“Success comes from not just being a successful business person, but from having a great family, good health, happiness, and credibility. All the money in the world can’t buy that.”
“No matter how successful you are, if you stay rooted, you don’t lose who you are in the process. To maintain your culture and heritage, that’s true success. Making money and being successful as a businessman is great, but you better have your family roots & don’t forget who you are in the process.”
Bergeron’s biggest source of pride comes from his family. A father of 6, his two sons Ron Jr and Lonnie help run the Bergeron Family of Companies which is comprised of more than 40 companies including Bergeron Land Development and Bergeron Properties & Investments. He has nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren with another expected in December 2015. The next generation of Bergeron’s has learned well from their father. He has passed on to them not only the knowledge about how to run a business, but also his strong work ethic, his commitment to the community and respect for the environment.
“When my children were six months old, there was a seat in the airboat for them. All of them have been introduced to the Florida Everglades. They’ve been brought up as true Gladesman with their dad. They’ve learned to respect it, love it and protect it forever.”