Custodial Services

I would like to sincerely thank all the people in FM who work hard each and every day to advance the work of our university!  Without safe, reliable and welcoming facilities, this university would not be such a great success.  From educating our future leaders, inventors and creators, to saving lives through plant, animal and medical research, the custodial work performed by our dedicated professionals is crucial to our success.  Thanks!  

Mike Hofer - Associate Director Custodial Program.

To request service - call 612-624-2900 (42900 inside the U)

In order to service over 200 building each day - our custodians are divided into team cleaning squads using "green" sustainable equipment, products and practices.  We practice the three C's of Custodial - C (see), Care and Clean!

Fiscally Responsible Priorities

As stewards of public and student funds, we set priorities that put the student first.  For this reason, we schedule more frequent service in common areas and classrooms than in offices and staff areas.  These variations are reflected in the Maroon Standards that can be found in the link below.  Thank you for your understanding.

Custodial Service (Maroon Standards PDF) – What we clean and how often we clean it. (Updated 6-25-18)

Examples of services we provide:

  • Remove waste/recycle, clean/sanitize surfaces, vacuum/mop floors, replace lamps, shovel/salt entry ways.
  • Deep clean any surface, shampoo extract carpets, strip/scrub/refinish floors, polish stone, pressure wash. 
  • Service special events, perform construction cleans, clean up after floods and water events.  

WB custodians with equipment


Mike Hofer - Associate Director

Hugh Reichert - Training Mgr 

Mike & Hugh headshots