Our team provides service to both the Volker and Hospital Hill. Services provided include custodial, carpet cleaning, snow removal, pest control and trash pickup.
Velda Robins, Manager
Building Services Supervisors
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.
The Building Services team removes snow and ice from entryways, steps, landings, docks, handicap ramps and sidewalks as needed.
The Carpentry Shop provides a wide array of services to the campus community.
James Bradley, 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, and 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.
Jim Bradley, 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.
The heating, venting, air conditioning operations unit is on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to serve the UMKC community.
The HVAC department maintains, repairs & upgrades heating, hot water and cooling systems, maintaining and up-grading building controls, and operate utilities that generate and distribute the steam and chilled water.
The Hospital Hill Maintenance crew provides routine and preventive maintenance services for both the School of Dentistry, Health Sciences Building and the School of Medicine.
The Landscape Services unit maintains green space on UMKC's Volker and Hospital Hill campuses consisting of 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.
The Maintenance shop provides repairs on electrical systems, plumbing, water and sewer lines, and welding services.
Chris Hickman, Interim Supervisor
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. Oversee campus elevator repairs, upgrades and annual inspections.
Duplicates keys, opens locked desks/drawers, repairs locking mechanisms and maintains exit door devices
The Facilities Planning and Construction office provides leadership and coordination in directing the development of construction projects from conception through construction.
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER
Angel Jenkins, Construction Project Manager
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT PERSONNEL
Janet Stebbins, Business Support Specialist II
Karen Lavendusky, Facilities Space
Planner & Analyst
The Planning, Design and Construction office is staffed with a director, manager, construction project managers, facilities space planner/analyst and administrative support personnel.
- University of Missouri System Facilities Planning and Development.
- View a list of current projects out for bid and access plans and specifications for bid purposes (available for online viewing and download) at Construction Bid Advertisements.
- Sign up for automatic email notification of all University of Missouri System bid announcements.
- Add your firm to the UM System database for consideration on future projects via UM Consultant Database.
- UM System FPD Consultant Procedures and Design Guidelines
- Access a list of standard UM System FPD documents
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, evaluate space requests and provide an analysis and recommendations to address the programmatic space needs.
Karen Lavendusky, Facilities Space Planner & Analyst
- Tracks the nearly 4 million gross square feet and the floor plan 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.
- Space Management Policies and Procedures
- Space Request Form
- Space Request Procedures
- UMKC Space Survey
Forms for completing space survey:
The university operates a Volker Campus shuttle bus and is a free service to all faculty, staff and students Monday through Friday and 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 wheel chair 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 10 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
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
Phone (816) 353-1495
Ask for David Miller- Service Advisor
They will provide pick-up and delivery services for a $20.00 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:
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 East 350 Highway
Kansas City, MO 64133
816-303-3700 – Ask for Rich Gatschet
For Rental Vehicles:
rental cars/vans/light duty trucks
Phone: (816) 931-1208
rental trucks and vans
Phone: (816) 561-8700