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DAVACO Company milestones

2016

  • DAVACO establishes new, strategic clients and partners for technology integration rollouts.
  • Digital services continues to grow, now surpassing 35,000+ screens installed and thousands of other technology upgrades, including self-ordering kiosks, beacons and wireless technology, across Noth America.
  • DAVACO joins the Airfuel Alliance, a nonprofit consortium of industryleaders who are developing new wireless chanrging standards.

2015

  • DAVACO celebrates 25 years of experience by providing services to the who’s who of global and national brands.

2014

  • DAVACO expands ClearThread® and launches ClearThread.com to provide additional data collection and reporting capabilities.
  • DAVACO receives the Digital Signage Federation’s Seal of Professional Excellence.
  • DAVACO completes installation of over 25,000 screens throughout North America, which is believed to be the most installed from any other service provider.
  • DAVACO launches digital services to support need of environments requiring consumer technology experience.
  • DAVACO Canada relocates office to better meet growing needs.

2013

  • DAVACO joins Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and Retail Council of Canada to further strengthen customer service throughout all provinces in Canada.
  • Industry expertise blends across multiple industries to better serve clients with complex programs that cross typical industry segments such as retail adding restaurants, restaurants in hospitality, healthcare at retail, etc.

2012

  • DAVACO launches hospitality division to service an industry segment in need of high-volume program for property renovations.
  • DAVACO recognizes its "out of the box" thinking by introducing a new logo, which better supports the evolution and long-term direction of the company's business operations and client base.
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  • DAVACO recognizes its "out of the box" thinking by introducing a new logo, which better supports the evolution and long-term direction of the company's business operations and client base.

2011

  • DAVACO gains additional "green" expertise with the acquisition of Ecoxera, a retail sustainability consulting firm.
  • DAVACO continues to build its capabilities with the expansion of facilities management, product integrity assessment and safety audit services.
  • DAVACO celebrates 20 years with the Association of Retail Environments; DAVACO joins Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) and Digital Signage Federation Association (DSF).

2010

  • DAVACO executes over 160,000 electronic surveys for its nationwide retail, restaurant, and consumer brand clients.
  • DAVACO celebrates 20 year anniversary.
  • DAVACO partners with an Asia-based sourcing and manufacturer management agency to help clients create a seamless in-store sourcing and installation program.
  • DAVACO supports a variety of industry events, including SPECS, BuildPoint, StorePoint Restaurant and Fashion Group International’s Dallas Career Day.
  • DAVACO joins Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA). With the company’s growing client list of national restaurant brands, DAVACO aligns expertise and resources with this association to cater to the restaurant industry.

2009

  • DAVACO introduces proprietary technology package, ClearThread®, designed to give clients greater visibility into the execution and management of their programs.

ClearThread

  • DAVACO introduces “Teams of Excellence” to enhance the organization and better service retail clients. Rick Davis, CEO, is featured in the Dallas Business Journal article, entitled “DAVACO Realigns to Target Retailers.” It highlights the company’s innovative specialty team approach to enhance customer relationships.
  • DAVACO is featured in the Dallas Historical Society’s “Big B in Big D” book. The publication recounts the history and company milestones of big business in Dallas, Texas.
  • DAVACO supports a variety of industry events, including SPECS, BuildPoint, Retailing Summit, Executive SPECS, Commercial Construction Show and Fashion Group International’s Dallas Career Day.

2008

  • DAVACO CEO Rick Davis is named to the SPECS Advisory Board.
  • DAVACO joins the United States Green Building Council. The company supports retailers’ efforts to integrate “green” standards, designs and materials into their retail and restaurant environments.
  • DAVACO’s Rick Davis presents at SMU’s Southwest Venture Forum to over 200 Dallas business professionals.
  • DAVACO experts speak at a variety of industry trade shows, including Fashion Group International’s Dallas Career Day, Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) and the National Association of Retail Marketing Services (NARMS).

2007

  • DAVACO named to Dallas 100, as the 10th fastest growing private companies in North Texas. This is the sixth time that DAVACO has received the award, which is given by the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at SMU’s Cost School of Business.
  • DAVACO named to the 2007 Top Contractor list by Retail Traffic Magazine. DAVACO and Fashion Group International co-sponsor the first Excellence in Merchandising Competition, awarding $1000 in scholarships to the winners.
  • DAVACO’s CEO, Rick Davis, is featured on Sky Radio’s Leadership Forum.
  • DAVACO establishes scholarship fund for employees’ children to support higher education.
  • DAVACO increases warehouse space to support clients’ logistics and consolidation needs, with the addition of a 153,000 square foot facility in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • DAVACO supports industry events, including Commercial Construction Show, SPECS, Executive SPECS and NARMS.

2006

  • DAVACO expands client base of retail industries including financial, restaurants and manufacturers of consumer brands and services.
  • DAVACO, for fifth year in a row, receives Dallas 100 Award from 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. Ranked 18th. Rick Davis, CEO, is named finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
  • DAVACO sponsors MAGIC, the fashion industry trade show, for the first time.
  • DAVACO introduces Brand Development division, broadening its capabilities to efficiently synchronize vendor shops and in-store merchandising capabilities.
  • DAVACO introduces Global Logistics and Consolidation division expanding the company's ability to streamline store items needed at the individual store level.
  • DAVACO acquires Artistic Consolidation, adding another level of expertise and a centralized warehouse facility in Tennessee.
  • DAVACO presents at a variety of educational retail seminars and events like The Fashion Group International and Retail Construction Expo. Rick Davis, CEO, is inducted into the Retail Construction Hall of Fame for his contributions to the retail industry over the years.
  • DAVACO exhibits at SPECS 2006.
  • DAVACO exhibits at the Retail Construction Expo.

2005

  • DAVACO, for 4th year in a row, receives Dallas 100 Award from 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. Ranked as 20th.

2004

  • DAVACO relocates and expands its corporate offices to accommodate current and future growth plans.
  • DAVACO, for 3rd year in a row, receives Dallas 100 Award from 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. Ranked as 28th.
  • DAVACO acquires National Construction Services in Twinsburg, OH.

2003

  • DAVACO, for second year in a row, receives Dallas 100 Award from 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. Ranked as 36th.

2002

  • Fixture Perfect International (FPI) changes its name to DAVACO to reflect the company’s expanded service offerings and to position the company for continued growth.

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  • DAVACO receives Dallas 100 Award from 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. Ranked as 70th.

2000

  • FPI expands its wide array of services by adding a new merchandising division.
  • FPI occupies another 5000 sq ft. of office space to accommodate explosive growth.
  • FPI proudly celebrates its 10th anniversary.
  • FPI adds international and domestic sourcing to its service offerings.

1999

  • FPI's headquarters move to a new office location, tripling its square footage of office space. Sales hit a record high, increasing revenue by more than 63% from 1998.

1997

  • Senior Designers are brought onboard to enhance FPI's capabilities. FPI Services, Inc. changes its name to Fixture Perfect International, Inc. and changes its logo to more accurately reflect the new capabilities in design and store planning. FPI jumped ahead of competitors by adding an advanced, secured website where clients track job information, view, upload and download CAD drawings and photographs of finished shops. Key personnel join the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to further network FPI's design capabilities.

FPI logo

1996

  • FPI Construction, Inc., a subsidiary of FPI Services, Inc., is developed to handle large-scale projects. 1995 National Site Survey and CAD services are added to the list of capabilities. FPI becomes a member of the National Retail Federation. Fixture Perfect Installations, Ltd. changes its name to FPI Services, Inc. to reflect the additional services offered.

1993

  • FPI expands client base by adding clients such as Pier 1 Imports and Tandy Corporation.

1992

  • Sales focus shifts from working for fixture manufacturers to working directly for retailers.

1991

  • The original five year strategic plan was achieved only one year after implementation of the plan. FPI began landing large rollouts for clients such as Blockbuster and implemented a systematic program to build a nationwide network of skilled craftsman.

1990

  • Fixture Perfect is incorporated May 29, 1990.