The Davis Furniture story reflects the "spirit of enterprise" so common in the early development of the furniture industry in High Point, North Carolina. During World War II, John Turner Davis, Sr. recognized what many enterprising High Pointers had already seen during sixty years of furniture manufacturing in the area: starting a family business was a way to establish future prosperity for him and his family.
At the time of his realization, John was working as an upholstery foreman at Tomlinson Furniture, itself an old family business started in the mid 1800s. His eldest daughter, Dorothy Davis Haines was working as a bookkeeper with the new Heritage Furniture Company. This pair had an excellent knowledge of the furniture industry, and so in 1944 the Davis Upholstery Company was founded.
We have a saying here at Davis, 'It's all about the product, and the product is about design.' At Davis, with every product we bring to the drawing table...the focus is always about design...the aesthetics of the design...the function of the design...and the value of the design. This is what our customers look to Davis to offer them.