Tom Murphy Jr.
Founder, CEO & Chairman, Coastal Construction Group, Miami
Murphy started his construction company at 19 while he was living in a fraternity house at the University of Miami. After getting his contractor’s license, he dropped out of UM. Today, Coastal has more than 350 employees and $3.5 billion in construction projects throughout Florida, including luxury residential, market-rate and workforce housing, hospitality, commercial and education projects. Coastal Cares, the company’s philanthropic arm, supports more than 30 organizations.
|EDUCATION||High school diploma|
|ADMIRES||I would have loved to work with Wayne Huizenga, but we never got the chance.|
|SABBATICAL TOPIC||The geography of the world, by learning through travel and real-life experiences for that entire year.|
|READING||Hotel Scarface, by Roben Farzad|