RON BOVARD is the founder and CEO of Bovard Studio, the award-winning provider of new stained glass windows and challenging restorations. Bovard Studio employs some of the finest artists and craftspeople of our time.
Advice from Ron
“As an entrepreneur, you must face personal limitations, the areas where your skills lack. Hire people smarter and more talented than you, and don’t let your ego get in the way.”
“Pick something you love. You will be able to work the business during tough times, and be there long enough to succeed. Even if you don’t make it, at least you did something you loved.”
“See the work that needs to be done and just do it before the problem becomes more troublesome.”
“As long as you show up and put in a full day’s work, you are still in business. The longer you do this, the greater your chances for success.”
“Artists improve more by collaborating with others than on their own. By working together, artists can build skills, have fun, and get work done faster and more efficiently.”
“Know who you’re selling to and their motivation to buy.”
“Failure is not a permanent state.”
About Bovard Studios
For past quarter of century Bovard Studio has grown from one artist, Ron Bovard, to a staff of over 70 employees in a 40,000 square foot facility.
The Art Department
The art department consists of eight glass painters and four designers originating from around the world. The fabricators, restoration staff, and installers have diverse backgrounds and skills as rich and varied as our artists. Artists are from Germany, Hungary, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Canada, Jamaica, and the U.S.A.
Art as Collaboration
Prior to establishing Bovard Studio, Ron enjoyed a career as an independent artist for more than 20 years. During that time he was an active member of many artist guilds and trade organizations. Some of Ron’s most rewarding experiences occurred when his studio was located in a large warehouse space that accommodated many artists and their studios. The creative camaraderie and cooperative atmosphere was stimulating and I enjoyed working and studying in the company of those artists. However, due to the singular nature of the independent artist most worked alone, producing work exclusive of one another.
At Bovard Studio groups of artists are organized to collaborate and combine forces as a community on all projects. Bovard Studio handles the largest and smallest projects with the same level of dedication and interest, affording each project the respect and care it deserves. The team uses the medium of light to consistently transform space into the sublime, allowing the capture and reproduction of the inspiration and purpose of the building.