Colorado Springs contractor Chuck Murphy named 2018 Humanitarian Award recipient

By: Rich Laden

December 19, 2017 Updated: Today at 6:21 am
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Chuck Murphy 

Chuck Murphy, a longtime Colorado Springs contractor known for his renovation of historic buildings and his community service with many nonprofits, has been named the 2018 Humanitarian Award recipient by the American Red Cross of Southeastern Colorado.

Murphy will be honored during the annual Hometown Heroes dinner March 15 at The Broadmoor hotel.

Other Hometown Heroes, still to be named, also will be honored at the event, which raises money for the Red Cross.

Through his Murphy Constructors, Murphy has renovated historic buildings such as The Cliff House at Pikes Peak in Manitou Springs, the Manitou Spa and the Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. in downtown Colorado Springs.

He’s been a member of the boards of Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care, the Pikes Peak Mental Health Center, Silver Key Senior Services, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado, the Downtown Partnership and the Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs, among others.

At the state level, Murphy has served on the Colorado Economic Development Commission.

When Murphy was named Business Citizen of the Year in 2014 by the predecessor organization of the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & EDC, Gov. John Hickenlooper called Murphy “an inspiration to many and a community and business role model beyond compare.”

Murphy also received the Lifetime Entrepreneurship Award in 2013 from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

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