David Bergeron & Tiffany Bergeron
Tell us about your business.All of Bergeron’s pieces are constructed with locally salvaged lumber. So it’s no surprise that Bergeron’s own roots have had such a vital impact on his craft. Born the son of an ironworker and seamstress in a suburb of New Orleans and immersed from a very early age in creative influences with a spirit of ingenuity. Combining his love of Old World craftsmanship with a deep desire to make a dent in the waste stream and influenced by southern folk, outsider and tramp art styles, and seeing a ready supply of materials in overflowing dumpsters of lumber from renovations in and around New Orleans, he created a style that juxtaposes actual pieces of New Orleans history with fresh patterns and design. In 2000, Bergeron began marketing his work, which has since sold in various retail locations, galleries, art shows and festivals. He also has framed countless pieces of folk and outsider art for private collections worldwide. Bergeron continues to show his work on a national circuit.
What makes your business stand out?Historic preservation. Old-World technique. Eco-sustainability. Fresh Design. Are the core prinicpals that shape Bergeron Woodworks.
What's the best business advice you've received?"Good work ain't cheap and cheap work ain't good" Sailor Jerry
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