Celebrating its 10th anniversary in June 2016, Magnolia Builders offers specialized services for historic renovations and new construction of residential and commercial properties. Magnolia Builders specializes in historic preservation and historic tax credit projects while using the most advanced construction project management system available.

Longtime building, renovating, and project managing expert Josh Murphey is joined by a team of skilled craftsmen and professionals who are prepared to handle unique renovations and quality built projects—with precision and professionalism. Combined, they have over 100 years of on-the-job experience.

Magnolia Builders got its start in 2006 when Josh used his building and management background to provide honest, quality renovations and new construction for family members and friends after Hurricane Katrina. Magnolia Builders has since built a reputation of excellence as well as lasting customer relationships .

Josh entered the trade early in life. Starting at age 19 and throughout college, he mastered the tile trade while working for American Tile and Terrazzo. After college, Josh apprenticed with a local carpenter and learned to renovate historic properties.

In 2003, Josh started JMHI, his first home improvement company. Recognized for his skill and organization, Josh was recruited as a project manager for Signature Homes, a local custom home builder. And when post-Katrina New Orleans needed qualified and reputable contractors, he launched Magnolia Builders. As his skills developed, so did his taste for challenging and unique projects.

Josh and company excel at residential/commercial renovation and preservation, and their new construction projects exceed expectations in both quality and organization.

Magnolia Builders has been involved with some notable projects around New Orleans, including Toups Meatery, Mid City Yacht Club, Junction Bar and Grill, and Cherry Coffee. The quality and beauty of their finished work in these spaces show their craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Using BuilderTrend project management software, Magnolia Builders keeps the client, subcontractors, and suppliers in constant contact and the job on-task. The organization and transparency of this system demonstrates Magnolia Builders’ dedication to working with honesty and integrity.

Josh says, “As far back as I can remember I had a hammer in my hand,” and his calling has only developed from there. Josh grew up in New Orleans, and has been constantly influenced by the sights and sounds that make it the most wonderful and unique city in America.

Magnolia Builders serves all of the New Orleans metro area and has developed a reputation for service, experience, honesty, and quality.