907 E 3900 S Salt Lake City, UT 84124 Sales: 801-266-8888 Service: 801-759-9015 Office: 801-266-8888

Meet the Staff of Cummings Cars

Hugh Cummings - Founder


1930 ~ 2011 Hugh Caine Cummings was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on December 31, 1930 to James Rulon Cummings and Gwendolyn Marie Caine Cummings. Hugh passed on November 29, 2011 from complications while recovering from surgery, after a fall. He was surrounded by his family and friends. Hugh was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He had and has a testimony of Jesus Christ and the restored gospel. He served an LDS mission to Eastern Canada. Hugh was involved with scouting and served as a ward clerk. Hugh was Branch President of the Holladay Healthcare branch. Hugh and Janet served as couple missionaries in the Nibley Park Ward, and they were currently mentoring in a special LDS branch. Hugh was a graduate of East High School, where he was captain of the ski team. He also graduated from the University of Utah, where he was in the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. After his mission, Hugh married his High School sweetheart Janet Lee Christensen in the Salt Lake Temple on May 6, 1953. Hugh was a successful entrepreneur, the owner of Cummings Cars, Cummings Christmas Trees, Apartment buildings and for a while a distributor of Vernors soft drinks. He was self-motivated and a hard worker. Even at age 80, he never retired. He taught by example how to be more kind. He befriended many people and quietly provided employment, housing, and other opportunities. Preceded in death by his mother and father, and his son Cory Michael Cummings. Survived by his wife, Janet Lee Christensen Cummings; children: Christopher Hugh (Helen), Kim Lynden, KaraLee Michelle (Greg) Goates; grandchildren: Anthony (Brooke), James (Heather), Rachael (Justin) McAllister, Laura Cummings and Morgan, Cameron, Preston and Amber Goates; great-grandchildren: Keegan and Cory Cummings; siblings: Rulon (Jeannine), Todd (Colleen) and Karen (Doug) Nielsen. We love you and miss you Dad, Grandpa, husband and friend. We know you love us. The family wishes to thank all who treated and cared for Hugh during his final days. Dad supported missionary work and scouting. Donations may be made to the missionary funds of the LDS Church or Boy Scouts of America.

Chris Cummings - Owner

801-652-5246   chris@cummingscars.com

As the founder's oldest son, Chris took on a great responsibility upon the passing of our dear Hugh - to become the personal representative for all the legal proceedings that would follow. Primarily in control of releasing liens, and other financing aspects, Chris has been at the forefront of converting the files to electronic form, as well as organizing the loan documents which are so vital for all our past, present, and future customers.

Greg Goates - Owner

801-884-2857   greg@cummingscars.com

Greg started his automotive career back in college, washing and detailing cars for Cummings Cars while dating the founder's daughter. Now as one of the owners in charge of purchasing, accounting, and a myriad of other day-to-day tasks, he is one busy man!

James Cummings - Salesman

801-999-0562   james@cummingscars.com

From the moment you step on our lot until the time you drive away in your next car, your buying experience with Cummings Cars is our number one priority. We encourage you to use the expertise and resources of our sales staff; they are here to help you find the right car at the right price. Call us today at 801-999-0562 to schedule your test drive!

Kent Cummings - Wholesale/Retail Sales Manager

801-266-8888 x 102   kent@cummingscars.com

Started in the 70's...

Le Grondahl - Lead Mechanic

801-759-9015   le@cummingscars.com

With over 20 years of experience, Le is certainly the one I want under the hood of all my cars.

Jackson Grondahl - Mechanic

801-347-0645   jackson@cummingscars.com

Jackson has many years as both a mechanic (gearhead) and salesman (boss), and can connect with people on just about anything.

Brenda Christensen - Administrative Assistant


Brenda has performed many administrative and accounting tasks for many years, with Cummings Cars and others.