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Maintenance

The maintenance dept. has as its goal to make the facilities at Hope College functional, comfortable and appealing to all faculty/staff, students and visitors. This is accomplished by maintaining and upgrading all the equipment and facilities belonging to Hope College.
Our daily service is provided through a campus work order system and distributed to team members. Larger projects are referred to the manager and performed by outside contractors.
The maintenance team consists of one manager and 11 team members with a total of 192 years in this department. Team members are also on 24-hour call in case of an emergency

The high standards set by this team are a
reflection of Hope College and the community.

Maintenance
Manager:

Michael McCluskey

As the manager of the Maintenance Team, Mike is responsible for evaluating the problems reported to the department, and delegating repair tasks to his team members or outside contractors.

A.A.S. in Heavy Equipment Service - Ferris State Univ.
A.A.S. in Heating, Ventilation & AC - Ferris State Univ.
Certified Auto Mechanic


Trades
Carpenter:
Henry Bosch

Constructs, repairs, alters and maintains structural facilities and related equipment such as windows, cabinets, shelves, etc. Serves also as backup locksmith.

Residential Builders' License,
Certified Installer of LCN door systems,
Aerial Work Platform operating permit,
Certified in Asbestos and Lead Paint safety

Painter:
Mike VanDort

Performs various painting and staining duties as well as organizes and supervises student workers to assist in painting during college breaks and summer.

B. S. in Business Education, Parks & Rec from Central Michigan University,
Aerial Work Platform operating permit,
Certified in Asbestos and Lead Paint safety

Plumber:
Dave DuBois

Performs preventive and emergency maintenance of equipment and repair and trouble shoots plumbing problems, performing alterations where needed.

State of MI Master Plumbing License,
Certified in Cross-Connection Control,
Aerial Work Platform operating permit,
Certified in Asbestos and Lead Paint safety

HVAC:
Mike Veltman

EPA certified technician who can install, modify, repair and overhaul college equipment, coolers and air conditioners.

A.A.S. in HVACR - Ferris State University,
EPA Universal Refrigerant Certification,
NATE - North American Technician Excellence
CDC w/air brakes licence,
Aerial Work Platform operating permit,
Certified in Asbestos and Lead Paint safety

Controls Specialist:
Randy Vereeke

Trouble shoots, maintains and repairs HVAC and pneumatic controls. Is in charge of the central energy management system.

A.A.S. in HVACR - Ferris State University,
Michigan State Mechanical License,
EPA Universal Refrigerant Certification
,
Aerial Work Platform operating permit,
Certified in Asbestos and Lead Paint safety

General Maintenance Mechanics:



Perform routine scheduled maintenance (lubrication, belts, filters). Assists trades mechanics and performs routine maintenance that does not require licensed tradesmen.
Chris Schultz
chris
Various classes in
HVAC and Welding,

Aerial Work Platform
operating permit,
Certified in Asbestos and
Lead Paint safety
Bob Garrison

Various classes in Mechanical & Plumbing Maintenance,
Aerial Work Platform
operating permit,
Certified in Asbestos and
Lead Paint safety

Steam System Specialist:
Mike Fairchild

Operates and maintains the central heating plant. Oversees the distribution of steam and the return of the condensate throughout the campus.

US Navy Boiler Tech A School,
CSD-1 Certification,
Boiler Operators' License - Grand Rapids,
EPA Certified - Univ Refrigeration Technology
,
Heating, Refrigeration, A/C, Commercial Refrigeration training,
Trane, Inc. - Chiller Service Training,
Fujitsu Authorized Service Technician

Electricians: Perform preventive and emergency maintenance of electrical equipment, motors, and lighting in compliance with current codes. As sustainability initiatives, our electricians identify and remedy high energy use systems. They also provide maintenance and repair of smoke and CO detectors and emergency lighting.

Randy Kalmink
rk

Master Electrician State of MI,
Journeyman electrician State of Colorado,
Infrared thermographer training,
NFPA 70E Arc flash electrical safety training,

Aerial Work Platform operating permit,
Certified in Asbestos and Lead Paint safety

Rick Middlecamp
rm

Journeyman Electrician,
Aerial Work Platform operating permit,
Certified in Asbestos and Lead Paint safety

Marc Hulst
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Licensed Master Electrician,
Aerial Work Platform operating permit,
Certified in Asbestos and Lead Paint safety