Murphy Bros. Acquires Sass

South Metro Expansion Underway

President and owner John Murphy says the November 28, 2014 acquisition of Sass Construction has added seasoned professionals, extended capabilities and convenience to south metro homeowners.

Over the past 30 years, Sass Construction has been well known and respected for its projects in Bloomington, Chanhassen, Chaska, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Minnetonka, Mound, Plymouth, Shorewood, and Victoria.

“Mark Sass and I have known each other for years as friendly competitors, sharing such values as integrity, honesty and a passion for thoughtfully designed and constructed projects. So when he came to me with the offer to sell Sass I was both pleased and not all that surprised,” explained John Murphy. “Mark had been talking for years about wanting to pursue other interests, including the involvement with his son Brent who is well known in the Alaskan dog sled circuit. And now he can do just that.”


John Murphy & Ivan Sass at jobsite


The addition of Sass’s Project Manger, Jamie Rosenlund and lead carpenter Ivan Sass will give Murphy Bros. the ability to expand their services to south metro area homeowners. “I think it makes a big difference to both clients and our employees when you live near the areas where your jobs are located. It certainly makes it easier to oversee multiple projects when you’re not driving clear across town just to check progress on a job,” states Rosenlund, who has been working in the construction industry for more than 20 years. Together the two companies boast nearly 70 years of combined remodeling experience.


Murphy Bros. offices are located at 1613 93rd Lane NE in Blaine and at 330 Park Rd. in Chanhassen.

Over the past 30 years, Sass Construction has been well known and respected for its projects in Bloomington, Chanhassen, Chaska, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Minnetonka, Mound, Plymouth, Shorewood, and Victoria. Many projects were on or near Lake Minnetonka.



The new design center, which was remodeled after the acquisition, re-opened to the public in 2016, adding greater convenience for clients needing to make material selections and review plans or 3-D conceptual renderings. Murphy Bros. Design | Build | Remodel, which now has offices in Blaine and Chanhassen, has seen steady and significant growth since the acquisition.


Murphy Bros. offices are located at 1613 93rd Lane NE in Blaine and at 330 Park Rd. in Chanhassen. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact a Murphy Bros. design/build expert today.


Sass awards include a CotY in 2009: Commercial Interior Specialty Category; recipient of the NARI ACE AWARD (Achievement in Consumer Excellence) recognizes companies that provide outstanding service in quality, responsiveness, meeting deadlines, professionalism, and communication, two Chrysalis Awards: *Best Detached Outbuilding *Best Kitchen Remodel Over $75K, and was runner up in 2008 & 2009 for Remodeler of the Year.


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