The development of a retrospective on the founders of the Robert S. Hartman Institute (the Institute) best starts with a discussion about Dr. John W. Davis.  In the development of this article several long-time associates of Dr. Davis spent time to share stories, experiences, and fond memories. Most importantly, they discussed how Dr. Davis’ contributions to the Institute and to the study and advancement of axiology, value theory, and the Hartman Value Profile profited from his leadership.[1]