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Sky Rocketing Lumber Prices Affect Remodeling

Why did this happen and could it affect your remodel?

Source: The National Association of Homebuilders, Chicago Mercantile Exchange commodities index) Lumber Prices Up 80% Since April 2020.  What?!!! It's no joke folks. According to the NAHB, National Association of Home Builders, an unintended an


New Operations VP to Join Murphy Bros. Team

And yes, his last name is Murphy.

"I am happy to announce that my oldest son, Ben Murphy, has made the decision to join the family business as the VP of Operations at Murphy Bros.," said owner John Murphy today. In his new role at Murphy Bros., Ben will be responsible for managing PM’s,


Your Home is More Than a Sanctuary. Now it is EVERYTHING.

If only your home was actually built for “everything.”

Home sweet home. It’s always been a sanctuary, but after months of Covid-19 work from home lock down, it's way more than just that. It's also an office, a studio, a classroom, a cafeteria, a gym, a park, a barbershop, and a spa. It’s suddenly a whole cit


New Designs from Cambria!

Our friends at Cambria have done it again!

14 more designs to choose from! As designers we can’t have enough choices, so this is good news for us. However, we understand homeowners are easily overwhelmed in the selection process be it surfaces, hardware, or illumination—like one more row of


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



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