Buildings & Grounds

The Office of Buildings and Grounds oversees the upkeep, maintenance and service of all the college's facilities, vehicles, and landscaping.

We endeavor to serve Washington College through increased operational effectiveness, reliability, and superior environmental conditions for campus buildings, grounds, and infrastructure for residence halls, classrooms, offices, and labs.


  • To surpass customer expectations.
  • To provide exceptional value.
  • To enjoy coming to work.
  • To strive for excellence in facilities, environmental, and safety management.


The Department of Building and Grounds comprises 20 employees who take great pride in supporting the Colleges unique and historical culture by providing various services supporting the College community. Services include grounds and landscaping, housekeeping, carpentry, locksmith shop, auxiliary services and the mechanical shop.  The department maintains and manages all campus repairs and renovations.  They are also the main contact for any on campus construction projects.

The Buildings and Grounds Department manages contact with the college's exterminator services as well as for any issues with laundry machines on campus.  A maintenance request should be put in for any requests pertaining to exterminator requests and laundry requests.

Maintenance requests should be put in for requests for the Housekeeping Department as well.