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Tempe Union High School District

Excellence in Teaching and Learning

The Plant Operations Department is responsible for all of the maintenance, custodial and grounds functions in the district.

Professional organizations, as well as the School Facilities Board have recognized the Tempe Union High School District for being the best-maintained high school district in the state. Our Plant Operations Department has also been recognized as being one of the most cost effective departments, operating at only $1.79 per sq. ft.

This Department is also responsible for all Capital and Bond projects throughout the District.

The Plant Operations Department’s goal is to provide a safe, clean and comfortable learning environment; and to protect the community’s investment in education.

Plant Foreman by Site:

Bill Ringeman
Plant Foreman Tempe High 480-736-4080

David Newton

Plant Foreman McClintock 480-752-8637

Dan Burk

Plant Foreman Marcos de Niza 480-730-7634

Frank Valdez

Plant Foreman Corona del Sol 480-730-7634

Fernando Garcia

Plant Foreman Mountain Pointe 480-759-6138

Antonio Payan

Lead Plant Foreman Desert Vista 480-706-7965

Plant Operations Contacts

Mike Hilgers
Director of Plant Operations,
Manager of Construction & Facilities Planning
(480) 839-0292 x16022
Oscar Ramirez, Jr.
Maintenance Supervisor
(480) 839-0292 x16021
Charmaine Newton
Administrative Assistant
(480) 839-0292 x16010
Lynne Drane
Administrative Assistant
(480) 839-0292 x16012
Tom Owens
Site Manager Compadre/District Office
(480) 839-0292 x16033
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