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2018 Readers Choice Announced


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Winners and Favorites for Readers’ Choice Best of 2018 Announced
Cummings Plumbing Heating and Cooling Receives Tucson Favorite for Four Different Categories and Best of 2018 for One Category at this year’s Readers’ Choice Best of 2018 Award Ceremony
Tucson, AZ.: Every year, the Arizona Daily Star and hold a contest where readers in the community can nominate and vote for their favorite businesses in a variety of different categories. Since the contest started in 2015, over 430,000 votes have been cast for Tucsonans favorite businesses. Last year, Cummings Plumbing Heating and Cooling was proud to be the recipient of the Readers’ Choice 2017 Award for Best Plumber. This year, the company was up for four categories: Best Plumber, Best Air Conditioning/Heating Service, Most Innovative Workplace, and Best Workplace Culture. In addition, Kevin Cummings, Owner of Cummings Plumbing Heating and Cooling, was up for Best Boss. At the annual awards ceremony on August 29th, 2018, held at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort and Spa, Cummings Plumbing Heating and Cooling received Tucson Favorite for Best Plumber, Best Air Conditioning/Heating Service, Most Innovative Workplace, and Best Workplace Culture. Kevin Cummings won for Best Boss.

“It was incredible and unreal…” said Kevin Cummings. “As they were making the announcement of winners and got to Best Boss, I’m not even sure if I remembered hearing that I won. All I remember is that everyone at the two tables we had erupted in cheer. People stood up, I saw high-fives, people were yelling, hugs were given…it was chaos for a few seconds. As soon as it registered to me that I won, I was overcome with both a feeling of pride and humility…if that’s possible. I was proud because I won this amazing award. Best Boss in Tucson for 2018…that’s crazy! But it was an extremely humbling feeling to know that my employees view me this way. I am so lucky because I am surrounded by amazing people; people that have my best interest at heart. If there was a category for Best Employees, my crew would win for sure. To top that off, we are also Tucson Favorites for four other incredible categories, including Most Innovative Workplace and Best Workplace Culture. To know that we, a plumbing company, are thought of as having an innovative workplace and best workplace culture…there are no words to describe that feeling. It makes sense for us to be in the Best Plumber and Best Air Conditioning/Heating Service categories…but these two other categories confirmed that we are really set apart from others in our industry. It was an amazing night and I just want to say, ‘Thank you,’ to everyone who helped make this happen.”

“Oh…this was so well deserved and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect,” said Elaine Lee, Office Manager of Cummings Plumbing Heating and Cooling. “Kevin has worked so hard to build this company and the culture that we have today. I can’t think of a better person to win the award for Best Boss. He has gone way above and beyond to ensure that our employees are taken care of. The employees at Cummings Plumbing Heating and Cooling are very lucky to be working for one of the best people that I know. In addition, we’re lucky to have our incredibly amazing employees. The two go hand-in-hand. Because of them, we are Tucson Favorites for four other categories. This just goes to show that you reap what you sow. Life is about synergy and at Cummings, we are doing all of the right things to make a great company happen naturally. I just want to take a minute to say, ‘Kevin, well deserved. You are doing an incredible job. You earned it.’ To our employees, ‘Thank you for your loyalty, dedication, and for everything you do. Your hard work and efforts do not go unnoticed.’ To Tucson, ‘It’s been an amazing year and it will only get better. Thank you for your support.'”

About Cummings Plumbing Heating and Cooling: Cummings Plumbing Heating and Cooling is proud to be one of the largest privately owned and locally operated plumbing and HVAC companies in Arizona. Initially out of New York, we opened our doors in Tucson in 1983 and have been proudly serving Tucson residents for the last 35 years. Our mission is “To be a trusted household name that spans generations by educating our customers and helping them make informed decisions.” As a 6th generation plumbing business, the professionals at Cummings Plumbing Heating and Cooling are equipped with a wealth of knowledge and experience that you can trust.

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