Jim Murphy & Associates and TLCD Architecture Recognized AGAIN by Engineering News Record

The American AgCredit Corporate Headquarters was named 2017’s BEST of the BEST Projects in America in the Office/Retail/Mixed Use category. The award was presented on April 6, 2018 at the ENR BEST of the BEST Projects Awards ceremony in the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel.

Jim Murphy & Associates and TLCD Architecture Recognized by Engineering News Record

The American AgCredit Corporate Headquarters was named 2017’s BEST Project in Northern California and Hawaii in the Office/Retail/Mixed Use category. The award was officially bestowed on October 13, 2017 at the ENR BEST Projects Awards ceremony, which took place in the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco.

JMA Named BEST Contractor

Best of NorthBay bizJim Murphy & Associates has been recognized as one of the BEST Contractors by NorthBay biz Magazine’s readers in their 2017 Readers Poll. Each year, readers are offered a chance to vote for their favorite businesses within Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties. We are pleased to receive this award from our community of business peers.

American AgCredit Headquarters Awarded Northbay Business Journal’s Top Project

TLCD Architecture teamed with general contractor, Jim Murphy and Associates and American AgCredit to create a building that brings all of the agriculture financing firm’s local employees under one roof. Sustainability and energy-efficiency were top concerns and the resulting office building exceeds USGBC LEED requirements for Gold Certification. Eco-friendly features include:

      • Exterior pigmented zinc panels placed over curtain wall glazing are perforated to provide sun shading, where needed.
      • Raised floors accommodate under-floor wiring and displacement air distribution provides a highly energy-efficient work environment, with superior indoor air quality.
      • Environment-controlled window shading and daylight harvesting minimize energy consumption while providing a comfortable work place.

As envisioned by the owners, a portion of the building is leased to agriculture-based tenants, making it a hub for compatible enterprises: Sonoma County Tourism Bureau, Sonoma County Winegrowers, Wine Industry Compliance Services, LLC, and The Capra Company LLC vineyard stewardship mentoring program. Starting From Scratch Café completes the list of tenants.

JMA Named 2011 Custom Builder of the Year

“Each year, the editors of Custom Home select a Custom Builder of the Year to be the subject of an in-depth profile feature. While the program is more a story than a formal award, we invest a great deal of effort in identifying subjects whose business philosophy, management practices, and professional integrity make them role models for the industry. Jim Murphy and Jay True, partners in Jim Murphy & Associates in Santa Rosa, Calif., are richly deserving of such recognition. Drawing on Murphy’s decades of experience in custom home building and True’s expertise in commercial construction, their company provides its clients both artisanal craftsmanship and industrial-strength project management. But its culture is defined even more by the personalities of the two principals. Stressing an ethic of excellence, accountability, and humility, Murphy and True have built a business whose financial success goes hand in hand with service to its employees, its craft, and its community.” — Bruce Snider, Senior Editor of Custom Home, Hanley Wood Business Media

For a digital review of the article, see pages 28 – 37 at the following link: JMA Custom Builder of the Year

NAHB 2009 SAFE Award – First Place in the Nation

“Ensuring a safe worksite is of paramount importance to home builders across the nation, and JMA’s commitment to protecting and educating their workers sets a shining example for the housing industry.” — Colin Campbell, chair of the NAHB Construction Safety & Health Committee and a builder from Charleston, S.C.

“I have very much appreciated the opportunity to have worked with such an outstanding organization as JMA over the past seven years. I feel privileged to have been a part of the continuing safety success that you have worked to achieve over this period. Having interaction with literally hundreds of contractors in California over the past 22 years, I can truly say that Jim Murphy & Associates has been my favorite company to work with – not only because of your strong commitment to safety but for all of the ways you conduct business – from community outreach activities to respect for and recognition of employees to partnering efforts with both subs and various service providers. For these reasons JMA definitely deserves the results it has achieved on the safety and accident prevention front. And I continue to use your company as a prime role model for all of my other clients who feel that accidents are ‘inevitable’ and don’t believe that a zero incident culture is possible.” — Rich Lawler, CSP, Principal Consultant, Arlington Associates LLC

Jim Murphy and Associates (JMA) is honored to receive first place in the nation in the National Association of Home Builder’s 2009 Safety Award For Excellence (SAFE). The SAFE awards recognize the achievements of builders and trade contractors in the United States who have developed and implemented high quality construction safety programs, as well as honoring other individuals and organizations who have made successful efforts to advance safety in the home building industry. We received the award in the category of Single Family Builder (less than 10 home starts per year). Being recognized as the national first place winner in our category means that NAHB acknowledges JMA’s leadership and commitment to improve construction safety.

“This is an award in which the entire company can take pride, but especially our field crew and superintendents,” said Jim Murphy, president of JMA.

Our program consists of safety education, training, monitoring and correcting, as well as recognition of safety achievements. The owners and supervisors at JMA have made safety the top priority for our employees, changing our culture from “that’s the way construction is,” to “accidents are avoidable.” JMA has made it “contractor cool” to be responsible for one’s own safety and the safety of others on the jobsite.

We have also been recognized by Allied North America Insurance Brokers for our zero accident safety record in 2007, 2008 and 2009, and by Alliant Insurance for the years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2106.

Jim Murphy and Associates was recognized during the NAHB Safety Award For Excellence Reception on January 20, 2010, at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas. Companies from all across the country were also honored at the ceremony.

For more information about the SAFE awards, and to read about honorees in previous years, go to:

Custom Home — Pacesetter Awards

“As the recently retired President & CEO of Fireman’s Fund Insurance Companies, I have witnessed first hand the very worst and the very best General Contractors in the United States…JMA has the same passion for excellence and are consistently looking for ways to improve their operation as they did when I first met them. THEY TRULY HAVE NO PEER.” — JMA client, in his letter nominating JMA for a 2006 Custom Home Pacesetter Award.

Although our primary goal is to serve our clients, it is wonderful to be recognized by our peers for the quality of our work and the value in our process. When we decided to compete for a 2006 Custom Home Pacesetter Award, we were pleasantly blown away with the words of praise in the nomination letters we received from clients, architects and subcontractors.

Co-sponsored by Custom Home Magazine and the NAHB Custom Home Builders Committee, the Pacesetter Awards program honors custom builders who not only excel in the business of custom home building, but also bring new ideas, more effective procedures, and higher standards to their businesses.

Nominated for two Pacesetters, in Management and Customer Service, we were awarded in Management, and told we could have won in either category but the competition limits a company to no more than one award per lifetime.

Reading these letters of nomination, you learn what is important to us and how our efforts foster strong relationships and desirable project outcomes.

Joe Stinnette, JMA custom home client

Werner Maassen, Architect, (formerly with) Hart Howerton Architects

Jim McCalligan, Architect, James McCalligan Architects

Larry Dashiell, President/CEO, Summit Technology Group, Inc., subcontractor

Steve Cameron, President, Creative Cabinets, Inc., subcontractor

Doug Hamilton, President, Oak Grove Construction, subcontractor