Meet the Facility Manager: Keith Hargis, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation

At DPM Care, we are honored to work closely with incredible facility managers and property managers across the Southeast. And we know you have a tough job. Every company has unique needs. And it’s your job to make sure your facility meets the demands of your team – which is no small task.

That’s why we’re excited to unveil a new series of blog posts highlighting the fantastic people we work with on a daily basis. We want to give property and facility managers some much-deserved attention for the work they do to keep their office buildings running smoothly.

To kick things off, we’re starting with one of our longtime clients, Caterpillar Financial Services. Without further adieu, meet Keith Hargis and learn more about what it’s like to be the global facilities manager at Cat Financial.

Meet Keith Hargis of Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation

What is your role as global facilities manager?

As global facilities manager, I oversee facilities operations for the Financial Products Division of Caterpillar including the Caterpillar Financial Center building and Perimeter Place facility in Nashville as well as numerous offices located around the world.

How big is your facility?

323,500 square feet

What is the biggest challenge you face in your role?

Budget constraints due to the challenging global economy.

What is your best piece of advice to other facility managers?

Don’t get stressed. Remain calm and know that everything will work out!

How does having a clean building help your business?
Cleanliness is important on many levels including safety, appearance, health and professional and productive work environment for employees and visitors.
How does preventative maintenance create value for you, or your business?

Preventive maintenance programs address repairs and maintenance issues on an ongoing basis and prevents the “run to fail” approach that results in costly repairs and replacements.

How has DPM Care’s service impacted your business?

DPM Care provides a good preventive maintenance program that keeps our carpets and flooring clean and maintains the life cycle and longevity of the flooring.