Founded in 1992 on the principle that construction should be an enjoyable and beneficial process for our associates and customers, ARCO Murray has grown to become a leader in the design/build industry with offices in 11 major markets and over 600 associates nationwide. As one of the largest design/build general contractors in the United States, ARCO Murray offers the strength and presence of a national builder with the personalized attention of a small company.
ARCO Murray provides complete, turnkey delivery from site selection to building turn over for all types of clients. Our professional, qualified team of engineers, project managers, superintendents, and architects are capable of designing and building the most demanding projects anywhere in the country. Having constructed more than 4,000 projects in 46 states and Canada, we draw upon an extensive range of capabilities from our project database to provide innovative design, creative solutions, and uncompromising quality.
More than 75% of ARCO Murray’s annual revenue comes from repeat clients. We attribute this success to the excellence of our associates and our steadfast dedication to safety, cost control, quality, and delivery. Our comprehensive and collaborative approach results in reduced risk, and the single source of responsibility inherent in the design/build process reduces the burden on our clients. Clear lines of communication and our ability to take total ownership of the task at hand allow our clients to focus on doing what they do best… managing their business.
ARCO Murray specializes in turnkey design/build delivery and provides our clients with many distinct advantages as compared to the more traditional design-bid-build method.
The design/build approach combines the responsibility for the quality of design and construction, management of scope and cost, and adherence to schedule into a single source. In doing so, design/build fosters a partnership among all team members and streamlines communication, resulting in less risk for change orders and schedule delays due to errors and omissions. The single source of responsibility also decreases the burden of coordination on the client, allowing them to focus on high-level decision making and managing their business.
The complete scope of work and definitive guaranteed costs are established in the schematic phase of a design/build project, giving clients a solid understanding and more control over costs at the start of the project. The client can make critical decisions with full knowledge of their impact on quality, cost, and schedule. This design/build approach has a significant advantage over plan/spec projects, where costs are not defined until after the full design is completed and the client may incur additional costs and schedule delays to value engineer the project.
The normally sequential phases of design and construction can easily overlap on a design/build project, allowing the contractor to begin work while detailed construction documents are being completed and drastically reduce bidding and redesign durations. The end result is a project completed up to 30% faster than facilities built in a traditional manner. The accelerated schedule provides cost savings to our clients and allows them to begin utilizing their facilities and realizing a return on their investment much faster.
In a design/build setting, the architect, contractor, and engineers collaborate as a team from the start of the project, ensuring all team members can review constructability and generate value engineering ideas throughout the project to maximize the facility’s functionality, design, and cost effectiveness. This comprehensive approach ensures each project is addressed with the maximum combination of experience, technical knowledge, and management skills. The result is a higher quality project that better suits the client’s needs.
With over 600 associates in Offices and on Jobsites around the country, ARCO Murray offers the strength and presence of a national builder with the personalized attention of a small company.
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Make the construction process enjoyable and beneficial for our associates and customers.
Treat people fairly, and do the right thing
Understand our customers’ businesses and solve their problems
Be positive, upbeat and have fun
Create opportunities for individual, financial success based on merit
ARCO Murray is dedicated to ensuring safe and injury-free working environments for our associates, vendors, and clients. We view risk management and the health and safety of each associate and subcontractor as the most important aspect of our operations.
To eliminate accidents and injuries for all project associates and subcontractors’ associates; and to protect and preserve property from damage during the construction process.
To maintain an excellent EMR rating. Our current EMR is .68, which is below the industry average.
To maintain a proactive approach to safety, which includes conducting regular health and safety training and education sessions for ARCO Murray Associates.
ARCO Murray has created a culture of hard work, teamwork, and fun.
Hard work is integrated into the culture at ARCO Murray, and our associates are rewarded for their hard work and dedication through our Sabbatical program. For every five years of full-time employment, ARCO Murray associates are given 30 days of paid leave plus a reimbursement for their travel expenses!
This unique opportunity allows our associates to pursue life-long travel dreams that may not otherwise be possible, as well as spend an extended period of time with their families and friends.
Over the course of the program, our associates have visited over 34 countries worldwide and have come back to work refreshed (and with some incredible stories and pictures).
One of our core values is to be positive, upbeat and to have fun! So we enjoy doing several fun activities as a team, such as fishing charters, professional sporting events, poker tournaments, and afternoon games of Ping-Pong.
Whatever the activity, we enjoy spending time together and view ARCO Murray as a second family.
Giving back to the community is important to our team, so ARCO Murray supports several great charity organizations each year, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Children’s Home, Halo Foundation and Moffitt Cancer Center. We enjoy participating with these charities through volunteering and fund-raising events, as well as providing financial support through donations and sponsorships.
ARCO Murray places significant importance on developing the talent of our associates through our training programs, including ARCO Murray University for new hires, full-day training events, and monthly training lunches.
Training topics range from new design and construction trends to customer service.