Celebrating Outstanding Success
Houston, September 25, 2008 - Houston’s 100 fastest-growing companies and 2008 Power Ten were honored at the Houston Fast 100 luncheon presented by the Houston Business Journal and held at the Westin Galleria. Murphy’s Corporate Lodging was ranked No. 66 on the Houston Fast 100 list, which included NAI Houston, Kirksey, Sprint Logistics, and several other extraordinary businesses around Houston. More than 700 business leaders were in attendance as the 2008 Houston Fast 100 award recipients were announced for the very first time. Companies making the list were ranked by percentage of revenue growth over the past two years. We are pleased to be honored alongside all the other incredible businesses named in the HBJ’s Houston Fast 100! - Bob Wills, President
About Murphy's Corporate Lodging
Since 1972, Murphy’s has grown to more than 60 employees - all dedicated to ensuring outstanding customer satisfaction. We have put numerous systems and processes in place that help us continually monitor our service quality levels which guarantees an exceptional experience for our customers. With more than 40 years of corporate lodging experience, continued growth, and a high percentage of repeat business, we know how to deliver the high level of personalized service you expect and deserve from a top-notch, full-service corporate housing company.
“You Can Rest Assured With Murphy’s”
Year founded: 1972
Number of full-time staff: 63
Headquarters: Houston, TX
Full Service Corporate Housing Company:
- Operations Department
- In-house Housekeeping Department
- Full-time Utilities Coordinator
- Accounting Department
- Sales and Marketing Department
- Designated Account Executives
- Dedicated Guest Service Representatives
Murphy's Principle Owners
R.E. (Bob) Wills, II
President and Owner
Robert Wills’ diverse career includes more than 30 years in the oil and gas industry, where he functioned in sales, management, and engineering capabilities for several production and service companies. Prior to his tenure with Murphy’s, Mr. Wills owned and managed an executive suite business. He is a former officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, and holds a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado.
Mr. Wills’ purchased Murphy’s Corporate Lodging in July 2000.
QUOTE: "We attribute our success to many factors including hiring and striving to keep the best staff, promoting a fun, profit-sharing work environment, striving to be the best in our industry, and always evolving to improve every aspect of our business to better serve our clients."
HBJ article: "Houston Business Journal: Overnight Success"
Senior Account Executive/Part Owner
Jennifer joined the Murphy’s team over 15 years ago and has been promoted to Senior Account Executive. Her ability to build long-term relationships with clients as well as secure and maintain large accounts remains an essential part of Murphy’s growth and success. Jennifer leads, encourages and guides the entire sales department and is integral at setting Murphy’s customer service standards.
Jennifer became part owner of Murphy’s Corporate Lodging in July 2007. She plans to continue driving the sales side of the business by developing and fostering relationships with existing and new clientele while maintaining her hands-on role leading the sales team.