With over 50 years of combined sales, management, market experience and their familiarity with manufacturing processes, Brian and Mike set themselves apart from other flooring contractors in Southern California. Both principals leverage their experience while focusing on selling and specifying within the architect, design and end-use communities. This approach of providing everything from product procurement to detailed project management and installation services is of significant value for an architect or facility manager and is in short supply in the industry. Most flooring contractors adopt the more common practice of bidding project management and installation to general contracting companies for projects whose products are already specified. The significant advantage to the first approach is the ability to better control product pricing and profit margin. Brian and Mike are thrilled to have joined forces in bringing their expertise and customer service to Southern California. Throughout their years in the industry, both have had the great fortune to work with and alongside an incredible cast of people. Their strong work ethic, along with a commitment to family, honesty, integrity, and team work, have served them well over the years and continues to be the foundation that will drive Davison + Moore in the years to come.
As a Newport Beach native, the only time Brian has ever lived out of state was during the six months he spent learning the intricacies of carpet production in the carpet capital of 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, where he first met Mike Moore. Brian earned his stripes as the Southwest Regional Manager and eventually directed the sales and marketing efforts of the Shaw Contract Salesforce in Southern California. After ten years with Shaw, he took a job with Bentley and became the VP of Sales for the southwest for Bentley/Prince Street and Interface. Along with his good friend Mike, Brian moved to the other side of the industry and in 2001 began learning the contractor side of the business. After more than four years leading Davison + Moore alongside Mike, Brian couldn't be happier with his team and flooring contractor business.
Mike started his flooring career in 1992 working for Shaw Industries in a relatively new but rapidly expanding commercial carpet division first in San Francisco and later in San Diego. Mike eventually settled in Orange County where he managed and led a young and talented sales team and worked closely with the architectural and design community, corporate end users, and leading commercial flooring contractors in the Orange County and Los Angeles markets. In 2001, along with his former co-worker, colleague, and close friend Brian Davison, Mike changed course and left his position on the manufacturing side of the business to pursue a new opportunity as a commercial flooring contractor. A major advantage of this change was that it provided an opportunity to be more intimately involved not only with the customer and but also the construction process. It also was the start of an entrepreneurial dream that was starting to take shape and has now been realized in Davison + Moore.
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. While he is fresh to the world of commercial flooring, Beaux's pride for delivering exceptional customer service has him looking eagerly forward to this new challenge.
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.
Melodie is a Southern California native with years of experience in the financial and construction services industry. Her background, work ethic, integrity and smarts made her transition to Davison + Moore and the commercial flooring market quick and seamless. Melodie has spent the past three years doing a terrific job as a Project Coordinator here at D+M and is now applying that experience and her skillset to her new role as a Project Manager. We are excited for her and for our clients as they work with and get to know Melodie and her awesomeness!
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.