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Cumming Shifts U.S. Headquarters to San Diego

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Cumming, a cost-management firm, has moved its corporate headquarters from Orange County to Carmel Corporate Plaza, 15015 Avenue of Science, in San Diego.

The company established Orange County as its home base in 1996 and opened a San Diego office three years later, which has grown to one of its largest. “San Diego is the right place for our business to develop and flourish,” said Michael Jensen, president of the company. Other company leaders are Chief Operating Officer Peter Heald and Executive Vice President Derek Hutchison.

The firm has worked on Several San Diego County projects for the Grossmont Union High School District, San Diego Community College District, the Doubletree Hotel in Mission Valley, UCSD Medical Center, Sharp Grossmont Hospital and the Lindbergh Field expansion. [Read More]

Debbie Murray Joins Cumming Corp.

imageDebbie Murray, a 20-year construction industry veteran, has been hired by Cumming Corp. as director of the company’s education sector practice in San Diego. Murray has expertise in school expansions and renovations, including K-12 construction. Prior to joining Cumming, Murray served as program planning coordinator for Grossmont Union High School District. While there, she managed more than $75 million worth of public works projects and oversaw both the architectural design and construction side of the Proposition H program. She was also responsible for the development and implementation plan for the newly passed $417 million Proposition U bond program. The plan — called “Building a New Grossmont”, and for which Murray provided educational specifications, budgeting, and phasing — included modernization and new construction at various schools throughout the district, along with the construction of a new high school in the eastern part of the county. [Link]

Welcome Changes: Hotels Prepare for Better Times

Four San Diego area hotels are in the midst of renovations to bring the properties up‐to‐date and prepare them for the improving travel and business climate predicted — and hoped for — in the coming year. “Hotels regularly plan and schedule renovations ‐‐ they are almost always routine,” said hotel consultant Robert Rauch, president of R.A Rauch and Associates Inc., a San Diego‐based hotel consulting and administration firm. “Guest rooms get done every seven to 10 years. Public spaces don’t get the abuse that rooms do, but renovations and upgrades happen there pretty regularly.” Hotels, including the DoubleTree San Diego‐ Mission Valley, the DoubleTree Golf Resort San Diego in Rancho Penasquitos, the La Costa Resort and Spa and the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, look at renovations and upgrades as a way to hold onto their market share, he said. [More]

Cumming Relocates San Diego Office to Expand Operations

As part of its dedication to providing comprehensive services to the San Diego market, Cumming relocated its San Diego headquarters to 15015 Avenue of Science, Suite 160, San Diego, CA. The move allows for the company to continue its mission to provide an unparalleled culture of high quality services through a larger and more open workspace.

In 1999, just three years after Cumming was founded, the company established its San Diego office in Rancho Bernardo. Now located in Carmel Mountain, Cumming’s expanded location will furnish the San Diego team with a fresh, improved working environment. With more open space and improved communication and interaction, Cumming is further reinforcing its culture of client focus, involved team members, integrity, and quality. [More]

UCSD Selects Cumming for Infrastructure Upgrades

Earlier this week, the University of California, San Diego’s Facilities Design & Construction group selected Cumming to augment its internal Healthcare Project Management Team during the implementation of $125 million in infrastructure improvements system-wide. Project types anticipated under the program include upgrades to roofs, site utilities, and HVAC and other mechanical and electrical systems. These improvements will be undertaken at the La Jolla and Hillcrest Medical Centers, as well as at several University-owned medical office buildings throughout the region.

Mr. Gary Wissert, Project Executive with Cumming, will serve as Project Manager for the work. Gary will leverage his strong background in M/E/P systems design and construction, along with his expertise in job order contracting, to support the initiative.