agreement. Read and understand any agreement, fully, prior to signing. Don’t give in to high pressure sales tactics. Contracts should include contact information, start and completion dates, a detailed description of the work to be done, material costs, proper permit information, warranty information and payment arrangements. Make sure all verbal promises are included.

Verify license and insurance. Make sure the business selected has the necessary licenses and insurance. Consumers can verify their licence/s at the Contractors State Licence Board (in Arizona, refer consumers to the AZ Registrar of Contractors).

Inquire about a lien waiver. A lien waiver is a contractor’s statement which guarantees all suppliers and subcontractors have been paid for their work.

Arrange a payment schedule. Never pay in full, up front and do not pay with cash. Stagger payments so the final payment is not due until the work is complete and has been approved. BBB suggests writing a check to a company, not an individual or use a credit card. Paying with a credit card will provide some recourse if an issue arises.

Get a receipt and keep the contract. Request a receipt marked “paid in full” when the job is complete and the final payment has been made. Hold on to the contract for future reference or if any questions come up after the work is done.

When hiring an HVAC contractor, there are also considerations specific to heating and ventilation. To learn more click here.

Lake Havasu City Job Postings

Effective July 13, 2019

Fire Sprinkler Apprentice (JC144273332)

Employer: Cintas  Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ

Requisition Number: 45456

Job Description

Cintas is seeking a Fire Sprinkler Apprentice at Cintas Fire Protection. This is a great opportunity for a candidate who would like to learn a trade in the Fire Protection Industry. This position provides valuable work experience by working alongside a technician.


Effective July 8, 2019

Details available on your www.azjobconnection.gov account

Outpatient Physical Therapist (3521441)

Pest Control Technician (3521440)

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) (3521438)

Maintenance Man (3518820)

Motorcycle Test Driver (3507658)

Technician for Weed Control (3507726)

Direct Support Professional (3507725)

Auto Painter (Automobile Painter) (3507723)

Personal Care Aide (3507721)

LPN – Visit Nurse (3507716)

Medical Social Services Manager (3507712)

Polidori House Director (3507710)

Social Worker (3507708)

Certified Nursing Assistant/Licensed Nursing Assistant (3507705)

Certified Nursing Assistant/Licensed Nursing Assistant (3507700)

Certified Nursing Assistant/Licensed Nursing Assistant (3507697)

Special Needs Mentor (3507690)

Social Studies Teacher (3507685)

Art Teacher (3507683)

Science Teacher (3507680)

Care Partner (3507676)

House Cleaner (3507674)

General Laborer (3507669)

Inspector Packer (3507667)

Seasoned Bartender (3507656)

Martini Bay Server (3507652)

Martini Bay and Banquets Line Cook (3507651)

HVAC Specialist (3507646)

Housekeeping (3507644)

Golf Course Grounds Attendant (3507642)

Resort Security Night and Swing (3507639)

Cash Wash attendant (3504309)

Assistant Teacher (3501594)

Caregiver (3490777)

Cashier (3498530)

Cook (3498528)

Cook (3498390)

Parent Aide (3498386)

Concrete Form setter and Concrete Finishers (3332407)

Leadership Lake Havasu 2019 Program

Leadership Lake Havasu

Leadership Lake Havasu is currently accepting applications for the 2018/2019 program.  Interested candidates must complete an application, and will be scheduled for an interview during the program Orientation in August.

Leadership Lake Havasu selects 30 talented and emerging leaders for a 9-month community immersion experience. The class gains insight, inspiration and valuable knowledge while building strong relationships with each other and a broad network of community leaders.

Graduates often see beyond their own spheres of influence to the broader needs of the community and are empowered to heighten their efforts to make Lake Havasu City even better.

Our graduates mark it among the most significant learning experiences of their professional life; and join our vibrant and active alumni with a richer perspective of community leadership.

The program runs from September through May, and the class spends one day per month exploring ideas, learning about our assets, and building strong relationships throughout the Havasu area. The class will also plan, organize and execute a fundraiser to be held in the month of April.

Leadership Lake Havasu is a signature program of the Lake Havasu Chamber Foundation for Education and Leadership.

Tuition is $675 for Chamber members and $925 for non-members. Partial scholarships may be available on a limited basis.  Applications are available online at www.havasuchamber.com and are due by July 31.

Cruhsd Fieldhouse To Become “Anderson Auto Group Fieldhouse”

Cruhsd Fieldhouse To Become ‘Anderson Auto Group Fieldhouse’ In $625,000 Multi-Year Naming Agreement


BULLHEAD CITY – The Anderson Auto Group of Bullhead City, Kingman and Lake Havasu City has been awarded naming rights for the new voter-approved fieldhouse being built by the(CRUHSD).  The 125,000 square foot indoor arena, located at the southwest end of the Bullhead Parkway adjacent to the Mohave Crossroads Shopping Center, will be known as the “Anderson Auto Group Fieldhouse.”

CRUHSD Superintendent Riley Frei made the announcement during Tuesday’s Bullhead City Council meeting.  The sponsorship is for $125,000 annually for five years, and is renewable after that.

“We’re extremely pleased to partner with a wonderful community-based and community-minded family business in Mohave County,” said School Superintendent Riley Frei.  “The District and Anderson Auto Group share the same vision for quality academics, and we look forward to this partnership continuing well into the future.”

Anderson Auto Group was selected following a competitive bidding and review process that included several major businesses in the Tri-State area.  It will also host a naming ceremony at the Fieldhouse site, 3663 Bullhead Parkway, on June 23.

“We are very excited and honored to be the naming rights partner for the all-new CRUHSD Fieldhouse,” said Anderson Auto Group owner Jason R. Anderson.  “This state of the art facility is a tremendous addition to this region of Arizona.  This will provide a sports and activities experience that is second to none.  We are a community minded organization and supporting this project with CRUHSD and the citizens of Bullhead City is something we wanted to be a part of.”

The public open house marking the naming rights will be held at the Fieldhouse construction site on Saturday, June 23, beginning at 8:30 am.  Virtual reality tours will show what the Anderson Auto Group Fieldhouse will look like when completed, which is expected in the first quarter of next year.

Updated artist renderings and construction site photos are available on the current website, www.crsfieldhouse.com, which will soon transition to a new online address reflecting the Anderson sponsorship. The naming rights contract will be formally presented to the CRUHSD school board at its June 25 meeting.

Anderson Auto Group currently owns five dealerships in the Tri-state area: Anderson Ford in Bullhead City, Anderson Ford and Lincoln in Kingman, and Anderson Chrysler, Anderson Nissan and Anderson Toyota in Lake Havasu City.  It has had a presence in the region for 20 years, including two years in Bullhead City.

CRUHSD was created in 1989 and operates three public high schools: Mohave High, which opened in 1969 in Bullhead City, River Valley High, which opened in 1992 in Mohave Valley, and CRUHSD Academy in Bullhead City, now beginning its ninth year.  In addition to athletic facilities, the Anderson Auto Fieldhouse will also have classrooms for several CRUHSD career-technical and vocational educational programs.

Frei said that additional Fieldhouse sponsorships are being signed on a frequent basis.  A variety of levels are available through CRUHSD’s marketing partner, International Coliseums Company.  Contact information is posted on the Fieldhouse website.

New Horizons Presents Lake Havasu City’s First Community Garden

The Lake Havasu Area Chamber Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting ceremony for New Horizons celebrating 25 years as a chamber member.

New Horizons has been providing service to people with disabilities for 45 years. It offers community integrated activity programs like Lake Havasu’s first Community Garden, built on land donated to New Horizons.

Attending the ceremony from left to right were Ashley Bartosiewicz, Claudia Gonzalez, John Federico, Lindsay Hughes, Dempsey Nail, B.J. Dye, Terry Delia – CEO, Paul Vaughn, John Blosl and Teri Jameson