Eastern Kentucky University

Paul Gannoe, Director of Capital Construction

“EKU has really enjoyed working with the Murphy Group. Tim is a good listener, which is one of the most important things to us in a design partner. He also is good at running meetings. He keeps things moving without stifling discussion.”

Morgan County Schools

Marshall Jenkins, Board Chair

“When Morgan County began planning a new high school The Murphy Group suggested visits to high schools in Kentucky then Ohio.  Those visits allowed the board and high school committee to form a vision for our students – all facilitated by MGA.  The Murphy Group leveraged the board and committee’s vision to design the New Morgan County High School, which fits our community and creates a model high school for all of Kentucky to follow.  When citizens drive across the entrance bridge they will be saying ‘Wow, what a high school!’

During the past year we have seen The Murphy Group truly practice what they preach about being a customer-oriented firm.  They went back to their roots of listening to the district’s stakeholders, which included identifying concerns and needs, realizing our project vision, being responsive to questions, and then following through to give the district exactly what we wanted in the end – a superb finished product just like our vision!

You may ask yourself, ‘Why should we pick The Murphy Group to be our architects?’  For me the choice was about the relationship MGA had built with us on previous projects.  For example, they had representatives present the day after the 2012 tornados hit West Liberty. They moved at the speed of light to help us regain a little normalcy in our lives. My choice was also about being able to trust the architects and designers employed by The Murphy Group. After this summer, I have no doubt that Tim will always choose to do the right thing for the districts MGA represents – he has for our district, and he will for yours.”

Morgan County Schools

Sheila Lykins, Teacher

“Thank you all for letting us have some say in our new (Morgan County) high school design.  We appreciate you all taking your time to listen to us and consider our ideas and concerns.  I’m looking forward to seeing the final design and “moving” into our new building!”

Wolfe County Schools

Kenny Bell, Superintendent

When the 2012 Tornado rolled through wreaking havoc on our schools, Tim Murphy was on our roof that next morning, and a week later we had a temporary roof on our high school so we could finish the school year.  I was amazed at how quickly Murphy Group guided us through the project and helped avert a long time out of school, which would have had a detrimental impact on our students and our community.   I will forever be grateful to Tim Murphy and the MGA family.

I highly recommend the Murphy Group to anyone needing their services.  They are honest, ethical and professional, and they produce great results all the while treating you like you’re part of their family.   I don’t know how you could get better service than that.

In working with MGA I was always impressed with their visionary excellence.  They were great at working alongside our school board to find solutions for our district. I highly recommend their services. They can deliver for you.”

Nicholas County Judge / Executive

The Honorable Mike Pryor

“…We are very pleased with The Murphy Group and the work they have done for us. The details provided in their report made it very easy for us to make a well-informed decision. When working with a firm you want to feel safe and confident about the information and advice you are receiving. I can tell you that is what we got with The Murphy Group, and we are very satisfied.”