Maintenance

Support Staff Mission Statement: "We support one another as a leadership team to achieve common goals through the efficient and effective management of district resources."

District Data: Mesa County Valley School District 51 covers over 2,000 square miles, with a student population of over 20,000. With 26 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, 1 grade 8/9 school, 5 high schools, 1 K/12 school and alternative education schools, we have over 3,000,000 square feet of building space to maintain.

The Maintenance and Operations Department is comprised of a dedicated staff of technical and trade professionals to serve the many and varied needs of our schools. Within the maintenance department we have four master licensed plumbers, three master electricians, eight carpenters, three HVAC technicians, two HVAC preventative maintenance technicians, one furniture repair person, one kitchen equipment repair person, one locksmith, one welder, one roofing repair person, one NICET certified fire alarm technician and four painters. All work is coordinated and scheduled through our three department foremen in conjunction with our Maintenance Coordinator.  In addition, we have a grounds foreman that oversees sixteen (16) grounds keepers that take care of over 340 acres of turf.  

The oldest of our facilities was built in 1903 and is still functioning as an administrative center. Our newest buildings were constructed in 2019/2020 and showcase modern and efficient centers for learning.  Altogether, the average age of District 51's buildings is a little over forty two years old.

Telephone Number 970.254.5150
Fax Number 970.242.8674
After Hours Emergency 970.248.0106
Call Out Person 970.260.8995
Address - ASC 2115 Grand Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Name Title Phone Number
Eric Nilsen Director 970.254.5233
Eddie Mort
Maintenance Coordinator 970.254.5100 ext 11194
Marilyn Wilcox Administrative Assistant 970.254.5129

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