Facilities & OperationsStaff


Jim VanderKolk
Director of Operations

Kathy Wendling
Secretary

Bob Faber

Licensed Journeyman Electrician

Steve Flachs
Mail, Warehouse, Fabrication, Mechanic

Greg Phillips
Licensed HVAC, Plumbing

Jason Schab
Grounds

Mark Schupp
Cabinet Shop,  Floor machine repair, Water testing

Matt Soules
Locksmith, Fabrication, Mechanic

Jim VanHouten
Groundskeeper


Facilities and Operations Department
7155 Brewer Avenue
Rockford, MI  49341
Jim VanderKolk, Director
Phone616.863.6330Fax616.866.5999Hours6:00 AM - 2:30 PM



Director's Welcome


Welcome to the RPS Facilities and Operations site.

Our tradesmen are responsible for the repair and maintenance of all equipment, facilities, and property in the school district.  We strive for the highest standards to improve and maintain safety for all.

Our custodial staff is responsible for cleaning approximately 1.3 million square feet of building space. Our goal is to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for all by using the 'greenest' products whenever possible.

Rockford Public Schools uses a computerized energy management system to operate buildings more efficiently. To further reduce energy and water usage, we have installed a central controller for district-wide irrigation systems. 

Jim VanderKolk, Director
Facilities and Operations Dept.

350 N. Main Street | Rockford, MI 49341 | 616.863.6320
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