Brodeur Garners Jackson Medal Upon Completing Term as CTDA President

Brodeur Carvell Fine Apparel is pleased to announce that co-owner Ron Brodeur has been awarded the Jackson Medal upon completion of his one-year term as President of the Custom Tailors & Designers Association of America (CTDA). Brodeur has been a custom clothier in Southwest Florida for 21 years, and has been a member of the CTDA for more than 16 years.

The Jackson Medal was first awarded in 1898 at the CTDA’s 18th Annual Convention in Buffalo, New York “For the Best Cut & Most Stylish Garment Shown” during its fashion show. However, since the 1960’s, the Jackson Medal has been handed down to the outgoing President of the CTDA, to be displayed in his or her place of business. Past President Christine Trager presented the medal to Brodeur.

The Jackson Medal will be on display at Brodeur Carvell, which is located in the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers and offers fine custom clothing and ready-to-wear apparel for men and women, business and pleasure.

“It’s a tremendous honor to have served as President of the CTDA, and I’m proud to display the award in my store, said Brodeur. “Some of the best tailors in America have served as CTDA Presidents.”

Brodeur served his term as CTDA’s 2013 President after many years as chair of the association’s Education Program, which trains new clothiers to measure and fit, and operate their own custom clothing small business. Brodeur was among the first graduates of the Program in 2002, which awarded him status as a “Master Custom Clothier.”

Brodeur co-owns Brodeur Carvell Fine Apparel with his partner, Rob Carvell.


Since 2003, Brodeur Carvell has served the needs of southwest Florida residents and visitors with fine apparel for women and men, business and pleasure. Co-owner Ron Brodeur’s focus is on Made-to-Measure and Custom Clothing. With more than 20 years’ experience, the certified Master Custom Clothier works with clients in the store, office, or home. Co-owner Rob Carvell’s focus is on Ready-to-Wear apparel. With more than 29 years’ experience as specialty store retailer and with his knowledge of the Florida lifestyle, he consistently creates a merchandise mix that distinguishes Brodeur Carvell as a unique place to shop. For more information visit, call (239) 931-4000 or visit the store at the Bell Tower Shops, 13499 U.S. 41 SE #165 in Fort Myers.
This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.