Murphy Company Recognized for Safety Excellence


Murphy Company was honored April 6 by the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) Midwest Council with the ASA Safety Award for Division 1 (over one million man hours worked). It reflects the company’s outstanding safety performance in 2018.

The ASA Midwest Council Safety Award criteria is a rigorous process that evaluates a company’s complete commitment to the overall workplace safety and health environment for their employees.  Factors considered are recordable injuries, days away, lost time incident rates, ongoing safety training, a clear management commitment for safety, and employee participation in the safety process.  Applications were blind judged by the ASA Safety Committee, and new this year, representatives of OSHA assisted with the judging process.

The award was presented at ASA Midwest Council’s Mad Hatter Awards Gala, at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown St. Louis, Jennifer Church, United Rentals, and ASA Midwest Council president, presented the award to Rick Reams, Murphy Co.’s corporate safety director, along with Safety Co Chairs-Rose Kastrup, CSA Advisors; and Steve Williams, Bell Electrical Contractors.

Founded in 1907, Murphy Company is one of the nation’s top mechanical contracting and engineering firms delivering innovative solutions to the commercial, industrial and institutional markets.  Murphy offers process piping, HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, design-build, piping fabrication, energy solutions and 24-hour service emanating from its five locations in St. Louis, Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder and Northern Colorado.  Ranked 23rd largest mechanical specialty contracting firm in 2018 ENR/Engineering News-Record and ranked 22nd largest mechanical contracting firm by the 2018 Contractor Annual Report, the firm has national capabilities and is licensed to do business in 44 states.  Also in 2018, Contractor’s Book of Giants listed Murphy Co. as the fourth largest mechanical contractor in the Midwest and ENR ranked the company sixth in the nation in sheet metal revenue.

The firm employs more than 1,000 people nationwide. For more information, visit

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