The general maintenance and repair of the Parish’s public buildings are provided for under the Building Maintenance division.
Once a small division of operations staffed mainly as building custodians and small mechanical repair workers, this division now boasts a workforce of master carpenters, HAVC professionals, electricians, cement finishers, and skilled building custodians. The total staff of 22 employees oversee, repair, remodel, and clean over 37 Parish-owned buildings valued at over $20 million. This division is overseen by a building maintenance supervisor, maintenance foreman, and custodian forewoman.
Since the early 1990s, the streamlining of maintenance operations and the do-it-yourself better attitude have saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in repair and maintenance costs. With an average annual budget of over $1.6 million, work crews continue to be equipped with the necessary tools and work equipment to provide for the proper operations and maintenance of Parish buildings while maintaining the highest level of safety and exceptional service.