James A. Cummings: A History of Excellence

Since our inception, the company’s attention to detail and ability to overcome challenges have been the keys to its success. Our team has built an unparalleled reputation, and our dedication to building quality facilities on time, within budget and without litigation has made us one of the top ranked commercial construction companies in the Southeast.

In addition, we believe in being "good neighbors." Our principals and staff contribute and participate on Boards and committees in the neighborhoods we build in as well as the communities we live in.

All in all, our pledge to total quality in all we do has made James A. Cummings, Inc. a recognized leader in the construction industry.


How we work

Quality Construction

We assign a highly skilled, full-time, on-site project manager to each job to oversee quality workmanship for all phases of the project. We also pre-qualify all our sub contractors and require them to adhere to our time-tested Quality Control Program.

These factors offer confidence that your building will be completed with the highest degree of overall excellence.

On Time

Ability to stay on or ahead of schedule is one of our claims to fame. Using state-of-the-art construction scheduling software, we maintain accurate, current schedules; avoid potential delays; and provide daily updates to the owner, architect and sub-contractors.

Our history of early or on-time completions means you can move in as scheduled.

Within Budget

Through a meticulous process using experienced personnel and the latest techniques, we consistently estimate accurate costs and keep all our projects within budget. We provide life cycle cost analysis and value engineering to ensure a durable cost-efficient building.

Your completed structure will be built at or below your guaranteed maximum price using quality materials with low long-term maintenance.

Without Litigation

Our record of no litigation stands second to none in our industry. Through continuous open dialogue with owners, architects, sub-contractors and suppliers, as well as prompt action by our staff, we are able to eliminate issues as they arise.

Our way of doing business allows us to be more responsive to your concerns and helps prevent costly delays.

Satisfied Clients and Owners

In the end it all comes down to client satisfaction, both immediate and long term. We are a top-ranked construction company because of our leadership among the building team of owner, architect, engineer and subcontractors. As any true leader, we strive to deliver a product that meets or exceeds all expectations.

Our high percentage of repeat customers is the truest testament to our capabilities.


Our Commitment to Diversity

James A. Cummings, Inc. has the responsibility for cultivating and growing relationships within business and community organizations by promoting the enhancement, expansion, and education of construction business partnerships within the multicultural communities in which we work.

We are continually striving to reach new goals and have developed and promoted diversity within the myriad of certifications throughout the state of Florida - some of these are:

  • Minority Business Enterprise/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE)
  • Small Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (SDBE)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Community Business Enterprise (CBE)

James A. Cummings, Inc. has won several awards for our commitment to Diversity Development, including the South Florida Business Journal Advocate Company of the Year by the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce with the Salute to Business Award, which recognizes companies that do the most for women and minority businesses.

In addition, we are proud of being named Corporation of the Year by the Central North Florida Minority Supplier Diversity Council in addition to winning the South Florida Business Journal’s Diversity Works Award for Best Company Diversity Initiative, and a finalist in the categories of Company Advocate and Individual Advocate.