A Tradition of Quality
Update: April 2014
You don't have to be named "Murphy" to enjoy the annual 
Sound Shore St. Patrick's Day Parade


It's been said that everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, and this year's parade was no different.  We hope you'll be joining us on the march next year!

Shore Road Project Update 

The A-Team: the builder with Lois Arena, and architect Rex Gedney

Our exciting Shore Road Project in Old Greenwich is attracting a lot of attention in the area residential design community for its innovative energy-efficient construction methods.  On April 8th, Brian Medford, FoxBlocks NE regional manager, will be sharing with local architects on an "Introduction to Insulating Concrete Forms" (ICFs) in our conference room. The following day, April 9th, Ms. Lois Arena, CPHD, Senior Building Systems Engineer with Steven Winter Associates will be conducting a "blower door test", while instructing on the "whys & wherefores", and to determine the home's HERS Rating (Home Energy Rating System) or level of energy-efficiency.  Following the test, Brian Medford will conduct an on-site project tour to explain construction methods using FoxBlocks ICFs. The project is scheduled for completion in mid-May.

Houzz Community votes Murphy Brothers Project 

"Best of Houzz 2014" 

We're delighted to have one of our projects chosen as the "Best of Houzz 2014."  The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design, design award winners' work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz. Our thanks to the Houzz Community. Click here to view our Houzz Profile. 

Building Blocks for An Energy-Efficient Home ™ 

at the Westchester County Home Show

Left to right Michael Murphy, Judy Martin, George Oros, (CE office Chief of Staff),

Christina Griffin, Tom Bregman, Doug Hertz, Chris Puleo

The County Show offered its first-ever "green" home event this year, Building Blocks for an Energy-Efficient Home ™ informing county homeowners about the latest in home energy efficiency and environmentally friendly design, including residential incentive/financing programs.


The panel, moderated by Judy Martin, president of Green Home Consulting, included Chris Puleo, an energy assessment professional from Envirocare, Doug Hertz, solar specialist with Sunrise Solar, green financing expert, Tom Bregman with Energize NY, noted area architect Christina Griffin, and Michael Murphy from Murphy Brothers Contracting.  Sponsored, by the Office of the County Executive and the NYLCV, this successful event will be repeated and expanded again at the next area Home Show.

 Murphy Brothers Contracting Hosts Noted Passive House Expert

(Photography from the event by Peter Krupenye)

Renowned Irish Passive House expert, Tomas O'Leary, offered an informative and entertaining presentation on "Passive House Design" for area architects and building design professionals at Molly Spillane's Pub & Restaurant in Mamaroneck, NY this past month. Mr. Leary is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Passive House Academy, as well a founding partner at MosArt Architects, Dublin and New York City. He is also the dweller of the first Certified Passive House in the English-speaking world.


"The Passive House introduction session in Mamaroneck was full to the rafters and the level of excitement and interest in this future-proofed building performance standard was exhilarating." Remarked Mr. O'Leary.   Passive House is considered by many architects & designers to be the world's leading energy efficiency and comfort standard. The session primarily focused on the Passive House approach to the five key principles of insulation, thermal bridging, air-tightness, windows and mechanical ventilation.   


Sponsored by Klearwall, makers of energy-saving windows and doors, and Murphy Brothers, the lively presentation also covered the NYSERDA tuition incentive program which offers to pay 70% of the tuition cost for Passive House designer & builder training.  

Three Things You Should Know...
...When Purchasing Custom Cabinetry for Your Kitchen Renovation Project.

1. Look at your life style, how do you use your kitchen now?

2. What is it about your old kitchen you want to specifically change?

3. How much storage space do you need?

Because you are already specifying "custom cabinetry" you want to focus on what you need functionally before you focus on the aesthetics. The  visually beautiful options are ALMOST infinite and are part of the custom cabinetry process by nature.  Our thanks to Ryan Schildwachter, manager of Murphy Brothers Millworks.  Thought about a beautifully designed custom kitchen, library, wet bar or master bath vanity for your home?  Our mill shop is the area's authorized fabricator/installer of Richlite recycled paper countertops and architectural panels of cabinetry  (Plyboo Bamboo Plywood Architectural Panels & Plyboo Tambour Architectural Panels). For more information on how you can specify sustainable materials for your next project, contact ryan@murphybrothers.com 

DOW Powerhouse Solar Shingles...
It's not on Your Roof, it is Your Roof! 
Showcasing Dow PowerHouse Solar Shingles at the Business Council of Westchester's Wexpo

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. 

Murphy Brothers Contracting Proudly Supports

Come to Habitat for Humanity's Spring Into Action Gala to celebrate the 25th anniversary for Habitat for Humanity of Westchester on April 24th, 2014 at the Greentree Country Club in New Rochelle. Learn about the great work Habitat of Westchester has already done and where our goals lay as an organization for the next 25 years!


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
Murphy Brothers Contracting Proudly Supports



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