The Harris WorkSystems Story
Harris WorkSystems was founded 18 years ago by Colleen Harris as a result of her work with Dr. Elizabeth Dowler Ph.D. Dr. Dowler had designed a group of ergonomic furniture accessories that were branded as "Situs" accessories. Ms. Harris then became head of Dr. Dowler's "furniture division" and as a result of her passion for ergonomics, Ms. Harris grew that division to such an extent that Dr. Dowler eventually sold her that division which in turn became Harris WorkSystems. Ms. Harris' customers soon began to ask her for other products and services and so began our growth toward where we are today. Harris WorkSystems is a woman owned and service driven establishment. We supply customers such as Reed College, Tektronix, Xerox, and the State of Oregon. We take great pride in helping our customers make ergonomically correct aesthetically pleasing furniture purchases and each of our employees is required to complete an extensive ergonomic training program to ensure that all of your needs are correctly met.We specialize in making the most of the space you have, and we help you re-use or re-fit any of your existing furniture or panels/cubicles, as well as providing you with new furniture, as needed. Our primary goal is to improve your workspace while being mindful of your budget.
About Our Team
With over 60 years combined experience in the furniture industry, our teams’ deep understanding of ergonomic furniture and product knowledge will astound you.
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Colleen opened the doors of Harris WorkSystems in 1996, firmly believing that ergonomically correct workstations can dramatically reduce employee injury and improve productivity. It has been exciting and gratifying for Colleen to hear the positive feedback from individuals and employers after making even simple changes in their work environment.
Phil has 35 years experience furnishing ergonomic equipment in office environments. He has also worked for major manufacturers providing expertise in space planning design and needs-based office furniture solutions.
Ergonomic Sales Consultant
He has been an important member of the Harris WorkSystems sales team for over 7 years. Prior to this, he was an office furniture installer where he gained important knowledge about office and public space seating. Nate's present accounts include Oregon Health & Science University and Multnomah County.
Sales Support Team
Marc has been with the company for 13 years. He brings over 30 years of experience in business operations and accounting. He is responsible for managing all of the financial and operational aspects of the company.
She is a behind the scenes worker that ensures that all of your orders get placed correctly and at the fastest rate possible. She also works to keep our customers happy and well informed when they call in with questions about their orders.
She has been with the company for 2 years and is behind the online presence for Harris. She also helps our customers via the live chat and handles the inquires that come in from our web forms.
Ergonomic Installation Specialists
They are fully committed to customer satisfaction and have been with Harris WorkSystems since the very beginning!