Davis is a life-long resident of Rushville and is the youngest of four children with two older brothers and an older sister. A 1985 graduate of Rushville Consolidated High School.
Davis says the best lesson he ever learned never came from a book or at the expense of another. The school of hard knocks has the best teachers and I would not be the person I am today without graduating from that time period in my life, Davis said. The three year period Davis referred to was 1988 to 1991 when the business world threw him a curve. "I went broke, I sold the business and got out of it for three years. In 1991, I built a large wrecker and came back. Those three years when I was broke was when I got my best education, I promise you that I could never have gone to any college or business school and have them teach me what I learned. That will not happen again, I guarantee you that will never happen again," he said.
Davis could not pick out one thing that he is most proud of about Rush County rather he chose to commend the citizens of the county he has called home his entire life. "I am really proud of all of the citizens of Rush County. I am honored that the citizens in the county cater to my business and let me and my family cater to theirs. Without them I would not be able to give back what I can to the community." Davis said. One of the biggest assets to any community is those who choose to live in it. Davis was quick to add that the community and his upbringing have each had equal influence on whom he has become and who he strives to be.
Opportunities have presented themselves through the years for Davis to relocate his family and move elsewhere. Each time he declined to act on that chance, finding that there is no place like home.
"I like Rushville and I like Rush County. I like the school system here and I like those I work with and live around. I wouldn't live anywhere else," he said. Through the years, Davis Towing has expanded and is as large now as he hopes it to grow. "When my dad, (Bob Davis) opened this years ago, it was a one tow truck operation. Over the years we have grown and I hope we are about done growing," Davis said with a smile.