Jon Davis

Building Materials Supply Expert

Jon Davis is currently the President/CEO of Davis Consulting, a consulting company serving building material suppliers across the United States.  Jon Davis has dealt effectively with the challenges facing family owned businesses throughout his 50+ year career, from single unit operations to multi-unit top 50 U.S. pro dealers. Jon has extensive hands-on management experience in both the Pro and Retail segments of the Lumber and Building Material industry: 27 years as the owner of multi-unit Davis Lumber based in Hutchinson, Kansas; 17 Years as COO of Star Lumber’s Contractor and Store Divisions headquartered in Wichita, Kansas; President of Davis Consulting since 2007....and over 50+ years as an Industry Leader. 

Davis Consulting has worked with clients in over 36 states throughout the United States on a wide variety of consulting projects including: acquisitions and divestitures; strategic planning; marketing strategy; effective builder incentive reward programs; builders' showroom design; and roof truss and wall panel operations. Moreover, he has served as a business advisor and board member for several privately held building material firms. 

In challenging economic times like the housing industry is facing today, an experienced-tested industry leader can be a powerful consulting and business advisory resource. Timely access to such expertise may well be the key to survival, the successful sale of a business or to profitable business expansion. Many building material suppliers are coping with economic conditions unlike anything they have ever experienced. Jon Davis has a unique ability to help building material suppliers survive and prosper in these uncertain times.

        
Industry Recognition-A History of Involvement

• President - Mid-America Lumbermen's Association – 1982 (5 states - KS, MO, AK, OK, NE)
• Three terms on Mid-America Lumbermen's Association Board in 60s, 70s and 80s
• Vice-President - National Lumber & Building Material Association - 1983
• Vice-President and past Board Member - Do-It-Best Corporation – 1984-1990
• Past Board Member of Dataline Computer's National Advisory Board – 1980-1990
• Regional president - Dataline's Regional Advisory Board 1985-1990
• Featured speaker at a National Lumber Dealer Convention in Toronto - 1975
• Featured Speaker at an International Home Center Show in Dallas – 1985
• Dealer of the Year - Home Channel News – COO Star Lumber's Contractor Division - 1996
• Featured Speaker: Lumbermen's Merchandising Corporation's dealer buying show - 2009
• Webinar Presenter: Southern Building Material Association – 2009
• Featured Speaker: Western Building Material Association's Fall Show – 2009
• Featured Speaker: Mid America Lumbermen’s Association’s Fall Fling - 2012
• ProSales Magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board member – 2007 - present
• Facilitator of several management roundtables – 2007 - present
• Featured in numerous trade journal magazines for over 50 years - 1963 – present

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