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Home Show this weekend

Print off the free ticket below and come visit Murphy Bros. and the Minneapolis Home Building & Remodeling Expo at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D.  Murphy Bros. will be exhibiting at booth 403.  Show dates and time are below.  Click on


It's a roof. How hard can it be?

One of the most common and seemingly simple projects is to replace an old or failing roof. Don't be fooled. Those five words "How Hard can it be?" are almost always the gateway to disappointment and wasted opportunities. Bef


How to recognize a BAD DEAL before it is bad for you.

As with most people, you probably have a list of "To-Do's" around the house that you are meaning to get to; replacing the roof, replacing a door or some windows, upgrading the bathroom, painting the siding, etc.Then, just as you were about to seriously st


Tickets to Minneapolis Home & Landscape Expo

The Minneapolis Home & Landscape Expo is at the Minneapolis Convention Center, January 14th - 16th.  We would like to see you there.  Complete the following survey to recieve your own complimentary tickets to the show!  Click for your tickets!!!


Ice Dam Causes & Cures

  Ice dams can form on any type of building structure; from unheated sheds, to any style of home, to large "flat" roof commercial buildings.  The phenomenon occurs on a snowy or icy roof, when a higher area on the roof is warmer than a lower area in freez


Trends in Remodeling

I recently received a request from NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) on behalf of a Twin Cities publication asking for my input on trends in remodeling .  This is what I sent them: I have been a Designer / Remodel Consultant with Mur


Remodeler's Showcase

This weekend, March 26th - March 28, is the 2010 Remodeler's Showcase.  From noon until 6 PM our project will be open.  This is a great way to meet our staff, learn about the remodeling process and touch a fantastic project in person. Our clients had cle


More Stimulus Dollars Available

Energy Saver Rebates Are Here!  We Can Help! Minnesota Federal Stimulus rebates of up to $10,000 are available through the Minnesota Housing Fix-up Fund in the form of an Energy Saver Rebate on a First-Come First-Serve basis! This program will not last l


8 Tips for Making Small Houses Feel Larger

No one has a corner on good ideas so there are times when we find articles and letters that echo our thoughts and feelings at Murphy Bros. So instead of rewriting an article, it is often just easier to share it you and then give credit to the originator(s


New Murphy Bros. Newsletter

Interested in what is happening at Murphy Bros.?  The fall newsletter was mailed to our client base last week and now is available online.  Feel free to take a look:  Fall '09 Newsletter


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