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Norman - Building Dream Homes in Central Oregon for more than 40-years!

Norman Building & Design was established in 1977 as a full service builder by Jim Norman. Jim's passion for building quality homes and lasting personal relationships with our clients lead to a unique way of doing business and supporting clients from the initial handshake through the life of the home and beyond.

Today, Brian Murphy (President of Norman Building and Design) remains committed to the core qualities that made Norman the company it is today, including;

  • Livable floorplans that maximize useful space and minimize waste
  • Uncompromising quality in our construction practices and the  materials selected for use in our homes
  • An artisan’s eye for the details in all areas of the design and construction process.
  • An unwavering commitment to open-honest pricing.

Through Brian's steady leadership, client centered mind-set and an wavering passion to partner with clients in the creation of homes that live in harmony with their natural surroundings, Norman is well positioned to usher in the next era of client centered growth.

Jim Norman Founder Norman Building and Design

Jim Norman

Jim laid the foundation for what Norman Building & Design (NBD) is today when he moved to Bend back in 1977, searching for a place to raise his young family and build exceptional homes. His passion for creating spaces that are both beautiful and functional was fueled by his willingness to listen to the desires of each client as well as his ability to offer his insights based on many years of experience. 

Jim was the driving force in evolving the company to include cabinetry design and construction, interior doors and front entry systems, as well as furniture. He often has expressed that his smartest move was to bring our interior design in-house to support excellent communication between our clients and our construction efforts.

After more than four decades at the helm, Jim continues as our lead designer, but has turned over the leadership role to Brian Murphy in order to give himself more time to enjoy golf, fishing, mountain biking and all the other activities that drew him to Central Oregon in the first place.




Brian Murphy President Norman Building & Design

Brian Murphy

Originally from Orange County, California, Brian earned his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Economics at UC Santa Barbara, where he also fell in love with Jenny Norman, Jim Norman’s daughter. 

After college, Brian and Jenny married and moved to the Bay Area where Brian worked as an estimator and project manager for a major commercial contractor. A couple of his noteworthy projects there included the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the private residence of none other than Larry Ellison, co-founder and executive chairman of Oracle. 

While San Francisco had its appeal, the charms of Central Oregon lured Brian and Jenny to Bend in 2007. Brian joined NBD as a Project Manager and learned every aspect of the business. He earned his MBA from Arizona State in 2010 and has since helped upgrade every aspect of the company’s operations from sales to finance and human resources. 

With his proven passion for finding ways to improve NBD’s process and products, Brian moved into his role as President in 2018. He thoroughly enjoys working with the entire team to help turn bare land into dream homes for our customers.

The Norman Building and Design Leadership Team

Craftsmanship runs through our entire process, from first sketch to completed home.

Jim Norman

The Norman Building & Design Team Is with you through the entire process of building your dream home.

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The Norman Way


Relationships Built on respect, a shared commitment to excellence & a handshake


Listening carefully to the desires of our clients & Reflecting them in our designs


Designing dream homes that create harmony between our clients lifestyles and the surrounding landscape.


Providing unparalleled client support and service long after construction is complete.

Norman Building & Design - Where Bend's Dream Homes Are Designed & Built
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