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Trenchless Team Members
HDPE Pipeline
Murphy Pipelines
Our Trenchless Vision

Cost effective, efficient and customer friendly technologies


Established to bring the trenchless technologies of Europe to the United States, the main focus is on static pipe bursting, sliplining and CompressionFit. The team is led by President Andy Mayer, who is a native of England and worked for British Gas at a time when they were first developing pipe bursting and CompressionFit.

UCTA MVP Andy Mayer

Andy Mayer - President


  • Key member of British Gas in the development of pipe bursting/ CompressionFit

  • Over 42 plus years of experience in consulting, design and construction of underground utilities throughout the world

  • Board of Directors: International Pipe Bursting Association and NASSCO Water Advisory Panel

  • AWWA Chairman’s Award winner - 2002

  • Underground Construction Technology Association’s “Most Valuable Professional” award winner - 2010

  • PE Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award - 2021

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  • Static Pipe bursting: 2-inch through 36-inch diameter water, gravity sewer, force main, gas

  • Pre-chlorinated Pipe bursting: 2-inch through 16-inch diameter water

  • Compression Fit HDPE pipe lining: 4-inch through 78-inch diameter water, sewer, mining, gas, hydrocarbons

  • Slip Lining: 2-inch through 78-inch diameter water & sewer

  • Directional Drill: 1/2-inch to 42-inch water and sewer

  • Design Build


With millions of feet of static pipe bursting, sliplining and Compression Fit HDPE pipe lining experience, Murphy Pipelines has received numerous awards including:


  • 2022 WEFTEC Top Project Award (Ft. Lauderdale Design Build 54" & 48" Directional Drill)

  • 2021 Trenchless Project of the Year Honorable Mention

  • 2021 ASCE Florida Project of the Year

  • 2021 PPI Municipal Project of the Year
    (Ft. Lauderdale Design Build using Directional Drill)

  • 2019 Trenchless Project of the Year Honorable Mention (Powell River, BC Canada Slip Lining Project)

  • 2018 Trenchless Project of the Year Honorable Mention (Ft. Lauderdale Design Build using Compression Fit HDPE pipe lining and Directional Drill)

  • 2018 Environmental Sustainability Award (Tampa, FL Courtney Campbell Causeway Water Pipe Bursting Project)

  • 2017 PE Alliance Leadership Award (JEA, FL CompressionFit Project)

  • 2015 Trenchless Project of the Year (Arlington National Cemetery Water Pipe Bursting Project)

  • 2014 Trenchless Project of the Year (Gulf Coast Water, TX CompressionFit Project)

  • 2014 WEFTEC Top Project Award (Arlington National Cemetery, VA Water Pipe Bursting Project)

  • 2010 UCTA Most Valuable Professional (Andy Mayer)

  • 2009 American Public Works Association (APWA) Environmental Project of the Year (Livonia, MI Water Pipe Bursting Project)

  • 2008 CSX Rail Performance & Safety Award (Rice Yard, GA Water Pipe Bursting Project)

  • 2005 Trenchless Project of the Year Nominee (Ft. Pierce, FL Water Pipe Bursting Project)

  • 2003 Trenchless Project of the Year Nominee (Everglades National Park Water & Force Main Pipe Bursting Project)


Most diverse and experienced trenchless management team​ with over 100 years of combined experience


Responsible for numerous published specifications and standards for trenchless technologies


Lead instructor and advisor to the AWWA, EPA, regulatory agencies and trenchless equipment manufactures in the development and advancement of trenchless methods​


Design Build for full engineering and construction for trenchless projects


Crews available with substantial experience


Ability to mobilize anywhere in North America


Strategic business relationships offering a competitive advantage

Todd Grafenauer - VP/Educational Director


  • Over 20 plus years of experience with trenchless technology solutions in North America

  • Recognized proponent and authority of trenchless technologies supporting client pipeline projects providing expertise in education, consulting, feasibility studies, cost analysis, design and construction, technical research/reporting and product development

  • Board of Directors: Plastic Pipe Institute Municipal Advisory Board

  • Instructor and Published: NASTT, AWWA, American Society of Civil Engineers, Clean Water Agency, Water Environment Association, Underground Construction Technology, Infrastructure Advanced Technology, Plastic Pipe Institute Technical Reports

Todd Grafenauer VP Murphy Pipelines
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Richard Crow, PE - Director Engineering & Special Projects


  • Over 16 years of experience managing $270 million in utility infrastructure projects in south Florida

  • Former construction manager for global water management company delivering sustainable solutions to government agencies and industrial clients by overseeing the design and construction of critical water and wastewater treatment facilities and pipeline installations

  • Design-Build Engineering Management to ensure a cost effective design while keeping an aggressive schedule on time

  • Program Manager for some of the largest water and sewer  pipeline programs in south Florida

Richard Crow Murphy Pipelines
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Ed Steele - General Manager


  • Over 16 years of experience in the utility industry with design and construction providing high-level project management oversight

  • Program Manager for multiple sensitive Federal projects including GSA, US Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Nuclear Security Administration and US Air Force with core focus of reducing site impact during construction

  • Specializes in operational management, safety training and regulations

Ed Steele Murphy Pipelines
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Ernie Brown - Chief Operations Officer


  • Over 28 years of experience in the underground construction industry with design, construction and operational management

  • Credentials and proven history of safety, on-time, on-budget and high-quality project completions

  • Operations Manager on over 200 collaborative water delivery projects ranging in value from $300k to $42M

Ernie Brown COO Murphy Pipelines
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Core Values
Murphy Pipelines Company Values
Introduced Pre-chlorinated Pipe bursting to North America in 1999
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