Meet Our Experienced Team of Land Development and Roadway Construction Experts
J.R. Bergeron has over 30 years of heavy construction, design build, site development, and emergency services experience, including processing more than two million cubic yards of hurricane debris after Hurricane Wilma in 2005. Most recently J.R. and his team completed a large scale recycling project for Broward County Waste & Recycling Services. The project consisted of processing over 1.8 million cubic yards of hurricane debris, including vegetative, hazardous and non-hazardous materials that had been stockpiled for more than five years.
As president of Bergeron Land Development, Inc. and Owner/Founder of Bergeron Emergency Services, Inc., he coordinates bidding, contract negotiations, management and control of all projects from airports, FDOT projects, municipal disaster recovery contracts, SFWMD projects and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers projects valued at more than one billion dollars. His breadth of work spans across various County agencies throughout South and Central Florida, especially Broward County.
Phil Desai, CPA, Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Mr. Desai draws on over 20 years experience in the financial sector. He is responsible for all administrative, HR and risk management functions, managing banking relations as well as financial reporting, tax compliance, management information systems and accounting support for the Bergeron Family of Companies. He is also responsible for overseeing the investment portfolio of the Bergeron Family. Mr. Desai, a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Accountant, joined the Bergeron Family in 1998. Before joining the company, Mr. Desai worked in public accounting including Big 4 firm for over seven years assisting a wide range of clients, including real estate firms, cruise lines, financial institutions and construction companies.
Vice President of Operations
During his 18 year career in disaster recovery and debris management, Brian Thomason has participated in more than 100 large-scale debris management projects as a result of over 25 major disaster declarations, with simultaneous projects surpassing $300 million in value and managing over 10,000 employees. He has held a variety of positions from field supervision to incident manager providing him with an in-depth knowledge of disaster relief operations, FEMA public assistance including program resolutions, federal and state funding negotiations, and on-site OSHA and MOT compliance. Before joining Bergeron Emergency Services, Brian was the Deputy Director of Emergency Management in Cumberland County, North Carolina.
Daniel has been working as a construction manager since 1982. He began his construction career as a laborer and, over the years, he advanced to party chief on the survey crew before working across the US building interstate highways, bridges and dams. He has also worked in Saudi Arabia, Colombia and Bolivia. As Construction Manager, Dan will oversee all Bergeron Land Development projects and support our Project Managers, our General Superintendent, and all field operations.
Terry Bohannon, Equipment and Logistics Manager
Mr. Bohannon has been in the Heavy Construction/Heavy Equipment Industry for 46 years. As the equipment manager, Mr. Bohannon deals with all the companies equipment needs from fleet vehicles, heavy earthwork/roadway equipment to Draglines and mining equipment. Mr. Bohannon also deals with the purchasing of materials. These include large pumps, electrical materials, light poles, pipe and structures as a few examples.