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Murphy Business Franchise Owners Grow to Meet Industry Demand

September was a banner month for Murphy Business as we experienced great growth within our franchise system. Four of our existing Franchise Owners are continuing to grow their footprints with us.

Edwin Pena and Paul Lapidus have both been with Murphy Business for over 10 years, each owning their own locations. Edwin joined Murphy in 2000 in Boca Raton, Florida. He has been honored with countless awards, including being in our Top 10 Producers for over 15 years. In 2014, Paul opened his office in Lantana, FL. Forty years of business ownership experience in the clothing, manufacturing, gas, and C-store and car wash industries lend to his success in business brokerage. The two joined forces to open a third office in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Russell Cohen has been a business broker since 1999, joining Murphy in 2013. Since, he has been recognized by Business Brokers of Florida as the Top Producer for 7 years and has received the Murphy Business Top 10 Producer award for 4 years running. His first office opened in Davie, FL and he recently expanded to a North Palm Beach, FL location.

Andrew Spann and Larry Niemann are owners of Murphy Business in St. Louis and recently opened a new office. Before working with Murphy Business, Spann served as CEO at several building service and staffing companies in addition to co-founding Mount Carmel Communities, a local nursing home development and management company, and Niemann was a CFO at several insurance companies and a manufacturing company. Together, they are ready to bring a wide range of business brokerage services to the St. Louis area.

Justin Sandridge opened his office in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to this opening, he worked for the Baltimore County Police Department and owned a security business. In the process of selling his business, he honed in on his business skills and appreciation for business brokerage franchise and joined Murphy Business. Born and raised in Baltimore, he’s seen an increase in demand for business brokerage services in the area and is ready to meet that demand.

We are excited about our growth and thrilled to be growing with partners like these. Learn more about how you can bring Murphy Business to your community and help people realize their dreams of business ownership by filling out the form on the home page.