Murphy Granite Carving
Create A Legacy in Stone is a group of granite memorial companies that includes Murphy Granite Carving, our location in Richmond, Minn.
The experts at Murphy Granite create memorials that help families, individuals, and groups remember, honor and share memories of their loved ones.
Our memorial products include a variety of headstone styles, urns, benches, reflection stones, and other gifts and keepsakes. Our talented team will work closely with you to personalize your granite memorial or keepsake to tell the story of your loved one accurately and with care.
A Look Back
Murphy Granite has a rich individual history prior to becoming part of the Create A Legacy in Stone family. Its roots go back to 1961 when Cold Spring Granite employee Tim Murphy started moonlighting on his off-hours, carving cemetery headstones, grave markers, and monuments for families in Central Minnesota. By 1968, Tim felt ready to quit his full-time job to start his own enterprise, Murphy Granite Carving.
Over the next 50 years, the company flourished under the leadership of Tim and experienced Midwest monument builder Ron Nagel, who took over ownership of Murphy Granite in 1986. As Tim approached retirement in the late 1990s, Ron decided the time was right to bring on his old business partner’s son, Don Calhoun, the company’s current President. Don recently joined with Ron’s sons, Todd and Scott Nagel — who together own and operate two successful monument manufacturing plants across Minnesota—to expand the company’s scope.
Today, Murphy Granite has assembled a diverse and highly-skilled team of talented designers and master stonemasons dedicated to compassionate storytelling in stone. Whether you choose a permanent cemetery memorial or a granite keepsake for the home or garden, you’ll find that empathy and personal care are the cornerstones of our approach. We are honored to create memorials that tell the unique story of your loved one’s life to be cherished for generations to come.