November 23, 2014

Small Business Profile

Pegasus Transportation

Fernando Pereira built a tour bus business in Orlando.

Jerry Jackson | 6/10/2011

Fernando C. Pereira emigrated to the U.S. in 1993 from Brazil to work for a travel company. A year later, he launched his own tour bus business operating as Pegasus Transportation. He built the Orlando venture from a single van and driver to a $10-million-a-year operation with 20 buses, 59 employees and offices in Miami as well as Orlando. Along the way, he learned English and Spanish in addition to his native Portuguese. For his achievements, Pereira was named 2011 Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration's North Florida District, which includes the Orlando area.

Tags: Central

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

What It Will Feel Like To Ride The World's Tallest Roller Coaster
What It Will Feel Like To Ride The World's Tallest Roller Coaster

Developers David and Joshua Wallack are set to build a 570-foot vertical coaster, which will be the tallest in the world, in Orlando.


Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Did President Obama overstep his executive authority by enacting immigration reform?

  • Yes. He should have gone through Congress.
  • Unsure
  • No, other presidents have taken similar action, and something had to be done.

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe