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    The infrastructure of educational facilities are critical to everyday operations.

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    Supporting student athletics and outdoor activites through maintaining safe, orderly, clean and visually appealing environments.

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    The Custodial Division strives to maintain a high level of cleanliness to support a comfortable learning environment.
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    21st Century learning strategies are innovative and dynamic, and often require building modifications and transformations.

Department Contact

Operations and Maintenance

Matt Van Deusen
Director of Operations & Maintenance

Meet the Managers

After Hours Assistance

2806 Highway 85, Bldg A
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Phone: 303-387-0400
Fax: 303-387-0455

About Us

About Us

Soon after construction crews have completed their work, Operations and Manintenance steps in, providing a collaborative effort of multidisciplinary operations, leveraging in-house expertise to maintain the safety and quality of real property assets. We are committed to providing continuous use of the facilities with minimal disruption to the educational process. We are driven by our values of accountability, service and creating and sustaining a healthy and safe environment.

Building Maintenance

One of the seven core components of Operations and Maintenance, we deliver a range of services including emergency response, routine and preventive maintenance, and minor alterations.

Building Modification

We accommodate the needs of the changing environment, by ensuring all code and legal requirements are met for space modifications, modernization's and renovations.


We manage, coordinate, and provide custodial services. Routine and/or responsive services, set-up / tear-down for special events, and provide supportive measures for snow removal.


We continuously maintain safe and visually appealing outdoor settings, while remaining environmentally sensitive.



What you can expect:

  • School environments that optimize student performance and inspire engagement in the learning process:  safe, clean, comfortable, well-lit and attractive.
  • Facilities that are consistently monitored and maintained at a professional standard which is vital to achieving world class education and safety.

We Care For...

6,500,000 square feet
1,500 acres of land
160 acres of asphalt
139 mobile units
108 athletic/play fields
68 school buildings
60 playgrounds
18 support sites
13 synthetic sports/playing fields

Providing a safe, comfortable atmosphere, which contributes to a favorable learning environment for students, productivity for teachers and staff, and the comfort, health and well being of all school occupants.

Building Maintenance is responsible for the upkeep, repair and safe operation of DCSD facilities. We provide expertise in every aspect of building management and maintenance. The skilled trade mechanics' priorities are fire, life and safety. Our craftsmen are engaged in constructing, assembling, repairing, fabricating and maintaining the heating, cooling, electrical, audio visual and plumbing systems.

What you can expect:

  • A safe, secure, healthy and comfortable physical environment that is conducive to learning
  • Prompt and professional service from skilled trades professionals
  • Protection of valuable district assets via rigorous preventive maintenance
  • Efficient and reliable operation of all key building electrical and mechanical systems
Planner Scheduler Planner Scheduler West Maintenance Lead & Life Safety Electrical Lead

Lisa Sindall

O: 303-387-0463

 Connie Lukas

O: 303-387-0462

Jeff Houghtaling

O: 303-387-0466

C: 720-641-5636

Wayne Harbick

C: 720-641-5638 

Maintenance Lead North Maintenance Lead Nutrition Services Lead Controls Lead
Dave Herrington

O: 303-387-9560
C: 720-641-2144

Rudy Ramirez
Maintenance Lead
Cell: 720-641-3172

Jon Beeman

O: 303-387-6099
C: 720-879-2028

Bill Davis

O: 303-387-0469

C: 303-514-6810





Contact Information

Operations Manager - Maintenance


DeEtte Pace
Specialized Support

Meet the Staff

2806 Highway 85, Bldg A
Castle Rock, CO 80109

The Custodial Division takes great pride in maintaining a safe and sanitary environment.

We strive to positively impact our community each and every day.  Our goal is to maintain best practices, encourage the use of environmentally friendly cleaning products and ultimately provide a solid cleaning performance at each and every DCSD school and support facility.

What you can expect:

  • Learning environments that are clean, safe and well managed.
  • Superior customer service, care and support.
  • Prompt and professional response to emergency requests.

The Custodial team consist of:

The Custodial Group: 

One might think that custodial directly correlates with cleanliness; however, the Custodial Group is comprised of much more.  We have Group Leaders, Building Engineers, Custodians, and Utility Custodians.  Each play a specific, but important, role to the overall success for the entire group.  Their scope of work covers a wide array from inspections and reports, general maintenance, cleaning, and upkeep of the building and grounds to include classrooms, common areas and play fields.  They further ensure the general safety of the public by removing snow and ice from walkways, and entries.


Special Projects: 

The Custodial Special Projects team is an extension of the school Building Engineers and assists and/or supports their endeavors. Projects focus on large scale items that take a team of people, versus an individual Building Engineer.  Key aspects of projects may include refinishing of hard wood floors, stripping of tile floors, extracting carpets, polishing concrete flooring or simply assisting with major events, such as graduation prep work or District Art Shows.  This team, moves throughout the District, and are heavily relied on for emergency clean-up, graffiti removal, flood control, snow removal and a variety of other issues that may arise within the School District. 

Equipment Repair Team:

A key component to the custodial maintenance and upkeep of all schools and facilities within Douglas County School District, is our Equipment Repair Team.  With this team, we are able to ensure the custodial equipment is operational, functioning with the designed intent and maintained on a regular basis.  This team possesses a wide range of expertise and is capable of fixing almost anything, from drills to Gators, snow equipment, hard surface equipment, blowers, vacuums and carpet extractors.

Contact Information

Jorge Marquez Cortez
Custodial Manager

Administrative Support
2806 Highway 85, Bldg A
Castle Rock, CO 80109

Safe & Healthy Environments for our Students & Staff

Environmental Health strives to ensure the health and safety of Douglas County School District's students, staff, parents, and community members in regards to environmental concerns and coordinate the interactions between these individuals and the environment in which they learn, work, play, and live.


What Does Environmental Health Services Do?

From Asbestos to Storm Water, Environmental Health Services works to ensure Douglas County School District's
buildings are healthy, sustainable places to work and study.

Areas of Responsibility for Environmental Health Services:

  • Asbestos Management
  • Federal, State, and Local Environmental Compliance
  • Hazardous Materials Compliance/ Hazardous Waste Disposal
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Lab Safety Management
  • Lead Management
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Radon Management
  • Storm Water Management


For more information regarding the Environmental Health Services for Douglas County District, please click here

Maintaining continuously safe and visually appealing outdoor settings

We strive to accomplish this task while remaining environmentally sensitive at all times. Our district’s outdoor assets directly impact the welfare and safety of our students and community and set the stage for many important learning and athletic activities, and are therefore maintained with utmost care despite the many challenges presented by Colorado’s varying weather and climate. Our commitment to our customers includes ornamental landscapes, turf and athletic fields maintenance, irrigation, playgrounds, sidewalks, parking lots, snow removal, native areas, signage and fencing.

What you can expect:

  • Safe and visually appealing outdoor settings including athletic fields, playgrounds & landscapes.
  • Prompt and professional snow removal and sanding of school bus loops and parent drop-off/pick-up areas.
  • Support of student athletic and outdoor activities.


Contact Information

Ryan Berninzoni
Interim Operations Manager - Grounds
Lisa DeLay
Administrative Specialist


Meet the Staff 

3002 N. State Highway 83
Franktown, CO 80116
Fax:  303-387-9551

Sustainability in DCSD

DCSD’s Office of Sustainability is focused on environmental education, social development and economic prosperity. We work hard to identify areas for resource management from the boiler room to the classroom. 30+ teachers and staff across DCSD utilize sustainable initiatives that have resulted in substantial savings.

Watch some of our videos to learn about sustainability around Douglas County schools, and visit our full website here.


Matt Van Deusen
Director of O & M
Cell: 720-618-7249
Energy Analyst
2806 Highway 85 Building A

Castle RockCO 80109