Ron Stenger named his son, Nicholas, after John Stenger’s (pictured above) brother, Nicholas, who co-ran the brewery.
Nicholas, 24, is a financial advisor at Ron’s company, and the father-son have next-door offices with a sliding glass window in between so they can easily communicate.
Ron Stenger’s office is filled with odes to the past, including ties to his family’s history to Naperville.
“Our family’s story is a story of humble entrepreneurship,” Nicholas Stenger, who
represents the seventh generation of his family to hail from Naperville, said in the news release. “And it all goes back to the community that we live in and surround ourselves with.”
Continuing the legacy
Ron Stenger said his roots have been key to the growth of his financial firm and his family values have shaped his life.
He volunteers at a food pantry in Naperville and at Hesed House in Aurora, helps victims of domestic violence, supports numerous schools, participates in walks to benefit Alzheimer’s patients and speaks to offenders at a prison in Joliet.
“We live in this frantic digital world where humanity seems harder and harder to find, but we should celebrate a time when all these small-town values thrived,” Ron said in the release.
He's making sure his family’s legacy – he restored the original gravestones of his distant Naperville relatives -- continues to prosper.
“My great-great grandfather Nicholas and his brother John were true pioneers and
entrepreneurs in their own right,” Ron said in the release. “They would marvel at how the entrepreneurial spirit of the Stengers has continued to make a mark in the community that they loved. And that makes me feel good.”