As a part of the Lynchburg community for over 75 years, James T. Davis Paint and Design Center continues to transform, improve, and expand. At times, people will walk through our front doors and gasp, “I didn’t know this was here.” Indeed, we have grown over the years from bringing in new products to completely restyling our store exterior. Read below the top facts that surprise both new and longtime customers.
1. Established in 1936
If you have ever visited Galaxie Modern on Main Street in Downtown Lynchburg, then you have seen our previous storefront. James T. Davis Sr. founded the James T. Davis brand with a single storefront. The business eventually grew into a paint manufacturing facility and retail location on Candler’s Mountain Road including multiple, respected lines of paint and stain products.
2. Employee Longevity
Walking through our store, you will meet many experts with years of experience working with contractors, homeowners, and automotive customers. We celebrate the longevity of our employees and their impact on our culture. Read through our list of notable employees with their years of service:
- Donna 42 years
- Store Manager
- Design Center Manager
- Jeff 40 years
- Craft Department
- Assistant Store Manager
- Store Manager
- Jerry VP of retail 33 years
- Sales Associate
- VP of Retail
As a longstanding member of the design center, Donna explains, “I always enjoyed coming to work at James T. Davis and value my relationships with both co-workers and customers. Over the years I have learned to value the low stress working environment.” With time, Donna was given the opportunity to grow her position because she showcased dependability, dedication, willingness, and hard work. Although it may seem like a minor detail, we remain continually grateful for the experience and knowledge that has been retained by our team over the years. As we bring on new team members, we approach their training with a long-term mindset of investing in people as a key to stability in our business.
3. The Only Hunter Douglas Centurion Gallery Dealer in Central VA
Starting as a vision to provide the best window treatments in Lynchburg, we now host the only Hunter Douglas Centurion Gallery in Central Virginia. Our gallery offers their complete line of window treatments, shades, sheers, honeycombs and shutters. Additionally, our showroom features full size window treatment displays. Savvy shoppers can see, touch, and compare in person.
4. Made in USA
To the right of the paint and design center stands our paint manufacturing facility. Inside we manufacture all of the Davis Paint products. When you purchase Davis Paint, you support a company that employs American workers. As Buy Local Lynchburg explains, “Many studies have been conducted about the importance of buying local and supporting your neighbors. Local businesses are the largest source of new jobs across the country and help keep money circulating locally.” Read more about the impact of shopping locally HERE.
5. Complimentary Design Consultations
To create a personalized space, you must find your style. We have interior decorators on staff who can discuss your vision and develop a design to suit your taste. They can work with you to understand your lifestyle and pull together drapery, wallpaper, paint colors, home goods, and more. Just visit the store to meet with them.
6. Custom Paint Colors
Whether you are searching for the perfect neutral or trying to match an existing tone, our experts can mix custom paint colors. If you explain the project, our team can help advise the best product to ensure you will not be repainting for a long time. Visit our paint counter to learn more about our interior paint, exterior paint, specialty paint, and primer options.
7. Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines
We brought Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines to our store because the line exemplifies the lifestyle of so many in Lynchburg. According to her site, “Joanna has thoughtfully designed each piece of the Magnolia Home Line with family, aesthetic and practicality in mind.” If you have thought about bringing some of her style into your home, you can see the products firsthand by visiting our showroom.
8. Reserve Paint Samples
With the launch of our new website, we have made it possible for you to reserve samples of our top colors of the season. We have introduced Soft Leather as the 2017 Color of the Year from James T. Davis. Also, we have put together several collections, including:
- Everyday Neutrals
- Hint of Neutrals
- Accent Colors
- Shades of White
Your home transformation begins with one of these lovely tones. You can reserve a paint sample for pickup by filling out THIS FORM.
9. Customer Loyalty Program
Our loyalty program has been in place for some time. However, we’re putting more emphasis on it going forward. Sign up now to get 10% off your next purchase, CLICK HERE.
10. We want to hear from you
Send us your photos and stories to let us know about your projects. Our team relishes the chance to celebrate your transformed space. We regularly update several social media platforms including:
So, tag us in your posts and we will feature them on our page. We love hearing from our customers.
When you start a project, we hope you will think of James T. Davis first. Just show us your ideas and we will work with you to make sure you get the right products. As part of the local community, we celebrate the years that we have operated and look forward to serving you for years to come.