Hamish Murray started in construction by helping his father on a 'fixer-upper' in 1996, after graduating from university in New Zealand, with a degree in business administration. After immigrating to the USA in 1996, he developed his skills as a framing contractor. In 2000 he started Hamish Murray Construction. Hamish has built his business by putting his client's happiness above the bottom line. His attention to detail and quality workmanship means he has gained most of his clients by word-of-mouth.
As is common with those of us lucky enough to call Oregon home, Hamish has a passion for the natural environment. In 2009/10, he completed a nine-month course through the US Green Building Council to become a Sustainable Building Advisor. He is always striving to reduce the carbon footprint of his own activities and those of his company, and he takes every opportunity to incorporate green building principles into his projects.
Hamish lives in a remodeled 1910 Craftsman home in Southwest Portland, with his wife and two sons. In his spare time, Hamish enjoys playing bocce, coaching his son's soccer team, hiking, camping and travelling in the beautiful Northwest and around the world.
Vice-President & Administration
Kara, married to Hamish, comes from an investment and insurance background. After the birth of Kara and Hamish's second son, Kara took on management of the HMC, Inc. office. More than ten years in a busy investment back office prepared her well for the multi-tasking involved in her "second" career. In her off time, Kara is mother to Ian and Finn and enjoys domestic and international travel with her family.
Michael Hibbitts was born Arlington, Texas, but moved to Central Oregon with his family where he spent most of his youth. He attended Oregon State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. After graduating, he went to work for a production home builder as a Superintendent in Central Oregon, which enabled him to develop strong time management skills. From there Michael accepted the opportunity to work for a custom home builder as a Superintendent here in Portland. Four years with this company gave him an eye for detail and helped him develop exceptional project management skills. In May 2011 he joined the Hamish Murray Construction team to take on the role of Project Manager.
Michael and his wife, Jessie built their first home together in 2010 in Clackamas Oregon, where they currently live. He and Jessie enjoy camping, working out, riding quads, and snowmobiling and generally appreciating the Great Northwest.
Chris was born and raised in Portland and in 1996 got his start in the construction field as a framer for a small custom home builder in Vancouver, Washington. After getting his feet wet in framing, he spent 6 years working for a locally owned paint company where he learned and developed strong customer service and management skills. He was promoted and relocated to the Seattle area to manage a new store location. After moving back to Portland he accepted a position as a Superintendent for a custom home builder, managing framing, siding, and painting crews. In 2008 he was promoted to Operations Manager and charged with managing the day to day operations of the company. With the desire to get back to his roots and back out in the field Chris joined Hamish Murray Construction in the Spring of 2012 as a Project Manager.
Chris and his wife, Amelia, currently live in Happy Valley. He and Amelia enjoy serving at their church, camping, hunting, and taking road trips around the Northwest.
Paul Gogan is a native of Dublin, Ireland. He immigrated to the United States in 1992. He has worked in construction for over 10 years, with a particular interest in finish carpentry. Paul started working for Hamish Murray Construction in 2006, and performs a wide range of tasks from framing to finish work.
In his spare time Paul loves to trail run and hike the Oregon wilderness with his wife.
Adrian Plmerian is a native of Compostela, Mexico on the Nayarit Riviera and now lives in North Portland with his wife and two children. He is in charge of job site clean-up, protective plastic prep, and with his eye for detail, double-checking that everything is in ship shape. He also helps with carpentry tasks as needed.