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The Facilities Department creates, maintains and operates environments that foster student growth and learning.  Well maintained, quality facilities are vital to the college mission and enrich the lives of our students and community.


Students outside RJF Hall

The Facilities Department is staffed with dedicated, skilled, professional employees trained in every trade required for the maintenance, repair and renovation of campus facilities. Services offered range from grounds maintenance to custodial services to heating, ventilation and controls to project planning, design and construction.

Full list of services

  • Custodial
  • Electrical and Plumbing
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Renovations
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Facility Space Planning
  • Equipment Maintenance/Repair
  • Signage
  • Recycling
  • Pool Maintenance
  • Furnishings, Planning, and Purchase
  • Master Planning
  • Architectural/Engineering Concepts
  • Operational
  • Grounds
  • Contract Administration
  • Project Cost Identification
  • Work Order Requisitions
  • Carpentry and Painting
  • Locksmith Services
  • Elevator Problems
  • Energy Management
  • Fire Equipment/Alarms
  • Architectural/Constructional Studies and Monitoring

Maintenance Emergencies

The Grand Rapids Community College Facilities Department considers any event that endangers the life, health, or safety of a person or possible damage to college property as an emergency condition. These conditions may include flood, water pipe breakage, steam leak, electrical short or exposed wiring, etc. Emergency conditions should be reported to GRCC Police at (616) 234-4010, or to the Facilities office at (616) 234-4057.

Contact Info

(616) 234-3977

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30 am-4:30 pm

Energy Management

Grand Rapids Community College understands the effect of energy consumption on both the environment and the budget. With the cost of energy rising and environmental concerns growing, the college is proactively limiting energy consumption whenever and wherever possible. The energy conservation program is designed to reduce utility energy consumption primarily when buildings are unoccupied.

Learn about energy management


Faculty & Staff


Patrick Baldridge

Patrick Baldridge

Associate Director Operations/Grounds
(616) 234-3523
Michael Taubert

Michael Taubert

Building Access & Security Specialist
(616) 234-3980
Jim Vandokkumburg

Jim Van Dokkumburg

Executive Director of Facilities
(616) 234-3978

Professional Support Staff