Location


Applicant Hotline / Línea directa: (844)488-2720

Efficient Facilities International
802 Port America Place, Suite 100
Grapevine, Texas 76051
(817) 481-6464

Efficient Facilities International

Our Mission, History, and People

Mission

To deliver value-added facility management and service through:

Defined process
Systemic thinking
Advanced technology
Skilled employees

This creates enduring partnerships with our clients.

Our History

EFI began as a dedicated partnership between former Big Five management consultant Lisa Whitsett and former physics instructor Steven Wills. Whitsett and Wills recognized the potential to combine their expertise to build and run a facility workforce management and services company. Hallmarked by well-defined process and advanced technology, EFI's client base has grown to over 375 customers.

Lisa Whitsett gained her experience in business management through years in Big Five consulting. During this time, she focused on business process, training and development, and workforce management. Whitsett says that, "we hire good people who take pride in what they do. We stay focused on process, which ultimately leads to the highest quality
service for our customers." Steven Wills’ education and experience in physics, engineering, and construction services provides the know-how and content knowledge for EFI. Wills says that "much of a company's capital is invested in the
physical space from which they conduct business. Our purpose is to maintain and, in many cases, increase the value of this asset."

The team who manages EFI applies more than 100 years of combined experience to meet customers' needs every day. Whitsett adds that EFI’s management team is "skilled in areas of process engineering, workforce  development, knowledge management, and change management. These business skills, married with facility management know-how, make us different."

Who we are

We are a diverse group of more than two hundred employees supporting all aspects of facility maintenance, construction services, and operational support.  With the corporate office located in Grapevine Texas, EFI extends its business envelope throughout the Dallas / Ft. Worth metropolitan area, serving a ninety mile radius in both the public and private sectors.  To achieve this, we position our staff across the entire North Texas region.  We are innovators in preventative and predictive maintenance with emphasis on lean processes. We create an optimal working environment for our customers, free of operational obstacles that may limit their success.

Management Team

Officers

Lisa Whitsett


Co-founder and SVP Corporate Development
Facilitate Operational and Human Resources processes
Responsible for corporate communication and web development

Hitachi Consulting (Formerly Experio Solutions), 2001 – 2003

Responsible for design and development of enterprise-wide KM system;
integration with enterprise-wide systems to user base of 1000; content
management of 20 communities; led the integration of KM system during
acquisitions
Responsible for design, development, and implementation of enterprise-wide communication plan to employee base of 850

Andersen (Formerly Arthur Andersen LLP), 1996 – 2001

Responsible for communication planning, change management, KM,
process reengineering, project management, HR management, performance
management, communities of practice design and development per client
contracts to employee bases of 100 – 10,000

Education

BA, Sociology, Law minor, University California at San Diego
MA, Mental Health Counseling, University of Northern Iowa

Steven Wills


Co-founder and SVP Business Development
Responsible for account acquisition and managing Sales organization

Hitachi Consulting (Formerly Experio Solutions), 2001 – 2002

Director of Business Development for West Region
Responsible for Oil and Gas vertical Liaison between Service Delivery and client base
Partnered with Regional Vice President to develop 23M new business
Developed curriculum for Sales training

Geoscience International, 1994 - 2001

Processed magnetic and radiometric data to define oil field composition
Performed chemical analysis of soil during hydrocarbon exploration
Technical sales responsibilities

Education

BS, Physics, University of Northern Iowa
MA, Public Administration, University Texas at Arlington

Jerry Kohlscheen


Strategy and Operations Officer, manage operational activities for AFS

Pendleton Woolen Mills, Inc., 1984 - 2003

Operations Manager for Midwest Region
Responsible for all aspects of manufacturing operations
Executive team development responsible for 100M in product sales
Human Resource process development inclusive of; labor negotiations,
government compliance, Workers Compensation, and result-oriented
employee development programs
Established and coordinated the implementation of new Product
Enhancement Department
Introduced new analytical software
Nation-wide engineering and consulting support

Iowa Western Community College, 2002 – 2003

Responsible for development of Warehouse Management Certificate Program
Adjunct lecturer on process controls including, Capacity Requirements
Planning, Master Production Scheduling, Just-In-Time Techniques, and Production Activity Controls

Education

BS, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, University of Nebraska
MBA, Business Administration/Management Information Systems, Creighton University