Montgomery County’s Facilities Development Department is tasked with operating, maintaining and constructing over 460,000 square feet of occupied office space at roughly 20 separate campuses throughout the County. Departments and buildings served by Facilities include County Courts, Veteran’s Plaza and Cumberland Heights. The department also manages all of the Capital Projects which include parks development and other large county construction projects.
Facilities Development is led by a professional licensed engineer with LEED accreditation who also serves as the County Engineer. The staff of 19 full-time employees can perform many tasks that range from custodial services to build-outs of tenant spaces and full building renovations for other departments. Their combined skill sets include carpentry, plumbing, electrical and HVAC certifications. The multitude of daily, varying tasks force the department to be highly adaptive. The Department is constantly planning to protect Montgomery County’s assets through preventative maintenance actions and implementation of energy saving technology.
Any work beyond the scope of the County’s current staff and equipment is contracted out to architects, engineers and contractors. These contracts are managed by the Facilities Development Department.