Testimonials

“I couldn’t speak more highly of Jim Murphy and Associates. Everyone I worked with from JMA was professional, knowledgeable, thoughtful, friendly and service minded. The quality of construction of our new residence was excellent as was the attention to detail. Our job superintendent, Jesse Malone, was absolutely wonderful to have in charge of the project. We couldn’t be happier with the end result.” — Stephen Juelsgaard

“JMA has a reputation for integrity and quality, and TLCD is well known for innovative designs that create a strong sense of place. This integrated team worked hard to achieve results. The cooperative, all-inclusive spirit during each project phase was noteworthy.  JMA’s continuous follow-up and highly effective subcontractor relations process were excellent, keeping everyone on the same page. Would I recommend JMA and TLCD?  You bet.” — Floyd Ridenhour, CSO, American AgCredit

“In my 30 years as an architect, I’ve never had a better experience with a general contractor. JMA’s effort was well beyond my own expectations, those shaped from years of working with contractors of all types and capabilities. From early in the design process through property management after construction completion, JMA embraced the process with quiet but effective leadership, and forward thinking in regards to both client and architect needs and desires.” — Werner H. Maassen, (former) Senior Associate, Hart Howerton, San Francisco

“We are very thankful we chose JMA to build our house. Jim Murphy has built an amazing firm with a truly incredible team.” — Perry & Melanie Karsen

“The Kistler Vineyards Trenton Roadhouse project was ARG’s introduction to JMA. It is clear why the owners wanted to work with them again. The whole JMA team, from the personnel in the field all the way up to the company executives, continuously demonstrated a commitment to delivering a well-crafted project, and always with an eye to meeting the owners’ needs. Whether confronted with scheduling and coordination complications with utilities and materials suppliers, or challenged by unforeseen field conditions, they rolled up their sleeves and pitched in to resolve the issues, contributing creative solutions. A perfect example of their inclusive approach to the work was the narrative and photographic updates from the project superintendent at the end of each work week, which kept everyone on the owner, design, and construction teams informed and excited about the progress. What a great idea! And what a stunning final product!” — Naomi O. Miroglio, AIA, Principal, Architectural Resources Group

“Your professionalism and craftsmanship have helped to make one of our dreams come true. We feel so fortunate to have had your crew working on our home.” — Dean & Kelly Falkenberg

“Any contractor can put up a house. JMA created a beautiful home for us by combining amazing, high-quality construction with outstanding client service before, during and even after completing our home. We enthusiastically recommend JMA!” — Rodney Jew

“JMA furnished realistic numbers and met them. Their attention to detail is incredible, coupled with their excellent follow-up.” — Dick Fredericks, owner of a JMA-built home

“Customer service is extremely important at JMA. Their focus on quality and responsiveness is higher than with almost every other contractor or service provider I’ve worked with.” — Michael Riel, (former) VP and GM, Paul Hobbs Wines

“We are so proud of our home. The attention to detail, professionalism and quality craftsmanship that JMA brought to the project was beyond compare.” — Jan Stanley

“I have been designing high-end custom homes since 1984. In that time, with my personal requirement of contractor / architect interaction, no building firm has come close to the service and end product that JMA has provided on this residence. If it were possible to clone JMA throughout the regions I practice…I would!” — Daniel Martinez, Architect, Laguna Beach

“JMA is a general contractor with great superintendents, the best follow-up and the utmost integrity.” — Vic Trione, owner of a JMA-built home

“The management at Jim Murphy and Associates has a determined drive to make their business successful. They show integrity and compassion for each job as an individual, and go the extra mile to make their customer satisfied.” — Steve Cameron, president Creative Cabinets, Santa Rosa

“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.  
I can say with absolute confidence that Jim Murphy & Associates has no peer.”  —  Joe L. Stinnette, Jr, owner of a JMA-built home

“Having worked with JMA for almost twenty years, I can rely on their great integrity in budgeting, construction and follow up, as well as their superb skills of executing difficult details to perfection.” — Darryl T. Roberson, FAIA, Principal, Studios Architecture, San Francisco, and owner of a JMA-built home

“After working with JMA to build our facility, I have nothing but the highest praise for them, their employees, their commitment to the job, their genuine concern for our best interests and their ability to get the job done and on budget.” — Jerry Evans, Peterson Tractor

“Let your creativity flow. The words ‘can’t’ and ‘impossible’ are not part of the vocabulary on a JMA project. Implementation is a smooth, careful and professional process that is a pleasure to be part of.” — Kris Sunderlage, Exteriors Landscape Architecture

“JMA provided excellent service and high quality work. Their ability to mobilize and get the job done is superior to most contractors. Their commercial background and residential craftsmanship is a good mix. Working with JMA has been an absolute pleasure.” — Eric Haesloop, Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects, San Francisco

“JMA was thorough, on target and easy to deal with. They are great at keeping their word and producing on time. I especially appreciated their supportive attitude.” — Owner of a JMA-built home

“It was an enjoyable experience working with JMA. Everything came together very nicely – the results are terrific.” — Tom Taylor, Architect Taylor Lombardo Architects, San Francisco

“JMA is among the best general contractors we’ve worked with. Their service is personalized, of the highest quality, and they keep our clients happy.” — Richard Beard, BAR Architects, San Francisco

“Open and honest, JMA showed clear, professional thinking, from start to finish. Their service was top notch – at the top of any list I could compile.” — Sara Woodfield, AIA, Architect, Santa Rosa

“It is because of the way that Jim Murphy conducts the walkthrough and the entire JMA team’s attitude that we use and recommend JMA.” — Kim Edwards, owner of a JMA-built home

“Melanie and I toured the Kistler Vineyards Trenton Roadhouse today and just wanted to compliment you on an incredible restoration of the historic roadhouse. All the details are a wonderful expression of the JMA focus on quality and aesthetics. We are very thankful we are working with the JMA team for our house.” — Perry & Melanie Karsen, owners of a JMA-built home

“Honest, direct and responsive, JMA is better than most contractors. They are very hands-on and communicative. I definitely felt like we were working on a team together.” — Eric Christiansen, Auberge Resorts

“It has been a true delight to have JMA as our contractors.” — Heather Furnas, MD, Plastic Surgery Associates

“JMA is professional and believes in the importance of the customer’s vision, likes and dislikes. The project manager and superintendent worked well together and were active and interested in keeping lines of communication alive and open at all times. They were effective at helping to solve potential detailing conflicts or issues, making the project a great success.” — Jessie Whitesides, AIA, Architect

“The entire building process went better than either of us could have imagined. JMA’s work ethic and sense of responsibility is of an extremely professional caliber.” — Owner of a JMA-built home

“Good customer service and management can only be accomplished with good communication. In that area I cannot say enough about my positive experiences with Jim Murphy and Associates. They understand that communication is the key and they maintain open dialogue during the entire project at the office and in the field, with the client and the architect and all the involved disciplines.” — Jim McCalligan, Architect, James McCalligan Architect, Santa Rosa

“…We have worked with Jim Murphy & Associates for many years, and every project we have the opportunity to complete with them is a positive experience. Their operation is very organized which is an asset to have in this business, and has helped make them as successful as they are today.” — Steve Cameron, president Creative Cabinets, Santa Rosa

“JMA is the absolute top of the line. I was the client rep on a construction and preservation project that they did – their attention to detail is stunning. The project included the retrofit of an adobe home that was built in 1842 and required intense precision. The outcome has been nothing short of mastery! This adobe will live in perpetuity and it retains its historical integrity and cultural importance to Sonoma. They also came in on time, which was against all odds with this property, and its scrutiny by the city and county. Job well done!” — Prema Behan, COO Three Sticks Winery

“What stands out the most are the talented people at JMA – all excellent professionals. If I had my way, they would build all my projects. I especially admire the way JMA handled a concrete floor problem at the Clos du Bois Tasting Room building. When things did not go the way we had hoped, I admired the way JMA took responsibility for the outcome and rectified the situation. I commend your superintendent for the good-natured way he ran the project and the excellent craftsmanship that he put into the work. Your project manager was tireless in pursuing cost-saving options throughout the process. In the end, we saved Clos du Bois a great deal of money with a minimum of impact on the quality and the finished product.” — Dick Osborn, AIA, Osborndooli Architecture, Santa Rosa

“JMA runs a class operation, which is why we continue to use JMA for all our projects. Anything requiring changing is taken care of promptly.” — Floriann Bynum, General Manager, Flamingo Resort and Spa

“JMA provides better service than most other professionals I have encountered. They are professional and accountable.” — Jeremy Scherer, Executive Vice President, The Plumpjack Group

“In my experience building restaurants and other projects, I’ve never had the pleasure of working with such talented professionals as the JMA crew. It was great coming to the site every day and listening to their friendly banter and general congeniality. Your work in creating Latitude was not only appreciated, but I am still awed by what your company accomplished in what now seems like such a short amount of time. The job wrapped up so suddenly, like a chemical reaction in a test tube when everything just goes ‘thwopp,’ that I didn’t get a chance to say ‘Thank You’ in person.” — Mark Young, Latitude Island Grill owner

“When compared to other contractors we’ve worked with, JMA was more concerned with our satisfaction, not merely finishing the job as outlined. The fact that we continue to call and use JMA’s services says a lot. There have been several (contractors) that we have only called and used once.” — Bill Rufino, Exchange Bank

“JMA’s change order process makes it easy for us to supply customers with the system features they want, and for us to get paid for the change order services we have provided. Most importantly, they always deliver on their commitments.” — Larry Dashiell, President, CEO, Summit Technology Group

“We appreciated the entire JMA team as it functioned quite well. Jesse Gladman’s involvement and commitment to the project was critical to its success. Thanks for making it all happen and on time – that was a biggie for us.” – Ken Alban, Administrator, The Surgery Center of Santa Rosa

“JMA’s project management was excellent. Coordination between the bank’s specialty vendors was seamless, thanks to JMA’s project manager and superintendent.” — Charles Hall, President and CEO, AltaPacific Bank

“On time, on schedule, on budget. Great people to work with. JMA sets high standards.” — Mariella Ganau

“I want to convey how much we love the house. The workmanship is solid, meticulous and beautiful. Every time we come up from the city, we can’t believe the place is ours.” — Jim Sandler

“You are a remarkable group of talented people, and we are proud and happy to have you involved with something we will enjoy and appreciate for years to come.” — Steve Juelsgaard, owner of a JMA-built home