Welch College has entered into a partnership with White & Associates of Hendersonville, Tennessee, to provide managerial oversight of its Physical Plant department, according to Craig Mahler, Vice President for Financial Affairs. After the retirement of Mr. Sandy Goodfellow, long-time Director of Plant Operations, college leadership explored multiple options, including outsourcing, for this important role critical to the effective stewardship of the college’s new campus.
A family-owned firm, White & Associates provides a full array of property management services, including cleaning, grounds, and maintenance and has served churches, educational institutions, and businesses across Middle Tennessee for over a decade. Prior to founding White and Associates, Mr. DeWayne White, Principal, led the property management division of a large Middle Tennessee construction firm for over 25 years.
The role of White & Associates at Welch will be to provide supervision of and support for the college’s current cleaning, grounds, and maintenance employees; implement a new work order system; and develop plans for the ongoing stewardship of college facilities. “We are delighted to welcome these seasoned professionals to our Physical Plant team both to support current college personnel and aid the college with adoption of an effective program to maintain and care for the college’s beautiful new campus for many years to come,” Mahler said.
The phased transition to White & Associates management of Physical Plant sub-departments will begin January 1, 2020, with the goal of fully transitioning to oversight of all aspects of the Plant function on or by June 1, 2020.