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Caring for Mom & Dad in Pandemic Times

Do we bring them home to live with us or keep them safe in their facility?

You might think this is an odd blog for a remodeling company, but not really. Although we’re not in health care, we are all about making people’s lives better by remodeling homes to be more beautiful and functional.


Fighting “Zoom” Fatigue

Tired of the daily videoconference meeting? Join the club!

Zoom Fatigue is Real Most of us have had more meetings in the past three months than we have had in the last 3 years. That alone will make you tired and irritable. But there are some actual psychological reasons why video conferencing from home tak


An Update on Rebuilding Efforts & Remodeling During This Pandemic

This is a personal message from the owner John Murphy for May of 2020

John Murphy shares his optimism and progress in regards to both the rebuilding of the Blaine offices which burned down last May and the continued efforts to serve clients and those making inquiries about remodeling during this pandemic.


New Spring Ceramic Tile Collection

Here's a new bold look to consider in your next remodel

The second most popular project type at Murphy Bros. is the residential bathroom. Be sure to check out our before & after project gallery and let us know if you would like to arrange for a custom virtual online consult with one of our design experts.


Upgrading Your Home’s Curb Appeal?

Here’s some clear advice and resources to help

Curb Appeal Has The Highest ROI—2 Years Running As someone in their 60’s who consequently knows a little about a lot of things, and will some day know almost nothing about everything, I am often confronted with certain vexing choices—like what new c


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



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