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DAVACO CEO NAMED FINALIST FOR 2006 ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Rick Davis Nominated For Achievements in Retail Services Industry

DALLAS, Texas (May 30, 2006) – DAVACO Inc., the leading national provider of retail services and solutions, announces Rick Davis, chief executive officer of DAVACO, Inc. has been named a finalist for the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Southwest area. As one of the finalists, Davis will be honored at the Annual Awards Banquet on June 17, 2006 where the category winners will also be announced.

“It is a prestigious honor to be recognized as a regional finalist by the distinguished group of judges Ernst & Young has assembled for this very important recognition,” said Rick Davis.  “I share this achievement with our employees who demonstrate their dedication to superior customer service and DAVACO’s continuing success.”

Since 1986 Ernst & Young and the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards have honored entrepreneurial men and women and the vital contributions they provide to build and grow companies.  Entrepreneurs are identified as leaders and creators who build and sustain world-class businesses that are a testament to vision, leadership, achievement, and social responsibility. Through the evaluation process, these individuals have chronicled their capacity to transform entire organizations, create new products and industries, enrich individual lives, and contribute to the vibrancy of national economies.

About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards

The Entrepreneur Of The Year® awards program was created and is produced by professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP. As the first award of its kind, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses. The program honors entrepreneurs through regional, national and global award programs in over 100 cities and 35 countries. Further information about Ernst & Young can be found at www.ey.com.

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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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