Building Management

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The Division of Facilities Management Building Management Section is comprised of 5 specialized sections to meet the physical needs of Collier County Government. Structural, Electrical, Plumbing, Air-Conditioning (HVAC), and Fire/Life Safety. There are currently 34 tradesworkers that provide direct building maintenance support for the County's 630 plus structures. These tradeworkers are highly skilled and dedicated to providing excellent customer service. These maintenance professionals in our organization are the backbone of our division. They are the direct link to our customers providing prompt and professional service.


For Help
If you need help or information about any of the shops and their services please contact the Operations Center via email or at 239-252-8380.

Who We Are:

James Williams - Manager, Facilities Management

Kurt Jokela - Supervisor, Building Maintenance

Chris Cousins - Lead Master Tradesworker (Structural/Carpentry)

Hemantha Ranatunge - Lead Master Tradesworker (HVAC)

Jerry Shukes - Leads Master Tradesworker (Electrical)

Kevin Brock - Lead Master Tradesworker (Plumbing)

Troy Pirosseno - Lead Master Tradesworker (Locksmith & Signage)

Ramon Arca - Lead Master Tradesworker (Immokalee)

The Structural/Carpentry Shop is responsible for repairs associated with all Collier County Facilities. Its responsibilities and services include:

  • Providing day-to-day and service request repairs
  • Repairing furniture, doors, windows
  • Conducting inspections and preventative maintenance
  • Assisting with Minor Projects repairs and renovations
  • Providing general building maintenance
  • Building and Installing cabinetry and shelving
  • Locksmithing
  • Custom signage

Workshop 2

Paint Shop
The Paint Shop is responsible for some the painting done in our facilities. Its responsibilities and services include:

  • Providing exterior and interior painting

Electrical Shop

The Electrical Shop is responsible for all aspects of the electrical distribution systems at all Collier County facilities. Its responsibilities and services include:

  • Providing power distribution for the County Government
  • Maintaining electrical and hi-voltage systems
  • Installing, testing and maintaining fire alarm systems
  • Maintaining electrical motors
  • Installing and changing indoor and outdoor lighting
  • Servicing mechanical equipment
  • Maintaining and repairing fans, pumps, emergency generators
  • Elevator maintenance 

HVAC Section

The HVAC Shop is responsible for all Heating/Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems at Collier County Facilities. Its responsibilities and services include: 

  • Providing heating, ventilation, refrigeration and controls
  • Maintaining and operating Central Plant chillers 
  • Maintaining Ice Machines

Chiller Plant Operations supplies the main government complex with continuous chilled water for the many air-conditioning systems. The system generates up to 2,400,000 gallons of chilled water during summer peaks. In addition, over 400 plus air conditioning systems are maintained off campus through regular maintenance and air-filter replacements. 

Chiller 1

Chiller 2


Thermal Storage

Plumbing Shop

The Plumbing Shop is responsible for the water and sewer systems at Collier County Facilities. Its responsibilities and services include: 

  • Maintaining and providing water and sewage systems
  • Servicing back flow preventers, and sanitary systems
  • Maintaining and servicing pipes and valves 

Fire and Life Safety

The Fire and Life Safety shop is responsible for all of the fire and life safety systems at Collier County Facilities.  Its responsibilities and services include: 

  • Maintenance of Fire Alarms
  • Maintenance of Fire Alarm devices
  • Coordination of all life safety tests