Campus Facilities Services
Building Services

Our team provides service to both Volker and Hospital Hill campuses. Services provided include custodial, carpet cleaning, snow removal, pest control and trash pickup.


H. Tyrone Duckworth, Manager

Building Services Supervisors

Katheryn Acklin
Rosie Booze

McLawrence Brown
Kenneth Wesley
Almaz Wassie


Pest Control:

To report pest or rodent problems, please call the Customer Service Desk at 816-235-1620. Exterminating and other pest control services are performed monthly, usually on a Wednesday.

Snow Removal:

The Building Services team removes snow and ice from entryways, steps, landings, docks, handicap ramps and sidewalks as needed.

Carpentry Shop

The Carpentry Shop provides a wide array of services to the campus community.


Wade Williamson , Supervisor



Roofs, windows, doors, floors and baseboards and furniture repairs.


Shelving and cabinet-building.


Maintains painting in restrooms, stairwells, classrooms, exterior walls and windows in all buildings, as well as light poles and handrails. Office painting as requested. Removes graffiti and refinishes furniture. Provides air and airless spray painting, wallpapering, plastering and sign-making.


Ceiling tile replacement and picture hanging.


The Construction Services shop provides a variety of masonry and small construction services.


Wade Williamson, Supervisor



Concrete placement, stonework, brick masonry, backhoe services, snow removal and Bobcat services.


On-campus departmental moves and coordination with contract moving companies for on-campus moves.

HVAC Operations

The heating, venting and air conditioning operations unit is on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to serve the UMKC community.


Volker Campus: Scott Duck, Supervisor
Hospital Hill Campus: Rob Durham, Supervisor
HVAC Construction: James Havner, Supervisor


The HVAC department maintains, repairs and upgrades heating, hot water and cooling systems, maintains and upgrades building controls, and operates utilities that generate and distribute the steam and chilled water.

The Hospital Hill maintenance crew provides routine and preventive maintenance services for the School of Dentistry, Health Sciences Building and the School of Medicine.

Landscape Services

The Landscape Services unit maintains green space on the Volker and Hospital Hill campuses, approximately 150 acres of land.


Steven Jenks, Supervisor


Maintenance of grass, flowerbeds, shrubs, rain gardens, trees and irrigation systems, plus snow and ice removal on 12.3 miles of sidewalks, 300-plus steps, handicap ramps and bus stops.   Landscaping Services also keeps the campus clean by removing litter and cigarette butts.

Maintenance Shop

The Maintenance shop provides repairs on electrical systems, plumbing, water and sewer lines, and welding services.


Chauncey Kuhl, Supervisor


Provides maintenance and repair on all electrical systems on campus, campus building lighting, outdoor and parking lot lighting and controls, plumbing systems, restrooms and related equipment and underground water and sewer lines. Oversees campus elevator repairs, upgrades and annual inspections.


Duplicates keys, opens locked desks/drawers, repairs locking mechanisms and maintains exit door devices.

Planning, Design and Construction

The Facilities Planning and Construction Office provides leadership and coordination in directing the development of construction projects from conception through construction.


Bill Haverly Director of Planning, Design and Construction
Greg Silkman, Manager of Planning, Design and Construction

Project Managers

Amy Schaefer, Project Manager
Angel Jenkins
, Project Manager
Wafa Al Mandalawi, Project Manager 

Administrative Support Personnel

Janet Stebbins, Business Support Specialist II

Space Management

Sarah Pastora, Facilities Space Planner and Analyst


The Planning, Design and Construction Office is staffed with a director, manager, construction project managers, facilities space planner/analyst and administrative support personnel.

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Space Management

Space Management collects and maintains information on the 217 properties utilized by the University of Missouri-Kansas City and its surrounding community. The Associate Vice Chancellor of Administration, in conjunction with the Facilities Advisory Committee, evaluates space requests and provides an analysis and recommendations to address the programmatic space needs.


Sarah Pastora, Facilities Space Planner and Analyst

  • Tracks nearly four million gross square feet and floor plans to assist in greater resource management
  • Follows the National Center for Education Statistics standards to code buildings and rooms that provides greater comparability with other universities
  • Maintains compliance with State of Missouri requirements for reporting on academic and research space. Reports are used by both internal and external customers
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Forms for completing space survey:


The university operates a Volker Campus shuttle bus as a free service to all faculty, staff and students Monday through Friday. Operates only on the Volker campus.

Information regarding repair of university vehicles is available as well. See "university vehicle services" below.


Matthew Bunch, Transportation Manager


Volker Campus Shuttle Bus: 

The shuttle bus service is air conditioned and wheelchair accessible. Anyone with disabilities can access the shuttle bus from any "UMKC Bus Stop." Any special needs should be coordinated through the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities.

The times listed on the bus schedule are departure times and we recommend that you are at the bus stop about ten minutes early.

We try very hard to stay on schedule. Unfortunately, traffic congestion, road construction and weather all have an impact on actual arrival and departure times. It is strongly suggested that you allow plenty of time to get to your destination.

Volker shuttle bus


Volker Campus Route

Hospital Hill Campus Route

University vehicle services: 

If you are operating a university-owned vehicle and it requires maintenance, please contact the following:  

    Dick Smith Ford
    9505 E. 350 Highway
    Raytown, MO
    Phone: 816-353-1495
    Ask for David Miller, Service Advisor

They will provide pickup and delivery services for a $20 charge. If you bring the vehicle in they will provide a courtesy ride back to campus. A new service added is wash and vacuum for $24.95. This vehicle maintenance is a contracted service.

For tow service, dead batteries or flat tires, especially after hours, contact:

Lazer-Pipes Tow
Phone: 816-763-6116

For collision repairs, you will be required to get two estimates when submitting claims:

Duke & Bob's
1300 Emanuel Clever II Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64110

Dick Smith Ford
9505 E. 350 Highway
Kansas City, MO 64133
816-303-3700, Ask for Rich Gatschet

For Rental Vehicles:

Enterprise rental cars/vans/light duty trucks
Phone: 816-931-1208

City Rent-A-Truck rental trucks and vans
Phone: 816-561-8700

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