The Harris WorkSystems Story
Originally Harris WorkSystems was a division of Situs Ergonomics (founded in 1992). Situs was founded by Dr. Elizabeth Dowler who holds a PhD in Ergonomics. Colleen Harris worked closely with Dr. Dowler growing the furniture department of Situs until finally in 1996 she took over the mantle and Harris WorkSystems was founded.
In the beginning Harris’ primary function was to assist injured or impaired individuals get back to work with the equipment that they needed. Harris specializes in ergonomically correct furniture: task chairs, keyboard trays, monitor arms, and height adjustable desking. Ergonomics still is and always will be at the core of every project we take on. All of the Harris staff has been trained by Dr. Dowler through her ‘Train the Evaluator’ Course.
Harris has grown to include panel systems, lobby furniture, benching solutions, acoustic solutions. If you have a furniture need we can fill it.
Harris will make the most of your space and help you re-use or re-fit any of your existing furniture if needed or, providing you with new furniture. Our primary goal is to improve your workspace while being mindful of your budget.
We have partnerships with the City of Portland, State of Oregon, Reed College, Clackamas Community College, Portland Community College, Tektronix, City of Canby, Multnomah County, Standard Insurance, Mentor Graphics, Benchmade Knifes, and Tuality Healthcare.
Harris’ customers come back to us for our service and expertise. The transaction does not stop at delivery. Harris will assist you in the event of a warranty claim or if you simply need a retraining on your product. With every electric base we sell we will train you or your employee on the proper height settings as well as how to program the memory switch. Each chair delivery comes with a fitting and detailed instruction on the mechanism.
With a combined 294 years of office furniture experience our team’s deep understanding of ergonomic furniture and product knowledge will astound you.