33-years-old Eric White was once a homeless man who had to survive on the streets. These days he is the owner of a company he created called Zydeco Construction which specializes in designing and building custom made beach houses for their clients right in their backyards!

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This is an example of Zydeco Construction’s impeccable handiwork.

Growing Up, Eric Had Nothing

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Things were not always this good in Eric’s life. His childhood and most of his early adult days were riddled with struggles which he had to face alone.

As A Teenager, Eric Went Homeless For A Brief Period Of Time

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Eric shares-

I have a story to share that is pretty inspirational I was homeless at 15 for about eight months of my life, I had dropped out of school in the ninth grade and only had a second-grade reading skill. I could hardly even spell my name.”

But He Had A Passion- Construction

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“Construction was something I always understood; I knew if I worked at it, I could really do something with it.”

He Had To Work Multiple Low Income Jobs Just To Stay Afloat But He Never Gave Up

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“I started working as a helper for a local construction company, doing what I could do to make a dollar and doing what I could to feed my daughter. From there I found a job working as a mechanic for a Ford dealership, but that wasn’t really for me. My dad told me about another construction company hiring in Baton Rouge that was paying $12 an hour and I took that opportunity.”

Eric’s Stint At The Ford Dealership Made Him Realise Something: Construction Was His True Calling!

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He joined the construction company his dad told him about and within six months, he was managing a team of his own. He then formed his own company called Cool Pools which was his first success as a business owner. He sold Cool Pools for a million dollars last year.

Now Eric Finally Had The Resources To Build His Vision Which Is Why He Formed Zydeco Constructions

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“It’s something that for years I would think to myself, ‘what if someone could figure out a way to turn a pond into a paradise?’ I wanted to be able to provide this service and wanted to be the first to do so. I did as much research as I could and applied it to building these ponds.”

It Costs Around $20,000 Or Up To Get One Of These Bad Boys Up And Running

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Eric describes what they do at Zydeco Constructions-

“Each pond that we do is customized for that area and for the customer. It isn’t something that can be done in a day, they are a true labour of love and I want every customer that comes to me to be happy. We will do something different on every pond we create.

From homeless to a millionaire with his own company, Eric White is truly an inspiration to everyone!

 

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