The businesswoman decided to explore the field of construction after her mother lost her home due to foreclosure. Hoping to build a new home for her mother, the South Carolina resident enrolled in college and studied construction. But tragedy struck the family before the plan came to fruition.
“Three months before I graduated, my mom passed away,” Lewis-Ellis told ABC4 News. “So, I was never able to build the home that I wanted to build for my mom.”
Still, the grieving daughter pushed forward and opened her own construction company, LLE Construction Group. Today's she building homes in the neighborhood when she struggled to survive.
"Just to see the families that were going to be moving in, just to see their excitement rekindled me,” the entrepreneur said.
Happy #WomensHistoryMonth to Lasenta Lewis-Ellis.— Columbia Economic Development (@colasced) March 24, 2020
Lasenta is the President/CEO of @LLEConstruction, is a general contracting, construction, project management, real estate Investment & development firm that specializes in owner representation and consulting services. pic.twitter.com/xhHuz3VNWe