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Davaco Featured in Dallas Historical Society?S ?Big B IN Big D?
Book Recounting History of Big Business in Dallas, Texas Released in October 2009

Dallas, TX (November 16, 2009) –DAVACO, Inc. (, the national leading provider of retail services, announced today that the company is included in the book, ?Big B in Big D,? which chronicles the history of Dallas and the businesses that have impacted the city, its economy and its character. The book, which was released in October 2009, is commissioned by the Dallas Historical Society and written by David E. Perryman, the director of alumni relations for the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center-San Antonio. ?Big B in Big D? is available for purchase at

“DAVACO embodies innovation and entrepreneurship, and we?re so pleased to include their story in ?Big B in Big D?,? said the President of Historical Publishing Network. ?Our publications are designed to preserve the history and celebrate the milestones of Dallas, and DAVACO certainly is a significant part of the past, the present and the future of Dallas business.”

DAVACO, which was founded in Dallas in 1990, began with one retail client and a few employees. ?We had a client that needed to open new stores faster and we rose to that challenge,? said Rick Davis, Owner/CEO, DAVACO. ?We?ve built our business around exclusively servicing retail and restaurant clients to help them achieve their in-store goals with efficiency and cost effectiveness, and, in the process, developed a new business category?retail services provider.?

Today, DAVACO is the leading provider of retail services, specializing in the management and execution of high-volume rollouts, retrofits, resets, right-sizing, in-store merchandising, shop-in-shops and associated logistics and consolidation. The company has W-2 employees located across the country and a growing list of clients, including the ?who?s who? of specialty retail, drug stores, convenience, home centers, big box, department stores and restaurants.

For more information on DAVACO, visit the company?s website at or email

About DAVACO Inc.
DAVACO, the national leading provider of retail services, specializes in the quality management and execution of high-volume rollouts, retrofits, resets, right-sizing, in-store merchandising, shop-in-shops and associated logistics and consolidation. DAVACO offers a comprehensive range of services that helps retailers maximize brand presence and profitability at retail. Services include: ▪ Rollouts, retrofits, resets and remodelsFixture and graphics installationsProject managementHard- and soft-line merchandisingSite and marketing surveysLogistics and consolidationDesign servicesSpecial initiatives. Founded in 1990, the company is based in Dallas, Texas, with over 700 employees across the country. For more information, visit

DAVACO Recognitions
For six consecutive years, DAVACO was named to the Dallas 100 by the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at SMU?s Cox School of Business as one of the 100 fastest-growing private companies in the North Texas area. 2007 (ranked 10), 2006 (ranked 18), 2005 (ranked 20), 2004 (ranked 28), 2003 (ranked 36), 2002 (ranked 70). DAVACO was also named the Baylor Family Business of the year in 2006. In addition, Rick Davis, Owner/CEO was named as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2000 and 2006. Also in 2006, he was inducted into the Retail Construction Hall of Fame.

Dallas Historical Society
The Dallas Historical Society?s is mission is to collect, preserve and exhibit the unique heritage of Dallas and Texas to educate and inspire future generations. The Dallas Historical Society was organized on March 31, 1922, by 101 prominent citizens who wished to encourage historical inquiry. In 1938, the Society assumed the management of the magnificent Hall of State at the request of the City of Dallas. The Hall of State is one of the finest examples of art deco architecture in the country and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a part of Fair Park. In 1986, the building was restored at a cost of approximately $1.5 million, and the G.B. Dealey Library was opened. The Historical Society is the oldest historical organization in Dallas County that is committed to preserving the area's entire history. The Historical Society operates with a full and part-time staff of ten and an annual operating budget of approximately $1,000,000.

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