JP Murphy Bros in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford is celebrating 20 years of providing its clients with a top class service. Building Ireland felt it was time to find out more about the successful structal steel and cladding business from owner and founder John Murphy.
Set-up by John Murphy in 1998, JP Murphy Bros has grown to become a leader in fabrication and installation of steel from its base in the south east of Ireland.
The supply and installation of industrial and commercial steel buildings has been a key part of the business which John built from the ground up two decades ago.
Since that time, extensive and invaluable knowledge of the industry has been gained and the company’s highly-skilled employees are able to achieve the most efficient structural solutions to give clients the best value.
When John Murphy started out, it was in a small shed in Barmoney and today he is employing 12 staff and still running the business with the help of his brother Patrick, who came on board shortly after things got up and running – hence ‘JP Murphy Bros’ hangs over the door.
Building Ireland caught up with John recently to learn more about the business, it’s history and some of the more recent projects which have been carried out.
“What we mainly do is fabrication steel work – supply and erect – and then we do bits of cladding as well,” John explained.
“We do roller shutter doors as well and we’re able to supply and fit those too, so there’s no shortage of what we can offer our clients here.”
When John started out fabricating on his own it was in a workshop at home as a sole trader and he then made the decision in ‘98 to expand in an effort to satisfy the demand he had from customers.
After acquiring some land, he built a custom fitted premises, Patrick soon joined him afterwards and the pair grew the business venture together.
“When I left school, I went working with an uncle of mine and he was working with Hughes in Enniscorthy. So I went with them and eventually did my own thing in my spare time,” John outlined on the history of his company.
“That got to be too much so I went out on my own then full-time and my father gave me a little shed to get started. So then I went and got a few acres and built my own place – my brother came on board after and we’re going well since.”
Today, JP Murphy Bros are able to provide solutions unique to their clients as they understand that not every building fits into one category, so if you have an idea, they have the knowledge and ability to the customer find the best design solution without compromising on quality.
The company are – and always have been – committed to precision engineering and quality in whatever they build down in Barmoney and with the Murphys’ experience in steel fabrication, they can bring your design to life.
JP Murphy Bros are also experts in small bespoke and larger structural engineering steelwork and are committed to quality from start to finish. Their fabrication finishes include hot-dip galvanising, electro plating, powder coating, primer and metal painting.
John himself makes no secret of the fact that business is going quite well at the present time and he’s grateful to have clients that continue to choose him first ahead of other competitors out there.
“We’re very busy at the moment. Most of our customers would be within a 60-mile radius – mostly around the south east,” said the Managing Director.
“I’d say 60 per cent of them would be the same clients coming back to us and the reason for that is that they know that the job will be done right and it’ll be cost effective as well.”
Along with their work on general steel structures, JP Murphy Bros, which has been CE approved for the past three years, also supply an erect farm buildings, installing traditional steel framed hay barns, large bail stores and grain stores, as well as well as constructing a bespoke building to any size.
The company has managed to build an excellent reputation for its work within the agri industry and is renowned for providing good quality solutions that stand the test of time and the weather conditions Ireland has to offer.
Indeed all of the agricultural buildings which JP Murphy Bros build are designed and manufactured to the exact specification of their customers. They are suitable for storage, workspaces or animal housing and are custom-designed to meet the needs of the farm or stables so they fit in with the customer’s existing farm buildings.
The firm have also supplied and installed many Industrial Steel Buildings throughout the country for large corporate companies and private individuals.
John filled us in on some of the recent projects which have been completed by his company, while also pointing out some of the more recent ones they’ve specialised in.
“We finished a big job in Waterford Distillery recently. We done one last year and then one the year after that,” he said.
“We do a lot of grain storage work and do a good few GAA centres as well. We’d be doing a lot of work with farmers in expanding milking parlours and stuff like that.”
A company that has now become renowned for the efficiently and punctuality in its work, JP Murphy Bros should be your first choice because their buildings are designed to the exact measurements provided by the customer to meet the needs of the farm from small sheds to large buildings for storing large-scale machinery.
They can position roller doors anywhere on a building allowing larger farm machinery access and ease of storage of material and equipment.
Windows and Skylights can also be positioned anywhere on the agricultural building, barn or shed providing good interior light for work and internal use.
So why look elsewhere when it comes to your steel building needs?
JP Murphy Bros Structrual Steel & Cladding
Tel: 053 92 40586
Email: [email protected]
Taken from Building Ireland Magazine, August 2018, Vol 4 No 7