Rick Harris
Director of Building Advocation Services

Education and Credentials

Education: A.A.S. Business Management, Metropolitan Community College; B.S. Business Administration, Bellevue University

Experience: 20+ years in facilities management and planning, facilities maintenance, project management,  plant operations, HVAC installations

Career History

Mr. Harris came to Optimized Systems in 2015 after occupying more than 16 years of facilities management and plant operations leadership roles. Rick’s project experience ranges from small maintenance and repair projects to design, construction and post-occupancy testing and operation of a $50 million healthcare project. Since joining Optimized Systems, Rick’s has been involved in all aspects of energy optimization projects of varying size and complexity and now directs the on-going maintenance and operational support needs of clients who do not have adequate in-house capabilities. His years of experience in building systems operations and maintenance serves as the foundation for the Building Advocation programs he develops and manages for clients of all sizes. To-date, Rick has implemented the company’s Building Advocation services in schools, colleges, churches, theaters and multi-purpose buildings.

Background and Community Involvement

Millard United Sports volunteer assistant coach
Alzheimer’s Association fundraising volunteer
Open Door Mission volunteer