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A “design build” commercial construction firm based out of Matthews, North Carolina. Established in 1995, Cummings Construction Corporation holds an unlimited building license in both North and South Carolina. CCC has successfully completed over 150 projects in and around Charlotte, NC and the piedmont region of the Carolinas. Mike Cummings, founder and president of Cummings Construction Corp., has over 40 years of experience in the commercial construction industry.
MICHAEL CUMMINGS - PRESIDENT
Michael R. Cummings founded Cummings Construction Corporation in February 1995, relying on his previous 23 years construction experience. Under his leadership and direction as the sole stockholder and President of Cummings Construction Corporation, the company has been recognized as the 16th fastest growing privately held business in the Southern Piedmont by the Business Journal in 2000. In 2001, Cummings Construction Corporation was a finalist for the Ethics in Business Award presented by the Charlotte Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, and as a top builder by CECO Corporation for its annual sales volume.
He received both his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1975 and his Masters in Business Administration degree in 1980 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The Vietnam Era veteran served in the United States Air Force from 1965 to 1970. His tenure in the Air Force instilled the discipline, organization, and planning skills necessary to manage multiple construction projects simultaneously and complete each of them in a professional and timely manner. He has also been a national arbitrator panelist with the American Arbitration Association since 1984. He has applied his core value of fairness, not only in his work as an arbitrator, but more importantly, he has embedded that basic principle throughout the Cummings organization.
He is married to Bernadette Cummings, a registered nurse, and is very proud of his two grown sons and four grandchildren.
PHILLIP PARKER - VICE-PRESIDENT
Phillip Parker currently serves as Vice-President and a Project Manager of Cummings Construction Corporation.
When Phillip became the company’s first employee in 1995, he already possessed seventeen years experience as a commercial construction superintendent. As a superintendent, Phillip was responsible for the supervision of field employees and subcontractors in all phases of construction projects, from the site work, to the certificate of occupancy. He completed Joe Gibbs Racing facility, Sabco Racing’s two story office complex in Crown Point, and numerous other projects.
Upon arriving at Cummings Construction Corporation, Phillip served as field superintendent for approximately two years before being promoted to Project Manager. As a Project Manager, Phillip has successfully managed and completed a variety of projects. Phillip was responsible for managing the Kabuto Japanese Steakhouse, the Great Dane Trailer local office/repair facility, and multiple buildings for several other clients, including Wilburn Body Shop, New World Self Storage, and Don Williams Retail.
Phillip is married to his wife Caroland has two children. He enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.
MICHAEL CAMP - PROJECT MANAGER
Michael Camp currently serves as a Project Manager for Cummings Construction Corporation. Michael joined the company in 2000 and has more than 36 years construction management experience in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Some notable projects managed by Michael include:
- Hendrick Motorsports: Nine buildings including the Administrative Headquarters, Engine Fabrication Shop and Race Museum
- Lance, Inc.: 50,000 Square Foot Warehouse, Conveyor Bridge and Elevator Towers
- Scott Clark Toyota: 10,000 Square Foot Service Department and Addition
- North State Products: 20,000 Square Foot Retail and Distribution Facility
- Carolina Sporting Arms: 10,000 Square Foot Retail Facility.
- Sherwin Williams: 14 Retail Stores.
- Meineke: 7 Car Care Centers
Michael obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering – Construction from North Carolina State University in 1981. He is a current member & past President of the SouthPark Chapter of Rotary International and has been a member of Professional Construction Estimators Association since 1984.
Michael grew up in Charlotte and attended Myers Park High School. Outside of his career, he enjoys sailing, primarily on Lake Norman, golf and community service. He has been active in Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America, A Better World After School Program, and The NCSU Alumni Association.
RICK CUMMINGS - PROJECT MANAGER
Rick began working for Cummings Construction Corporation in July of 2003 and is a Project Manager. He is excited to be back in the Charlotte area and to be working with his father and brother.
Rick grew up in Charlotte and attended East Mecklenburg High School. He attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and in 1993 earned a B.A. in English. He moved to Wilmington, N.C. and opened an apparel and gift store. Ten years later, Rick chose to return to his hometown and learn all the aspects of commercial construction.
His initial construction experience was gained by working with the Company’s superintendents on commercial developments such as Waterside Crossing office complex in Denver, NC and Shemin Nursery in Cornelius, NC.
By working on the construction site, Rick was able to gain an acute understanding of how buildings are physically built. Rick’s work in the field exposed him to the complex relationships between the developer, project manager, and superintendent. Also, he worked extensively with a variety of sub contractors such as masons, electricians, landscapers, etc. As a project manager, Rick has the ability to process information in building plans and produce an accurate estimate of the costs involved in commercial construction. He is currently developing the skills necessary to manage a project from ground breaking to certificate of occupation.
Rick has two children, Jonas and Gabrielle.
MATT CUMMINGS - PROJECT MANAGER
Matt Cummings joined the company in September 2002 as a Project Manager. Prior to this, Matt practiced Business Transactional Law in Greensboro, North Carolina, representing businesses in mergers and acquisitions, financing and securities transactions, and in other various corporate matters.
Matt is a 1995 honors graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a major in International Studies and a minor in Business Administration. He is a 1999 honors graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law.
Matt is happily married to Angela Cummings and is the proud father of a daughter, Lindsay and a son, Royce. Matt is the son of Mike Cummings, President and sole shareholder of Cummings Construction Corporation.
Cummings Construction Corporation was incorporated in North Carolina on February 21, 1995. The company is a design build, commercial general contractor holding unlimited general contractor licenses in North Carolina and South Carolina.
Our first project was an auto dealership for Kernersville Dodge, which was successfully completed in November 1995. Since that initial project, we have completed more than 150 commercial projects and developed numerous long- term client relationships. Our expertise includes the construction of office buildings, retail centers, warehouse facilities, restaurants, motels, medical buildings, convenience stores, industrial buildings, and commercial upfits.
Cummings Construction Corporation has more than 24 clients that have allowed us to construct more than 90 projects. The large number of repeat customers is a testament that the entire organization has integrated the company’s mission statement into daily operations.
In 2000, Cummings Construction Corporation was recognized as the 16th fastest growing privately owned business in the Southern Piedmont region by the Charlotte Business Journal. In 2002, the company was a finalist for the Ethics in Business Award presented by the Charlotte Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals. CECO Building Systems, a national pre-engineered building manufacturer, recognized Cummings Construction Corporation for its cumulative sales volume in 2001.
Metal Construction News recognized the company as one of its top metal builders in 2000 and 2001.