Texas Tech University

Grounds Maintenance

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About Grounds Maintenance

Our goal is to provide an aesthetically safe and functional campus for all students, faculty, staff, and the community.

Awards Received

Grounds Maintenance was nationally recognized with an Honor Award by the Professional Grounds Management Society. Texas Tech Received this Honor Award for exceptional grounds maintenance on October 23, 2015.

PGMS Announcment

Texas Tech University is now home to the largest honey locust tree in the state of Texas. With a height of 56 feet and a crown spread of 77 feet, this honey locust made it into the Texas Big Tree Registry for Texas Tech.  

Texas Tech Honey Locust Tree Announcement


The Grounds Maintenance Department is responsible for the maintenance of:

  • Brick walks and sidewalks
  • Fabrication and installation of tables, benches, and bicycle racks
  • Fountains, irrigation, water wells, and ponds
  • Lawns and plant materials
  • Operation of the university plant nursery
  • Pedestrian, vehicular, and bicycle signage
  • Removal of ice and snow during inclement weather
  • Striping, sweeping, and repairs of parking lots and streets
  • Traffic signals

Areas of responsibility, in addition to Texas Tech's main campus, include the Larry Combest Center for TTUHSC, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, North Lubbock County Farm Facility, Grantham, the International Textile Center, Reese, SouthPark, and the Chancellor's Residence.

Grounds-Use Permit

A grounds-use permit, issued by the Student Union & Activities department is required for the use of campus grounds. The link for this form can be found here. Grounds Maintenance and other service departments advise and provide assistance as necessary for scheduled events. Contact 742-3801 for assistance or service.
Operation of vehicles/equipment on walks and lawn areas is not permitted unless prior arrangements have been made with Grounds Maintenance to ensure that damage to landscape features does not occur.

Digging Permit

Most of the University's utilities distribution and telephone systems are underground. Excavations and digging must be approved in advance and meet the installation requirements of the Operating/Policy and Procedure, 76.42 Underground Trenching and Utilities. Call 1-800-DIG-TESS or contact Grounds Maintenance at 742-3801 for any questions.

Mother's Day Plant Sale

10” garden dish with spring mix Annuals & pernnials are being offered by Texas Tech Operations Division. Price is $25.00 per pot. Make payments payable to ‘Texas Tech University' and please include 8.25% sales tax onto the $25.00 ($27.06 w/ tax). Hand deliver payment to the Physical Plant Room 103, or send to Mail Stop 3144.  Lubbock campus delivery.  Pickups available upon request.

No Exchanges.  ALL SALES FINAL!

Maintenance not included

Departmental Orders are charged to local accounts through FOAP.

Last Day to Order:  May 2, 2017

Orders must be paid by:  May 4, 2017

Deliveries Scheduled for:  May 11, 2017


Place your order here: http://tmaisd.operations.ttu.edu/ Order Confirmation will be sent by email. If you have any Questions Call 742-4OPS (4677) or email Maria Rosales at maria.rosales@ttu.edu

Contact Information

Charles Leatherwood, Managing Director for Grounds Maintenance

Physical Plant Building
3122 Main Street Lubbock, TX 79409

  • Mail Stop: 3144
  • Box: 43144
  • Phone: (806) 742-3801
  • Fax: (806) 742-3261

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Staff Information

Operations Division: Grounds Maintenance