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40 years of Hard Work and Dedication

April 28th, 1980 was the first day of work for Mike Hulbert here at H.P. Cummings Construction Company. It is hard to believe it but that was 40 years ago! Mike has spent his entire 40 year working career with H.P. Cummings, starting as a Field Engineer on the George D. Aiken Center at the University of Vermont. Within this 40-year span Mike has gone from a young man straight out of Norwich University working in the field on construction projects to becoming an owner of that same company! That is quite an accomplishment!

Mike has been involved in many projects over the years; a few to mention being the Pavilion Building next to the Capital Building in Montpelier, the Arts and Science Building at UVM, ECHO located at Burlington waterfront, and Eagles Landing for Champlain College in downtown Burlington. Currently Mike is guiding the HULA Project located on Lake Champlain in Burlington.

All of us here at H.P. Cummings would like to congratulate Mike on his 40 years of commitment and dedication to not only H.P. Cummings the company, but to all its employees as well.

Thanks Mike!!!


With the constant need to stay up to speed with the latest techniques and train new members, Burlington Fire Department is taking advantage of the empty buildings of HULA (formally Blodgett Ovens) over the next 4 weeks all BFD shifts will train on search and rescue, rope training, ladder placement and extending hose lines through the building. New recruits will train with their new ladder trucks and practice extending the ladders to the roofs. Next week, they will be practicing cutting vent holes through a roof that is scheduled to be demolished.

After demo this project will create housing of 76 units, as part of the larger Cambrian Rise development. The building consists of 1 level of concrete and steel framing for a parking garage, and 4 stories of panelized wood framing above. Featuring spectacular views of Lake Champlain, this project is the first of many on the site.


The Laurentide project, part of The Cambrian Rise Development, is well underway! This project is located on North Avenue in Burlington, VT. The exterior envelope and interior wall framing are scheduled to be completed in February, windows are being installed, roofers are racing against the weather, MEP rough-ins are taking place and work continues on exterior siding and trim.

Governor’s Award

The Governor of Vermont and the Vermont Department of Labor annually recognize Vermont companies that have made outstanding achievements in workplace safety and health. At the 14th annual awards ceremony held October 12th in South Burlington, H.P. Cummings was honored to receive the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Workplace Safety for a construction business for the second year in a row.

Proctor Academy

In addition to the new gymnasium, we recently completed 5,370 square feet of renovations for phase 2 on 01/12/2018 which included a new exercise room, and training room on the ground floor, and an additional 1,570 square feet of mechanical room, catwalk, and IT room space on the second level. Phase 3 has also been completed as of 01/11/2019 which included major renovations to the old dining and kitchen space to create three new levels totaling 18,300 square feet of new space which includes new offices, locker rooms, bathrooms, lobby space on all floors, six new classrooms, wellness studio, and major mechanical upgrades that serve the phase 3 space as well as the rest of the building.

Margaret Pratt Assisted Living

Margaret Pratt Assisted Living is a brand new 50-bed/32-unit assisted living and memory care facility in Bradford, Vermont. The 32-unit homelike community is organized into distinct but connected neighborhoods for assisted living and memory care.

Eagles Landing