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Medford resident recognized for 30 years at Cummings Properties

Executives honor five of the new 30-year employees. (top, l to r) Phil Morrissey, Medford resident Thomas Heenan, Kevin Gardner, VP of Field Operations Greg Ahearn (bottom, l to r) Founder Bill Cummings, John DiRusso, President/CEO Dennis Clarke.
Executives honor five of the new 30-year employees. (top, l to r) Phil Morrissey, Medford resident Thomas Heenan, Kevin Gardner, VP of Field Operations Greg Ahearn (bottom, l to r) Founder Bill Cummings, John DiRusso, President/CEO Dennis Clarke.

Medford resident Thomas Heenan was recently recognized by Cummings Properties for 30 years of service. During an annual event at the Hilton Boston/Woburn, the suburban commercial real estate firm presented awards to 15 staff members who reached milestone employment anniversaries during the past year.

Heenan and four other colleagues reaching their 30th year of service with Cummings Properties each received a “Stephens Chair,” an engraved captain’s chair named in honor of Douglas Stephens, the Company's late treasurer and first 30-year colleague.

In addition, Cummings Properties presented designer watches to four employees celebrating 20th anniversaries, and commemorative clocks to six employees celebrating 10th anniversaries.

A carpentry team leader for the Company’s suburban division, Heenan has spent the past 10 years leading carpentry crews at 196 and 200 Boston Avenue in Medford, a block away from where he grew up. He has held multiple roles within the firm, starting as an HVAC technician, moving into carpentry, becoming a carpentry team leader, and serving in the capacity of associate division manager overseeing the plumbing crew in Beverly, before assuming his current position.

“Tom has a broad range of experience because he doesn’t shy away from any challenges,” said Greg Ahearn, vice president of field operations. “He has had ample opportunity to serve in a variety of roles because of his can-do attitude; he’s willing to tackle anything.”

Both Heenan and his wife Debbie are longtime Medford residents, with three grown children. Their son Chris is employed as an electrician apprentice at Cummings Properties.

Cummings Properties was founded in 1970 by Medford High School and Tufts University graduate William Cummings. Since then, the Company has frequently promoted from within, and reportedly has never had a layoff. With a portfolio of 10 million square feet of commercial space in the greater Boston area, the firm currently has more than 360 full-time staff from a variety of disciplines, including architecture, engineering, construction, sales, graphic design, accounting, and legal.

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