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John Murphy, President / CEO, CR (Certified Remodeler). John worked as a carpenter while he attended Bethel College. After graduating from there with a BA in Business Administration, he put his knowledge and carpentry skills to use as he founded Murphy Bros. in 1983 out of his home.

Move or Remodel

Some of our clients live in their “destination” homes and have no intent of moving until they are “carried out”. Others are in their first or second home and are not so sure if they want stay put or if they are thinking that a move might better fit their needs. When I meet with […]

Designer’s fresh perspective unlocks home’s true potentional

We know our homes so well, we might imagine we understand exactly how to make them better. But this familiarity can just as easily limit our vision.  It’s hard to think outside the box when it’s packed with so many memories and habits. Some designers may have their own narrow views as well. For instance, […]

Planning to add or replace a deck on your home?

Building a deck can be a very simple project. Especially if it is rectangular in shape, straight off the back of the wall, there is an existing ledger board properly installed and it is at ground level.  In fact, it is not unusual for the building of a deck to be easier than the planning […]

Accessible design boosts comfort, safety, and resale appeal

You don’t have to be disabled to appreciate the benefits of universal design and aging in place features in your next remodeling project. Whether you want to adapt your home for retirement or just make it more welcoming for visiting parents, Murphy Bros. can help.  We are committed to making a real difference in your […]

Why is the “Cheap Guy” the cheap guy?

A chronic theme that I encounter in the building industry is stories from people who repeat the usual list of complaints about the guy who built or remodeled their home.  They will complain about the shoddy workmanship, the lack of communication,





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