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DAVACO is the North American leader in the management and execution of high-volume remodels, resets and rollouts. Founded in 1990, DAVACO currently operates headquarters in Dallas, Texas, as well as Canadian offices near Toronto. In addition, we employ over 1,000 professionals across the United States and Canada who bring extensive experience and specialized skills to deliver services without disruption to your business, your customers or your profitability. When it comes to retail, restaurant and hospitality program management and execution, national and global brands rely on DAVACO to provide a single point-of-contact for coast-to-coast programs, customized solutions and reliable, consistent execution.

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Total Solutions for Total Success

Our commitment to executional excellence is a reflection of our strongly held values and desire to provide outstanding client service. Streamlining the process for improved project management and execution – while keeping the environment active for customers and sales – is critical to success.

At DAVACO, we have a proactive solutions mindset. Our services are customized to meet each client’s need. Any of our services can be integrated into a comprehensive and efficient total solution program or specific services for chain-wide brand initiatives.

Expertise that Fits Your Business

At DAVACO, we’re proud of the company we keep. Since 1990, we’ve been partnering with a wide range of leading brands for a variety of category segments to help reach their brand objectives. With 25 years of experience working with global and national brands, we apply our best practices knowledge to deliver first-class service and exceptional results. Our professional teams are proficient in program execution for:

Retail: Specialty retail, big box, department stores, convenience, grocery

Restaurants: Quick service, fast casual and casual dining

Hospitality: Hotels, motels, extended stay suites, resorts and onsite retail/restaurants

A History of Customer Service and Program Solutions

DAVACO, Inc. began in 1990 in Dallas, Texas. Originally known as Fixture Perfect, the company started as a retail store fixture installation company. DAVACO's initial success was paved by the explosive growth of a national video chain and servicing their need to open stores every 14 hours during their growth years.

From DAVACO's early days, the company was poised for growth. After only one year, DAVACO achieved its original five-year strategic plan, and soon thereafter, shifted its focus to working directly for national brands. Over the next few years, DAVACO continued to expand its client base, as well as its service offering. In 2002, we officially changed our name to DAVACO, short for A Rick Davis Company, to reflect our growing and evolving expertise.

Today, DAVACO continues to build on its solid foundation and remains committed to providing exceptional customer service, high quality work and a satisfaction guarantee.

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Leadership

DAVACO's management team provides a wealth of operational, sales and marketing experience, representing the retail, restaurant, hospitality and healthcare industries.

Rick Davis, Founder/CEO
Gerry Geddis, President/CEO
Lamar Roberts, CFO
Paul Hamer, EVP Business Development
Mike Murray, SVP Operations
Shelly Vandeven, SVP Marketing

Rick Davis
Chief Executive Officer

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 North American leader in high-volume program management and execution. Rick was honored for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award as a finalist in 2000 and 2006. In 2006, he was inducted into the Retail Construction Hall of Fame. Rick currently serves on The Salvation Army's Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Advisory Board and The Board of Advisors of the Baylor Angel Network with the Hankamer School of Business of Baylor University. He previously served on the Executive Board for Southern Methodist's Cox School of Business and the SPECS Advisory Board. Prior to DAVACO, Rick was a Dallas-based developer of commercial and residential properties.

Gerry Geddis
President / Chief Operating Officer

Gerry Geddis is president and chief operating officer for DAVACO. He is responsible for developing vertical integration strategies, business processes and customer relations programs to enhance the company's growth and service capabilities. Prior to joining DAVACO in 2002, Gerry served as worldwide president and chief operating officer of Blockbuster Entertainment. In his nine years with Blockbuster, Gerry served in various management roles including senior vice president - domestic video/international video and senior vice president - European operations. Prior to Blockbuster, Gerry spent over 17 years with Tandy Corporation in various management roles at store and operational levels. Gerry attended the University of Wyoming.

Lamar Roberts
Chief Financial Officer

Lamar Roberts joined DAVACO in 1998 as chief financial officer. With over 30 years of accounting and financial experience, Lamar is responsible for all financial aspects of the company, as well as overseeing the accounting, human resources and legal departments. Lamar previously held the position of chief financial officer for Amber's Stores, a retail craft chain. Lamar also worked in public accounting for nine years, and in the Entrepreneurial Services Group of Ernst & Young with a variety of retail customers including CompUSA, Michael's and Amber's. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Paul Hamer
Executive Vice President of Business Development

Paul Hamer is the executive vice president of business development for DAVACO where he is responsible for strategic sales and business development. Originally hired as a construction superintendent in 1990, he has held a variety of positions within the company during his tenure, including national sales director and Northeast regional director. In addition to working with a wide range of retailers, restaurants and hospitality chains at DAVACO, Paul grew up in the restaurant business and has held a variety of operational positions in the quick-service and casual dining industry. Prior to joining DAVACO, Paul worked as a general contractor and was an assistant professor of printmaking at The Rhode Island School of Design. Paul is a graduate of The Rhode Island School of Design and Vanderbilt University, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

Mike Murray
Sr. Vice President of Operations

Mike Murray serves as the senior vice president of retail operations. Mike joined DAVACO in 2002, and is currently responsible for management of the retail, restaurant, merchandising and technology divisions, as well as the cost management department. Mike has over 35 years of experience in the retail industry with RadioShack and Blockbuster Entertainment. His previous experience with RadioShack included roles as vice president of real estate and store planning, divisional vice president for U.S. operations and managing director for Tandy Australia Limited. During his tenure at Blockbuster Entertainment, Mike served as vice president of Blockbuster Music and president of Blockbuster International.

Shelly Vandeven
Sr. Vice President of Marketing

Shelly Vandeven is the senior vice president of marketing and sales. In this role, she is responsible for all strategic marketing and business development activities, as well as industry and corporate marketing initiatives including customer programs, advertising and public relations. Prior to joining DAVACO in 2004, Shelly worked for Haggar Clothing Co. for a combined 12 years, most recently serving as vice president of brand marketing where she led all brand activities for consumer, trade, retail and corporate marketing programs. She earned a Master of Business Administration in Business Management from the University of Dallas and a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Stephen F. Austin State University.

Associations

DAVACO is committed to supporting industry associations and professional organizations through participation in various activities, including: Educational seminars/presentations; panelist discussions; sponsorships; exhibitions; special committees and forums; leadership appointments; contributor and developer of industry content and topics.

American Institute of Architects Association for Retail Environments Commercial Construction People USGBC   – U.S. Green Building Council Retail Council of Canada American Hotel and Lodging Association USGBC - North Texas ChapterNational Fire Protection Association Fashion Group International Dallas Regional Chamber Digital Signage Federation Digital Screen Media AssociationRestaurant Facility Management Association Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Dallas - Fort Worth Retail Executives Association World Alliance for Reatil Excellence and Standards National Safety Council

Community

Giving Back Through Philanthropy

Each year, DAVACO supports a variety of organizations through our DAVACOcares program. As a company and as individuals, we are dedicated to enriching the community and making a real and impactful difference through volunteerism, financial contributions and in-kind donations. DAVACO has a long-time commitment to The Salvation Army, including the Angel Tree program.

DAVACO is proud to support these other organizations:

The Salvation Army Jewelers for Children Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Foot Locker Foundation RFMA Gives National Multiple Sclerosis Society St. Jude Children's Research Hospital San Antonio Food Bank Ronald McDonald House Charities Tim Horton Children's Foundation Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Wexner Center for the Arts Panda Cares  CVS Caremark Charity Classic Ohio State University Medical Center Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Make a Wish Foundation Fashion Group International

Supporting Educational Endeavors

At DAVACO, we believe that investing in the education of our students is an investment in our future. DAVACO funds several scholarships annually, which are designed to help eligible students obtain their educational goals: The Excellence in Merchandising Award (presented through the Fashion Group International, Dallas Career Day); The DAVACO Scholarship (presented by DAVACO committee, to DAVACO employees' children)

Contact Us Today

DAVACO Headquarters          (Directions)
6688 N. Central Expwy. Suite 1400
Dallas, Texas 75206-3927
877.732.8226 ▪ T 214.373.4700 ▪ F 214.373.6611
info@davacoinc.com

DAVACO Canada
100 Marycroft Avenue Unit 4
Woodbridge, ON L4L 5Y5
877.7DAVACO
info@davacoinc.ca
www.davacoinc.ca