ABOUT USDMA - Delivering Quality, Honesty and Integrity.
Founded by Dave Murphy Sr., has been serving the lighting industry since 1972 and the transportation industry for 20 years. With over 45 years of success, we service our client base with in-depth knowledge of lighting, structures and the new sustainable technologies impacting our municipal, transportation and utility customers.
We provide unique integration of lighting and traffic elements into planning – accomplishing both an aesthetically pleasing and environmentally efficient project. Our experience and ability to combine practical and technical insight into specification and design has allowed us to build an enviable client base which includes planners, design firms, utilities, developers as well as cities and municipalities within the Metro-NYC, New Jersey and Long Island marketplace.
Dave Murphy & Associates’ team approach allows us to explore and expand our product and service offerings to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations.
- Maintain a full service sales organization capable of competing and growing in a dynamic marketplace.
- Partner with manufacturers that are complimentary and allow us to better serve our clients.
- Partner with only those manufacturers that hold to the highest quality and ethical standards.
- Provide superior, value-added service to our clients and customers.
Dave began his lighting career 33 years ago when he joined with his father, the founder and namesake of Dave Murphy & Associates. Dave has spent the last 20 years developing the DMA team and the manufacturing partners to bring clients and customers the very best package of products and services the industry has to offer. Dave credits the success of the company to the cornerstone principal that has been the mission of DMA for its 47 years – to maintain an unwavering dedication to customer care that fosters long term, value-added relationships. Success has enabled the company to bring together lighting, structure and traffic elements to bring even more value to our municipal, transportation and utility clients.
Darryl joined Dave Murphy & Associates in 2010 after a long career in the hospitality business. Most recently in hospitality, he led residential development teams for two global hospitality companies. Darryl now supports the entire DMA team in all administrative and operational functions. He is also a CPA and an MBA, and offers our partners and clients a unique business perspective when tackling the challenges of new technologies, energy saving models and large system operations. Darryl’s experience and business acumen provides valuable analytic and technical support to DMA, its partners and its clients.
Melissa brings more than 35 years of experience in the lighting industry to the team. She began her career in distribution and has spent the last 28 years managing the office operations of Dave Murphy & Associates. From specification guidance to quotations to order management, Melissa provides clients and customers with the support expected with a long term relationship.
William “Woody” Kapp
William “Woody” Kapp recently joined the team at Dave Murphy & Associates after successfully coaching youth and high school hockey while earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from William Paterson University. Since graduation, he has pursued entrepreneurial ventures, gaining first-hand experience in managing business, and business to business sales. Woody brings a creative skill set to DMA’s operations and is dedicated to delivering the highest quality service to our customers and manufacturing partners.