Testimonials

Purchasers

Telford Allen

Purchasers, Testimonials | June 26, 2017

“In the last 10 years Murphy Acquisitions has represented us in the purchase and/or sale of roughly 15 King Air B200’s and 300’s. Every transaction went smoothly as we have found them to be very professional, efficient, and proficient.

At all times I knew my best interests were being represented by John Murphy and his team.

When you are looking to buy or sell a King Air, your next call, and best call, should be to Murphy Acquisitions.”

—Telford Allen, T&T Capital, Bangor, Maine

Daniel C. Allor

Purchasers, Testimonials | June 21, 2017

“John and the staff at Murphy Acquisitions provided great service when we sold and purchased our planes, (1) King Air 200 and (1) King air 350i. John and Marty helped with a smooth and quick transaction. The team at Murphy Acquisitions made sure inspections, maintenance, log books and communication were handled in a prompt manner.

Resulting in a stress free and great experience. We would certainly recommend Murphy Acquisitions to anyone looking to sell or purchase a plane”.

Dan Allor and Danielle Allor
Aviation South, South Lyon, MI

Erich Wissinger

Purchasers, Testimonials | March 21, 2016

“Thank you for helping us with the purchase of a fine aircraft. To be honest, I thought we were hiring you for your expertise in finding/negotiating a great deal on a King Air.

I do feel we got a great plane and value and your skill and professionalism definitely made that happen.

However, the true value in your service is how you and your team handle all the details necessary to successfully complete the transaction. Excellent job and it’s been a pleasure working with you.

-Erich Wissinger, Southwest Aircraft Charter

Reid Banks

Purchasers, Testimonials | May 5, 2014

“I can’t thank you enough.  It has been a great experience for me to work through this with you.  Your command of this fleet is incredible – you are a true professional.

Your knowledge of a King Air is unparalleled.

I know we will enjoy this airplane, and it will never be lost on me that you were the one that got us to this point. Thanks again John!”

– Reid Banks, Banks Construction

Jim Peitz

Purchasers, Testimonials | July 9, 2013

“I have used (Murphy Acquisitions) and also recommended (them) to friends with positive results.

John (Murphy) is as honest a guy as I have ever dealt with, and I have been in this business a long time.

He found me a B200 that was a good airplane at a good price, and one I would not have known about as it wasn’t on the market. I will use (Murphy Acquisition) again and highly recommend (them).”

—Jim Peitz, Capital City Air, Pierre, South Dakota

Richard Smith

Purchasers, Testimonials | July 7, 2013

“I have had the opportunity to use Murphy Acquisitions, Inc. on several purchases and found John to be very knowledgeable and detail orientated.

I will continue to use Murphy Acquisitions as my resource for King Air purchases.”

—Richard Smith, Sioux Fall, South Dakota

Brendan Ostwald

Purchasers, Testimonials | January 9, 2012

John Murphy and his group did an absolutely outstanding job helping us find the best King Air B200 for our mission profile.

“As first time aircraft owners, our principal was very concerned about value and the need to avoid “surprises” once we started operating our King Air. John’s logical thought process, careful analysis and patient explanation made this a very comfortable, fact-based process for us. After 5 months of operation, the “surprises” have been all positive. We have achieved all the objectives we sought, and feedback from our user group has been outstanding”.

– Gregory R. Goodman

Brown Word

Purchasers, Testimonials | October 25, 2010

“I cannot over emphasize the value I place on the services provided by John Murphy and his dedicated staff.

They delivered in spades the services promised. . .

Knowing that the market was trending downward and using his guidance, we made three low offers that were not accepted. The fourth time proved a winner. Moreover, after I was ready to agree to a counter offer, John, who does all of the negotiating, advised me to counter again. Reluctantly, I did, the seller agreed,

and I recouped over 83% of John’s fees in that one step. Bottom line: At no point did I ever think John was thinking of anyone but me, the buyer.

All in all, our King Air purchase was a positive experience without surprises, and I give my strongest recommendation for Murphy Acquisitions to anyone considering their services.”

—Brown Word, Austin, Texas

Doug White

Purchasers, Testimonials | October 20, 2010

“I employed Murphy Acquisitions to assist me in purchasing a King Air B200. They were very knowledgeable about the King Air and helped make the whole purchasing process smooth and painless. John was able to locate the perfect airplane for our needs and budget and even when securing financing seemed to be a problem, John hung in there with us to see the process through. The whole procedure from my first phone call to the closing of the deal was no more than 30 days.
 Even after the deal was closed, John continued to help me and answer my questions regarding avionics, maintenance, a ferry pilot, etc.

The whole team is A-1 in my book,

not just John Murphy, but Kelly and Marty also. The avionics, A & P and paint shops that John recommended were top notch as well. Murphy Acquisitions are well worth the fee that they charge and I guess my best recommendation would be that

John is a man of integrity, excellent character (what you are when no one is watching) and I would definitely employ them again.”

—Doug White, Archibald, Louisiana

Michael Rezendes

Purchasers, Testimonials | October 20, 2010




”Our company has purchased, owned and sold several aircraft over the past 14 years since its existence… we retained John Murphy to work on our behalf as our buyer’s representative/broker in the acquisition of a King Air B200…purchase another King Air (later) and sell a previously purchased aircraft (later still). John Murphy provided extremely current, complete and precise information regarding the King Air market.

John’s informed advice enabled our acquisition of a King Air B200 under terms which were very beneficial to our company. John’s knowledge of the market including pricing, technical capabilities and the availability of aircraft on a worldwide market basis was exemplary.”

—Michael Rezendes, Quincy, Massachusetts

Sellers

Kent Rockwell

Sellers, Testimonials | June 26, 2017

“I have bought and sold a few hundred aircraft in my fifty plus years in the business. In that time I have met a variety of service providers. The quality and professionalism can vary greatly.

John Murphy has surpassed all of them in his consistent professionalism and ethical conduct.

I have purchased more than a dozen aircraft through John and he as persistently demonstrated a timely and thorough effort in completing a purchase of sale in the King Air market.”

—Kent Rockwell, Rockwell Forrest Products

Chuck Clark

Sellers, Testimonials | June 1, 2015

“As a private pilot owner operator of a King Air B200, when it came time to sell her I researched all the big names in the industry and spoke with most all of them regarding their approach to selling my King Air”.

“I came away from my research convinced that Murphy Acquisitions was not only the most knowledgeable broker regarding my King Air, but a broker that I was convinced would do everything possible to best serve my interests”.

“Not only did Mr. Murphy find a qualified buyer in a short period of time, he and his team orchestrated the entire sales process from initial terms, through pre-purchase inspections, and management of all the FAA/Title stuff without any problems. . . My lasting impression of John Murphy is that of a true gentleman. We all deal with a wide range of personalities, egos, and style. Mr. Murphy treats all with respect and engenders trust by patiently explaining the facts and answering any and all questions with a calm understanding.”

“I’d never use any other broker. “

– Chuck Clark – Managing Member, Accipiter Air, LLC

Matt Goss

Sellers, Testimonials | June 18, 2013

“I was tasked with selling our King Air 200 in a challenging market. I did my research and considered all of our options. The clear choice was John Murphy and Murphy Acquisitions.

Their expertise and knowledge of King Air’s and more importantly, the King Air market far exceeds that of any other company. Because of this, we received a top dollar offer on our plane, closed quickly and without any problems.

We were impressed with the professionalism and courtesy that was shown to everyone by his staff. It is no surprise why Murphy Acquisitions has risen to the top and continue to succeed even in a slow market. I would highly recommend them for any King Air purchase or sale.”

-Matt Goss, Sierra Pacific Industries, Redding, CA

Valerie Howell

Sellers, Testimonials | September 21, 2012

“Having sold several planes in the past I was not looking forward to yet another sale. I have to say that working with Murphy Acquisitions has been the best experience so far.”

The sale of our plane was handled by professionals with a personal touch. John Murphy was involved in every step of the negotiations keeping the buyer and seller informed at all times. I believe we received the best possible outcome for both the seller and the buyer. Kudos to the great team at Murphy Acquisitions!

—Valerie Howell, Plano Oil Doc, LLC, Plano Texas

Gary Cox

Sellers, Testimonials | June 28, 2012

“John Murphy and everyone at

Murphy Acquisitions made the sale of our King Air quick, painless and extremely successful.

I felt very confident at every stage of the transaction and was always kept well informed. Without hesitation I would highly recommend John and his staff for sale or acquisition!.”

—Gary W. Cox, CPA, Frazier Masonry Corporation, Camarillo, California

Juha Siivonen

Sellers, Testimonials | December 19, 2011

Finnish Aviation Academy wanted an experienced company to handle the marketing and sale of our two Hawker Beechcraft Super King Air 300 aircraft.

We can strongly recommend our choice, Murphy Acquisitions, Inc. which was able to find the purchasers in a most challenging business environment.

Through the process we were kept well informed of how the sales were progressing and what the market situation was. Murphy Acquisitions was able to provide both commercial support as well as detailed technical support and showed excellent competence to facilitate the transaction overcoming numerous hurdles and issues during the process.

-Juha Siivonen, Finnish Aviation Academy, Ltd, Pori Finland

Randy Peterson

Sellers, Testimonials | September 19, 2011

“I would like to commend John Murphy of Murphy Acquisitions for his expertise and professionalism which resulted in the sale of our corporate aircraft. For several years Glen Oak Lumber was unsuccessful in trying to sell the King Air on it’s own. When John got involved, the process only took four months”.

“Not only did his knowledge of the market expedite the process, he obtained a fair price for us as well”.

“John’s support didn’t stop at the sale. He continued to assist us with details after the deal was finalized, going above and beyond to make sure the entire process was problem-free”.

“In all, Murphy Acquisitions receives our highest recommendation”.

– Randy Peterson, Glen Oak Lumber

John Robinson

Sellers, Testimonials | October 25, 2010

“Great going! You sure know your stuff. You did exactly what I wanted.”

—John Robinson, D.C. Interests, LLC, Phoenix, Arizona

Jim McGrogan

Sellers, Testimonials | October 25, 2010

“John Murphy and his staff provided our organization with outstanding service in the sale of our King Air 350.

As a result of John’s assistance and his professional contacts we were able to divest of our aircraft at a price that we were very happy with – despite an extremely challenging seller’s market.

I would absolutely and without any hesitation, recommend Murphy Acquisitions to anyone or any organization considering the purchase or sale of an aircraft.”

—Jim McGrogan, Great Canadian Gaming Corp, Richmond, Canada

David M. Wolf

Sellers, Testimonials | October 25, 2010

“From our initial conversation, John Murphy demonstrated intimate knowledge of the King Air market. His understanding of the market was critical to making good decisions about value and timing of a potential transaction.

But our transaction involved infinite complexities, having purchased the plane in a business acquisition in bankruptcy. John demonstrated expertise in navigating these issues and patience in those unique issues rarely encountered.

We threw him every twist imaginable and he stuck with us to get a great outcome.

Thanks John!”

—David M. Wolf, Platinum Equity, LLC, New York, New York

Industry Professionals

M.J. Butch Holtgrieve

Industry Professionals, Testimonials | October 13, 2016

“We haven’t purchased many aircraft from/through you (something I’d like to remedy), but

I can say you are the most professional dealer/broker I can remember ever working with.

We have numerous close associations with other dealers and brokers, but it seems we always wind up walking them through the process, even though they have decades of experience. Very refreshing to work with someone who knows the ins and outs as good or better than we do. Let’s do some more.”

—M.J. “Butch” Holtgrieve, CEO, Alliance Air Parts, Inc.

Bob Rollins

Industry Professionals | June 5, 2012

“We all aspire to be half as good as you are at what you do.”

– Bob Rollins, Central Flying Service, Inc., Little Rock, Arkansas

John Oppenheim

Industry Professionals | January 31, 2011

“I must say, the level of detail you can provide is very impressive”

—John Oppenheim, Hawker Pacific – Authorized Hawker Beechcraft Dealer to Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Middle East

Kimberly A. Thompson

Industry Professionals, Testimonials | December 9, 2010

“
It has been a pleasure working with you and your team at Murphy Acquisitions, Inc. throughout the years ~

your professionalism, efficiency and integrity go above and beyond the norm.

Thank you for all your continued support.”

—Kimberly A. Thompson, Title & Operations Manager, Powell Aircraft Title Service

Mike Carpenter

Industry Professionals, Testimonials | November 8, 2010

“John is different from other Brokers, he doesn’t just tell you what you want to hear, he tells you the truth. When I first started working with John I didn’t understand how important that was, but after buying a number of aircraft I sure do now.

John and the rest of his team are easy people to work with, very professional and real King Air experts. If you are looking for an honest and knowledgeable team to help you buy or sell a King Air, pick up the phone and call John and if you’re lucky you will get to spend a few minutes on hold listening to some of the best Blues music around.”

– Mike Carpenter, BLR Aerospace LLC, Everett, Washington

Sue White

Industry Professionals, Testimonials | October 20, 2010

“John, I don’t tell you often enough “THANK YOU” and how much

I appreciate not only your business, but how you take care of your clients and care about the industry.

I can tell you that you stand among the tallest! Others in the business have not a clue as to what they are doing!”

—Sue White, U.S. Aircraft Titles, Inc., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Joan Roberts

Industry Professionals, Testimonials | October 20, 2010





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I have done business with John Murphy and Murphy Acquisitions for at least 10 years. In all of these years, I have never once heard one of his customers complain or say anything other than what a positive experience they have had with John.

I have never experienced less than the highest professionalism in my dealings with John. He is very honest, hard-working and detail-oriented. He is genuine and enjoys a great reputation in the industry. And believe me, there’s not very many people in the industry I would or could say those things about!”

—Joan Roberts, Insured Aircraft Titles, Inc., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Rob Knowles

Industry Professionals, Testimonials | October 20, 2010

“
I want to thank you for all your proactive and professional work with CFC and all parties on [our client]’s aircraft.

I think you provided excellent value to your client, and clearly had his best interests in mind at all times.

That translated into making it easier for CFC to finance this import than is typically the case. I look forward to working with you again.”

—Rob Knowles, Cessna Finance Corporation, Wichita, Kansas