Nary Vang, Sales & Marketing Manager
Cummings Plumbing Heating and Cooling
Kevin Cummings is Honored for being the Epitome of Kind by Ben’s Bells
Tucson, AZ.: Ben’s Bells wants to honor those in Tucson who inspire kindness daily, making our community a better place to live. Whether it is a grocer, a child’s crossing guard, a co-worker, or a youth who is making a difference in the community through kindness, Ben’s Bells would like to celebrate their kindness by “belling” them – presenting them with a Ben’s Bell and a Ben’s Bells gift pack. Once a week, the Ben’s Bells Belling committee combs through the numerous submissions and selects one person to receive a belling. This week, it was Kevin Cummings.
Kevin was nominated for the belling by one of his employees. The nomination read: Kevin is such a wonderful and caring boss. He really takes care of us as employees. Not only does he pay us extremely well, he hired someone to cook us breakfast and lunch every day. We also have a ton of food at the office for anyone who wants it, an entire freezer dedicated to just ice cream, popcorn machines, nachos, and he will randomly do nice things for us – just because. He’s also like a father figure. He truly cares about what happens to us as employees and as human beings. He takes time to listen to our wants and needs, his door is always open, and he makes it known that he really wants the best for us. He’s constantly reinvesting in us and providing ways for us to make more money and further advance in our career paths. The things that he does as a boss is well over and beyond what’s necessary for an employer. When I’m at work, it’s like I’m home…I’m with family. Kevin has worked really hard to create and cultivate that environment for us. Kevin truly is the epitome of kind.
“I am extremely grateful for this belling,” said Kevin Cummings, Owner of Cummings Plumbing Heating and Cooling. “I don’t see what I’m doing as anything special; per se. I just see it as being a decent human being who has a good moral compass. The things that I do for my employees are done because I see them as more then employees. They are an extension of who I am; they are my family. I treat them like I would my own children. At the end of the day, I believe that everyone needs to feel cared for, regardless of who they are. All that we’re searching for in life is to matter to someone. I make it a point to let my employees know every day that they matter to me.”
“Kevin deserves this award for being such an amazing person,” said Elaine Lee, Office Manager of Cummings Plumbing Heating and Cooling. “He’s such a humble and quiet guy…always doing something to better the company so that they employees can benefit from our growth and success. I see Kevin working so hard to provide for those who work for him…asking for nothing in return. He’s truly invested in the employees and does what he can to ensure that everyone has opportunities to succeed and be fulfilled. That’s not something that is commonly found in the workplace. Having won Best Boss of 2018, receiving this belling reiterates the kind of man he is. But Kevin is more than a boss, he’s a leader. Congratulations, Kevin.”
“When I found out Kevin was going to receive a belling, I wasn’t surprised,” said Elaine Cummings, wife of Kevin Cummings. “Every day, I see him making choices for the business. But what people don’t see is that he’s not working hard for the business, he’s working hard for our employees. In everything he does, he does it naturally because that’s who he is. He was raised this way by his parents. I know that his dad is up in heaven just beaming right now. We’re all so proud of him and so grateful to be a part of this wonderful journey.”
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 Arizona 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.