DAVACO'S RICK DAVIS NAMED SPEAKER AT LEADERSHIP SERIES EVENT FOR DALLAS 100™ WINNERS
GROWTH AND SUCCESS INSIGHT TO BE SHARED AT EXCLUSIVE CEO EVENT
DALLAS (October 25, 2006) – DAVACO Inc., the leading national provider of retail services and solutions, announced today that the company’s chief executive officer, Rick Davis, has been selected as the guest speaker for The Leadership Series breakfast to be held on November 8, 2006 in Dallas, Texas. The private event is open exclusively to CEOs of companies that have previously been named to the Dallas 100™, an annual recognition bestowed on north Texas’ 100 fastest-growing private companies by the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at the SMU Cox School of Business.
Davis, whose company is a five-time winner of the Dallas 100 award, will address other CEOs on how DAVACO has established a leadership position in the retail industry. DAVACO, founded in 1990 with four employees, has sustained double-digit growth year-over-year, and today, employs over 600 associates across the country. The company, which specializes in high-volume rollouts, retrofits, resets and new stores, executes retail store programs for national brands in a variety of industries including: specialty retail, drug stores, convenience, big box/supercenters, discount, banking/financial, restaurants and department stores.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to offer my business perspective and lessons learned to this distinguished group of professionals,” said Davis. “DAVACO provides a unique offering of services for the retail industry that continues to grow as we build and strengthen business partnerships with our retail clients.”
About Rick Davis
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Rick Davis currently serves as the chief executive officer of DAVACO, where he is responsible for the overall management and strategic development of the company. Originally known as Fixture Perfect International (FPI), Rick founded the company in 1990 to meet the unique needs of retailers. Since then, he has led the company to become the nation's number one turnkey retail service provider and technology leader, with double-digit annual growth. Rick was nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 1999 and was honored as a finalist in 2000 and 2006. In 2006 he was inducted into the Retail Construction Hall of Fame and named to the Salvation Army’s Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Prior to DAVACO, Rick was a Dallas-based developer of commercial and residential properties.
About DAVACO Inc.
DAVACO, the national leading provider of retail services, specializes in the quality management and execution of high-volume rollouts, retrofits, resets, and new stores. DAVACO offers a range of comprehensive services that helps retailers maximize brand presence and profitability at retail. Services include: real estate, design services, project management, logistics and consolidation, store fixture and graphic installations, store and marketing surveys, soft- and hard-line merchandising programs, and sourcing. Founded in 1990, the company is based in Dallas. For more information, visit www.davacoinc.com.
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