Remember when you were young and did not know what you want from life? For some people, that period spills well into their adulthood phase. It is one thing to have a definite path and another to let the path choose you. The question then is – is there a thing called “calling”? If yes, then how does it function?
Eric White, the founder, and owner of Zydeco Construction truly reached his true potential when he was 33. He had a difficult childhood – he was homeless, dropped out of school in the ninth standard having the reading skill of a second grader – he could not even spell his name correctly!
What did he like doing or what did his heart tell him? Somehow Eric thought he wanted to be an architect or at least work in construction. With this intuition, he started working at a local construction company only to earn some money to pay his bills.
A big change in his life.
He thoroughly enjoyed his first job and moved to another that was in Baton Rouge for only $12 an hour. His boss taught him a lot about the company and within just six months he was the head of a whole team. After a few more experiences, he had a better understanding of the field and started his own company, Cool Pools. “That business did very well, and last year, I sold it for over a million dollars,” said Eric.
His next venture was Zydeco Construction. The company made swimming pools with azure blue radiation encircled by beach sand. They also did customizations like adding a mini kitchen, gazebos, umbrellas and volleyball nets. His dreams were far too unique and required a lot of research to be transformed into reality. “I am all about figuring out a way to make things happen” he added.
The average cost to build a special pond is around $20,000. It sure takes a lot of creativity, hard work and patience to create something so detailed. Each pond is completely different from the other so you can count on that. Zydeco Construction also offers in-ground trampolines, outdoor kitchens, and drainage solutions.
What makes him different? His will to leave no stone unturned to create something breathtakingly beautiful. Dreams do come true if you dare to believe in them and if you have the courage to pay the price – this rags to riches story is surely an inspiration for you to follow your heart.