Facilities Management Division

The Board of Public Service Facilities Management Division maintains and repairs buildings, parks, and facilities that are City owned.


Rick Ernst
Commissioner - Facilities Management
(314) 613-7280
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Staff Overview

The skilled tradesmen, custodians, and administrative staff of the Facilities Management Division are responsible for the maintenance and repair of approximately 160 buildings, parks, and support facilities in the City inventory, with an annual operating budget of $9,860,000.


The Facilities Management Division’s responsibilities include cleaning, maintenance, and repair of major regional landmarks like Forest Park, Eads Bridge, the Gateway Transportation Center, the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum, and St. Louis City Hall, plus nine City Recreation Centers, 30 Fire Houses, and St. Louis Police Department facilities.  The Facilities Management Division staff also provides support to public and private events held on City property such as concerts in City parks and wedding receptions in the City Hall Rotunda.


The Facilities Management Division plays an important role in the City’s Greening and Sustainability Initiatives.  The Facilities Management Division assists in identifying practical and cost effective green and sustainable technologies emerging in the construction industry and applying this technical knowledge to City Facilities.  Through renovation, retrofit, repair, and preventative maintenance, the goal of the Facilities Management Division is to maximize limited resources through an ongoing re-commissioning process to optimize systems.  

Environmental Stewardship

The Facilities Management Division environmental stewardship role has reduced greenhouse gas emissions, limited waste to landfills, and lowered City utility expenditures.

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