Advocates. Builders. Catalysts.
It's as simple as A-B-C. Advocates-Builders-Catalysts. The members of Jim Murphy and Associates play these three key roles in working with residential and commercial construction clients.
All clients and their designers have needs that must be understood and factored into planning. They have time and budget considerations, and they want their buildings to reflect their vision. As ADVOCATES for our clients, we look out for their interests. We do this by focusing on each detail along the way-not just the final outcome-of a building project. Our style is consultative and collaborative, and our clients develop confidence in us because they know we're working with their interests in mind.
As BUILDERS, we deliver buildings of diverse designs with unique architectural features. We begin with careful project planning and careful selection of materials, and follow through with construction of sound, functional structures that enclose carefully appointed, comfortable environments. Commitment to exacting craftsmanship is a value that characterizes the work of our employees and the specialized subcontractors we bring onto a job. Realistic, experience-based estimates and schedules add to the benefits for clients.
In chemistry, CATALYSTS initiate or facilitate a process. Though essential, the catalyst departs once the process is complete. Our presence on a building project means that good things happen, and all parties' interests are considered. We work to keep regular communication going between owners, architects, engineers, the local building department, and the members of our construction team. We provide information needed for key decisions, and assure that decisions are made when needed. We strive to keep the project on track to achieve a finished product that best reflects the clients' goals.
Jay True, "vice-president in charge of paperwork"
In 1987, Jay True joined Jim Murphy and Associates as co-owner with Jim Murphy. Jay refers to himself as "vice-president in charge of paperwork," and, although he means this to be self-effacing, the value of accurate and timely written communications throughout a construction project cannot be overstressed. With a B.S. in Engineering from Stanford University, Jay's expertise in budgeting, estimating, CPM scheduling, and managing projects give him a sound foundation to lead project managers and office staff. Jay is always looking for ways to fine-tune our communications systems to provide an even better experience for everyone involved – clients, architects and consultants, subcontractors, suppliers and employees.
Jim's and Jay's shared values of stewardship, excellence and devotion to "The Golden Rule," are the values that guide and motivate the entire JMA staff to provide the best quality and best service we know how. They are at the core of the reason Jim Murphy and Associates was nominated by clients and peers, and awarded Custom Home Magazine's prestigious Pacesetter Award for Excellence in Management.
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Jim's WW II Racing
Jim Murphy the drag racer. That says more than Jim Murphy likes to drive cars fast. Jim is one of the country's best and most successful race drivers in a very specialized field: Nostalgia Top Fuel drag racing.
WW2 Racing is Jim's second "business," a company built around a very specialized drag racing vehicle. When he's not running a construction company that is dedicated to perfection, he might very well be found in the well-equipped, custom-built workshop in his own backyard, where he and his racing crew prepare for a dozen races each year. The same dedication to perfection that characterizes Jim Murphy & Associates can be found in the WW2 Racing workshop and on tracks throughout the Western states.
Nitromethane fuel powers these hand-crafted "cars" that barely seat one person, are designed to run for only a few seconds, and demand immaculate maintenance and attention to detail. It's all part of Jim's racing life.
In 2002, Jim and his crew capped the racing season with an incredible string of three number-one qualifying positions, eight straight-round wins, and two event championships. That story, along with a wealth of information about the behind-the-scenes preparation for races, sponsorships, upcoming schedule, and even racing apparel and parts for sale can be found on the Web at www.WW2Racing.com.