Who We Are

Seth and Chantel Murphy grew up seeing the impact that local volunteers and businesses made on their communities.

As business owners in western North Dakota, Seth and Chantel know firsthand the power of the spirit and grit of the people in this region. Founding their first company, SM Fencing & Energy Services, in 2006, their roots run deep in the Bakken. 

Their newest venture, The Crossing, opened in 2016 and as a steakhouse and events center, aims to provide a space for people to celebrate all of life's moments with North Dakota flavors, hospitality and spirits. 

With a focus on hard work, personal responsibility and a never give up mentality, their giving philosophy is based on the same core values they use to run their businesses.

Contributions that have spanned a decade and multiple causes have continued to help them give back to the state that made them who they are; they live by the idea that extending their gifts to others is not only an opportunity, but an obligation.


"There is nothing more rewarding than knowing we are helping impact lives in the community we call home."

-Chantel Murphy