Brian and Mike got their starts in the flooring business working for two of the industry's leading carpet manufacturers. Through their work with architects and end-users, they learned the importance of design, of product functionality and performance, and of staying within a project's budget. Moving from sales to management brought lessons in leadership, accountability, and the value of teamwork. This background was invaluable when they formed a partnership in 2001 and moved to the contracting side of the business. They honed new skills and learned fast the importance of detailed estimating and project management and the difference that quality craftsmanship makes. All of those lessons are brought to bear today by both principals. With over 60 years of combined sales, management, and market experience, Brian and Mike offer a unique approach and perspective to their clients. Their strong work ethic and their commitment to family, honesty, integrity, and team work have served them well over the years. Those values form the foundation that will guide Davison + Moore in the years to come.
A Newport Beach native, the only time Brian has ever lived out of California was the six months he spent learning the intricacies of carpet production in the world's carpet capital, Dalton, Georgia. Brian graduated from USC with a degree in Business Finance and shortly thereafter began his flooring career as a representative for Shaw Contract Carpet. It was there where he first met Mike Moore. Brian earned his stripes as Shaw's Southwest Regional Manager and eventually directed the sales and marketing efforts of the Shaw Contract Salesforce in Southern California. After ten years with Shaw, Brian took a job with Bentley Mills and became the VP of Sales for the Southwest for Bentley/Prince Street and Interface. In 2001, Brian and Mike, by then close friends, left their respective jobs and moved to the installation side of the industry. The contractor side of the business was new and exciting and this experience was the foundation of Davison + Moore. After his years of leading Davison + Moore alongside Mike, the two have joined together with Clint Dudley and expanded further with a new office in San Diego. Brian couldn't be happier with his team and flooring contractor business.
Mike graduated from ASU with a degree in Business Marketing. He started his flooring career in 1992 working for Shaw Industries in a relatively new but rapidly expanding commercial carpet division. His first territory was San Francisco where he was part of a team working downtown with the architect and design community. He later moved to San Diego before finally settling in Orange County as Regional Manager of a young and talented sales team. In 2001, as a Regional VP for Strategic Accounts, Mike changed course. In partnership with his former colleague and close friend, Brian Davison, he left his position on the manufacturing side of the business to pursue a new opportunity as a commercial flooring contractor. This was the start of an entrepreneurial dream that has now been realized in Davison + Moore. When he's not working, Mike enjoys struggling at golf, surfing, and traveling with his wife Tori and their three children.
Directly following his graduation from UC Irvine, Clint began working in the construction industry. He began in general contracting before finding and settling on his niche in the commercial flooring industry. In 2010, Clint helped open the San Diego branch of a commercial flooring company, where he worked both in sales and project management for 9 years. Clint has always sought to develop quality and lasting relationships with both clients and vendors. Over the better part of the last decade, Clint has run the gamut of flooring projects; from large hospitals and military facilities, to small business tenant improvements. No job is too big or too small, and Clint prides himself on putting the same amount of effort and care into each project. Clint is honored to be joining Mike and Brian at Davison & Moore and looks forward to bringing the unmatched quality of their Orange County business to the San Diego market.
Melissa’s passion for dance best prepared her for the rigors of being a collegiate cheerleader at UCLA. No doubt her degree in psychology, more than her minor in business administration, best prepared her for her current role at Davison + Moore. When Brian and Mike needed someone to establish and set up the structure and framework for their new vision, Melissa was right there to take the reins. Her experience in operations in the general contracting community, business savvy, and “get ‘er done” mentality was just what the new business needed. What was originally pitched as a “short term” project has turned into a 6-years-and-counting relationship. Today Melissa oversees the financial and operational health of the company ensuring the long-term success of Davison + Moore. Her leadership, enthusiasm, and optimistic approach make her the perfect cheerleader for our people and culture.
A native of Southern California, Clark has spent the majority of his professional career in the commercial real estate services space. As a broker with the Charles Dunn Company in Los Angeles he represented buyers, sellers, lessees and lessors—assisting them in navigating complex real estate transactions. Upon relocating to Orange County, he joined Premier Relocation Services, a corporate relocation management firm specializing in “group moves” which involved moving a client’s entire workforce from one geographical location to another. Most recently, Clark served as Vice President of Stewart Title’s Major Accounts Division, headquartered in Irvine, California, where he assisted a wide variety of C&I (commercial and industrial) clients with their real estate information needs. Having been involved in both sides of the tenant improvement process, he understands the needs and expectations of building owners and lessees alike with respect to their commercial flooring requirements.
With over 25 years of experience in the commercial flooring industry in the Pacific Northwest, Rick, and his wife, Charlotte, decided it was time for some major life changes, and the move to sunny Southern California was just the solution. Having started his career as a manufacturing representative with Shaw Industries, similarly to both Brian and Mike, Rick found the opportunity to work and handle projects from the construction side of the business to be very rewarding and fulfilling. As a result, he has built great relationships over the years, and negotiated many projects on both the manufacturing and flooring contractor ends of the business. He has acclimated quickly as a newer California resident and brings an experienced and fresh perspective to the Southern California market place. Rick is all about customer service and will work closely with the Davison + Moore team to help ensure successful project and client outcomes.
Beaux is a Fresno California native that has called Los Angeles home for the last 15+ years. After graduation from UCLA, Beaux developed a background in real estate, spending time funding mortgages and later transitioning to real estate valuation for property tax appeals. Beaux's pride for delivering exceptional customer service has him looking eagerly forward to each and every project/challenge the flooring industry can throw at him. As our resident low-handicapper, he does his best work discussing flooring concepts on a golf course or at a country club.
Born and raised in Huntington Beach, Rob lives an outdoor lifestyle and spends most of his free time surfing or on the golf course. He graduated with a Business Marketing degree from Long Beach State University and has 19 years of sales experience in commercial building materials and the commercial flooring industry. Before joining the Davison +Moore team, Rob was the Orange County account manager for Mannington and the California government and education account manager for Milliken Flooring. His extensive experience and consultative sales approach has helped him build strong relationships with A&D firms, General Contractors and end users throughout Southern California.
After graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in Political Science, Eric returned home to San Diego and worked in a sales capacity in the live entertainment and sports industry. Having played sports growing up, and being on the Rugby team while in college, Eric enjoys competition and a team environment. Today, he still enjoys sports and when he isn’t on the links, he’s relaxing on the beach. Eric’s positive philosophy and team mentality make him a natural in the construction field. His strong work ethic, competitive nature and his natural leadership skills will serve him well in the years ahead and will play a big part of our success in San Diego.
Taylor is a Northern California native, growing up in the foothills of the Sierras just outside of beautiful Lake Tahoe. After high school, Taylor played soccer for Folsom Lake Community College close to home. The draw of warmer weather and beach-living was too strong and brought her to Orange County where she finished her student-athlete career playing soccer for Chapman University. At Chapman Taylor thrived, taking a leadership position on the team, starting up a new FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) chapter on campus, and earning her degree in Business Marketing. When her old coach at Chapman reached out and told her about an opportunity with a small but growing flooring company in the commercial construction field, she decided she’d check it out and we’re so glad she did! Three years later and once again, Taylor is taking on a leadership role within her team as a new Project Manager. Her enthusiasm, work ethic, and “whatever it takes” approach makes her a natural fit and a joy to be around. We know she’s going to crush this role and we look forward to watching her grow!
Leslie is a true Southern California native, born and raised in West L.A. After graduating with a degree in Business Administration from Cal State University Long Beach, Leslie went to work for the fabled Hughes Aircraft and later spent 14 years with Boeing in Data Management. After nearly two decades in the aircraft and aerospace industry it was time for Leslie to bring her talents and experience home, joining with her mother to run a food service and equipment export business and travel the globe. Over those years Leslie and her husband Sheldon raised four children and now have two grandchildren to celebrate and dote on. Leslie was introduced to Davison & Moore in 2018 and has been a big part of helping navigate the financial demands that come with rapid growth. What started as a part-time assistant position has grown to a role as Office Manager and we are excited to announce her portion to Accounting Manager.
With a background in operations and manufacturing as well as teaching, this Newport Beach native brings a ton of practical experience to the position. As a graduate of Willamette University and UC Santa Cruz, Vic adds additional West Coast flavor to our office alumni affiliations. Her allegiance to the Boston Celtics and the Oregon Ducks should contribute plenty to the competitive atmosphere in the office. In her free time, when she is not chasing around her 5- and 8-year-old boys, Vic enjoys golfing, taking in Broadway musicals, and weekend trips to Catalina. We are so excited to use Vic’s organizational and leadership skills to help lead the team as a Project Manager.
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