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Groundbreaking for Ardent Preschool Patchwork Farms

Murray Building Company

Construction has just begun for the new Ardent Preschool at Patchwork Farms.  Formerly Covenant Classical School, this is the second preschool and daycare MBC will build for this client.  Designed by TurnerBatson, the 22,630 SF building will feature 18 classrooms, multiple playgrounds, a splashpad area, as well as an interior courtyard.  The project is set to be completed by the end of the year.

Covenant Classical School holds ribbon cutting

Murray Building Company

Daniel Murray and Mark Garner were honored to join John LeBreche and the Covenant Classical School team for a ribbon cutting at the new Greystone facility.

The facility consists of 12 classrooms, interior courtyard with rubber play surface for infants, 4 playgrounds for older children, a covered porch area for outdoor play when raining, and a splashpad.

Click to see our Covenant Classical School project spotlight.

Blueprint on 3rd a hit in Birmingham’s Lakeview District

Murray Building Company

We worked with CKH Architects to bring this American brasserie to the old Birmingham Blue Print Co. building near Pepper Place.  After completely gutting the inside, renovation commenced to make co-owner Dean Robb’s vision of an industrial art and deco dining room with a zinc-top bar become a reality. The restaurant opened to serve the public delicious and elegant regional cuisine in June.

Construction begins on Mile End Deli

Murray Building Company

Murray Building Company is going to help bring Birmingham an authentic, New York-based deli to add to the Magic City’s already impressive repertoire of restaurants. Mile End Deli, based in Brooklyn, serves both Jewish comfort food and Montreal-style cuisine, made from fresh ingredients free of hormones and antibiotics.  We have just begun construction on the downtown location by Railroad Park, with the restaurant due to open in early November. Once again, MBC is working with our good friends at Poole & Company to bring this project to fruition.

Murray Building Company is hiring

Murray Building Company is growing and we are currently hiring a Senior Estimator, Project Superintendent and Estimator.

Senior Estimator
The Senior Estimator has a key role in the Preconstruction Services Department and is responsible for managing from inception to completion the estimating process for all projects assigned to this role.  This process includes but may not be limited to business development, client engagement, budget development/submission, detailed and comprehensive quantity takeoff, accurate cost evaluation, subcontractor/supplier bid solicitation, subcontractor/supplier scope/qualification/cost evaluation, risk evaluation, and bid submission.  The Senior Estimator is also responsible for management of assigned estimating personnel, preconstruction technology assessment/development, final approval of bids/budgets prepared by assigned personnel, management of subcontractor/supplier relations, and continual development of preconstruction procedures/processes.  The Senior Estimator reports to the Chief Estimator or Director of Preconstruction Services and receives report from positions including, but not limited to Estimators, Estimating Assistants, and administrative personnel assigned to preconstruction-related business.  The Senior Estimator requires a forward-thinking, progressive, dynamic leader who has excellent personnel management skills, an internal and external focus, and the desire to be promoted in a growing company.  Required skills include business development, client relations, subcontractor-vendor relations, excellent time management, leadership, efficiency, and fundamental estimating.  The position requires significant knowledge of and experience with cutting-edge technology, processes, and procedures that produce accurate, efficient results. The Senior Estimator coordinates with other management and senior level positions within the company to share information, ensure streamlined processes across departments, and achieve the business plan of the company.

Project Superintendent
The Project Superintendent is primarily responsible for the daily management of a specific project site and all personnel working at the site.  This position also requires being involved in a cooperative role with the Project Manager to maintain or improve upon the project goals in regard to safety, schedule, adherence to specifications and profitability.  In the current organizational structure the Project Superintendent reports to the Director of Construction Services.  The Project Superintendent position requires a solid, experienced leader who is bought into and driven by the existing principles and procedures set in place by the Company.  Required qualifications include a minimum of five (5) years of construction industry experience in a lead or supervisory role, successful completion of an OSHA 10 – hour Construction Safety Class, and the desire to be promoted upon growth and expansion of the Company.  The Project Superintendent is a position that must have the ability to coordinate with managers, directors, and project level positions within the company in order to optimize the success of the project and ultimately achieve the business plan of the company.

The Estimator reports to either the Senior Estimator or the Director of Preconstruction Services and works with the Preconstruction team to prepare comprehensive cost estimates.  The Estimator analyzes plans and specifications, visits the site and attends pre-bid meetings (if applicable), performs quantity take-off, builds an estimate, solicits pricing from subcontractors and suppliers, assigns pricing to estimate line items, and performs all functions from start to finish to estimate a project and submit a proposal.  This position requires attention to detail, appropriate time management, and a self-starting attitude.  The Estimator will interact with clients, architects, engineers, subcontractors, vendors, and local authorities.

If you are interested in any of these position, please contact us at 205.802.3917 or email us.

Hero Doughnuts opens in Homewood

Murray Building Company

We were excited to be a part of bringing something very much needed and delicious to the Homewood area: Hero Doughnuts.  This MBC project involved interior and exterior renovations to what used to be Homewood Musical Instrument Co., including a glassed-in kitchen. Because who doesn’t want to watch brioche-style doughnuts being made?  Formally a pop-up shop, Hero Doughnuts is in its new building located at 3207 Central Avenue and opened its door October 31, 2017.  Go be a hero and get yourself a doughnut.

Homewood Urgent Care Ribbon Cutting


St. Vincent’s Health System celebrated the grand opening of its new urgent care location in Homewood on Friday.

The clinic at 1944 28th Ave. S. provides walk-in care for minor injuries and illnesses seven days a week, according to the health system. The location treats a wide range of conditions, including ear or eye infections, flu, fevers, cuts that may need stitches, allergies, and upper respiratory tract infections.

Read more about the Opening at here.

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