Buildings and Trades

Bob Woods
Buildings & Trades Manager

Carpentry, Painting, and Roofing

As the supervisor of the Carpentry, Painting, and Roofing divisions of Facilities Operations, I would like to offer a brief description of our responsibilities. In essence, we perform all of the carpentry, painting, and roofing duties associated with the repair and maintenance of University facilities and equipment. We build office spaces, hang doors, apply drywall, repair furniture, restore old buildings, and perform a myriad of maintenance tasks.

In addition to our regular services, we offer excellent furniture restoration services. Let us restore that old desk, table, or lamp. Recycle a potential antique rather than fill the landfill with a useful object!

We are all professionals who build, paint, and repair on a daily basis. We take pride in our skills and offer them to our clients in a courteous manner; constantly striving to insure customer satisfaction.

Paul Dow
Carpentry & Paint Supervisor

Lock Shop

The Lock Shop's main purpose is to add physical security to all facilities for all faculty, staff and students on campus. The lock shop provides a variety of services.

Services provided are:
  • Card Readers and Card Access
  • Provide Keys for appropriate individuals
  • Rekeying of offices, classrooms, and dorms
  • Maintaining all key records
  • Repair work to doors and door closures
  • Repair work to thresholds
  • Maintenance of exit alarms
  • Specifying hardware for new constructions
  • Repair to hardware
  • Installing and programming intellikeys

Travis Holcomb
Lock Shop Supervisor

Sign Shop

The primary purpose of the Sign Shop is to create signs for the University. These signs give direction and identify people and locations. Types of signage include door signs, name plates and desk plates. The sign shop also provides temporary signage for events and renovations.
Below are examples of signs that the Sign Shop can make for you or your department.
Type II Signs 25$
Type II signs are 2 1/2" high and 8" wide. They have only a room number (relief cut) with A.D.A. braille on the right of sign.
Type V Signs 45$
Type V signs are the university standard for most office applications. The dimensions are 6" high and 8" wide. When fastened to a wall, door, or cubicle the Type V sign provides a distinct location for employee identification and their position title. The Type V sign has the room number "cut" in relief on the left side and A.D.A. braille to the right side for visually handicapped persons.
Type V Inserts 7$
"Inserts", as they are commonly referred to, allow departmental and individual designation, and/or position title. Size allows for a maximum of three lines of text and a max of seventeen (17) characters per line.
Mechanical Room 45$
Memo Posting 50$
Nameplates (Desk) 10-25$
Name plates are available with black or gold stand, add an additional 10$ or 15$ respectively if purchasing a stand as well.
Stairwell 25$
The dimensions are 4.5" high and 12" wide.
Maximum occupancy 25$
The dimensions are 4" high and 5" wide.
Departmental Signs 100$
The dimensions are 13" high and 19" wide.
Yard Signs Varies
12" x 18" Aluminum "Recycled" Signs Varies

Zone Maintenance

The Zone Maintenance department of Facilities Operations consists of a team of professionals dedicated to maintaining and improving the buildings for the students, faculty, and staff. The primary goal of the Zone Shop is to provide you with a quick response to your request by repairing your problem, getting in touch with the right trade for the job or answering questions you might have about the status of a job or how to request a service provided by Facilities Operations. The campus is divided into twelve zones with a zone mechanic stationed in each building. West Zone Supervisor and East Zone Supervisor are the Zone Maintenance Supervisors for each area.

Guy McGayhey
East Zone Supervisor

Tom Hailey
West Zone Supervisor

Typical Zone Maintenance Tasks:
  • Changing burned out lights
  • Replacing ballast, switches, and receptacles
  • Replacing broken or missing light covers
  • Repair and/or relamp Exit signs
  • Repair Emergency lights
  • Reset electrical circuits
  • Repair campus clocks
  • Repair leaking faucets and sinks
  • Repair/Unstop toilets, urinals and sinks
  • Repair water coolers (minor)
  • Replace stained or missing ceiling tiles
  • Replace missing baseboards
  • Replace floor tiles
  • Hanging bulletin boards, pictures and plaques
  • Re-attach stair railings
  • Hanging blinds
  • Assist with HVAC calls and calibration of thermostats

East Zone
Academic and Administrative Buildings
Zone 3
New Science Building
Petty Science

Zone 5
Brown and Brown Annex
Police Station

Zone 7
Campus Supply Chemical Storage
HHR (Humanities)
Oakland Parking Deck
Financial Aid
1409 Lee St

Zone 9
Elliott University Center
Alumni House
Faculty Center
500 Forest St.

Zone 4
New Music 1100 W. Market St.
North Drive Child Care
McIver Parking Deck
117 McIver St.
119 McIver St.
127 McIver St.
320 McIver
Moore Nursing
Zone 6
Studio Arts
Cone Art
525 Tate St.
536 Highland Ave.
Steam Plant
Zone 8
Visitor Center
New Education Building
Walker Parking Deck
Zone 10
Jackson Library
915 Northridge
2900 Oakland Ave.
Gray Home
Gove Health
Odell Warehouse
1605 Spring Garden St.
EUC/Jackson Connector
West Zone
This Zone does all of the items listed above in addition to maintenance of mechanical equipment and pool maintenance.
Zone 11
Soccer Stadium
Soccer Maintenance Building
Softball Stadium
Recreational Field Support
Zone 12
Baseball Stadium
Student Recreation Center
Press Box

Elevator Service

To report elevator problems* such as lights out, erratic door operation, and vandalism during business hours call Facilities Operations at 334-5684. Outside normal operating hours please contact the University Police Department non-emergency line at 334-5963.

*Entrapment is an emergency and should be reported to the UNCG police department on the emergency line at 334-4444. A person trapped in an elevator should use the phone in the elevator to be connected to University Police for emergency assistance.