Our History

HHS Founded

1975

HHS Founded

Hospital Housekeeping Systems (HHS) was founded by owner Jim Spry at his home in Austin, Texas. The organization began as a housekeeping support service provider within the healthcare industry.

HHS Relocates

1984

HHS moves to Houston, Texas under the leadership of CEO Tom Spry.

HHS Moves to Austin

1989

HHS moves back to Austin, Texas and is officed out of a home on Lake Travis, and Jim returns as CEO.

New Location and CEO

1991

HHS offices out of our partner’s facility, Largo Medical Center, in Florida, followed by the purchase of our own building in Largo, Florida. During this time Bob Floyd served as CEO for five years.

New CEO Appointed

1997

New CEO Appointed

Craig Holmes named CEO and serves in this position for five years.

HHS Relocates Back to Austin

2002

Jim Spry becomes CEO for the third time and purchases the Koppel building in downtown Austin, relocating the headquarters back to Texas.

HHS Moves into a New Office

2003

HHS Moves into a New Office

HHS is officially housed out of the Koppel building on 4th and Congress Ave. During this time, Tom Spry returns as CEO. The Koppel, built in 1889, was originally a feed store on the bottom half, and a railroad hotel on the top floor.

New CEO Appointed

2006

New CEO Appointed

Roy Thornton is named CEO.

New Headquarters and CEO

2010

New Headquarters and CEO

HHS purchases half a city block, which included Brazos Hall and a charter school, moving the headquarters to this location. Ryan Williams serves as HHS CEO.

BedWatch® Founded

2010

BedWatch® Founded

BedWatch, a diversified offering of HHS, was founded under the leadership of Steve Jourdan. BedWatch provides an entire suite of cutting-edge, fully mobile, cloud-based patient throughput management tools: Admit Control, Bed Control, and Transport Control. These tools provide real-time visibility and communication to effectively coordinate and manage the care, placement, and movement of patients throughout the hospital or entire healthcare system.

HHS Begins Providing Culinary

2011

HHS Begins Providing Culinary

HHS begins providing culinary and nutrition services, led by Keith O’Neill.

HHS Grows

2012

HHS has 200 support services accounts.

Patient Flow Added to Services

2013

Patient Flow Added to Services

HHS introduces patient transport services.

HHS Adds Four New Services

2013

HHS Adds Four New Services

HHS adds integrated facilities management, clinical and biomedical engineering, asset management, and decommissioning to our service offerings.

New CEO Appointed

2013

New CEO Appointed

Joe Terry is named CEO of HHS.

HHS Officially Changes Name

2014

HHS Officially Changes Name

Hospital Housekeeping Systems changes the organization’s name to HHS to better represent its diversified services.

HHS Grows

2014

HHS reaches 300 account partnerships.

CareFUND Created

2014

CareFUND Created

The HHS CareFUND is created. The HHS CareFUND, which is fully supported by team members, provides financial assistance to those experiencing difficult times as a result of natural disasters, sudden health problems, or other unexpected and unavoidable issues that may arise.

HHS Adds New Service Line

2015

HHS Adds New Service Line

Linen utilization and laundry management (LUM) services begin. 

HHS Grows

2015

350 account partnerships have now been formed.

International Expansion

2015

HHS expands internationally to Chile.

HHS Grows

2016

Account partnerships increase to 450.

HHS Expands into Three Industries

2016

HHS begins providing support services to government, resorts, and senior living industries.

HHS Grows

2017

HHS now provides support services to over 500 partnership accounts.

International Expansion

2018

HHS gains a partnership in Japan at Yokota Air Base.

HHS Moves Headquarters to Dripping Springs

2019

HHS Moves Headquarters to Dripping Springs

HHS’ headquarters move to a new 125-acre campus in Dripping Springs, Texas, just outside of Austin, where our home office and training center are located.

New CEO Appointed

2019

New CEO Appointed

Brian Weed is named CEO.