AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
1981 Assisted in the founding of the San Diego Fine Woodworking Association, Largest Woodworking Club in the USA.
1985 City of Del Mar Artist Award.
1986 Special Commendation from the City of San Diego, Art in Action.
2000 Permanent Gallery display Grizzly Industrial, Muncy, Pennsylvania. Two pieces, Mission Coffee Table and Mission End Table.
2002 Appointed Escondido Public Art Commission.
2004 Style 1900 Magazine, showcased Mission Sideboard.
2004 Appointed to Escondido Art Partnership Board of Directors.
2004 Appointed Board of Directors Escondido Chamber of Commerce.
2005 Awarded distinction of America’s Best Woodworking Plan Company, by Delta Machinery & Porter Cable.
2006 Shriva Gallery, Escondido, showcased Wine & Spirits Cabinet
2006 Article North County Times Newspaper “Woodworking Stand-out”.
2007 Escondido Magazine, Multi page article “No Lost Art” Review of 24-piece project for private residence
2007 Article, “Advocate” Chamber of Commerce Newspaper, “Outstanding Businessman.”
2008 CWB, Custom Woodworking Business Magazine, Awarded Honorable Mention Free Standing Furniture in National competition.
2009 Fine Woodworking Magazine, full article on The Bow Arm Morris Chair and American Furniture Design Co.
2009 Escondido Art Partnership Featured WOOD “A Furniture Show I” The Bow Arm Morris Chair and Murphy’s Fine Woodworking
2010 Taunton Press, Cover Photo of our Bow Arm Morris Chair, The very best projects from 34 years of Fine Woodworking
2010 Escondido Magazine, article on The Best Designs in Taunton Press Book.
2011 Escondido Art Partnership Wood A Furniture Show II, North County Times Newspaper.
2011 Elected Chairman, Escondido Art Partnership.
2011 Escondido Art Partnership Wood A Furniture Show II, EAP Web Page.
2011 Panache, The Bow Arm Morris Chair.
2011 Escondido Chamber of Commerce, Incoming Chairman Elect 2012.
2011 Escondido Magazine, Article about Murphy's Fine Woodworking.
2012 Escondido Art Partnership Wood A Furniture Show III and article on Murphy's Fine Woodworking in the North County Times Newspaper.
2012 CWB, Custom Woodworking Business Magazine, Final top 3 in Free Standing Residential Furniture in National competition.
2012 Panache, The California West Bow Arm Morris Chair.
2012 Escondido Chamber of Commerce Appointed Chairman 2012/ 2013.
2013 Escondido Art Partnership Wood A Furniture Show IV UTC Newspaper Article
2014 Escondido Art Partnership WOOD A Furniture Show V
2014 Elected Chairman The Escondido Public Arts Commission
2014 San Diego Natural History Museum. Contract Coast to Cactus, Seating Area
2015 Escondido Art Partnership WOOD A Furniture Show VI
2015 Escondido City Council Award, Outstanding Contribution for ARTS
2016 Woodworking Network's 2016 Best in Wood Awards - Placed
2016 Escondido Art Partnership WOOD A Furniture Show VII