Michael Murray founded Murray's Horticultural Services Ltd. Murray’s started in the landscape business planting trees and shrubs, designing and installing planting beds plus small gardens, along with pruning trees and shrubs. Employees grew from three to 12 as the business diversified with the addition of greenhouses and the hiring of landscape crews. The roadside market transformed into "Murray's Garden Centre” in Portugal Cove.
Michael has served as a provincial rep of Landscape Newfoundland and Labrador for many years. He served as the first Environmental Chair, representing the industry in discussions and presentations with the late Jane Stock on pesticide use and bans. He continues to lead discussions supporting IPM initiatives for industry.
Michael has served as Human Resources Chair where he was one of the founding members of the Canadian Agriculture Human Resources Council. He presented the rationale to have the landscape sector as an integral part of plant health care, and pest management to address front line defense for pest risks in the urban landscape.