Chris earned a BS in Radio and Television and a minor in Journalism from San Diego State University.
After working in the publishing industry, he moved to Central Florida in 1988 to try the family business for “one year”.
Running sales for Central and South Florida, Chris specified, sold and managed many projects, including major convention centers, hotel ballrooms, themed rides and attractions, theaters, television studios, schools and houses of worship.
Chris and his wife, Kristina, purchased the company in 2003 and moved it to a brand new, larger, purpose-built facility in 2008.
Chris is a member of IESNA, TEA and PLASA and has won several awards, including a TEA award for the Revenge of the Mummy attraction at Universal Orlando.
Chris and Kristi continue to grow Murphy Lighting while maintaining its exceptional service standard. The MLS team is truly considered family by the Murphy’s.
Chris is active with several philanthropies and outreach groups, including Younglife of Seminole County, Camp Boggy Creek and Give Kids the World.
He plays guitar and bagpipes and enjoys reading; boating; vintage cars, motorcycles and travel trailers; and enjoying time with Kristi, their two children and many friends.