Wayne State University

Trades

Maintenance Trades, directed by Dave Kuffner (email: aa9028@wayne.edu) consists of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Electricians, Carpenters, a Handyman, Sheetmetal Workers, Painters, and a Plasterer. Maintenance Trades also administers contracts for elevator maintenance, fire alarm, fire protection inspections and repairs, power generator testing and repairs, glass replacement, roofing repairs, pipe insulations, and sheet metal maintenance repairs. Maintenance Trades also performs services for auxiliaries (housing, parking, student center, fitness center, and bookstore) on a reimbursable basis.

Carpentry Shop
Douglas O’Brien- Team Leader
Email: ac6291@wayne.edu
Phone: (313) 577-4317
Repair of doors, windows, ceilings, flooring, restroom partitions, room number signs hand railings, board up broken glass, door hardware, window blinds, general funded space repairs , classroom podiums, instructors tables, and AV screens.

Electrical Shop
Paul Prouty - Team Leader
Email: eb5307@wayne.edu
Phone: (313) 577-4320
Repairs to switches, receptacles, lighting, exterior campus mall lights, exterior building lighting, exterior neon signs, fan motors, fire alarm repairs, energy conservation initiatives, and parking lot gates and lighting.

Paint Shop
Douglas O’Brien- Team Leader
Email: ac6291@wayne.edu
Phone: (313) 577-4317
Paint classrooms, hallways, restrooms, stairwells, and all general funded space,  and Midtown graffiti removal.

Plumbing and Pipefitter Shop
John Towle- Team Leader
Email: ab2848@wayne.edu
Phone: (313) 577-0310
Repair of lavatory faucets, toilets, urinals, drain cleaning, exterior catch basin vacuuming, drinking faucets, pumps, valves, piping, steam piping, hot water heating piping, steam traps, steam valves, and condensate piping and radiators.

Lock Shop
Michael Pines
Email: am2738@wayne.edu
Phone: (313) 577-7662
Key requests, core changes, special security hardware and locksets, maintain key records, brown box building key boxes, lock out tag out records and planning capital projects.