Building Maintenance Department

Building Maintenance Crew

Carpenters, Locksmiths, and Painters support the Building Maintenance Department.

CARPENTRY SHOP - (907)786-6982

The Carpentry Shop constructs, repairs and maintains the interior and exterior structures on campus: i.e. floors, walls, ceilings, and roofs. In addition, the department builds custom furniture such as desks, tables, shelving, and steel fabrication fixtures. The carpenters also actively participate in remodeling and upgrading spaces. Additionally, this department will assist setting up booths or displays, as well as assisting other maintenance departments in their tasks by building scaffolding and ramps. This department is also responsible for routine preventative maintenance tasks. If it's a door, window, ceiling, wall, floor, furniture, cabinets, or anything in-between, this is the department to contact.

Building Maintenance also has Lock Shop and Paint Shop.


The Lock Shop is responsible for maintenance of over 3000 doors and related door hardware, safes, file cabinets, desk locks, and handicap access doors. A computerized key system is maintained and all keys and locks are coded for building occupant safety. Look for us to begin conversion to a new electronic lock system. This system will ultimately allow us to eliminate keys by using a card access system. Look for the prototype to be installed in the Gordan Hartlieb Hall.


The Paint Shop is responsible for all interior and exterior painting surfaces. Hallways and restrooms receive the highest priority for painting due to their high usage, vandalism, and graffiti. Classrooms and offices are painted on a five-year cycle. High-frequency areas such as: hallways, restrooms, lobbies, and corridors are painted every three years. All areas are painted on a scheduled basis. Inspections determine the frequency of painting in high frequency areas. If you notice areas that are in need of painting or have questions, please contact us.