Chief Executive Officer | Charles A. Murren III

After graduating from Auburn University in 1981 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, Mr. Murren spent several years working for Peter Kiewit Sons Company, one of the premier heavy civil contractors in the US, working on highway, Army Corp., and marine projects in the East and Southeast United States.

In 1987 he founded C. A. Murren & Sons Company, Inc., as a heavy and highway construction company. Over the years the company has migrated away from DOT work and has evolved into a heavy civil industrial contractor focusing on the power, oil and gas industry. In the past 33 years C. A. Murren & Sons has built a reputation of providing high quality work in multiple phases of industrial construction.

President | Michael A. McPherson

C.A. Murren & Sons is a Heavy Civil Contractor “Building Great Things” throughout the East Coast. Mr. McPherson has been the Project Executive over the largest projects at C. A. Murren and is responsible for all Operations. He has successfully led the company thru transitions, economic recoveries, and growth initiatives which have strategically placed the company in its current successful position.

Mr. McPherson is an ’85 graduate EIT from the University of Georgia with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Engineering. He has over 31 years’ experience in the construction industry and has been with C.A. Murren & Sons Co., Inc. since 2006. Mr. McPherson currently holds General Contractor licenses in Georgia and Virginia.


Vice President of Finance | Patrick Ryan

Patrick Ryan joined C.A. Murren in January of 2016. Since then he has become a crucial leader at the company and instrumental in maintaining CAM’s financial success. He came to C.A. Murren from 16 years at a local trucking company; before that he spent 5 years at General Electric. Patrick is a licensed CPA with an BA in Psychology from Cornell University, a BS in Computer Information Systems, and an MS in Taxation, the ladder both from Georgia State University.

Vice President of Estimating | Brian May

Brian has been with C.A. Murren since 2000 and is one of our team members with the longest tenures. He earned his Civil Engineering degree from the University of Lowell and is a Professional Engineer in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia. Brian’s extensive experience both in the field and as an Estimator make him a crucial leader and a great mentor for the up and coming Estimators and Engineers.