Mr. Baptiste founded Eagle Eye Resources (EER) in 2013, a New Orleans based company that provides commercial and residential construction, historic preservation, facility maintenance, and custodial services. A New Orleans native, Mr. Baptiste was a star football player in high school and college, sharpening his leadership skills and work ethic. Fresh out of college in 2011 he immediately delved into entrepreneurship, knowing his plan was real estate, Mr. Baptiste started servicing facilities by providing custodial maintenance to commercial facilities in the New Orleans Metropolitan area funneled through his first business investment, a Jani-King franchise. It was there that Mr. Baptiste recognized some business practices that can be recipes for disaster so with a larger vision for a positive impact on the business world, he created a full service real estate development organization. Mr. Baptiste grew that organization, EER, to a 7 figure grossing company in just 2 years, managing 35-45 full and part time employees. He has headed 2 million dollars in residential development and 3 million in residential construction. These accomplishments are especially remarkable considering Mr. Baptiste is a self-taught business man who is a disciplined reader/researcher. Drive, commitment, time management, competiveness, and self-confidence are the attributes that made Mr. Baptiste a great athlete and has made him an even better business man. He is currently heading the development, management and construction of 4 million dollars in commercial projects.
Mr. Baptiste is especially interested in community development and revitalization and is committed to ensuring that EER is attuned to the community’s needs. He focuses on maintaining a great deal of historic character in the houses EER renovates and to build in areas of the city that are deeply rooted in culture and history but needs rejuvenation. Two of the homes that EER has recently renovated have been featured in Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans for the dynamic restoration of the century + old homes.
Mr. Baptiste remains devoted to giving back and in his spare time he mentors 8thGrade boys with the Silverback Society, and is a motivational speaker and a coach.
EDUCATION AND AWARDS
- BA, Exercise Science, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg
- Licensed General Contractor by the State of Louisiana
- Urban Green Council GPRO certified
- EPA Lead based paint abatement certified
- Urban Land Institute member
- MMA asbestos Ahera Certified