To be (completely open), or not to be (completely open). That is the question for today's new homes as builders adjust their layouts according to ever-evolving home buyer preferences.
 
General results from NAHB surveys of home buyers (in 2015) and home builders (in 2016) show that buyers have a strong preference for open floorplans, and that most builders are doing their best to create those open spaces for their clients. 
 
There are, however, some differences between what buyers are seeking and what builders are delivering.




LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Special session starts February 13 th and can last up to nine days.  The main focus is the $304 million deficit for this fiscal year ending in June.  To solve the budget problem, the Legislature can cut state spending, tap the rainy day fund or a combination of the two.  The delay in these actions is due to disagreement on where to cut and by how much. 
 
The Regular Session that begins in April also deals with the state's financial dealings but tax increases can also be proposed.  Legislators can file five general bills outside of fiscal matters.  The Regular Session ends June 8 th

Information provided by: Michelle Shirley, Lobbyist

 2017 SENIOR OFFICERS
 
Conrad Blanchard
President
Nick Castjohn
1st Vice President
Curtis Loftin
2nd Vice President
Dodie Adams
3rd Vice President
Brandon Barton
Associate Vice President
Ray Kothe
LHBA State Representative
Jim Fine
Immediate Past President

            

2016 LHBA Award Winners

 
BUILDER OF THE YEAR:
DAVID ANDERSON (Acadian HBA)
 
ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR:
APRIL BECQUET (Acadian HBA)
 
JOHN GENTRY AWARD OF EXCELLENCE:
KENNETH JONES (Capitol Region BA)
 
MIKE PENN DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD:
KENNY ADAMS (Northshore HBA)
 
LHBA HALL OF FAME:
TOMMY COYNE (Southwest LA HBA)
JEANNIE DODD (LHBA)

IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE PICTURES FROM THE INSTALLATION AND AWARDS BANQUET, VISIT OUR LHBA FACEBOOK PAGE!
  



















$25 PER PERSON

5:00 - 8:00 PM

AFTER PARTY WITH BAND AT THE HILTON DOWNTOWN - FREE TO ATTEND - CASH BAR


YOU MUST PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS BY FRIDAY, APRIL 28th at 5:00 PM

NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE GATE


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2016 LREA Contest Winners:
 
Category: 1A Kitchen under $50,000

1st Ryan McCroskey -Design Management Group

2nd Devon Sweeney -Sweeney Restoration

 

Category: 1B Kitchen over $50,000

1st Ryan McCroskey -Design Management Group

2nd Rachel Courville -Accessibility by Design

 

2016 LREA Contest Winners
Category: 2A Bath under $20,000

1st Shane Ponthieux -Crain's Remodeling & Maintenance

 

Category: 2B Kitchen over $20,000

1st James Crain-Crain's Remodeling & Maintenance

 
Category: 3A Whole House under $250,000

1st Richard Earls -Richard Earls Construction

2nd Fred May-May Investments

3rd Ryan McCroskey-Design Management Group

 

Category: 3B Whole House over $250,000

1st Fred May-May Investments

2nd Scott Waskom -Edgewater Construction of Natchitoches

3rd Steve Wobbema -Quality Home Repair of LA

 

STAY TUNED TO THE LREA FACEBOOK PAGE FOR PICTURES AND INFORMATION ABOUT THE WINNING PROJECTS!

 

BUILD-PAC'S NEW "FAIR SHARE" PROGRAM

BUILD-PAC's new Fair Share campaign is the easiest way to get involved in the political process. We are asking every member to do their Fair Share for the housing industry by contributing just $25 to BUILD-PAC during the 2015-2016 election cycle.


What would happen if every NAHB member did their Fair Share? 
If every member does their Fair Share and invests a minimum of $25, then BUILD-PAC will be a $3.5 Million PAC. This would allow BUILD-PAC and housing to have an even greater impact in the 2016 elections. 

What is my Fair Share going toward? 
Your contribution helps elect pro-housing, pro-business candidates who will support our issues and fight for housing in Congress.

How can I help with the Fair Share campaign? 
Please help your state meet its goal. During your state and local meetings back home, ask your peers to do their Fair Share for housing by contributing just $25 to BUILD-PAC in this election cycle. If every member does their Fair Share, then BUILD-PAC's voice will be LOUDER and STRONGER than ever before.

Questions? For more information contact BUILD-PAC staff. 
Meghan Everngam, Assistant Vice President | (202) 266-8259 | MEverngam@nahb.org Sofia Fox, Fundraising Manager | (202) 266-8248 | SFox@nahb.org Sashia Moore | (202) 266-8114 | SMMoore@nahb.org NAHB.org/buildpac 


Continuing
Education
Credit Opportunities
 
 

REMINDER: Residential Builders must earn 6 CEU credits each year, even with a multi-year license.


     
Northshore 
March 24 - 9am Fall Protection with Don Druse from Safety Plus

 
   

CONTACT YOUR LOCAL ASSOCIATION FOR UPCOMING COURSES
UPCOMING LOCAL ASSOCIATION EVENTS


Acadian 
Feb 14 - Membership Luncheon feat. Moon Griffon at River Oaks
Feb 23 - Mardi Gras Member Mixer at Randol's Restaurant
March 4-5 - Acadiana Home & Design Show at Cajun Dome Convention Center
April 1-2 & 8-9 - Parade of Homes

Capital Region 
Feb 7 - 8am New Member Welcome Breakfast 
Feb 9 - CRBA Executive Committee
Feb 18 - 9-11am Remodeling 1,2,3
Feb 22 - 6pm CRBA Remodelers Council Meeting
Feb 23 - 11:30am CRBA BOD Meeting
Mar 2 - 5-7pm Nothing But Networking @ Lava Cantina in Perkins Rowe
March 25-26 - 2017 Building & Remodeling Show
Booths now available
Theme:  There's No Place Like Home 225-769-7696 
    
Northshore 
Feb 7 - General Membership Luncheon
March 31 - Crawfish boil
March 14 - General Membership Lunch
April 4 - General Membership Lunch
April 28 - Skeet Shoot
May 13-14 & 20-21 - Parade of Homes

Northwest 
Feb 23 - General Membership Lunch at Superiors' Steakhouse

Southeast
March 18-19 8th Annual Bayou Home Show at Houma Terrebonne Civic Center




LHBA Events
 
LHBA Executive Committee 
April 6
 
LHBA Board of Directors & Legislative Day 
May 9-11

NAHB Midyear Meeting 
Washington DC
June 13-17

LHBA Executive Committee 
June 22

LHBA Summer Board of Directors 
Pensacola, Florida
August 2-4


 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 AMBASSADOR SPONSORS OF THE MONTH!
             

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

The Louisiana Home Builders Association is comprised of Builders & Associate members which:

  • Represents the homebuilding industry before state & regulatory bodies
  • Serves as the chief advocate of private property rights

  • Educates the general public as to the advantages of utilizing licensed builders

  • Promotes professionalism in the homebuilding industry

  • Promotes economic development & quality of life in Louisiana

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2017
LHBA Senior Officers

Conrad Blanchard,
President

Nick Castjohn,
1st Vice President

Curtis Loftin,
2nd Vice President

Dodie Adams,
3rd Vice President

Brandon Barton
Associate VP

Ray Kothe,
NAHB Representative

Jim Fine,
Immediate Past
President 
 
Contact Information
Stephanie Reid

Louisiana Home Builders Association

660 Laurel Street
Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

stephanie@ LHBA.org

(225) 387-2714

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