DAVACO's Lew Crawford Presents at PRSM 2008 National Conference

Dallas, TX, April 02, 2008 --(PR.com)-- DAVACO, Inc., the national leading provider of retail services, announced today that Lew Crawford, director of project management, is scheduled to present two seminars at the PRSM 2008 National Conference. Hosted by the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association, the conference is planned for April 13 – 15, 2008 at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla.

On Monday, April 14, 2008, Crawford will join a select panel of experts, representing both retail and services companies, for a “Facility Maintenance Best Practices Roundtable” from 3:15 pm to 6:00 pm. Topics for discussion will range from life cycle costs and energy control systems to strategies for developing an ROI for maintenance spending.

Crawford will also present a seminar entitled, “Transitioning—Construction to Facilities.” The presentation, which will be co-presented with Jason Berg, director of construction for Chicago Bread, takes place on Tuesday, April 15 from 9:30 am to 10:45 am. The session will outline the primary components of an effective plan to transition from construction to facility management to assure long-term benefits like reducing future maintenance expenses and establishing a safe working environment.

“We are pleased that Lew is able to contribute to this event,” said Shelly Vandeven, senior vice president of marketing, DAVACO. “After working closely with a wide range of DAVACO’s retail clients on a variety of programs, he has a vast understanding of retailers’ challenges and the insight to share best practices and proven solutions with PRSM conference attendees.”

About Lew Crawford
Lew Crawford serves as the director of DAVACO’s project management division. In this role, he is responsible for supervising a team of project managers, on-boarding new clients and new project managers, as well as developing standards and practices for the project management department. Crawford joined DAVACO in 2004 with over 20 years of retail experience. His previous positions include: Real estate general manager, RadioShack; director of transition team, CompUSA; and director of new stores/store planning/facilities, Computer City. Crawford earned an associate’s degree in electronics engineering technology from the Ohio Institute of Technology.

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.

Krisen Bedell