diverse portfolio of front and back-of-house oriented spaces
that translate into enterprise efficiencies
Our philosophy towards employee retention is mirrored by our strategic approach to market diversification. By engaging professionals to specialize in specific markets, they become intimately familiar with the program spaces, operating culture and outside influencers that drive capital planning initiatives. Similarly, they expand their knowledge of the operating environment conducted within the program spaces and the various components that support the primary function of the organization. This affords us the opportunity to serve physical spaces as well as auxiliary spaces that support the primary function such as distribution, fulfillment, instructional/ training, manufacturing/ industrial, food service, maintenance/ operations, data/ call centers and dynamic high-technology spaces. Coupled with our market diversity, we offer a broad perspective of best practices that enhance project outcomes
As a global online service provider and retailer, Amazon has expanded its global market reach and service offerings through a nimble enterprise structure that capitalizes on strategic alliances and fast-pace execution. Hargis has contributed to this Fortune 100’s growth by authoring their workplace technology standards and deploying well-executed telecommunications, audio-visual and security systems integrated into structures throughout the building lifecycle. We have applied our strategic sourcing and partnership programs that effectively execute capital improvements worldwide, positively affecting corporate build-outs, fulfillment centers and acquisitions.
As Microsoft has expanded its headquarters and global operations, its enterprise workplace telecommunications standards have evolved. Hargis has contributed to the expansion and standards evolution by providing technical leadership and driving installation coordination. We have proven our ability to keep pace with sophisticated environments associated with the dynamic business lines, data centers and R&D laboratories. This has translated into over four million (and counting) square feet of constructed spaces over the past decade. Our involvement has included campus additions, ground-up construction, tenant improvements, laboratory upgrades, international acquisitions, campus revitalization, infrastructure upgrades and repurposing of newly acquired structures.
The Nordstrom/Hargis relationship is one that spans nearly 4 decades. As the exclusive electrical, plumbing, telecommunications and security engineering consultant since 1977, we have utilized our unique perspective to support their enterprise initiatives across their retail, online, fulfillment, media-enriched creative studio, warehouse and operating call centers nationwide. We have adapted to fast tracked, evolutions in design, advancements in technologies and project delivery methods and logistically challenging projects in order to meet project and business objectives. We have collaborated with planners, designers and manufacturers to support the evolution of their technology-enriched design studios, lighting standards and blending infrastructure with aesthetics to uphold the brand experience. We have also been engaged to identify energy conservation opportunities and leverage technology to satisfy operational, loss prevention and to enhance the instore guest experience.
JP Morgan Chase/ Washington Mutual
Hargis provided telecommunications and security design and consulting services to Washington Mutual’s ITG group for over a decade as the sole consulting partner. Our ability to adapt to changes in corporate structure, evolving business lines, expanding markets, acquisitions and technical evolutions brought forth value to the national financial institution. We repeatedly demonstrated our ability to discern key performance indicators and translate them into scalable, flexible solutions supportive of aggressive schedules, expanded scopes of work and concurrent mission critical initiatives. Our contribution advanced their rollout of retail banking, call, data, regional and enterprise operational centers, as well as the repositioning of their national headquarters.
Walmart engaged our specialists at various points to advance its 2020 Energy Goal Initiative as part of its Existing Building Optimization Program (EBOP). In the first series of energy reduction projects, we evaluated specific aspects of their enterprise operations, such as lighting controls, refrigeration equipment and rooftop HVAC units. These initial projects led to us being requested to participate in the review of data from the operating US inventory of 5,000 existing stores. This evaluation led to Hargis being the sole consultant requested to enhance the US EBOP with an enterprise-wide evaluation and identification of energy conservation measures that can be implemented in a prescriptive turn-key package.
Washington State Department of Corrections
Since earning the consulting opportunity in 2003 through a competitive process, Hargis has become the preferred professional resource to the Department of Corrections (DOC). We have served its telecommunications master planning, pre-design, design guidelines and standards development, design and implementation consulting needs across the DOC’s 12-campus enterprises. Effectively, this has translated into a majority of all their major capital projects that span housing, healthcare, education, industrial vocational training, food preparation and servery and warehousing.
Known as a value-positioned grocery outlet brand, Winco approaches capital improvements with an eye towards long-term operational savings. Supporting repurposing of existing spaces and new construction, Hargis is applying our full spectrum of consulting services for stores in Washington, Oregon, Arizona, California and Texas.