Founder of the Zydeco Construction company, Eric White builds beautiful pools which look just like oases.
Zydeco Construction is a construction company that serves the South Louisiana region.
Eric doesn’t only offer to build swimming pools but he offers in-ground trampolines and customizable outdoor kitchens, they also specialize in concrete driveways and floors, outdoor patios and docks.
He told USA Today: “I can come up with drainage solutions that won’t negatively affect your neighbors. Anything I can do to help save someone’s house, I will,”
“I have a story to share that is pretty inspirational,”
“Growing up, things weren’t easy for me. 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.”
“Construction was something I always understood, I knew if I worked at it, I could really do something with it.”
“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. ”
“The guy that I worked for there took me under his wing and taught me about the company. Within the first six months, I was managing the team. From there, I went to another company that offered more money, then I started my own company, a pool business called Cool Pools. That business did very well, and last year, I sold it for over a million.”
“So, that’s where I am today. I decided to start Zydeco Construction to keep me busy and have some of my creative visions become a reality.”
“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,”
“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 labor of love and I want every customer that comes to me to be happy. We will do something different on every pond we create.“