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Roads & Grounds

Byron Smith
Director

Phone: 304-293-4142

Roads & Grounds embraces the maintenance of the campus grounds, the operation and repair of grounds equipment, maintenance of landscaping, and the preservation of the roads, parking lots, and sidewalks on University property.

In addition to cutting grass, trimming hedges, and pruning trees, Grounds and Labor Services maintains all mowers, trucks, and other mechanical and hydraulic equipment such as street sweepers, snow removal equipment, and large tractor gang mowers. This also includes assisting Academics in moving offices and furniture as needed. Labor Services are responsible for special set-ups that may be required.

All crews assist with snow removal. Please contact Byron for snow removal questions at 304-293-4142.


Ed Mason
Assistant Director

Phone: 304-293-2885

Landscape Installation – annual flowers, mulch installation, seasonal decorations, replace dead plants/trees

Landscape Maintenance – Bark/stone mulch reapplication, tree pruning, roof garden maintenance, irrigation system maintenance, weekly turf mowing/trimming, PRT steep hillside mowing, leaf cleanup/removal, tree shrub pest control

Debris and Trash Cleanup – ground litter removal, trash can emptying, maintain all drains in roads, street sweeper, cleanup after sports events

Seasonal/University Events – snow clearance walks/steps/lots, ice melt applications, Alumni Events Prep., Student Events Prep., Athletic Events Prep., Tree Inventory, Maintain pesticide applicators licenses, Tree Subcontractor Management


Jim Mirage
Assistant Director

Phone: 304-293-6021

Construction Group – landscape construction, heavy equipment operation, roads/sidewalks/steps, paving, excavating, storm water, striping of parking lots, welding and fabrication, lifts, maintains CDL license

Labor Group – Events, furniture moves, loading docks, tent set-ups, office re-locations, classroom set-up

Mechanics Shop – In-house equipment repair and maintenance, tire changes and battery replacement for FM vehicles, operate cranes & lifts, body work and painting, haul vehicles & equipment

Pest Control – Monthly monitoring of all campus buildings, rodent & animal control, inspections and treatments for bed bugs, assist with lowering, raising, and replacing flags

Sanitation/Recycling – Daily trash pick-up, loading docks, special events for Sustainability, hauling of debris, Welcome Week events