Quality is our #1 Priority

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

2018

  • Keith Winters is named Chief Executive Officer. As CEO/COO, he oversees the development and implementation of the company's strategic direction, plans and procedures, as well as the day-to-day management of all operational divisions and support teams.
  • DAVACO’s corporate headquarters moves it offices to provide better customer solutions. The new facility, located in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, provides double the office space as well as on-site warehouse and logistics expertise.
  • DAVACO’s Canadian office relocates to a new office space in Mississauga, Ontario, near Toronto.
  • DAVACO’s technology deployment teams complete over 700,000 surveys and post over 12 million photos to support client initiatives since introducing ClearThread in 2009.

2017

  • DAVACO joins the Crane family of premier companies and teams up to expand in-house capabilities that provide comprehensive supply-chain solutions to support turnkey rollout and remodel programs. This unique and strategic in-house expertise provides a more complete, integrated, and global solution, including inventory management and "just-in-time" delivery of program FF&E.

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 North America.
  • DAVACO joins the Airfuel Alliance, a nonprofit consortium of industry leaders who are developing new wireless standards.

2015

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

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 solutions 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.
    new DAVACO logo

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.

introducing 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 Cox 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 college students.
  • 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. The name is short for A Rick Davis Company.

from Fixture Perfect to DAVACO

  • 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.

name changed to Fixture Perfect International, Inc

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 its 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 to ensure better results.

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.

Where are you based?
Our corporate headquarters is based in the heart of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex in Irving, Texas. We also have an office in the Toronto area and regional offices and warehouse facilities located throughout North America. With in-house capabilities of supply-chain management with logistics, DAVACO can also support programs globally. We have employees located throughout the United States and Canada, covering all regions and provinces.

How large is your organization?
DAVACO has a nationwide employee base with 1,300 W-2 and T4 DAVACO employees located coast-to-coast. Over 150 are located in the Dallas corporate and Canadian offices.

What services do you provide?
We provide a wide array of solutions to help global brands execute change including:

  • Remodels, Resets and Rollouts
  • Fixture, Equipment and Graphic Installations
  • Program and Project Management
  • Digital Signage, Digital Menu Boards and other Technology Upgrades
  • Hard-Line Merchandising
  • Soft-Line Merchandising
  • Site and Data Collection Surveys
  • Supply-chain management with logistics and consolidation, from Manufacturing to Final Destination
  • Special Initiatives

Out of all the services you offer, what do you feel you do best?
Obviously we feel we do all of the services we offer best or else we would not offer them. If we had to say what’s the one thing we do best – it would be our ability to provide a total solution and deliver satisfaction on each and every project - no matter the scope of work. We approach each opportunity with our “satisfaction guaranteed” commitment.

How is DAVACO different from other labor services organization?
We specialize in providing quality, customizable services with our W-2 and T4 employees that increase efficiencies, reduce costs and meet deadlines. Our ability to offer a "satisfaction guarantee," combined with our keen understanding of customer environments sets us apart.

How do you ensure your “satisfaction guaranteed” offer?
Our employee-based nationwide professionals, trained field supervisors and managers ensure the quality, consistency and delivery of project execution. Whether it is five or 5,000 locations, our team is committed to getting the job done right, on time and on budget. We refer to this commitment to excellence as "The DAVACO Way".

Are you price competitive?
Certainly. We provide high-quality work and consistent program or project execution at a market competitive rate. It is our goal to offer a total solution with incredible value to our customers.

Are there associates on staff with industry-related backgrounds?
We are fortunate to have company leaders in operations, sales and marketing with a broad range of industry, construction and remodeling backgrounds. Our operation teams have seasoned, knowledgeable management with direct experience executing change in customer environments.

Do you truly have employee-based labor nationwide?
Yes. DAVACO has a unique base of W-2/T4 employees located across the United States and Canada to meet the high-volume, nationwide needs of our customers. DAVACO strives to hire the best of the best.

What kind of training programs do you have in place?
Over the years we have developed a training and ongoing development program called “The DAVACO Way.” This program is administered to all employees and is customized to reflect the specific needs of our clients. For large rollouts, we create training specific to the program as well as host training sessions in DAVACO University – our state-of-the-art training facility located in our Dallas/Ft. Worth office. We also have web-based training programs.

Do you have trained supervisors in the field?
Every DAVACO job has a trained supervisor assigned to ensure program compliance and quality workmanship to be sure our satisfaction guarantee is delivered. Training is conducted at Dallas/Ft. Worth corporate office, in the field and through online programs.

What type of insurance, bonding do you carry?
DAVACO maintains commercial liability insurance policies with A.M. Best "A" rated insurance underwriters, each with "excellent" financial ratings.

Do you have a corporate “green” policy?
Yes. DAVACO encourages its employees to make environmentally-friendly choices at home and work. The DAVACO Cares program includes a variety of “green” initiatives including: recycling of paper and office supplies; an employee intranet site for online references, pay stubs and benefits enrollment to reduce paper consumption.

What professional affiliations do you have?
DAVACO, as a company, is a member of many professional and trade organizations including: American Hotel & Lodging Association, Digital Signage Federation Association, National Safety Council, Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association, Restaurant Facility Management Association, Retail Council of Canada, Shop! and World Alliance for Retail Excellence and Standards.

Do you execute your services internationally?
Yes. We have executed international programs for brands in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Guam and can also execute international-based programs in the United States. DAVACO's supply-chain management with logistics and warehousing has a global reach moving FF&E/OS&E from country to country.