Jacksonville, FL - May 19, 2009 - Paul Davis National, the large loss specialists for Paul Davis Restoration, has named Art Dickerson as executive vice president of business development. Dickerson will be responsible for the company's sales and marketing activities and customer relations. He will be responsible for customer relations with insurance carriers and end-user corporate clients along with creating workshops, seminars and classes for commercial property owners and insurers. Dickerson will oversee the company's participation in tradeshows, conferences and speaking engagements.

According to Howdy Russell, Paul Davis National partner and corporate spokesperson, Dickerson joins the company with an extensive professional background in sales and marketing for emergency mitigation and restoration services including large-loss contracts. Most recently, Dickerson served as assistant vice president for Paul Davis Restoration Inc., one of the nation's leading restoration and remodeling franchise companies.

"We welcome Art to Paul Davis National and appreciate his solid foundation and exceptional customer service practices in our industry," said Russell. "We are excited about Art's ability to build positive brand awareness and expand our customer base."

Dickerson's office is located in Greenville, Indiana. He will oversee national business development and sales and marketing for Paul Davis National office locations in Wisconsin, Virginia, Florida, Texas, Louisiana and Ohio. According to Dickerson, Paul Davis National has partnered with a number of Paul Davis Restoration offices to create large-loss hubs for emergency and restoration services, equipment storage and manpower. Paul Davis National currently serves every major region of the U.S.

Dickerson earned a B.S. degree from Indiana University and holds a number of professional certifications in fire and smoke, water, mold, and commercial large loss restoration, as well as a certification in Applied Structural Drying. He is also certified as a restoration dry cleaner.