DAVACO helps national retailers show off their goods. Originally established as Fixture Perfect in 1990, the private company has grown from a store fixture installer to a full-service retail designer, remodeler, and logistics and merchandising specialist. DAVACO offers architectural, construction, and installation services. The company is capable of conducting both small and large-scale rollouts, from five to 5,000 stores. Clients range widely in size from big-box to convenience stores, as well as restaurants and department stores. Clients have included Blockbuster, Dunkin' Donuts, and Pier 1 Imports. Beyond its primary US client base, DAVACO has done work for retailers in Canada, Guam, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.
DAVACO handles project manager responsibilities and works with vendors including consultants, designers, and contractors. The company's online portal allows clients to check project status; its green program offers eco-friendly design and materials. In late 2011 DAVACO acquired sustainability consulting firm Ecoxera, which specializes in serving clients with multiple sites, in a move to add broaden its green offerings.
It also focuses on one of the highest-demand services in the retail industry -- store closings. Retailers interested in shuttering underperforming locations turn to DAVACO to uninstall equipment, crate inventory, conduct asset audits, and manage subcontractors for electrical, dumpster, and signage removal work.
In 2010 DAVACO spread its wings to partner with Genesis Solutions, a retail sourcing consultancy in Asia. The alliance with the Hong Kong-based company will allow DAVACO to assist clients with low-cost sourcing of store furniture and fixtures. – less