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Mission

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

Responsibilities

The Grounds Maintenance Department is responsible for the maintenance of:

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

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 is found at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/sub/publish2/Ground.aspx. 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.

The Interior Maintenance Plant Program provides the following services:

Plant Rentals for special events such as meetings and conferences.
Floral Arrangements for personal purchases such as birthdays, weddings, corsages and funerals.
Stage Sets for graduations and ceremonies.
Weekly plant maintenance for offices and buildings.
Mother’s Day Pots, Christmas Poinsettias and Valentines flowers.
Silk Plants for offices.

**Call for Estimates.

Call Maria Rosales at 742-3801 for any questions.
You can also contact her through email at maria.rosales@ttu.edu.

Contact information

Mike Quartaro, Director for Grounds Maintenance

Physical Plant Building,                Rooms 103A-103F and Shop
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

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