|R.J. Murdoch, Inc. is a California
Corporation owned by Rich and Lori Murdoch. In 1989 the Murdoch's started building
residential homes and commercial buildings in or around Oakdale, California. In
1996, R.J. Murdoch, Inc. was born so the company is now in it's 11th year.
Rich Murdoch: "We
begin each project knowing that when the project is finished we are going to ask for a
letter of recommendation from the owner. That keeps us focused on the relationship with
the customer and attention to detail."
The company portfolio
includes some of the most recognizable buildings in Oakdale. The company recently
completed the Medex building located on the corner of
Sierra and G street. In the past the company has completed projects such as the Howe/Mitchell building at the main intersection of
Oakdale, which houses Washington Mutual Bank, Starbucks and Fidelity National Title
Company. Kitty-corner from that building is the Murdoch/Miller
building which is home to Bank of Stockton downstairs and office space above on
the second floor. Both of these jobs were scrutinized very closely by the City because of
their prominence at the main intersection of town. They fit nicely with the old First
National building which was built at the turn of the century.
"We're proud of each home or commercial building we've been involved with, but the
part of our business we value the most is the relationships we maintain with the customers
we've built for."
Most customers sign with us early
in the construction process. We can help secure a building site, get plans drawn in-house,
provide cost estimates along the way, interface with lending institutions, and build the
highest quality building possible. Good construction management is the balance of three
things; how long it will take to build the building, what kind of quality of finishes are
we looking for, and how much will it cost? Each customer is looking for a certain balance
of these three items. Our job is to ask the right questions so we know the right
answers, and to work to get the balance the customer is looking for.
promise our customers two things. First, exactly what they want in a building, and second,
we promise they won't pay a nickel more than they have to to get it."