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FPM Shops

Below is the contact information for our shops. To report repairs or emergencies, contact Work Control either by telephone (217-581-3416), or by e-mail at eiumaint@eiu.edu. Please use this link to help us insure that your work request needs are properly routed.

Work Control

Work Control is responsible for insuring work requests are dispatched to the proper shop. 

Individuals may call 581-3416 or 581-2119 to speak to someone regarding an emergency during business hours, or to reach our After Hours in the event of an emergency when regular personnel are not on campus.

Work Control hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please use this link to help us insure that your work request needs are properly routed. 

The supervisor of Work Control is Mike Carter, Jr.

HVAC & Mechanical 

HVAC & Mechanical is responsible for maintaining steam and chilled water distribution throughout campus buildings, maintaining building temperature control, and maintaining swimming pool chemistry and equipment. This department is also responsible for the installation, operation and maintenance of heating, refrigeration, air conditioning, and ventilation equipment, and maintenance of food service equipment.

The foreman for the HVAC & Mechanical shop is Allen Kistner.


The carpentry shop is responsible for maintenance on all aspects of carpentry work, including:

Repair/replacement of broken door hardware
Wall repair
Boarding up of broken windows
Repair/replacement of cores/locks
Repair/replacement of ceiling and floor tile
Furniture repairs and assembly

The foreman for the carpentry shop is John Bailey.


The grounds shop is responsible for the maintenance of the campus grounds, including:

Watering Lawns
Maintaining Trees, Shrubbery, and Flowers

In addition, this department is responsible for the maintenance of campus streets, sidewalks (including snow removal), and trash removal. The EIU Grounds Superintendent is Scott Hall.

Roofing and Waterproofing

The roofing shop is responsible for the general maintenance, alterations, and repairs to the university roofs including:

Waterproofing foundations, footings and decks.
Removes snow ice dams and icicles

The foreman for the Roofing shop is Mike Carter, Jr.

Painting and Resurfacing

The paint shop is responsible for paint and resurfacing maintenance on campus including:

All scheduled painting of interior and exterior walls and ceiling
Campus signage
Glazing repairs

The foreman for the paint shop is Jason Jacobs.


The plumbing shop is responsible for maintenance on all plumbing needs on campus including:

Sanitary drains
Gas lines
Storm drains
Gas fired equipment in food services (pilot lights)
Domestic water systems throughout campus

The foreman for the plumbing shop is Aaron Kemper.


The Electrical shop is responsible for maintenance of all electrical and lighting systems on campus.

Repair/replacement of inoperative light fixtures
Electrical wiring
Exterior campus lighting
Replacement of HID and mercury vapor lamps
Campus clock system and campus fire alarm systems

The foreman for the electric shop is Chris Bartlett.

Controls Operations

The Controls Operations group is responsible for managing the “Andover Building Automation system”, temperature controls, REC instrumentation maintenance and calibration, campus wide instrumentation maintenance and calibration, and various facilities preventative maintenance work.

The supervisor for this shop is Ron Peadro.