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2019 Cost Vs. Value Report Released

Exteriors stay strong while upscale bathrooms gain ground

Overall, the 2019 report shows exteriors remain strong in value while upscale projects such as bathrooms show an increase in return.


Living Small Sucks!

Are you suffering from the Big Living Small House Syndrome?

Stuck and fresh out of ideas, many Twin City homeowners are looking for practical guidance to solve the “Big Living Small House Syndrome”.


Why are paint colors so hard to pick?

It's mostly due to metamerism which sounds scary but it's not

Are you blinded by metamerism? Don't sweat it. We all are. As Paint & Fine Finishes manager Dan Flaherty explains in the latest short video from Murphy Bros. metamerism has to do with how we each see color differently. We’ve blogged be


Affordable, Reliable Radiant Heat

Exciting new heating possibilities for remodeling

Affordable, reliable radiant heat—not just for floors anymore! Mother Nature’s cold shoulder is coming. Relentless, invasive, penetrating cold. You might call her mother nature, but I already have a mom and she’s nothing like that! So, those of us w


Top 5 Most Misunderstood Remodeling Terms

That can cause chaos, frustration & potential disaster

What We Think We Know, but just isn't so... Misunderstandings can happen long before the work does: Actual phone call, circa 2016: Murphy Bros: “Murphy Bros. how can I help?” Homeowner: “Yes, hi, I’d like to know if you can redo my attic in crys


Mom’s Painters Program

New Careers Web Page Launches with Emphasis on Women

Mom’s Painters Program Aimed at Part-Time Marketplace This past week, Murphy Bros. launched it’s first full-scale careers page featuring a call for women in particular. “While we’re always interested in women carpenters and project managers, there a


Selected top 60 in satisfaction Again!

QR Magazine Special Report On Client Satisfaction

Murphy Bros. selected again by Qualified Remodeler & GuildQuality among the top 60 for innovation in client satisfaction Every year Qualified Remodeler magazine, in conjunction with GuildQuality, selects from among thousands of GuildQualit


Murphy Bros. and Make-a-Wish MN Make Dreams Come True

Giving Independence to St. Paul Girl With Spina Bifida

Carolyn Gets Her Wish Most young Make-A-Wish® Minnesota recipients wish to meet celebrities or travel to special destinations for an escape from their health challenges. Carolyn is different. She longs for something much closer to home. Two years


35th Celebration Event Recap

Thank You To All Who Made This Milestone Possible!

Nearly 150 former and current and former clients and strategic partners attended a special celebration event May 24th at the Varsity Theater to mark our 35th year in business.


Painting Your Cabinets The Right Way

How hard can it be, right?

The Case of the Peeling Paint “We see it everyday in the homeowner phone calls and walk-ins that bring us their “How hard can it be?” projects, recalls John Murphy Owner Murphy Bros. Design | Build | Remodel. Sometimes it’s the actual hom



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