Our mission

The mission of the Building Services team is to create a clean, healthy, and safe environment in which Christian education can take place. They are responsible for all buildings on campus, securing, inspecting, cleaning, setting up for campus events, and delivery services.

Sustainability

The goal of Building Services is to create a clean, healthy, and safe environment in which Christian education can take place.

The Green Cleaning Program

The Green Cleaning Program was first adopted, for the entire campus, in 2004. Some of the changes include:

  • The purchase of green cleaning chemicals that are either Green Seal™ or UL Environment (Ecologo™).
  • The purchase of reusable microfiber cloths and mops that replace disposable cloths or paper towels in all but a few unique circumstances.
  • Entryway floor mats made of recycled materials are used to reduce the tracking of mud, dirt, and other substances that can increase the need for cleaning.
  • The purchase of green cleaning equipment certified for efficiency and quality.
  • Student residents are provided with Green Seal™ glass cleaner and disinfectant to use for the cleaning of their designated living space.
  • The purchase of toilet tissue and hand paper towels that meet EPA standards for post-consumer waste recycled content.
    • Paper towels — 100%
    • Bathroom tissue — 100%

Residence halls

SE / BHT / RVD / BB / BV / NVW / KHvR

Lead Building Services Supervisor

  • Emily Taylor

First Shift Supervisors

  • Emily Taylor, 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Austin Chanski, 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Line Custodians

  • Romery Diaz
  • Steve Schuitema
  • Dina Stanley
  • Luu Vo

West campus

NH / EB / SB / SC / CC

Lead Building Services Supervisor

  • Ross Hoogewerf

First Shift Supervisors

  • Ross Hoogewerf, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Tom Diepstra, 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Katrina Hughes, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Tue. – Sat.)

Second Shift Supervisors

  • Matt Visser, 3 – 11:30 p.m.

Line Custodians

  • Philip Wielenga, 3 – 11:30 p.m.
  • Tyrell Hamilton, 6 – 10 p.m. (Tue. – Sat.)

Center campus

CF / HL / CM / CA / HH

Lead Building Services Supervisor

  • Simon Bennett

First Shift Supervisors

  • Simon Bennet, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Second Shift Supervisors

  • Stanley Stanley, 3 – 11:30 p.m.
  • John Archie, 3 – 11:30 p.m.

Line Custodians

  • Rhoda Riley, 10:30 p.m. – 7 a.m.
  • Tyrell Hamilton, 10:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. (Tue. – Sat.)

Third Shift Supervisors

  • D'Andre Pryor, 10:30 p.m. – 7 a.m. (Tue. – Sat.)

East campus

KE Apartments / YC / DC / Surge / BIC

Lead Building Services Supervisor

  • Nathan Britcher

First Shift Supervisors

  • Ted Koopmans, 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Michael Booker , 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Second Shift Supervisors

  • Nathan Britcher, 2 – 10:30 p.m.

Spoelhof Fieldhouse

HC / HT / VN / VA / SF

Lead Building Services Supervisor

  • Sandy Palmatter

First Shift Supervisors

  • Sandy Palmatter, 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Second Shift Supervisors

  • Mitra Adhikari, 3 – 11:30 p.m. (Sun. – Thu.)

Line Custodian

  • Steve Schuitema, 8 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. (Sun. – Thu.)

Physical Plant

Shipping and Receiving / Inventory Control

First Shift Supervisors

  • Craig Glupker, 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Off-campus buildings

Hard Cleaning / Floater / SR / MP / Off-campus

Lead Building Services Supervisor

  • Pete Land

First Shift Supervisors

  • Pete Land, 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Line Custodians

  • Tim Bolt
  • Dan Wesorick

Second Shift Supervisors

  • Stafford Trapp, 12 – 8:30 p.m.

Third Shift Supervisors

  • Mike Flikkema, 10:30 p.m. – 7 a.m. (Sun. – Thu.)
  • Jim Phillips, 10:30 p.m. – 7 a.m. (Tue. – Sat.)

Staff and specialty

Nick Thompson, assistant director of Building Services

Emily Taylor, lead Building Services supervisor (residence halls)

Ross Hoogewerf, lead Building Services supervisor (Chapel, Spoelhof Center, Science Complex)

Simon Bennett, lead Building Services supervisor (Hekman Library, Hiemenga Hall, Commons Anex, CFAC)

Nathan Britcher, lead Building Services supervisor (DeVos Communication Center, Knollcrest East, Youngsma Center, Surge building)

Sandy Palmatter, lead Building Services supervisor (Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex)