Lesa Ankney, owner of Market Ready Virginia, has been around home remodeling all her life. Her father owned and operated a building and remodeling company as a Class A contractor. She learned by watching him and her brothers restore and build homes on the Peninsula and in Smithfield, including their family home. In 2001 she took on her first large restoration project by restoring an 80 unit apartment complex purchased by a local university for student housing. This project lead to continued employment with the University as Assistant Director of Housing where she was responsible for directing repairs and maintenance of housing for over 4000 students.
In 2002, Lesa launched Sozo Clean, an environmentally friendly residential and commercial cleaning service, which is still in operation today.
More recently, Lesa applied her talents and passions to helping homeowners prepare their homes for sale or rent. It has been a great success for the owners who are selling and renting their homes faster and at a better price.