Grounds Services

Grounds Manager
Jay Stadler   x4137   jstadler@carleton.edu

Senior Grounds Maintenance
Joel Barsness

Grounds Maintenance
Tom Murry
Tim Schlaak 

Grounds & Arb Maintenance
Mike Callery

Seasonal Grounds/Custodial
Jim Bratsch
Karen Lundquist
Dan Quinnell


The Grounds staff maintains and makes improvements to the landscape, walks, drives, and parking on campus and other College-owned property, excluding the Cowling Arboretum.

We provide these services:

  • Maintain vegetation on the campus, athletic fields and off-campus properties.
  • Maintain and repair campus streets, walks and parking lots.
  • Prepare athletic fields for use, including marking, in coordination with Department of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation.
  • Please request Playing Field Markings and Special Events needs as far in advance as possible.
  • Plan landscape plantings and site features such as benches, bicycle racks and campus lighting.
  • Install turf, shrubs, trees and site features.
  • Manage contract planting, maintenance and construction services including application of herbicides when required.
  • Remove snow from streets, walks and parking surfaces and ice from sidewalks on campus and in designated off-campus areas.
  • Prepare and maintain ice rinks and ski trails.

To Request Services

  • Emergency Services - Call x4137, the Grounds office, or x4133, the Maintenance Office, during office hours. After hours, call Security at x4444.
  • Routine Services - Call x4137, the Grounds office. If there is no answer, please leave a voice mail message.

For information regarding the Cowling Arboretum, contact the Director of the Arboretum, x4543.