To know Bron is to love him. I could go on and on with that. If you don't know him, please trust me. If you knew him a long time ago but have fallen out of touch, well, he's still the exact same person in terms of being unconditionally postive, friends with EVERYONE and the type of person who is always thinking of others long before thinking of himself.
A life-long entrepreneur, Bron's adventure had taken up roots in Port Aransas, TX where after humble beginnings and years of hard work he had established - from scratch - an incredibly successful beach cart business called "Bron's Beach Carts". He had blossumed into the #1 beach cart rental business in Port A (among 10+ such businesses), with over 100 carts, a shaved ice business he owns with his awesome sister Shanna, and a large live performance venue as well.
In Port A Bron is known as being the same kind, loving and selfless person we've all always known, even sometimes using his mechanics to work on and service the carts of his competitors. His employees LOVE him as he goes out of his way to pay them above market value and consistently empower them with opportunities to grow.
I went and saw Bron in late July and shot this video of his THRIVING business... I was soooooo proud of him... so much hard work went into this... he did it HIS way... I wanted everyone we grew up with to see...
Tragically, a little over a month later, Hurricane Harvey leveled Bron's businesses. Some of structures somewhat resemble what they used to look like, but have clearly taken a pounding. Other structures were leveled. The carts, which were securely protected from the winds, were all flooded nonetheless. All of the carts. Bron's losess were massive.
Here's a look at what remains of his dream in Port Aransas:
Early rough estimates -- which are subject to change of course -- have his personal/business damages in the $500k to $750k range. Insurance relief is doubtful under "act of God/named storm" clauses, but we shall see. This appears to be all but a TOTAL LOSS.
An actual DREAM built through years of hard work, relentless hustle and elbow grease... treating employees, customers and competitors fairly... wiped out by the eye of a Category 4 Hurricane in a matter of moments.
Bron, who is reluctant to ask for anything and will quickly/selflessly divert the conversation to what ALL of Port Aransas needs as opposed to just him, NEEDS OUR HELP. His spirits are high, and his will to rebuild his dream remain uncompromised... but he can't do it alone.
PLEASE donate whatever you can to help him rebuild his business. Your love and support will be greatly appreciated. And please spread the word. Thank you and God Bless... more updates to come...
We LOVE you, Bron! We got you. You're not alone.
Per disclosure request from GoFundMe... My name is Ben Rogers and I co-host The Ben and Skin Show on 1053 The Fan in Dallas-Fort Worth. I met a little blonde haired kid named Bron Doyle in 1st grade at Dartmouth Elementary School in Richardson, and we have been good friends ever since. ALL money generated here will go directly to Bron to help him rebuild his business, Bron's Beach Carts in Port Aransas. Thank you...
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Bron Doyle grew up in Richardson, TX -- graduating from Berkner High School in 1989.
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