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MEET THE OWNERS 

Hi, I’m the garage builder, Dan Murray.

Being raised in Cincinnati with a father who owned a construction company birthed my passion for construction and building. Laboring and supervising in almost all aspects of residential construction has provided me with a broad exposure to working in the field and office operations of a construction company. 

 

My wife and I have a multigenerational mindset for our family that has given us a dream of one day building a family home alongside our family and friends. Seeing the value in legacy and passing on things that last that are rooted in things bigger than ourselves has spurred a passion in me for building better. 

 

Holding a supervisor role for a primarily exterior construction company, I saw too often the damage that was being caused to homes by current construction industry standards and installation methods. Sadly, the result is that homeowners--whose homes are only 2-3 decades old--have huge unexpected expenses with repairing water damage and replacing materials that have a dramatically shortened lifespan due to these current industry standards. I realized that what I was experiencing didn’t align with the multigenerational mindset that my wife and I have, and I started educating myself on how to build better.

 

I learned that for a small price percentage increase in quality materials, adding an extra layer in susceptible areas of a structure, and ensuring correct installation of flashing from bottom to top, I could build a structure that would be expected to last generations instead of a decade. This mindset goes into every detached garage or garage addition that Good Garages is a part of.

 

Just as the quality of the material being installed is important, we view the installer’s craftsmanship as important, too (and maybe even more important). At Good Garages, we invest in our employees’ and subcontractors’ education, training, character, and spiritual growth by working alongside them. Creating an environment that promotes prideful craftsmanship to build long-lasting, reliable garages for generations to come.

This is the value that Good Garages is providing to you, our customer.