Church and Murdock Value Legacy: Giving you the Business
Almost 77 years ago, two World War || veterans started a commercial electrical business, the sons of one of them, along with a grandson continue their legacy to this day.
Deer mounts surround the office of Jess Murdock, hunting and a family legacy are a big focus of this President and CEO of Church and Murdock, a decades old electrical contracting company in Erie county.
The company has done electrical work on some notorious Erie area projects. Like at UPMC Hamot, Saint Vincent Hospital, and LECOM Health.
Additionally, Church of Murdock has done work at other places like restaurants including restaurants along Erie's Bayfront.
One of the current projects is the electrical work at the Erie County Vo. Tech School in Summit Township.
"It's a total electrical renovation," said Jess. "All new panels, sound system, and a fire alarm."
Scott Murdock is the third generation in the business. When not on work sites, he's getting advice from his father Gordon Murdock, since retired, and his dads brother Michael, the treasurer.
The three brothers have carried on the legacy of their dad Alfred Murdock, who with business partner Chester Church launched the commercial business in 1946.
"So they actually were going and subcontracting work from Penelec," said Michael.
The brothers said business has thrived over the years, and they manage around 30 union electricians in addition to an intimate number of office staff.
Church and Murdock has been located along Wattsburg Road since the early 1970s and many people known them around town from their yellow trucks.
The company has more than 30 electrical union workers on sites right now, and while most of their work is seasonal, indoor work at various places around the area is underway.