- Carpentry Department
- Electrical & HVAC-R
- General Maintenance & Grounds Maintenance
- Paint, Carpentry & Plumbing
Tim Pelzel, Department Head
The Carpentry Department is made up of a Department Head, Lead Man, five Carpenters, – seven positions total, which covers 55 facilities, and 99 Modular Classrooms. This is a total Building Area of 4.8 million sq. ft. That’s 378,113 sq. ft. per person.
The Carpentry Department is responsible for a wide spectrum of Maintenance items along with a large portion of the in-house construction, casework, ADA modifications, and custom made devices for disabled students.
We maintain all of the standard carpentry type items, such as doors, overhead doors, security gates, windows, walls, cabinets, stairs, ramps and landings. Along with that, we handle a multitude of other things that don’t fall into the carpentry category, such as all flooring, bleachers, stage riggings, curtains, mini-blinds, office furniture, student desks, tables, toilet partitions, chalkboards, basketball goals, etc.
Most of the time, the Carpentry Department will have at least a portion of the personnel concentrating on in-house renovations and projects, leaving the remaining people to cover the items described above.
Mark Lugge, Department Head
The CFBISD Electrical department consists of two Master Electricians, one Journeyman electrician, two Fire Alarm Technicians, and three electrical apprentices. Our responsibility is to provide an electrical maintenance, repair, and remodeling and construction service with 24-hour emergency response for CFBISD’s 55 facilities and 72 modular classrooms that total 4 million Square feet.
Some of our facilities include:
- 800+ acres of exterior and parking lot lighting
- 5 lighted football stadiums
- 5 lighted baseball and softball fields
- 4 professional theaters
- 18 competition gymnasiums
- Automotive facilities
- Medical clinics
- Professional television studio
- Special education centers
- Data processing center
- Alarm monitoring station
- Agricultural / Outdoor education center.
In addition to electrical, we provide maintenance, service and training of personnel in many technical areas such as:
- Public address systems
- Theatre sound and lighting
- Security and fire alarm systems
We respond daily to such emergencies as…
- Power outages
- Tripped breakers
- Burning smells
- Fire and security alarm malfunctions.
In the remodeling and construction we work closely with the other departments to provide the electrical portion of all in house computer lab, classroom, office, and restroom, renovations and construction projects as well as providing electrical outlets for new copiers and new technology equipment.
In the summer months we have the additional task of providing the electrical, fire alarm, security, public address service to the numerous modular classrooms that we relocate each year.
Most of what we do goes unnoticed by the teachers and students. For we work mostly behind the scenes as we attempt to blend in with the surroundings so as not to disrupt the learning process that goes on around us every day. And it is without a doubt that our number one priority is the safety of every person who enters one of our facilities.
Mark Lugge, Department Head
There are four areas of this department working as one to solve problems that arise with the HVAC-R equipment.
- The heating and air conditioning service area repairs any problems with heating or cooling.
- The refrigeration area repairs freezers, coolers, milk boxes, ice cream boxes and ice machines.
- The CSI computer controls for building energy management systems controlled by computer.
- Preventative maintenance area handles filters, checks belts, bearings, motors, and pulleys on heating, air conditioning and ventilation equipment.
All of the above have to do with comfort and temperature. There are three things that causes equipment failure or non-performance
- Age of equipment
- Human intervention
Scott Behner, Department Head
The General Maintenance Department is made up of a Department Head, Lead Man, two Pest Control, two Playground and Fence Preventative Maintenance, and two Roofers. This is a total of eight positions that covers 55 facilities and 74 modular classrooms – a total building area of 4.8 million square feet.
The General Maintenance Department is responsible for a wide spectrum of Maintenance items along with a large portion of the in-house construction, roofing repair, ADA modifications, integrated pest management, pest control, fire extinguishers, fencing, dirt work, and playgrounds.
Most of the time, the General Maintenance Department will have at least a portion of the personnel concentrating on in-house renovations and projects, leaving the remaining people to cover the items described above.
Tim Pelzel, Department Head
To maintain the painted areas in all school district facilities with as little interruption to the education process as possible.
- Paint walls, trim, floors, and ceiling in school building.
- Paint parking lot stripping.
- Paint playground stripping.
- Refinish gym floor.
- Repair plaster, tape bed and texture.
- Stain, seal, and varnish wood surfaces.
- Repair torn wallpaper.
- Set up and tear down scaffolding.
- Maintain chalkboard refinishing and lines.
- Paint exterior trim and walls.
- Work the sandblasting machine.
- Paint furniture and equipment.
- Remove all graffiti from school facilities.
- Making banners, room identification, building signs and metal signs.
- Work overtime hours as needed.
- Able to receive orders and do job.