April 2018 Newsletter

 
LHBA Legislative Update
 
We are in the third week of the regular session and many bills received a full committee hearing.  At this point, all anti-business legislation failed during the process.  Minimum wage, equal pay for state contractors and detrimental workers' compensation measures are halted.

Although the regular session is due to end on June 4, the plan is to adjourn early.  An additional special session focused on taxes and fiscal matters may be called in mid May.  There are varying numbers as for how much of the proposed budget shortfall exists.      


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Information regarding the LSUCCC adoption of significant changes in codes in the 2015 IRC; 2015 IBS and 2014 NEC

Please note: this is simply a summary of the changes and any questions on enforcement will have to be directed to their local building official.
Copies of these changes can be emailed to LHBA members by contacting:  Jeannie@lhba.org
 

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The 4th Annual Louisiana Remodeling Excellence Awards Recognizes Winners

The LREA Contest was created in 2013 by the LHBA Remodelers Council.  The entries consist of builders and remodelers throughout the state who submit projects in the following categories: Kitchen Remodel, Bath Remodel, Whole House Remodel & Outdoor Kitchen.  The 2017 Contest consisted of projects completed between October 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017.  
We look forward to continued success with this contest!
 We would like to congratulate the following winners:

2017 LREA Contest Winners
2017 LREA Contest Winners

Stay tuned for the 2018 LREA Contest Call for Entries.  This year we are going "digital." 
For your convenience, this year's entries will now be submitted digitally!

LHBA's Member Rebate Program

Free Member Benefit to Builder & Remodeler
 Members of LHBA
There are currently 50 of the country's leading Manufacturer Brands participating in the Member Rebate Program offering the same rebates as the "Top-5 Builders" receive regardless of your volume.






LHBA UPCOMING EVENTS

  • March 28- LHBA Executive Committee Meeting (LHBA Office 10:00am)




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LOCAL HBA UPCOMING EVENTS & *CONTINUING EDUCATION 
REMINDER: Residential Builders must earn 6 CEU credits each year, even with a multi-year license. 

Acadian HBA


April
14, 15 & 21, 22- 55th Annual Parade of Homes
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

HBA of Central


April
12- Membership Event - TBD
 Board of Directors Meeting
2pm - Evangeline Bank

May
18- HBACL Golf Tournament
LINKS ON THE BAYOU
 Alexandria, LA
                      
CRBA


April
Builders & Remodelers Show
April 14 & 15
Lamar Dixon Expo Center


*April 19: CE Credit Opportunity
Water Damage #101:  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 
Mold Remediation: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM


HBA of GNO


April
9- Golf Tournament-English Turn
18- Prof. Women in Building Council Meeting


HBA of Northeast 


Northwest HBA


May 24th
Crawfish Boil
HBA Office, 5-7 pm


June 2-3 & 9-10
2018 PARADE OF HOMES


Northshore HBA




April
10- Sales & Marketing Council Meeting
17-Membership Luncheon
18- BOD Meeting
26- Scholarship Golf Tournament



Southeast HBA

May
1ST ANNUAL BUILDER APPRECIATION CRAWFISH BOIL
May 02, 2018 6:00 PM  *  SLHBA Office 147 Capital Blvd, Houma, LA 70360
 
Southwest HBA



Teche HBA






Contact your local HBA for more info!



New Membership Benefit: Amazon Business
   

NAHB's Member Advantage Program offers members a number of discounts with brands and stores members use regularly for individual and business needs. Amazon Business is now included in the Member Advantage Program. When members create an Amazon Business account, they gain access to the NAHB Amazon store which offers recommended products tailored to your industry's needs while unlocking additional savings.

Members can sign up at www.amazon.com/NAHB
 
You can find all of the other listed benefits through NAHB below:
 
 
For any questions related to NAHB's Member Benefits, you can contact:
Sarah Swango
(800) 368-5242 ext: 8273
sswango@nahb.org
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Vantage Health Plan NOW AVAILABLE to all  LHBA members

The Louisiana Home Builders Association (LHBA) and Vantage Health Plan (Vantage) have teamed up to provide quality health insurance to every hard-working member.  Vantage offers excellent plans to fit your needs, whether you're looking for coverage for your employees or your family.

With over 15,000+ providers in network, Vantage Health is sure to be a great fit for you and your business.

Together, we make Louisiana strong!

CALL TODAY to speak with a dedicated representative.

1-844-LHBA-INS


 
 
        


2018 Ambassador Sponsorship
            Opportunities


By joining LHBA's Ambassador Club, you will gain meaningful exposure while supporting LHBA's efforts in the following areas:
  • Networking Opportunities- Opportunities to network with other members, and get involved in events such as our Legislative Day and Crawfish Boil, Installation Banquet and Early Bird Receptions
  • Educational Opportunities- LHBA offers educational courses for members to keep current on topics that are vital to the construction and home building industry
  • Legislative Watchdog- LHBA actively lobbies and monitors local, state, and Federal legislation and regulation to ensure that our members' business interests are well-represented and protected. 
  • Marketing- Depending on the level of sponsorship, opportunities are available to advertise at our events, and on LHBA's website, including our e-newsletter.  There is no better way to market your products or services!
There are several different club sponsorship levels available!  


GIVE US A CALL TODAY TO BECOME A SPONSOR: 225-387-2714 or email monica@lhba.org

  Thank you for your support!


LHBA's Endorsed Programs
We are LHBA Strong



Workers Comp


    General Liability

Builders Risk
 
Health Insurance

Thank you 2018 Ambassador Sponsors!
Our highlighted sponsors for this month:








If you would like to be featured on our newsletter and other publications as an Ambassador Sponsor, 
contact us for more info. 225-387-2714 or monica@lhba.org
2018 LHBA Senior Officers

President: Nick Castjohn
1st Vice President: Curtis M. Loftin
2nd Vice President: Dodie Adams
3rd Vice President: Tommy Pinion
Associate Vice President: Bobby Parks
Immediate Past President: Conrad Blanchard


Contact Information
Monica Walker
Public Relations/Communications
monica@lhba.org


Louisiana Home Builders Association
660 Laurel St., ste. A  Baton Rouge, La 70802
225-387-2714




Our goal is to provide Louisiana with quality housing
 that is safe and affordable.