A Tradition of Quality
Update: March 2014

Thinking Green at the Westchester County Center Spring Home Show

(L-R) Michael Murphy, Sean Murphy, Christina Griffin (architect),

Rebecca Sarivan (NYLCV), CE Rob Astorino,

Judy Martin (Green Home Consulting), Matthew Messer (Sunrise Solar),

Tom Bregman (Energize New York), Chris Puleo (Envirocare)

Maybe you've been thinking about what you can do beyond attic insulation to make your house really energy efficient. Perhaps you are considering solar panels but are intimidated about the process and concerned about the costs. Or maybe you would like to know how to make your home "greener," but have not had the time to look into it.


If so, come to Building Blocks for an Energy Efficient Home ™ at the Spring Home Show on March 15th at the Westchester County Home Show, Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY.  The event, sponsored by County Executive Robert P. Astorino and the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (NYLCVEF), will feature two panel presentations on home energy efficiency, at 1 p.m. and 2:30p.m. 


This is the first time that Jenks Productions will include a "green" event at the Westchester Home Show, which it has been organizing for 32 years.  Dennis Jenks, owner, feels that the Home Show is an important tool for supporting area small businesses, saying: "I am excited about our first Building Blocks for an Energy Efficient Home ™ event at the Home Show so that area homeowners can learn about important energy-efficiency measures and interact with a wide range of 'green' businesses and environmental not-for-profits." 


"There are things large and small that people can do to conserve energy in their homes," said County Executive Robert P. Astorino.  "And there are lots of ways to get help with how to do them and how to pay for them. By partnering with the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, our goal is to answer any questions and help you take that next step toward a more energy efficient home."


"Going green doesn't have to be expensive or complicated. In fact, making your home more energy efficient isn't just good for the environment - it will also save you money on your utility bills," said New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund President Marcia Bystryn. "We are proud to partner once again with the Westchester County Executive's Office and we encourage all Westchester residents to join us for this special event."


The panel discussions will be moderated by Judy Martin, consultant, Green Home Consulting. Panelists include industry professionals who will inform the audience about the latest in energy efficiency and environmentally-friendly design. Panelists include: Christina Griffin, principal of Christina A. Griffin PC, an architect and certified passive house designer; Chris Puleo, a Building Performance Institute-certified contractor with Envirocare; Doug Hertz of Sunrise Solar; and Tom Bregman, director of Energize NY at the Energy Improvement Corporation, who will discuss financial incentives and programs to help you get started, and Murphy Brothers Contracting, Inc.'s own Michael Murphy.  Attendees also will have a chance to talk to vendors from the industry who will have information booths in the meeting rooms.


Both the event and the Home Show can be entered free with a VIP ticket obtained by registering at the link is on nylcvef.org 's home page here.

Murphy Brothers Projects Recognized at Westchester Home's 

3rd Annual Design Awards 


Westchester Home recently celebrated its 2014 winners with a cocktail reception and recognition ceremony at the CV Rich Mansion, 305 Ridgeway, White Plains, NY, honoring a special group of top designers, architects and contractors whose intriguing interiors and appealing architecture was chosen as the best, from nearly 200 submissions, for their 3rd annual Design Contest.  Both projects, featuring beautifully crafted cabinetry from Murphy Brothers Millworks, are showcased in the Winter 2014 issue of Westchester Home.


Murphy Brothers Contracting would like to thank architects Christina Griffin and Suzanne Levine (Top Renovation) and Len Brandes (Master Bathroom), whose beautiful design work made these award-winning projects possible.  We would also like to extend a special "shout-out" to the men who served as project managers, Art Bruno and Mike Coates, as well as Murphy Brothers' Millworks manager, Ryan Schildwachter, whose efforts ensure that our work always exhibits a Tradition of Quality.   
Join Us at The BCW WEXPO on March 20th 
Murphy Brothers with Marsha Gordon at the 2013 WEXPO

Where: Hilton Westchester, 699 Westchester Avenue, Rye Brook, NY
What: Attend the leading business-to-business trade show in the Hudson Valley! Meet with over 180 vendors and enjoy the opportunity to network with hundreds of business professionals! Click here to register as our guest! 
Happy St. Patrick's Day

Join us for the 3rd Annual Sound Shore St Patrick's Day Parade!

Where: Mamaroneck Avenue in Mamaroneck, NY 

When: Sunday, March 23rd at 1:30 pm 

Murphy Brothers Contracting Teams up with EcoSupply to offer 

Sustainable Cabinetry

Murphy Brothers Contracting Millwork is now the areas authorized fabricator/installer of Richlite recycled paper countertops and architectural panels of cabinetry  (Plyboo Bamboo Plywood Architectural Panels, Plyboo Tambour Architectural Panels, Kirei Sorghum Plywood Architectural Panels, Durapalm Plywood Architectural Panels) For more information on how you can specify beautiful and sustainable materials for your next millwork project, 
contact Ryan Schidwachter at ryan@murphybrothers.com 
Solar Power...It's not on Your Roof, it is Your Roof! 

DOW Powerhouse Solar Shingle systems provide the same protection, durability and flexibility as asphalt, cedar or slate shingles. Visually appealing, Solar Shingles are designed to blend with standard roofs and

 normal home construction.  Installation costs are low and federal & state tax incentives are high.  Perhaps putting Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingles and the sun to work for you makes sense!  It's not on your roof... it is the Roof!  For more information on how Murphy Brothers Contracting can provide your home with DOW Powerhouse Solar Shingles, contact Michael Murphy at solarshingles@murphybrothers.com. 

LiveRoof Hybrid Green Roof

LiveRoof systems offer a variety of plant options, with four system depths. We have a broad catalog of RoofTop Proven™ plant selections, many of which were bred and selected specifically for the rigors of a rooftop environment. For more information visit the LiveRoof website or contact Michael Murphy at Michael@murphybrothers.com. 
Murphy Brothers Contracting Proudly Supports

Habitat for Humanity has declared 2014 as the Greenest Year in History. Learn how you can get involved and play a part in making a difference in our community by their website



The Food Bank for Westchester's mission is to lead, engage and educate Westchester County in creating a hunger-free environment. For more information visit their website, www.foodbankforwestchester.org

The Furniture Sharehouse helps families get the furniture they need to start again after homelessness, domestic violence, or personal disasters that have set them back. For more information on how to get involved, visit their website www.furnituresharehouse.org
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