DAVACO Joins the U.S. Green Building Council
Retail Services Company Supports Retail Brands’ Green Building Initiatives
Dallas, TX (May 1, 2008) – DAVACO, Inc., the national leading provider of retail services, recently announced that the company has joined the U.S. Green Building Council. Focused on the advancement of green building, the Council provides education, advocacy and other support for environmental design, construction and operation of buildings. The USGBC is also responsible for the development and accreditation of the LEED® Rating System™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), which is the national benchmark for high-performance green building.
“We are pleased to align ourselves with the U.S. Green Building Council and support their commitment to transforming building and communities that are environmentally and socially responsible,” said Rick Davis, CEO, DAVACO. “As a company, we are taking a proactive approach to green practices in the retail and restaurant industry. DAVACO can oversee and execute green programs for our retail clients at each location, and want our clients to be assured that we appreciate the importance of what a green environment means for their brand.”
DAVACO, which specializes in the management and execution of high-volume rollouts, resets, retrofits, new stores, in-store merchandising and shop-in shops, employs over 600 employees across the country to execute change in retail environments. The company manages and performs work for national retailers in a variety of segments including specialty retail, drug/convenience, restaurants, big box, department stores and consumer products.
“DAVACO has been making change happen in retail environments for nearly 20 years, and it is exciting to see the retail industry embrace green building and integrate the practice into their stores,” said Davis. “This is not a passing trend—retailers quickly realize that there is a real ROI in changing retail environments that comply with green practices.” According to the USGBC, green building increases productivity, improves health, conserves the earth’s resources and decreases operations and maintenance costs.
In addition to partnering with retail clients to execute green programs, DAVACO has also established an internal green program at the company’s corporate headquarters. The DAVACO committee known as the “Green Team” provides education and awareness to employees on ways to be responsibly green such as recycling, reducing consumption and reusing materials.
The USGBC has over 8,000 member organizations, representing designers, builder, owners, engineers, manufacturers and other professionals. For more information, visit the Council’s website at www.usgbc.org.
About DAVACO Inc.
DAVACO, the national leading provider of retail services, specializes in the quality management and execution of in-store merchandising, shop-in-shops and high-volume rollouts, retrofits, resets, and new stores. DAVACO offers a comprehensive range of services that helps retailers maximize brand presence and profitability at retail. Services include: ▪ Rollouts, retrofits, resets and remodels ▪ Fixture and graphics installations ▪ Project services ▪ Project management ▪ Hard- and soft-line merchandising ▪ Site and marketing surveys ▪ Logistics and consolidation ▪ Design services. Founded in 1990, the company is based in Dallas, Texas, with over 600 employees across the country. For more information, visit www.davacoinc.com.
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