Our History


Our History


Like many companies, ours started small. In 1998, Dennis and Carol Berardi co-founded Trilogy International, now Life's Abundance with a commitment to offer exceptional health products for people, the planet and pets.

From the outset, they employed two other people, including Stephen Berardi, Dennis’ brother. Together, they worked out of the office of Dennis and Carol’s home in Palm City, FL.

In 1999, Dennis and Carol began searching for qualified product formulators. Within a few weeks the duo met with fate, at a pet fair where one of the nation’s leading holistic veterinarians, Dr. Jane Bicks, was in attendance. Soon, a great partnership was formed. With Dr. Jane onboard, the company quickly added more professionals – Ann McEver, Linda Logue and Lester Thornhill – each with their own areas of expertise. It wasn’t long before they realized they had too many people working in that one-room office, and soon they moved their new “home office” in Stuart, FL. Soon, there were more hires and product was flying off the shelves.

The next phase of development came when George and Cris Jochum became major shareholders. Based upon George’s extensive business development experience, the Berardi’s asked him to assume the mantle of President and CEO. Under George’s direction, the company flourished … in fact, month-over-month, Life's Abundance has never failed to make a profit since 2003. Soon, the corporate headquarters was relocated to Palm City, FL, to accommodate an increasing need for space, both for new employees and growing inventory supplies.

Helping us to maintain our debt-free status, even throughout the worst economic collapse in several generations, has been the competent management of Anthony Sinclair, CPA. Hired in 2005, Anthony was promoted to CFO in September of 2008.

In August of 2008, Lester Thornhill was promoted from Senior VP of IT to Life's Abundance CEO and President. Dennis and Carol Berardi ceased their overseeing of day-to-day activities of the home office, and now they commit all of their energies to supporting our extensive network of Field Reps. George retired in 2012 and Cris succeeded him as Board Chairman.

Throughout the years, the company has continued to grow and expand. As sales have increased, so have the numbers of employees and warehouses. Growth and improvements in technology have also led to numerous improvements in our products, services and business processes over the years.

In October of 2010, the company officially changed its name to Life's Abundance, Inc.

2012 was a banner year for Life's Abundance. In July we moved into our new headquarters (pictured at the top of the page) in Jupiter Florida. Our new facility was custom built from the ground up to support our growing company. This is the result of all the hard work from our Field Reps and all of the Life's Abundance employees. We are so proud to call this our home!

2012 Florida Companies To Watch Award - Life's Abundance
Also in 2012 Life's Abundance received a prestigious award as one of the top 50 Florida Companies to Watch. Growing second-stage businesses statewide have the opportunity to join an elite group of nationally recognized companies as part of Florida Companies to Watch, an awards program that celebrates second-stage companies throughout the state of Florida.

In 2013, the Company achieved another milestone, becoming 100% employee owned by executing an ESOP transaction. The Jochums and the Berardis remain with the Company in the same capacities they held before the ownership change.