During a meeting of the NECA Board of Governors on Saturday, September 14, Michael Kirk Davis, Bob Davis Electric Company, Inc., was elected as NECA District 3 Vice President for a two-year term commencing January 1, 2020.
Hailing from a family of electrical contractors, Davis graduated from Louisiana State University in 1975. After graduation, he entered the JATC apprenticeship and successfully completed the program in 1979. Davis worked as a journeyman for several years until assuming a management role in 1984. Since taking on leadership responsibilities, Davis has been involved with the day-to-day production as well as estimating bids, personnel decisions and contract negotiations.
Bob Davis Electric was founded in Shreveport in 1922 by Robert Milton “Bob” Davis, Sr. After Bob’s death in 1946, his son, Robert “Milton” Davis, Jr. took over leadership of the company and was named president. Upon Miltons retirement in 1990, Kirk Davis assumed the role as president of the company, which is Shreveport’s oldest operating electrical contractor and does work throughout Louisiana and East Texas. Davis’s son, Todd Davis, joined the multigenerational business in 1999 and he currently serves as the vice president. The company covers all areas of electrical services, specializing in residential, commercial, and light industrial with an emphasis on power requirements for telecommunications companies, generator installations, and retail maintenance.
INVOLVEMENT WITH NECA
Bob Davis Electric joined NECA in 1923. Since then, the company has been actively involved with NECA at the local and national level. Kirk Davis became involved when he attended his first national convention in 1979 in San Francisco. Locally, Davis has served on the Board of Directors and the Negotiations Committee and as Vice President and President. He has been elected to multiple terms as Governor of the North Louisiana Chapter, NECA. He also served as President of the Louisiana Council. Nationally, Davis served on the Marketing Committee, the Disaster Relief Fund Committee, and the Workforce Development Committee. He was inducted into the Academy of Electrical Contracting in 2011.
Davis has observed a gradual improvement in labor relations and working conditions for employees over the years, adding that there is now a heavier emphasis on better safety training and the needs of contractors to be successful. NECA offers members valuable resources through field services and educational programs.
AWAY FROM THE OFFICE
Kirk has been married to his wife Becky for 44 years. They have two adult children, Todd and Tricia, and five grandchildren, with whom they enjoy spending time. Family activities include beach trips, spending time at the lake house, and attending LSU tailgates. Kirk and Becky are active in their church, First United Methodist Church of Shreveport.