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Wine Room Earns Murphy Bros. MN Contractor of the Year Award

Residential Interior Remodeling under $150K

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) recognized Murphy Bros. Designers & Remodelers last week as Minnesota Contractor of the Year for residential interior remodeling under $150,000. The veteran Blaine contractors earned the distinction for a romantic wine cellar they designed and built in Eden Prairie for homeowners John Dockter and Cindy Vavra.


Murphy Bros. Acquires Sass

South Metro Expansion Underway

28 Nov 2014 | Tags :

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.


Refinish or Replace?

When honey oak cabinets lose their sweet appeal

06 Oct 2014 | Tags :

Honey oak cabinets with cathedral arched doors that were so popular in the 1980s and 1990 are disappearing fast across Minnesota. Some have been replaced with cherry or maple cabinets during major remodeling projects. Others simply retreated behind new co


Move or Remodel?

To move or not to move—that is the question. The answer?

Of all the decisions in a remodel project perhaps the toughest one of all is whether to invest in your current property or look for greener pastures somewhere else.


Express Your Remodeling Vision with Houzz.com

05 Jun 2014 | Tags :Design/Build, Houzz

If you plan to remodel your home or build a new one in the next few years, do yourself - and your designer - a favor. Create a free account on www.houzz.com and use it to gather your thoughts. Finding common ground Before you can begin to explain to a des


Murphy Bros Takes 2013 CotY Award for Eden Prairie Kitchen

Murphy Bros. Designers & Remodelers has been named a 2013 Contractor of the Year by the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).  The firm took top honors in the Kitchens over $120,000 category for a remodeling proj


Designer's fresh perspective unlocks home's true potentional

We know our homes so well, we might imagine we understand exactly how to make them better. But this familiarity can just as easily limit our vision.  It's hard to think outside the box when it's packed with so many memories and habits. Unimagined Possibi


Roseville woman moves up without moving out

Lynn Geadelmann wanted a brighter, more open home that would be better suited to entertaining and integrated with the outdoors. Rather than move from her long-time Roseville neighborhood near her  tennis club, she recruited Murphy Bros. to transform the p


Award-Winning Designer Cherie Poissant on Entertaining Kitchens

With the shift to more indoor activities and planning holiday gatherings, we asked Murphy Bros. designer Cherie Poissant what she considers when designing kitchens for clients who love to entertain. Here's what she said: Cherie Poissant FLOOR PLAN It is


Do No Harm

Doctors take the Hippocratic Oath and pledge to do no harm as they care for patients.  Murphy Bros. takes a similar approach with remodeling. Although we don't wear white coats, we think of ourselves as house doctors and will go to great lengths to keep y



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