Louisiana Home Builders Association               

JANUARY 2018  NEWSLETTER
 
                   
Louisiana Home Builders Association
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Governor Edwards intends to call a special session sometime in February but only if an agreement is in place by January 19.  Temporary taxes will expire in 2018 creating a "fiscal cliff" for the state budget. Regular legislative session does begin in March, but taxing legislation cannot be discussed. 

Negotiations on the tax plan with the governor and the state legislature are ongoing now.  Governor Edwards' plan includes eliminating an exemption for business utility taxes as well as some services.  As of yet, nothing in the governor's plan are new suggestions and most have been rejected by the legislature previously. 


Information provided by LHBA Lobbyist, Michelle Shirley

 

     
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 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


 


       
                                                               

  
 
 
 
           
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LHBA's Endorsed Programs make us STRONG!  
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Health Insurance, Workers Comp, General Liability & Builders Risk
      

 
 

REMINDER: Residential Builders must earn 6 CEU credits each year, even with a multi-year license. 
  
LOCAL HBAs OFFERING CONTINUING EDUCATION 

NORTHSHORE
February 1 - Continuing Ed with Bruce Wilkinson * 9-11am * NHBA Office * Lacombe
March 1 - Continuing Ed with Brian Dunn * 9-11am * NHBA Office * Lacombe




 

Visit the  LA State Licensing Board for Contractors Website  for more info on Continuing Education.
 
 
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                                                                               LOCAL ASSOCIATION EVENTS


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CRBA
Jan 17- CRBA 2018 Installation & Awards Banquet- 1/17
Jan 18- CRBA Executive Committee Meeting- 1/18
Jan 30- CRBA Remodelers Council Meeting- 1/30              
Feb 1- Informative Builder Meeting regarding the new codes, Followed by CRBA Social @BRQ  Hosted by The Olde Mill
 

NEW ORLEANS
January 30- Sip & Socialize Happy Hour,  4-6pm,  Location TBD
 

NORTHEAST
2018:
Feb. 15 & 16-
Home Expo 2018, Exhibitor Set up, Monroe Civic Center

Feb. 16-
Home Expo Preview Banquet, Monroe Civic Center

Feb 17 & 18-
Home Expo 2018, Open to the public


NORTHSHORE
January
4 - Industry Partner: Breakfast Preview * Annadele's Plantation * Covington
9 - SMC Meeting * 9-10am * State Bank * Covington
17 - Board of Directors Meeting * 3pm * NHBA Office * Lacombe
18 - Membership Luncheon * 11:30am-1pm * The Greystone * Mandeville
 
February
1 - Continuing Ed with Bruce Wilkinson * 9-11am * NHBA Office * Lacombe
6 - NHBA On the Go * 8:30am-2pm * Hammond and Franklinton
8 - NHBA Economic Impact Study Breakfast* 8:30 am * NHBA Office * Lacombe
20 - SMC Meeting * 9-10am * State Bank * Covington
21 - Board of Directors Meeting * 3pm * NHBA Office * Lacombe
22 - SMC Seminar: How to Make the 2018 Parade a Success Story * 8-9am * Location TBD
22 - Nothing but Networking * 4:30-6:30pm * The Shack * Covington
 
March
1 - Sip & Savor Wine Dinner * 6-9pm * The Greystone * Mandeville
1 - Continuing Ed with Brian Dunn * 9-11am * NHBA Office * Lacombe
13 - SMC Meeting * 9-10am * State Bank * Covington
16 - Crawfish Boil * 6-9pm * Castine Center * Mandeville
21 - Board of Directors Meeting * 3pm * NHBA Office * Lacombe



NORTHWEST
January 26-28 - Home Products Show at CenturyLink Center


SOUTHWEST
February 24 & 25- Home Show at the Lake Charles Civic Center

Please contact your local HBA for upcoming events and more information! 

 
 

22 WEEKS OF PRIZES TO GO..
 SO DON'T MISS OUT!!!

Purchase your GUN RAFFLE tickets today
Handguns - Rifles - Shotguns

$100 per ticket
22 more chances to win

Only 1,000 tickets will be sold!


 

 

2018 LHBA 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!
 



Come support our very own RANDY NOEL as he is installed as 
2018  NAHB Chairman of the Board
             
Randy Noel, MIRM, CGB, CMP is a Louisiana-based custom home builder with more than 30 years of experience in the residential construction industry. Noel founded Reve Inc., a custom home building firm in LaPlace, La., in 1985.  He is a dedicated member of the HBA of GNO and will be the  first President of NAHB from Louisiana!

 We are so proud of you Randy!



Join us for a party celebrating Randy!
When: January 11, 2018
8-10pm
Where: Lafayette Restaurant,
Point Orlando, FL

To RSVP for Randy's Party in Orlando, CLICK HERE!


 
    

DID YOU KNOW THAT YOUR MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES MANY AWESOME BENEFITS? 

Check out the highlighted 
LHBA BENEFIT of the MONTH:

As a member of LHBA, you are also a member of the National Association of Home Builders.

As a benefit of being a member of NAHB, you have access to discounts and savings opportunities offered by many top companies. 

 
LHBA Upcoming Events


January 24, 25, & 26th, 2018:  Board of Directors Meeting & The 2018 LHBA Installation & Awards Banquet,   JW Marriott, 614 Canal Street - New Orleans
  • January BOD Meeting Agenda:
  • 2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
    
RECENT NEWS/EVENTS


We are very proud to announce that Tom Ashley Jr. of Expand Inc. has been announced as the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodeler  of the Year! We are so proud of him,  congratulations Tom Ashley Jr.  
Tom will be accepting this award at the NAHB IBS show in Orlando, FL in January.

"Tom Ashley Jr. has become a respected remodeler over the last two decades through dedication to providing quality work for his customers, sincere enthusiasm to give back to his local community and deep involvement in the industry on the local and national levels. We are delighted to recognize his achievements with NAHB Remodelers' most prestigious award." -NAHB Remodelers Chairman Dan Bawden, CAPS, GMB, CGR, CGP







Congrats to our dedicated member, Robert Carroll with Carroll Construction, LLC for being selected as a Finalist for the 2017 NAHB Young Professional Award!  

Robert is the co-owner of Carroll Construction in Zachary, La.   Robert is carrying on his parents' vision of offering exceptional quality construction based on impeccable standards and personal attention. Robert is extremely active in the local builder community and is an avid supporter of charity and community causes inside the Greater Baton Rouge area.

The NAHB Young Professional Awards recognize young building industry professionals under the age of 45 who propel their careers forward; advance in all three levels of the NAHB Federation; advocate for the home building industry; engage with their peers; and establish themselves as exceptional members of their communities.

Stay tuned to see if Robert Carroll will take home the title of 2017 NAHB Young Professional!


 

Now accepting 2018 AMBASSADOR SPONSORS OF THE MONTH! 

 

CONTACT US to become a 2018 SPONSOR!

225-387-2714

monica@lhba.org

      

           

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LHBA MISSION STATEMENT
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

Membership Benefits and Rebates 
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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 

Jeannie Dodd,
Executive Vice President
 


Louisiana Home Builders Association 







Contact Information
Monica Walker
Public Relations & Association Communications

Louisiana Home Builders Association

660 Laurel Street
Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

monica@ LHBA.org

(225) 387-2714