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FM Landscaping

Building & Landscape Maintenance

Manages the physical appearance of the UMD campus, including academic buildings, outdoor terrain, and agriculture to provide a safe and enjoyable environment.

  • Arboretum and Landscape Services
  • Administrative Services (e.g., Special Services, moving, laboratories, furnishings, recycling, solid waste collection, etc.)
  • Building Services/Housekeeping
  • Heavy Equipment Repair
  • Pest Management
  • Recycling and Waste Management
  • Snow Management Operations
  • Special Services/Event Support
  • Special Services/Moving and Storage
  • Stormwater Facilities Inspection and Maintenance

Facilities Business Operations

Facilities Business Operations

Manages business services that serve both Facilities Management employees and the campus community.

  • Customer Response Center
  • FM Warehouse
  • FM Human Resources
  • Financial Management
  • Logistical Services/Terrapin Trader
  • Fleet/Transportation Services
  • Technology Services & Work Management


Operations, Maintenance & Utilities

Supports daily operations and makes the repairs needed to preserve the university’s assets so they continue to provide needed services.

  • Area Maintenance
  • Carpentry
  • Engineering & Energy
  • Facilities Maintenance Programs
  • Operation, maintenance, and renewal of facilities and infrastructure (e.g., Piped Services, Electrical Services, Structures, HVAC, Utility distribution systems)
  • Painting Services
  • Signs & Graphics
  • 24/7 Incident Response Unit


Planning & Construction

Plans, designs, and constructs capital projects to support university growth and enhance its capabilities.

  • Capital Budgeting
  • Client Institution Project Management (>$1MM)
  • Project Management (typically >$200k)
  •  Facilities Planning
  •  In-House Design Services
  • Technical Support (College Park and Client Institutions)

Additional Services

Strategic Initiatives & Communications: The Strategic Initiatives team provides direction and support on key department-wide initiatives (e.g., strategic planning, and employee engagement) and is tasked with representing/advocating for FM across the university. The Communications team crafts and conveys messaging to internal FM staff and external stakeholders to keep them informed and engaged with FM.

FM Safety & Emergency Management: Plans, coordinates, and executes emergency management programs such as staff safety training, operational response to emergencies, and technical support. 

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