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 in October, 2018.

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
  • Pedestrian, vehicular, and bicycle signage
  • Removal of ice and snow during inclement weather
  • Striping, sweeping, and repairs of parking lots and streets
  • Traffic signals
  • Refuse
  • Vehicle Repair

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

Digging Permit

Call 1-800-DIG-TESS or contact Grounds Maintenance at 742-4677 for any questions.

Contact Information

Charles Leatherwood, Managing Director

Physical Plant Building, Room 103F
3122 Main Street Lubbock, TX 79409

Operations Division: Grounds Maintenance