The UP Companies Hires David E. Murrell as Kansas City Regional Director

The UP Companies (UPCO) proudly announces the hiring of David E. Murrell of Leawood, Kansas to its new Regional Director position.

Murrell takes on the leadership role during a time of considerable growth for UPCO, one of the region’s largest full-service contractors, and will be responsible for heading operations, developing new business relationships, strengthening existing client partnerships and directing business strategy in the greater Kansas City area.

“UPCO has forged a path in the Kansas City marketplace over the last couple of years as steadfast electrical and carpentry contractors,” said Brian Arnold, UPCO Vice President. “Kansas City is a dynamic and bustling market with lots of opportunity and the outlook continues to be bright. With all these exciting developments, we made the decision to hire a local Regional Director for The UP Companies. David is a homegrown Kansas Citian and a 30-year veteran in the design and construction industry, which we feel is important to gain quicker traction in this marketplace. We believe David relates perfectly to our target customers while representing our core values.”

Murrell has more than 30 years of architecture and construction industry experience, having previously worked as Director of Business Development for Multivista in Overland Park, Kansas; Preconstruction & Project Management for United Excel Construction in Merriam, Kansas; Business Development & Preconstruction for AEC Connections in Overland Park, Kansas; and Project Architect/Construction Manager for Gould Evans Architects and BNIM Architects, both of Kansas City, Missouri.

Murrell has a BFA from the University of Kansas in Architectural Design and is a member of the Kansas City Chapter of Health Care Engineers (KCAHE).

“I am excited to continue my journey in Kansas City with The UP Companies. They are a dynamic company that believes in transforming communities and lives for the better, and they take great pride in their work—beliefs that I also hold true,” said Murrell. “I am honored to be part of the UPCO team, and I am ready to hit the ground running in Kansas City.”

Murrell and his wife Tara have four sons—Fletcher, David, Matthew and Ian. In his spare time, he enjoys sporting clays, pheasant hunting, climbing Colorado peaks and NCAA basketball. He also volunteers his time at the University of Kansas Cancer Center as a speaker and mentor to stem cell recipients fighting to beat cancer as they prepare for bone marrow transplants.