Meet our experienced team of emergency serviceand debris management experts!

Our team works in close partnership with our clients offering innovative and cost effective efficiencies to every event response. We encourage our employees to explore new technologies, ideas, and business trends that contribute to their personal and professional development, while remaining aligned with Bergeron Emergency Services overall goals and objectives.

Bergeron Emergency Services staff are fully trained and certified FEMA, OSHA, MOT, FHWA.
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J.R. BergeronBES Founder/CEO/President

JR BergeronJ.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 processed 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 CEO of Bergeron Emergency Services, he coordinates bidding, contract negotiations, management and control of all projects for all disaster response projects. His breadth of work spans the U.S. and particularly various county agencies throughout South and Central Florida, especially Broward County.

Jason OttiligeVice President of Operations

Over 10 years of experience in construction, trucking, and heavy equipment management services including mixed waste bulk hauling. He has 5 years’ experience and four major disaster event activations, managing as many as 23 concurrent contracts, 800 pieces of equipment, over 600 crews in 100 cities, towns, counties with a total population of more than 8 million residents. Mr. Ottlige has specific skills and experience in deployment and management of crews and equipment for emergency response and debris cleanup projects. He can be counted on for his conscious approach to safety, time management, and job schedule.

Sean MaxsonOperations Manager

Mr. Maxson has 25 years of disaster response experience. He has managed all aspects of disaster response and construction including pickup/haul road clearance and DMS site setup and safety. He has provided operations management for more than 45 disaster response activations since 2005. He has successfully managed multiple activations from Hurricane Wilma in 2005 through Hurricane Irma in 2017 and is fully experienced with FEMA, FDOT and Public Assistance Programs requirements.


Keith CornettArea Manager

Keith Cornett – Area ManagerMr. Cornett has more than 30 years of experience in disaster response, roadway, bridge, and land development work. As an area manager, he has overseen multiple activation responses and provided on-site management and safety for both pickup/haul and DMS. His disaster response work dates back to Hurricane Wilma in 2005 and includes area management road clearance work for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Broward County Florida, Florida Turnpike Authority, and countless state agencies. Mr. Cornett is fully experienced with FEMA, FDOT and Public Assistance Programs.


Christy FinkContracts Manager

With more than 15 years of contract compliance and data management to Bergeron Emergency Services, Ms. Fink works directly with our clients to ensure all contracts are up to date and comply with all Federal requirements. Her experience includes data management coordination and complaint resolutions for 23 concurrent contracts during Hurricane Irma.