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A Common Sense Response to Corona

How will this affect my remodeling project with Murphy Bros?

16 Mar 2020 | Tags :Covid-19, Corona Virus, Wuhan Virus

Well this is different. This may be our first virus outbreak, but it’s not our first rodeo so to speak. The very nature of remodeling is about creatively dealing with surprises and obstacles. Remember the fire that destroyed our Blaine office last

Best of Houzz Service Award 2020

Recognized Again for Exceptional Service

Murphy Bros. has received a “Best Of Houzz” award again for customer service on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. Now in our 37th year serving the Twin City communities, we were chosen by the millions of homeowners that comprise

Financing Your Remodel

What everyone should know about lenders and the value of your remodel

As the saying goes, if money were no object in your remodel, that would put every conversation and decision in a different light. In that world, everyone would be paying cash from duffle bags for houses and cars without a second thought. Utopia.

2020 Cost Vs. Value Report

Exteriors strongest, but upscale projects tend to hold higher values over time.

20 Jan 2020 | Tags :2020 Cost Vs. Value Report

“Not much has changed in the overall ratio of cost vs. value during the past year. Costs are still rising and have been doing so for the last six years and at a steady rate,” concludes Owner John Murphy, now in his 37th year at the helm of Murphy Bros. Design | Build | Remodel.

Another Perfect Game!

Our second 10-in-a-row top rating from GuildQuality!

The GuildQuality 10-star Badge. "Earning this badge is like with pitching a perfect game in baseball," said owner John Murphy. He is referring to the December 2019 notification by GuildQuality that Murphy Bros. Design | Build | Remodel has been aw

The Pursuit of Happiness

The latest happiness index for remodeling is out...

The latest happiness index for remodeling is out and the top three projects might just surprise you. This isn’t ROI (return on investment) we’re talking about here, although that is no doubt a very important driver in the decision to remodel. No one wa

Welcome to the Remodeling Dance!

Never remodeled before? Buckle up you're in for a real adventure!

Homeowners who have never remodeled before really are in a kind of experiential wilderness of expectations.

Why is Remodeling So Expensive?

We’ve got some answers and an even better question.

Great question. We’ve got some answers and an even better question—what can be done about it? We’ve got 10 ideas that might help.Let’s tackle the “Why” first. Which statement best describes your reaction to this statement: The most basic 5x9 bathroom gut

New Tile Styles for Fall 2019

Fall 2019 Style Report Highlights 6 Trends From Italy

23 Oct 2019 | Tags :

Industry leaders from around the world gather in Italy for the unveiling of the latest styles in porcelain and ceramic tiles. Here' a peak...

Annual home maintenance tasks you can forget about

The list isn't long but it is distinguished

In an attempt to make home life a bit easier for everyone, our remodeling team of experts sat down with a couple of cold beverages to compile a list of annual home maintenance tasks we think people can now ignore.

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