About us

The mechanical team maintains all the heating and air conditioning, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems for Calvin.

Did you know?

Calvin maintains more than 2,000 pieces of equipment that require mechanical preventive maintenance.


The mechanical department strives to accurately assess waste management costs and energy conservation to decide upon the most green efficient upgrade.

Residence hall initiatives
  • Motion sensor lighting installed in residence hall coffee kitchens
  • Hallway lighting is reduced after 11 p.m.
All building initiatives
  • Upgrades to energy-efficient fixtures
  • Staged heating/cooling to maximize efficiency
  • Air quality upgrades
  • Water use reduction
  • Energy efficient upgrades
  • Waste management

Staff and specialty

Jack Phillips, mechanical assistant director

Michael Cannady, general maintenance mechanic

Jeremy Bush, transportation technician

Joel Bosma, plumber

Lucas De Vries, electrician

Perry Gooch, general maintenance mechanic

Alex Monarrez, HVAC refrigeration technician

David Pfruender, electrician

Daniel Slager, energy management technician

Larry Van Hoe, boiler/pool operator