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Murray Homes

"You set up the work and
hope for the best.We are
always prepared when there's
a storm on the horizon."
STEVE MURRAY
impact-resistant windows. "The amount of steel and concrete we
use is unlike anywhere else in the country," Murray explains. "Our
houses are structurally strong and very tight. They have to withstand a 150 mph onslaught."
Even the building process must prepare for the potential for
weather issues. When a storm is coming, the company closes everything up tight to protect the clients' product as much as possible. "When you're building in a weather zone, you know the potential of disaster is there the whole time, so you set up the work at all
times and hope for the best," Murray says. "We are always prepared
when there's a storm on the horizon."
Murray Homes says it is focused on finding the best people because they represent the quality
the company delivers.

OPEN CULTURE
and its customers.The company is deeply tuned into its target marketplace and wants to take what it does to a higher level by growing
the company in terms of stature of houses and architecture.
"We're looking to cater the higher-end marketplace," Murray
explains. "We're well positioned to do that. We don't want to necessarily expand the size of the company, but to refine the level of
homes and quality, size and scope of what we build. OUR goal is to
be respected in the community and industry in terms of the properties we build, [and] be known as a company that does a good job
from the community standpoint and business standpoint."

STRONG HOMES
Each Murray property is built with a meticulous focus on detail
with only the most efficient technology, materials that enhance
value and superior architecture to create homes that will stand the
test of time. The company sits down with every customer before
building to get a handle on their desired living situation.
Since the company builds homes in Florida, people are trending
towards smaller interior living but with increased outdoor accommodations. "This trend is very much speaking to Florida in particular where the weather is better in general," Murray notes. "But it's
a gradual change in livability and requirements."
The Florida weather may be great for outdoor living, but it
can be unpredictable as well. Therefore, Murray Homes builds
everything to resist hurricane-related damage, such as installing
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Murray says Murray Homes is only as good as the people who
work for him. The company scours the marketplace to find the
right people that fit within Murray Homes' culture. "It's not just
a warm body, but a personality and character type; someone who
understands what we're trying to achieve as a collective," he continues. "They are representative of what we're trying to achieve
with the company and that's part of our success."
The Murray Homes team is very open with both clients and
each other. From the open office set-up with everyone working
together on one floor to clients being able to see the cost of everything going into their new homes, the company values communication. "My office describes our culture better than anything:
Everyone can talk to me from anywhere in the office," Murray says.
"There are no fences, walls or gates to go through."
Murray even runs a racing team and most of his fellow employees are involved in one way or another as part of the pit crew or
as mechanics. It makes for productive team-building and everyone
enjoys each other's company, he explains.
"That's how we produce a level of interaction with the clients
we work with," he explains. "They understand immediately what
we are like. I can leave the office at any time and the business will
run exactly the same way as when I am here. It's very comforting
to me. I'm proud of the houses we build, of course, but I'm most
proud of the people we employ, and the people who work for us
that deliver my vision to the customers." )


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