Gerald Baptiste

Eagle Eye Resources Founder/Managing Principal

Eagle Eye Resources

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  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 businessman who is a disciplined reader/researcher. Drive, commitment, time management, competitiveness, and self-confidence are the attributes that made Mr. Baptiste a great athlete and have made him an even better businessman.

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 building 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 the 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

Gerald Baptiste, Sr

Lead Foreman

Eagle Eye Resources

Mr. Baptiste has been responsible for leading construction crews at EER. His military and construction background has equipped him with the necessary experience to successfully manage construction trades and complex projects.

In addition to leading crews, his responsibilities include communicating to project managers/supervisors, reading plans and specifications, and ensure quality and correct practices are enforced and practiced on the jobsite daily.

Calandria R. JohnLouis

Estimator

Eagle Eye Resources

Calandria JohnLouis is epitomized by creative thinking, brilliant intuition and insight. She is equipped with sound project management principles and well-validated techniques which produces amazing results. 

She began her career in 2000, working as a Project Manager, Estimator, Draftsperson, and Safety Professional with The Crown Group, LLC, Kenner, LA. She later worked with Progressive Roofing, Pearl River, where she was responsible for estimating and bidding new construction and renovations to existing construction project as well as preparing estimates for design build projects. In 2018, Calandria joined Hernandez Consulting & Construction, New Orleans, working as a Bid Manager. While here, she devotes all her time, energy and passion maintaining relationships with subcontractors, suppliers, and owners, as well as coordinating bid review processes. Currently, she works as a Commercial Estimator and Project Manager for Eagle Eye Resources.

Calandria holds certificate in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Louisiana State University. She went on to attend the University of New Orleans and obtained a degree in Marketing. Seeking to widen her horizon of learning in her field, she enrolled in the Delgado Community College and earned a degree in Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology in 2005. Moreover, Calandria is a Certified US Army Corp of Engineers Construction Quality Control Manager, Advanced Technical Applications Center Certified AutoCAD Operator. She is also a member of the Board of Director of National Roofing Contractors Association.

Despite her accomplishments and dexterity, she still remains down-to-earth, making her an effective team player with the ability to prioritize and multitask.

Austin Meehan

Financial Analyst

Eagle Eye Resources

Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development, Tulane University School of Architecture, 2020

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, cum laude, Tulane University School of Liberal Arts, 2014

A native New Orleanian, Austin began his career in Hancock Whitney‘s trust department before earning his Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development degree from Tulane University. While in graduate school, he interned at HRI Properties and was later named GNO, Inc.’s William A. Oliver fellow. In his spare time, Austin enjoys mentoring fatherless boys in New Orleans through the Son of a Saint organization.

Taylor Scott

Architectural Design

Eagle Eye Resources

BArch, University of Virginia, 2012
MArch & Master’s Real Estate Development, Tulane University, 2020

Mr. Scott has over ten years of experience leading design-build projects in-country and abroad. Prior to joining EER, Taylor designed and oversaw the construction of multiple community based, residential and mixed use projects in New Orleans, the DC Metro area, and Honduras. He is also the co-founder of EMCEE Design, a residential design-build studio based in Washington D.C. which specializes in sustainable residential design and pro-bono architectural projects. His commitment to public-interest design has allowed him to volunteer as an instructor for high schoolers interested in the design and construction professions.

OUR CORE VALUES

ALWAYS STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE

Strive for perfection by non-complacency, applying great methods, and sh owing fanatical attention to detail.

DEPENDABILITY

We are self-starters, who are trustworthy, consistent, and punctual.

EMPATHETIC

See things from other folks points of view with the utmost humility.

THIRST FOR LEARNING

Knowledgable about our industry with the continual tenacity to grow, or we will die.

CREATIVITY, DREAMS, & IMAGINATION

Always looking for innovative ways to improve vendor, employee, stakeholders, and customer experience

PROTECTIVE OF THE EER BRAND

Service customers above all else, we do the right thing, posses a shared  purpose, and we are good stewards of our industry.

Real Estate Development

A real estate developer plays a primary role in the real estate industry because the profession involves the acquisition and development of property.

Design Build

Design Build

Faster streamlined delivery schedule as the design and construction phase are handled by one contractor.

Facility Maintenance

Regularly servicing capital assets, commercial appliances, and areas inside or around a building.

Renovation Projects

Renovation & Remodeling

Renovations is improving a broken, damaged, or outdated structure typically either commercial or residential.

Design Build

COVID Air Purifier

With the use of Photocatalytic Oxidation Technology, our clients are able to remove airborne pathogens from the air while sanitizing surfaces in their homes or workspaces.

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