Ideal Commercial Interiors (ICI) offers a full array of systems furniture, modular casework, moveable walls, seating, tables and filing systems to create a customized turnkey solution for each customer. As a full-service commercial interiors dealer servicing major corporations seeking to maximize their budget by working with a single source. Our products are, eco-friendly, ergonomically sound, and have flexible use.

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Rick Harris, president of Ideal Commercial Interiors (ICI), has been in the office interiors industry for the past 37 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 business, Rick has witnessed firsthand the evolution of the utilization of office space and the design elements. He has built strong relationships with furniture manufacturers and suppliers from coast to coast allowing him to meet  customer needs at varied price points. His vast knowledge in all aspects of the industry makes ICI a prime candidate for any type of project.

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 holds contracts with Hennepin County, the University of Minnesota, The City of Saint Paul and is performing as a subcontractor for major construction 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, and is an active participant of the City of Saint Paul’s Construction Partnering Program (CPP). In 2015, Rick and ICI were recognized as the minority vendor of the year by the University of Minnesota, National Association of Minority Contractors , and North Central MSDC. Rick’s latest venture is co-founding the Minnesota Minority Goods and Services Association (MMGSA).


Rick is a positive advocate for minority business and is called upon frequently to collaborate with key State,City, 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. Rick also served on the External Review Committee for the 2017 Disparity Study.


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”).