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FAMILY RUN SINCE '89

We're Murco, the leading Midwest company dedicated to the salvage and reuse of residential building materials. 

Our Mission?  To champion recycling efforts for the good of all involved: buyers, sellers and the environment.

 

Meet Jodi Murphy | President

As a leading expert in building waste diversion, Jodi has helped redistribute thousands of tons of high-end materials from homes headed for the landfill. Her iconic humor and energy make live-auctions a thrill,  and her tack-sharp wit and can-do vibe have become the foundation of Murco’s positive attitude.
Jodi had earned industry-wide recognition throughout her 26 years in the business, including an induction into the National Environmental Hall of Fame in 2008. She was the host and star of the television show “Total Wrecklamation,” (2008) a series about Murco’s recycling efforts. When Jodi’s not at the helm of Murco auctions, she lends her auctioneering skills to many charity benefits in the Chicagoland area.


Meet Madelyn | Operations Coordinator

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As operations coordinator of Murco Recycling, Madelyn is the guru of our behind-the-scenes organization. Murco is a family business, so this wacky world of home demolition is nothing new to Madelyn; she worked her way up from a kid doing cartwheels at auction sites to becoming the most efficient communicator in the biz. When she’s not promptly getting back to inquires of buyers and sellers, Madelyn’s cracking people up all over Chicago as an improv comedian. And you thought salvaging materials was a humorless job, didn’t you?

Our Story

 

From our first fixer-upper to The Environmental Hall of Fame, we're devoted to doing our part for the planet.

 

1989

Jodi founds Murco. She is a new homeowner & when a neighbor’s historic house is being demolished next door she fixes up her fixer-upper with the materials. 

1996

Murco wins the Outstanding Recycler Recognition from the Illinois Recycling Association.

1999

Murco honored with Governors Pollution Prevention Award.

2008

Jodi is inducted into the National Environmental Hall of Fame

2009

Planet Green Network films the series “Total Wrecklamation” starring Jodi. They chronicle the fast-paced action during on-site auctions and a whole new audience is hooked on recycling, Murco, and the Queen of Green herself, Jodi Murphy. Check out a clip

2010

Murco is the recipient of the Outstanding Special Recycling Program Award from the Illinois Recycling Association.

NOW

Jodi  is still living in the same fixer-upper house that inspired her business in 1989. But these days, it’s been “fixed up” many times over. All with reused materials, of course.

 

 

Media Mentions

 
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" 'We really care.' Murphy said. 'Our mantra is One World. One Chance. Be Gentle. And we have a lot of fun- because when you're working 7 days a week, you better have fun.' " - Hinsdale Magazine, May 2016
 
 

In 2009, the Planet Green Network filmed a series About Jodi & Murco called Total Wrecklamation. Check Out a Clip Below!