Alligator Ron Bergeron Profile

Ron Bergeron was raised in South Florida, home to eight generations of his family where they lived and breathed a culture within the elements of nature. He grew up in the small Town of Davie with a population of approximately 500 where his parents owned and ran a small grocery store. “There were more places to tie your horse than park a car in front of his store. My parents expected respect, discipline, responsibility and kindness.”

His success didn’t come easy, “It was quite a journey, I was very disciplined.” At the age of 18 he left home with $235.12 in his pocket and started clearing land with a machete, a rope and a 1954 Mercury truck to drag off the trees. His first business, Bergeron Land Development, was launched in 1965 when he bought a 1943 Ford Ferguson tractor. After the land clearing work started to slow he bought his first bulldozer and went from building driveways to building one of the largest contracts in the state at the time, the I95 – I595 and Sawgrass Expressway, I595 – I75 Interchanges. He is now one of the most successful and largest site development & roadway contractors in the State of Florida. Bergeron Land Development continues to be among Florida’s Top 100 Contractors in Southeast Construction Magazine every year.

In addition to all of his entrepreneurial efforts overseeing an empire of more than 40 successful companies, Ron’s dedication to all God’s creatures extends to both the 2 and 4 legged kind. His love of the Florida wildlife and understanding of their needs to be protected motivates him to budget half of his time to Everglades conservation. He is currently serving as a Commissioner for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and is the Florida Wildlife Conservation Point Commissioner over the entire Florida Everglades. In addition to this great responsibility, he was honored as 1 of the 4 finalists for the “2011 Conservationist of the Year” by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

A true cowboy at heart, Ron Bergeron has competed in professional rodeo for 30+ years. In 1984 Ron qualified for the International Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. To this day you can find him roping every Wednesday night at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds which the Town of Davie named after his family to honor the contributions the family has made to the Town of Davie.

Ron Bergeron is personally responsible for raising millions of dollars for organizations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs, Partnership for the Homeless, the Homeless Center, Arthritis Foundation, Wildlife Foundation as well as countless other nonprofit organizations.

Through the Years…

Green Glades West with Guy Harvey

Ron Bergeron & Guy Harvey team up to discuss the importance of Everglades Preservation. Read more

Keep Florida Fishing Statement on Everglades Tour by Sen. Bill Nelson and Sen. John Thune

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Now is the time to scout for turkey season

Wild turkeys are creatures of habit, so scouting for the birds can greatly increase[...] Read more

Ron Bergeron considers throwing his (cowboy) hat into 2018 race for governor

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Panther numbers growing

"It’s probably one of the greatest success stories in the history of endangered species," Bergeron said. "Back in 1981 when we started the estimate, we were down to about 20. It’s been a long journey." Read more

US Builders Review: Bergeron Land Development Inc.

Bergeron Land Development Inc. featured in US Builders Review Read more

The Who's Who in Building and Construction

South Florida land developer dedicated to community and environment. Bergeron Land Development Inc. Read more

GPS marking cameras at Bergeron's Green Glades West

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Update from Alligator Ron Bergeron Regarding the Global Everglades High Water

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Bears 1, Hunters 0

A 250-pound Florida black bear turned up this week where he should not have... Read more

Florida Black Bears Get a 2016 Stay of Execution

In a stunning reversal from its decision last year to authorize the state’s first bear hunt since ... Read more

Good News, Bears! No Hunting for You in Florida this Year

n a surprise move, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation... Read more

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