Building Trades

The purpose of Building Trades is to deliver services in a cost-effective, timely, courteous, and professional manner, while providing a safe, comfortable, and enhanced learning/working environment utilizing current technology. The section is comprised of seven (7) separate trade shops, one (1) Facilities Project Supervisor/Estimator, and one (1) Facilities Project Supervisor. The trade shops are responsible for maintaining campus structures, roadways, sidewalks, infrastructure, and fleet vehicles. They include:

Auto Shop

Vehicle Maintenance

The campus auto shop maintains safe, economical, and appropriate transportation for all university-owned vehicles to facilitate state employees performance of their official duties. All campus vehicle inspections, maintenance, assignments, and vehicle retirements are handled through the campus auto shop. The campus auto shop does not perform any maintenance or repairs on non-university vehicles or equipment.

John Melendrez, Auto Mechanic

Shop Hours
Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Facilities Services
(Map to Building 80) [PDF]

Contact Information
Phone: (310) 243-3999
Fax: (310) 516-4070

Carpenter Shop

All work associated with the interior and exterior building structure and components can be handled by the carpenter shop. This includes repairs to doors and door jambs, floors, ceilings, wall systems, windows and window coverings, construction of interior walls, cabinets, shelving and counters, building roof systems, retaining walls, and sidewalk forming and pouring. The shop also provides special event services for commencement, presidential functions, athletic events, and other event services as requested.

Questions or concerns may be directed to:

Cesar Mejia, Lead Carpenter

Nate Colbert, Carpenter

Shop Hours
Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(310) 243-2844
Location: Facilities Services
(Map to Building 80) [PDF]

Electric Shop

The electric shop is responsible for the repair and maintenance of all power supplied to the entire campus, which includes the main campus and student housing buildings. The electrical shop maintains all light fixtures and all electrical service required to power building equipment. Additionally, the electric shop personnel provide assistance in new building construction and complete remodel projects requested by the various campus departments.

All requests for the electric shop should be directed to the Facilities Services Work Control Center at (310) 243-3804. Other questions or concerns may be directed to:

Steven Pasillas, Electrician

Ricardo Soriano, Electrician

Shop Hours
Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(310) 243-2845
Location: Facilities Services
(Map to Building 80) [PDF]

Lock Shop

The Facilities Services lock shop is responsible for the management of the campus master key system. The lock shop issues new keys and electronic key FOBs. In addition, the lock shop maintains the campus door locks, including the new electronic locks, standard keyed locks, office file cabinets, drawers, padlocks, keys to the swimming pool, and software-controlled key cabinets. The lock shop removes broken keys, completes core changes, and provides lock set repairs. The lock shop handles issues related to automatic door initial response problems, completes door closure repairs, completes repairs to building exit door hardware, and conducts preventive maintenance.  

Access to campus facilities is essential to the smooth operation of the university. However, the need for access must be balanced by an equally critical concern for the security and integrity of the facilities and their contents. Therefore, all keys must be checked out in person with an authorized University Key Request form and photo identification.

The University Key Request form [PDF] must be filled out, stating whom the key is requested by, whom the key is requested for, and the building and location to be accessed. All key request forms must be signed by the appropriate dean, department head, or his/her designee. The key request form is also available on the Facilities Services website under Forms and Policies.

Prior to reissuing a new key, lost or stolen keys must be reported to University Police, which will require a signed statement from the responsible party describing the details of how the key was lost or misplaced. A replacement fee for each key, lost or stolen, must be paid by the responsible party at the Cashier's Office prior to issuance of the replacement(s), or separation from the university. Requests for replacement of lost or stolen keys must be made to Facilities Services by submitting a key request form with a copy of the Cashier's receipt attached. The key request form must be signed by the appropriate administrator. 

The fees for keys are:

Great Grand Master Key$50.00
Building Master Key$25.00
Area Master Key$25.00
Building Entrance Key$10.00
Change Key$10.00
Miscellaneous Key$10.00

Upon separation from the university, employees and students must return all university keys to University Police, which is open 24 hours per day, seven (7) days per week. Alternatively, university keys may be returned directly to the lock shop between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. A receipt will be issued for the returned keys.

For more information regarding the CSUDH Key Control Policy and Procedures, please refer to Presidential Memorandum (PM) 09-03 [PDF].

Locks and Clocks

Twice a year at the daylight savings time intervals, the lock shop conducts the replacement of batteries in all university electronic locks and clocks, with the assistance of the facility maintenance mechanics and facility workers. 

The locksmiths are dedicated to providing quick response lock repairs and security to the campus community. Questions or concerns may be directed to:

Jerry Finch, Lead Locksmith

Vacant, Locksmith

Shop Hours
Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(310) 243-2842
Location: Facilities Services
(Map to Building 80) [PDF]

Maintenance Shop

The building maintenance shop is the general maintenance shop. In addition to assisting other shops, their responsibility is the repair and maintenance of campus buildings, walkways, roadways, and general infrastructure. Please direct your questions or concerns to the Building Trades Manager.

  • Facilities Maintenance Mechanics
    • Tim Chambers
    • John DeRosa
    • Trini Yanez
  • Facilities Workers
    • Roland Ayala
    • Richard Foote

Shop Hours
Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (310) 243-2348
Location: Facilities Services
(Map to Building 80) [PDF]

Paint Shop

General maintenance painting of the building's exterior and interior is provided on an "as needed" basis at no cost for classrooms, restrooms, common areas, instructional areas, and other public areas that have not been painted in the past seven (7) years. For departmental offices, these areas are painted only with campus-standard colors by the Facilities Services paint shop. In addition, the paint shop is responsible for all campus exterior facilities and signage. 

Maintenance painting for departmental office areas is also provided at no charge as long as the supervising painter has determined that the existing paint has deteriorated to a point of needing re-painting, and standard campus colors are used. 

Graffiti on Campus

The Paint Shop is also responsible for removing campus graffiti. If you see graffiti anywhere on campus, please notify Facilities Services at (310) 243-3804. Questions or concerns may be directed to:

Nicholas Gallegos, Lead Painter

Henry Lopez, Painter

Jose Vargas, Painter

Shop Hours
Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (310) 243-2362
Location: Facilities Services
(Map to Building 80) [PDF]

Plumbing Shop

The plumbing shop provides maintenance for major utilities on campus that include natural gas, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, potable water, and the campus fire sprinkler systems.

The plumbing shop responds to customer requests regarding installation, repair, and/or removal of all plumbing fixtures throughout the campus. The plumbing shop also operates, maintains, and/or tests backflow devices and fire hydrants. Additionally, the plumbers provide assistance with new construction projects, renovations, and remodels. All plumbing shop requests should be directed to the Facilities Services Work Control Center at (310) 243-3804.

Raymond Montoya, Lead Plumber

Robert Stockler, Plumber

Shop Hours
Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (310) 243-2843
Fax: (310) 516-4070
Location: Facilities Services
(Map to Building 80) [PDF]

All shops complete emergency response, preventive maintenance, campus maintenance requests, and small department-funded chargeback work. Maintenance and chargeback work can be requested through the online Work Request process.

All trade shop personnel are committed to providing the best quality service to campus students, faculty, and staff.


Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Facilities Services
(Map to Building 80) [PDF]

Contact Information
Phone: (310) 243-2142
Fax: (310) 516-4070

Manager, Building Trades
Vacant