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Cherie Poissant joined Murphy Bros as a Remodeling Consultant in 2003. Her work won a COTY (Contractor of the Year) award from NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) in 2013 and has also been featured in Furnishings Magazine. She works on projects of all sizes, working hard to meet the goals of her clients for design, selections and budget. Her passion for designing started at the age of 12, she designed her first project that was built. She has now designed and put together hundreds of projects and her high volume of repeat/referral work is a great indicator of her success as well as her client’s satisfaction.

In 2008, Cherie received her CAPS (Certified Aging in Place) certification. She has also been on the leadership committee for the “50+ Housing Council” for the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) and is active in promoting Universal Design (UD). She has done several educational presentations, been a panel speaker for BATC members and has also presented at various Home Shows. Coming from her position as a lead designer for an interior design firm, Design Perceptions, Inc., in International Market Square, Cherie understands the balance of good traffic flow, the importance of color as well as designing for the function and flexible use of a space. Her complimentary business background in Vendor Management (Room & Board Home Furnishings) and Business Management (Rocco Altobelli) make her an asset to the Murphy Bros. team. Cherie studied Interior Design at the University of Minnesota and also holds a B.A. Degree from Metropolitan State University.

What a New Year Brings…

It’s a snowy day out today.  My fireplace is toasty warm and the view out my window across the farmer’s fields in my back yard is really picturesque.  I need to remember to slow down once in a while and take a moment to enjoy these simple things.  I try to work from my home […]

Trends in Remodeling

I recently received a request from NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) on behalf of a Twin Cities publication asking for my input on trends in remodeling .  This is what I sent them: I have been a Designer / Remodel Consultant with Murphy Bros. Designers & Remodelers for the past seven years.  For […]

Behind the scenes: making it look easy (when it’s sometimes not)

Yesterday I had a client ask me if we could use a cabinet-maker they recommend because (she wrote): “one of my co-workers has recommended a cabinet builder from his home town of Amery, WI who is seeking jobs.” We get questions like this periodically and each time we give it individual consideration….so this is not […]

Murphy Bros. Visits Marvin Windows

I find plant tours fascinating.  Over the past 20 years, I have seen millwork, steel fabrication and a window manufacturing and visited several case goods (furniture) and upholstery plants as well throughout MN, WI and NC.  Technology is changing by the day and it is amazing how science really partners up with craftsmanship and ingenuity […]

A blog in the life of a project…a year revisited (+ bonus ponderings on life, learning and relationships!)

One of the many reasons why I really enjoy what I do is that there is always something new to learn.   There are so many different remodeling challenges and the puzzle in solving them is something that keeps





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