Painting Contractor Named 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year.
Jhonny Leyva, one of the faces behind Heroica’s Painting, has been awarded the 2008 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center. With over two decades of experience in the painting industry, Jhonny’s father Yonny Leyva decided to finally venture off on his own and launched Heroica’s Painting in March 0f 2007. With the help of his two young sons Jhonny and Harold, Heroica’s is rapidly establishing itself as a residential and commercial contracting company that specializes in power washing, interior and exterior painting, lead-based paint abatement, creative design and mural painting, carpentry and construction.
Fresh with his degree in Business Administration from Bryant University, Jhonny was determined to help his farther grow the business from a small residential based company to one that could provide quality and cost effective solutions to the commercial market as well. Jhonny sought help from the RI Small Business Development Center which helped him with his marketing strategy and assisted him with some networking opportunities which resulted in future business, As a state certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Jhonny’s goal is to continue to look towards the future and the possibilities for Heroica’s Painting.
Jhonny has recently gotten involved in a number of community related activities and has joined a number of associations. His heart is definitely in the right place and he sees himself as a potential mentor to many young people in the community that have similar dreams of entrepreneurship. Jhonny’s goal is to build awareness within the community that Heroica’s is a prosperous Latino owned company that provides contracting services with a sensible price. You can find Jhonny and his tremendous team at Heroica’s Painting living up the their slogan. “Painting is an art; your space is our canvas.”
At 24, Jhonny Leyva is living his dream – “It is such an honor to be acknowledged for something I love to do. To be recognized for this award is extraordinary, but it truly is a credit to all of the Heroica’s Painting team that I work with daily in terms of their support and loyalty.”