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Rick Harris, president of ICI has been in the office furniture industry for the past 34 years. During that time, he has worked in all facets of the industry including manufacturing, remanufacturing, field services, installations, product design, project management, and sales. During his long career in the office interiors industry, Rick has witnessed firsthand the evolution of the design elements and utilization of office space. He has built strong relationships with furniture manufacturers from coast to coast, providing access to a wide range of products to meet all customer needs. His vast knowledge in all aspects of the industry makes ICI a prime candidate for a project of this type. Commercial Interior Designers MN
After more than 30 years of doing business in other furniture markets, Rick started ICI in 2012 in Minnesota, focusing on public sector projects and projects for major corporations seeking to increase their minority participation. ICI is presently doing work with Hennepin County, the University of Minnesota, The City of St. Paul and performing as a subcontractor for major contracting companies in the Twin Cities.
In addition to growing ICI, Rick has served as Vice-President of the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) – Upper Midwest from 2013-2015, is an active participant of the Metropolitan Economic Development Association’s (MEDA) Construction Partnering Program (CPP). In 2015, Rick and ICI were recognized as the minority vendor of the year by the University of Minnesota, NAMC, and NCMSDC.
Rick is a positive advocate for minority business and is called upon frequently to collaborate with key State and County leaders with the goal to strengthen minority business participation, enumerate the barriers to the growth of underrepresented businesses in the State of Minnesota and to advance solutions that promote healthy dialog and strategies that will result in stronger economic outcomes. Commercial Interior Designers MN
ESTIMATING, SALES & DESIGN
Karla Marshall studied interior design at Dunwoody College of Technology earning a Bachelor of Science Degree. Since graduating, she has been in the commercial design/build industry for two years doing take-offs (flooring & furniture), sample submits, 3D renderings, contract execution to project management for a variety of projects such as MSFA Stadium Skyways, U of M Arboretum Bee Center, Target Field and 2700 University.Karla has joined industry recognized organizations such as the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC), and the Association of Women Contractors (AWC). She has completed classes with industry leader, JeDunn (Minority Contractor Business Development, MCBD) and AGC (Leadership “Blue Print”). Commercial Interior Designers MN
OPERATIONS MANAGER, NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Tim is a recent graduate of Concordia University, St. Paul where he received his B.A. in Communication Studies. He has worked in developing social media and marketing campaigns for JOIA, a fast-growing all natural beverage company. His primary responsibilities include marketing, website design, customer service, and project management, order entry and project procurement. His skills and creativity keep ICI on pace with the evolving technological resources available in the furniture industry. Commercial Interior Designers MN