Ledge Removal

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L.P. Murray & Sons was one of the first companies to offer blasting services in the State of Maine. Blasting began with the first generation when Leland “Big Jim” Murray introduced dynamite to the company in the 1940’s. Leland “Jim” Murray II expanded the blasting business to three air tracks and removed ledge for the Portland Water District, for the Town of Scarborough sewer extension in Prouts Neck and at Higgins Beach and the Cape Elizabeth Middle School. From the 1970’s until his death in 2002, Jim’s interest in pyrotechnics became a true passion. He designed and shot firework shows with his wife Carol at the Yarmouth Clam Festival, Portland Sea Dogs, Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Gorham Days, Cape Elizabeth Family Fun Day and the opening of the Casco Bay Bridge, just to name a few. His firework shows were spectacular and breathtaking. His sons, Skip and Steve, learned the business and, as Jim got older, they shot the shows for him. To this day, they remain licensed to detonate fireworks in the State of Maine, as does their mother, Carol.

The company has continued to blast for its own site work packages to the present day. With a flawless reputation for safety and incredible results, L.P. Murray & Sons remains licensed both federally by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and by the State of Maine Fire Marshalls office.

In 2000, Leland “Skip” Murray expanded the ledge removal business to include rock hammers. The acquisition of rock hammers to our fleet of equipment has offered the customer an alternative to blasting. With rock hammers, we can remove ledge without the use of dynamite or the need for a preblast survey. This less invasive process has been extremely popular and can be used in almost any situation. We own both very large and extremely small excavators with rock hammers, allowing us access to almost any site.