Team & Leadership
Why We Exist.
Whether you are looking for a construction, service or engineering partner, we exist to deliver POWERFUL electrical solutions and services.
Our Leadership Team
Founder & CEO
"I have always been enthralled with electricity, think about it its magic! When we were children my brothers and sisters and I would tape flashlight batteries to wooden rulers, connect wires to a dc lightbulb and make makeshift flashlights. It always mystified me how power could leave the battery and make the light burn brightly. Even today with all our knowledge of science we still do not understand 100% how electricity works.”
Tim entered the electrical industry in 1979 at 19 years old after dropping out of an electrical engineering program. “I was not focused enough then for a formal education,” but he knew he wanted to own his own business someday. Tim had family in the electrical industry, and has always been fascinated by electricity, so it was a semi-natural progression for him. He went through an electrical apprenticeship program for four years - working days and going to night school one night a week as an electrician, the other nights to earn an associate degree in business management.
Tim quickly became a journeyman electrician, and then a supervisor running crews and then projects. He worked hard and continued learning and went through virtually every position one can hold in the electrical industry.
In fall of 2002, Tim took everything he owned and purchased a small electrical firm which was transformed into our current company, Cummings Electrical. “We have created a strong culture in our company and grown it steadily from $6 Million in revenue in 2002 to $200 Million in 2019.”
As Founder and CEO, Tim chairs the advisory board, strategy team and operational leadership team - Driving strategy, enculturating continuous improvement, developing people and leaders, and defining and redefining Cummings’ value propositions.
“I love finding creative ways to solve problems; it gets me fired up daily.” Tim’s major drive is to continue to build an innovative culture and generate new paths for customers and employees - and have a good bit of fun doing so.
Tim is married to his lovely and very patient wife and has a wonderful energetic five-year-old son.
“Spending time with my family is most important when I am away from work…kids sports, rescue mutts, travelling, working out (never enough) and cooking consume our time. I recently began playing the guitar again, though very poorly, and I appreciate the mindfulness and strong core that yoga provides for me.”
Personal vices – hunting, fishing, and playing poker.
Jerry Beighey leads our preconstruction, engineering, and estimating teams. He is responsible for working with our clients from the very earliest concepts through to complete design. He also works closely with design teams to ensure that the project scope, design, and cost falls within the criteria set by our clients.
Under his leadership, our preconstruction, engineering and estimating teams view projects holistically and are able to provide meaningful direction to all stakeholders on the project team including architects, engineers, general contractors, and owners. Jerry has been involved with preconstruction and estimating for 17 years.
Partner since 2015
President of Construction
Nathan started with Cummings Electrical in 2004, shortly after graduating from Texas A&M. He has worked as an estimator, project engineer and project manager, Project Executive, Vice President and is now President of Construction. When Nathan is not at office or on a job site, he enjoys hunting, fishing and being outdoors with his wife and 4 children.
Education: Bachelor of Science - Construction, Texas A&M University. FMI Leadership Institute Leader Development
Partner since 2015
VP and Project Executive
Keith started his career in Missouri in July 1985, received his first Journeymen license in 1989, and his Masters license in 1990. After joining Cummings as a Project Superintendent, he held the Interim Safety Director position, General Superintendent Renewable Energy, Business Development Renewable Energy, Operations Manager and now, Project Executive and Partner.
"Over the years, every project I have been involved with brought its own set of challenges, opportunities and opportunity to learn and grow. The attitude of 'that’s the way we always do it' doesn’t mean we can’t make it better. At Cummings, challenging the status quo is not only accepted but encouraged."
Keith’s favorite pastimes are watching KC Chiefs as well as college sports on any given weekend and spending time back in his wife’s home town on the Bayou with family and friends. “Every memorable trip is full of authentic Cajun food and music.”
“When I’m away from work, I enjoy spending time with my kids and granddaughter, who keeps us on our toes when she comes to visit. I also enjoy training my German Shepherds for Canine Scent Work Competitions and volunteering to help with German Shepherd Rescue group.”
Studied @ UMKC, Apprenticeship earned through ABC, Substation Design @Univ. of Wisc., High Angle Rescue Certified @ Gravitec
Partner since 2016
Chief Financial Officer
"I've always had an interest in construction. I grew up around the industry and used to visit job sites with my father back when I was younger. I loved to see buildings come together and I've always appreciated the tangible nature of the business. When it came time to choose my career after graduating from Texas A&M I ended up going into finance and professional services, but I retained my love of the construction industry. When the opportunity came to join Cummings Electrical I couldn't have been more thrilled to join such a great team in the industry I've always enjoyed."
Zach joined Cummings Electrical in 2020 as CFO. In this capacity, he is responsible for Cummings' finance, accounting, risk management, IT and continuous improvement capabilities. Prior to Cummings, Zach spent several years in strategy consulting with Bain & Company working out of the Dallas and London offices. Before that he worked in business valuation with ValueScope, Inc. and Deloitte Financial Advisory Services. Zach began his career in commercial banking with the Bank of Texas.
Outside of work, Zach spends most of his time with his wife, two daughters and son. His personal interests include volunteering at his church, hiking, mountain biking, golf, music (guitar, mandolin, violin), gardening, reading and traveling.
Education: MBA, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas, BBA Finance and Accounting, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University, CFA charterholder, CFA Institute
Marty’s first real job after college was at Mills Electrical in 1984 and became Controller in 1987. In 2002, she moved to Cummings as Controller when the company first opened and is now a Risk Manager. “My favorite thing about Cummings is the people we have working here. It’s rewarding to be part of this kind of team trying to provide a good place to work for so many folks and building good buildings.”
When not at work, Marty loves being outside, playing with her rescue dogs and traveling with family.
Education: BA, Summa Cum Laude, Blackburn College, Illinois
Partner since 2006
VP and Project Executive
Brad started at Cummings Electrical in 2004 and was quickly promoted to Sr. Project Manager overseeing our Special Projects Department. Currently, he is a Vice President and Partner.
“Our culture of collaboration and having fun - but at the same time getting job done as a team is second to none.” One of the many things that he is most proud is that if you raise your hand needing help, IT WILL BE responded to. Help is coming, whatever the situation may be.
Brad loves to spend time with his family and enjoys different outdoor activities with his two boys.
Education: Attended College in Europe and got his first Journeyman Electrical License in 2001.
Partner since 2014
President of Service
Jarid started with Cummings Electrical in 2013, shortly after playing college baseball and graduating from SFA. He started as an estimator and progressed through several leadership roles including Project Engineer, Project Manager, and Business Solution Director before landing in his current role as the President of Service.
“I have always appreciated the authenticity and courage the Cummings team has to challenge the norm and to do the right thing. Being around people that really care about each other, to think big, and overcome challenges gives me purpose to be part of something great.”
When Jarid is not enjoying working with the Cummings’ family or helping to solve problems for our customers, he is spending time with his soon-to-be wife Brittany, playing 18 holes on a golf course, playing sports, bird hunting, fishing, or spending time outdoors.
Education: Degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Mathematics and Finance
President of Integrated Manufacturing
“Not everyone can pin the exact moment that the trajectory of their life was changed, but I can. In September of 2008, while guiding a fly-fishing trip in Montana, I was offered the opportunity to join Cummings Electrical by a client who was not catching any fish that day and was about to be launched out of my boat. Thankfully for any potential future fishing clients, I accepted.”
Since that day, Ryan has worked as an estimator, preconstruction manager, project manager, Strategic Account Manager, Vice President of Service, and is now President of Integrated Manufacturing.
“I love this company because I’m surrounded by people that genuinely care about each other and have a common purpose to be part of something great. I love that there’s always an opportunity for a new challenge and an incredible team that wants to dive in and overcome.”
When Ryan is not laughing with his team and trying to help provide incredible service to our customers, you’ll find him with his wife and two boys in the pool or daydreaming about bowhunting, fly-fishing and playing in the mountains and rivers of Montana.
Education: B.A. History, University of Montana
Partner since 2016