Melvin Frey, Owner

Melvin joined Davison H.Q.S, Inc. in 2013.  In January 2021 Melvin has become the owner and operator of the business.

Melvin is a Licensed Indiana Timber buyer who is actively involved in all aspects of Davison H.Q.S., Inc. including timber buyer, road log buyer, yard log buyer, and yard log seller. Melvin’s commitment to the pursuit of excellence drives Davison H.Q.S., Inc. onward in the development of quality logs and timber. When Melvin is not hard at work he can often be found with the enjoying the outdoors and serving in the National Guard.

Joseph D. Davison Jr, Founder

Joe received his degree in Forestry in 1978 from Purdue University in Indiana. Joe has also completed four of the phases from the Game of Logging on cutting. Prior to establishing his business in 1987, Joe’s knowledge of the Hardwood Log industry and reputation as a Timber consultant were enhanced through career time with the leading hardwood veneer companies.

In addition to Joe’s involvement in his business he is involved in a variety of organizations supporting the Forest Industry. He is currently serving as a board member, and is a past president of the Indiana Forest Industry Council (IFIC). Joe is a lifetime member of the Society of American Foresters (SAF) and the Indiana Forestry and Woodland Owners Association (IFWOA). Additional organizations supported by Joe include the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association (IHLA) and Log a Load for Kids.  Joe and his wife Vickie, make their home in Bloomington, IN.