About D&R House of Diamonds
For more than 40 years Dave Padgett has created a name for himself in the jewelry industry. Dave began his career in his home state of Indiana in 1977, working as a part-time sales associate for Kay Jewelers. With a focus on hard work and dedication to customer service Dave quickly rose through the ranks of the organization.Dave was asked to open and manage many new stores in a west coast expansion for the company during the 1980’s.
His many successes in sales and service led to his promotion to district manager of Arizona and later western New York State. In the early 1990’s Kay Jewelers was acquired by Sterling Inc. In 1993 Dave was District Manager of the Year and was promoted to Regional Vice President responsible for Northeast operations of the company.
In recent years Dave’s career has led him to Las Vegas most recently working for MJ Christensen Jewelers as General Manager and Sales Director. In February of 2013 Dave teamed up with Richard Shaw to form D&R House of Diamonds.
This new appointment only jewelry concept married low overhead cost and direct diamond sourcing which allows D&R to bridge the price and service gap between a traditional brick and mortar jeweler and the internet.
In all of Dave’s 40 years in the industry his greatest joy is the incredible friendships developed with his clients, he has a passion to create lifelong relationships with everyone he meets. Dave enjoys spending time with his wife Marsha of 37 years and playing golf when time allows.