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Departments: Grounds

About Us

The grounds team is committed to the upkeep of the campus grounds. This includes lawn care, landscape design and maintenance, irrigation, recycling, equipment maintenance, and construction site work. During the winter months, the grounds team is additionally responsible for snow removal. Snow removal includes plowing, salting, and shoveling 6 miles of roadways, 14 miles of walks, 30 acres of parking lots, and over 300 steps.

Staff & Specialty

Charlie Huizinga
Associate Director, Grounds
(616) 526-6249

Byma, Matt

Kingma, Henry
Recycling Supervisor

Machiela, Scott
Ground Mechanic

Speelman, Bob
Landscape Supervisor

Van Berkel, Geoffrey
Turf/Irrigation/Equipment Supervisor

Van Spronsen, Dean

Did you know?

The grounds department plants over 12,000 tulips and daffodils each year.