Facilities Development and Management takes pride in the services that it provides in order to maintain the campus buildings and grounds.

FDM provides a wide range of services including custodial, grounds up-keep, preventative maintenance and building maintenance. It is FDM's responsibility to provide not only an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere but also a safe and healthy environment that is conducive for teaching and learning.

  • Custodial


    Building Service Workers perform custodial duties required in the routine cleaning and upkeep of the campus facilities. They are responsible for cleaning approximately 600,000 square feet of campus space including classrooms, offices, restrooms and other public areas.

    Building Service Workers us a variety of green cleaning products such as:

    -Toilet Paper-Ecologo Certified, 100% Recycled Fibers, 20% Post-Consumer
    -Paper Towels - Green Seal Certified
    -Microfiber Rags
    -Hand Soap - Green Seal Certified Foam Soap
    -Launder dust mops and wet floor mops
    -Use a Hydrogen Peroxide cleaner in dilution system 

    If you have any questions or concerns regarding insects and/or rodents in your area please contact the Facilities Office at ext. 4515 by Tuesday of each week. This will allow the pest control specialist to address the problem on Wednesdays when he is on campus.

    If you have any questions regarding additional custodial services provided besides those listed above, please contact:


    Building Service Supervisor
    Philip Orsi
    Phone: 708.235.7452
    Email: porsi@govst.edu

    Building Service Foreman
    James Davis
    Phone: 708.534.6361
    Email: jdavis15@govst.edu

  • Custodial Staff


    • Christina Gonzalez-Avila
    • Keith Briggs
    • William Brookins
    • Jean Cox
    • Leroy Currie
    • James Davis
    • Ericka Douglas
    • Marlin Exton
    • Larry Gross
    • Charmaine Harley
    • Michael Haynes
    • Cory Irons
    • Kynyatta McHaskell
    • Nate Mosby
    • David Sellers
    • Jon Simunovich
    • Cynthia Turner
    • Eric Zall

  • Grounds Maintenance & Building Services


    The Governors State University campus consists of 748 acres. Some of the laborers' duties include mowing, trimming, weeding, trash pick-up, snow removal, room set-ups and furniture moves while assisting the other trades.

  • Building Maintenance


    Building maintenance includes the maintenance of various specialized equipment and building systems by trades such as Electricians, Operating Engineers and Maintenance Repair Workers. The building maintenance crews are responsible for the inspection and diagnosis of problems to determine the most efficient and cost effective way to correct the issue. They also perform routine preventative maintenance to ensure that the building systems are operating efficiently.

    If you have any questions regarding services provided by the tradespeople that handle building maintenance services please contact:

    James Zumerchik
    Director of Project Management / Campus Architect Planner
    Phone: 708.235.7451
    Email: jzumerchik@govst.edu

    Mike Sullivan
    Chief Operating Engineer
    Phone: 708.235.2109
    Email: msullivan@govst.edu

  • Recycling Flyers