Trades & Maintenance

Plumbing Shop

The Plumbing shop provides services for repairs to commodes, sinks, faucets, shower heads, drains and water fountains that are leaking, plugged, inoperable or need replacement.

Multi-trades Shop

The Multi-trades shop provides services for repairs to drywall, wooden furniture (broken drawers & desk legs), signage, screens, windows, installation of bulletin boards, repair of locks, issuance of keys and event set-ups. It also provides general labor for moving offices (the requesting department must package loose items in boxes and computers should be disconnected and prepared).

Electrical Shop

The Electrical shop provides for services and repairs to light ballasts, electrical circuits,electrical outlets, resetting circuit panels, maintaining external lighting and lay in new wiring per preventive maintenance directives. Installation of additional electrical services, outlets, and lighting is considered new work and must be funded by the requesting department.

Painting Shop

The Painting shop performs its duties on a cyclical basis and is modified based on actual need. Interior painting is limited by the availability of funds. Special painting requests are handled on a non-priority basis. Painting by someone other than plant personnel is prohibited except in the residence halls.


Grounds maintains fields, lawns and gardens during the growing season and snow removal during the winter months. New plantings and/or modifications to existing landscaping must be approved or coordinated through the grounds supervisor.


The Garage provides vehicle repair service for the University automobile fleet, refuse disposal and, on a limited basis, transportation service. To schedule transportation a work requisition must be submitted in advance. The service is provided at cost to the department requesting the service.

Heating, Venting and Air-conditioning (HVAC)

The Heating, Venting and Air-conditioning (HVAC) shop handles problems of existing heating and air-conditioning systems. The purchase and installation of specialized environmental control systems, such as those used in laboratories, are the responsibility of the using department as are any modifications or service needed on them.

Facilities Management Department

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
After Hours: University Police 301-687-4223

Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532

Telephone: 301.687.4125
Fax: 301.687.4765




Any work that needs to be done by any of the trades must be submitted on a work requisition.

Work requests deemed not within ordinary parameters will require the requesting department to pay associated costs related to the repair in question

The electric shop and the HVAC shop are both managed by Jay Howard.  He can be reached at 301-687-4126 or

The plumbing shop and the housekeeping department are both managed by Doug McKenzie.  He can be reached at 301-687-4898 or

The multi-trades, paint, grounds and motor pool departments are all managed by Mark Williams.  Mark can be reached at 301-687-4896 or