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 & General Partner
"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 General Partner 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.
VP of Preconstruction
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.
VP - Project Executive
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 before becoming a Project Executive, then Vice President and Partner in 2015. 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
VP - Project Executive
Mark has been in the electrical construction industry for 38 years. During that time, he has worked for companies that were and are industry leaders and allowed him to grow from Project Engineer to Vice President/Partner.
"My passion is to support, develop, mentor and create an atmosphere of collaboration at all levels along with driving innovation and developing processes to help make us lean and consistent. Taking the road less traveled can sometimes yield better and more sound results."
Mark likes to spend spare time on Lake Texoma with his wife and two boys as well as help coach sports. He is also in the Richardson Chamber of Commerce.
Education: Southern Illinois University
VP - 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 since 2016.
"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
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. “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
VP of Construction Support
Scott started as a Project Manager for Cummings in 2002. In 2009, he took an opportunity to partner with Tim Cummings in Specialty Electrical Products and ran that company for several years. After becoming a successful electrical manufacturing company, Specialty Electrical sold their assets to Cummings Electrical in 2013 and he joined the Cummings team again in a VP role.
"My favorite thing about Cummings Electrical is the large number of people that I’ve worked with since 2002 that are like family."
Scott enjoys watching his daughter play volleyball, riding motorcycles, playing guitars, shooting guns and woodworking.
Education: Stephen F. Austin State University, B.A., Sociology, Criminal Justice (Pre-law)
Executive VP of People Supply
“I started in construction directly out of high school in 1979 and never looked back.”
Chris has worked as an electrician and superintendent in several Texas cities as well as an 8-year stint in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1995, he went to work for Mills Electric here in Dallas and was fortunate enough to work with Tim Cummings and several other current partners along with a host of other great people. In 2002, Chris was excited to join the Cummings team to help build a great electrical contracting company. He’s had several roles in the company with most of his time spent as the General Superintendent and Operations Manager for the Large Construction division. In his current role as EVP of People Supply, Chris ensures we have the best people with plenty of training and development opportunities as well as provide a safe work environment for a fulfilling career.
“I love our culture here at Cummings we truly work together as a team and have been able to maintain a small shop atmosphere even with our growth rate. I enjoy watching people grow within the company and I hope I’ve had a small part to play in their success.”
Chris is most proud to be ‘Dad’ to his 2 daughters and son and ‘Pa Pa’ to 10 grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys learning new things, raising livestock, bird hunting and all types of fishing. He spends as much time outdoors as possible.
Master Electrician - 1996
VP - 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 Limited 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.
VP of Sales & Marketing
Scott started in 2002 as project manager then lead the Special Projects Division until his current position leading Sales and Marketing.
"Growing up in the company gives me great confidence in representing the Cummings Electrical family."
Currently, Scott is a TEXO Board Member. He enjoys fly fishing and traveling with his family.
Education: Graduate of Kansas State Univ – Construction and Science.
VP of Service
“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, and project manager. In 2013, he started the Mission Critical Service group as Strategic Account Manager, and has occupied his current role as Vice President of Service and Branch Service Locations and Limited Partner since 2016.
“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
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