It was an on-the-job injury that led Vennicia Kingston to entrepreneurship.
“I lost the sight in my left eye,” she said of the injury that brought a new career option into focus.
In January 2018, Kingston registered Eagle Eye Properties LLC and, in October, began doing business as Eagle Eye Post Construction Services.
Providence-based Eagle Eye’s goal is to purchase abandoned buildings and independently complete needed construction to return them to code and house families in need.
While she has yet to purchase a property to flip, Kingston has her hands full with cleanup work. Contractors, she said, “tend to leave a mess,” which ensures work for her one-person business.
Kingston, who is black, hopes to start a mentoring program for local women and minorities interested in construction.
Her plan is to “beat the pavement” spreading awareness of Eagle Eye and generate business with the state’s top construction firms.
Emily Gowdey-Backus is a staff writer for PBN. You can follow her on Twitter @FlashGowdey or contact her via email, Gowdey-backus@PBN.com.