LHBA LAUNCHED A NEW MOBILE RESPONSIVE WEBSITE
 

EXPLORE OUR NEW SITE TODAY! 


After months of negotiation with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), NAHB finally reached a  settlement agreement that resolves the association's legal challenge to the agency's  Confined Spaces in Construction final rule.

In general, the settlement clarifies that the rule has very limited application in the residential home building industry. The Q&A defines "residential home building" or "residential home construction" as work on any residence being built using traditional wood frame construction materials, methods and procedures that are typical to single-family home or townhouse construction. Work on multifamily residences may also be considered "residential home building" or "residential home construction" provided that the work similarly meets this criteria.
 


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Session will end this upcoming Monday on June 6 th.   So far, attempts were stopped on the increase of minimum wage and equal pay expansion.  The proposed equal pay legislation escalates litigation for business and  put employers in constant defense of pay practices.  Efforts to increase penalties on business for employee misclassification and the hiring of illegal aliens were also blocked.  
 
On the offensive front, the sunset provision for the scrap metal recycle law was repealed.  This repeal continues the scrap metal law and its regulations on buying copper.  The waiting period and cash prohibitions for copper will continue. 
 
A second special session was recently called by Governor Edwards and will begin on June 6 th .  This session, starting thirty minutes after the regular session adjourns, will focus on the budget and taxes.   Bills will be filed on tax increases, tax exemptions, income taxes and spending measures.  This special session will end no later than June 23 rd.     
 
  It's Time To Book Your Hotel Rooms for LHBA Summer BOD Meeting

Hilton Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
Block Deadline: June 27th





PIRATES & MERMAIDS
Early Bird Reception Tickets Are Now On Sale Online at LHBA.ORG

Join us for a fun-filled event for the whole family during the LHBA Summer BOD at the Sandestin Hilton Resort! 

 

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 


 
2ND ANNUAL
CAPS SYMPOSIUM


LHBA hosted the 2nd annual CAPS Symposium on May 25, 2016 in Hammond, LA. 4 CEU hours were earned toward the NAHB Certification Program and the Louisiana State Licensing Board of Contractors. This year's topics were Effects of Dementia on Aging, Color & Paint in Environments for the Aging, Lighting, Sound & Automation for Aging in Place, Working Together: Occupational Therapy's Role in the Construction Industry, and Value of a Team.



REMODELERS, 
GET THE CREDIT YOU DESERVE!!

Louisiana Home Builders Association Remodelers Council is hosting the 2016 Louisiana Remodeling Excellence Awards (LREA) for projects completed between May 1, 2015 and October 1, 2016. Winners will be announced on  January 26, 2017 at the LHBA Installation and Awards Banquet. 

All remodeling contractors, builders, kitchen & bath specialists, and other remodeling professionals properly licensed in the State of Louisiana may submit projects. Contact  Jeannie@LHBA.org f or entry packet information. Deadline to submit entries is November 1, 2016.


Continuing
Education
Credit Opportunities


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


There are no CEU courses being offered in the month of June. Stay tuned for opportunities in the coming months.


CONTACT YOUR LOCAL ASSOCIATION FOR UPCOMING COURSES
UPCOMING LOCAL ASSOCIATION EVENTS


Capital Region Builders Association
June 17 - Early Bird Drawing for $100 Home for Good - Father's Day Special Drawing

HBA of Greater New Orleans
June 4-5 & 11-12 - Parade of Homes
June 10-12 - Southern Sportsman's Festival & Expo
Alario Center, Westwego, LA
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 

Northshore HBA
June 15 Northshore HBA Ribbon Cutting at Northshore HBA Office 4:00pm 
 
Northwest LA HBA
June 4-5 and 11-12 Parade of Homes;  Homes open 1-6 pm daily
     
 
Southeastern LA HBA
June 1 Hot Dog Wednesday  11 AM-1PM -  SLHBA Office

 


LHBA Events
 
LHBA Executive Committee
June 16th
 
LHBA Summer Board of Directors
July 27-29
Hilton Sandestin Resort
Sandestin, Florida

Social Media
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General Liability Coverage for Builders
Workers' Comp.
Ask about the VIP program!  
If you are not a member with us or you have subcontractors that maybe interested, contact Home Builders SIF for more details. 1.877.LHBASIF (1.877.542.2743)
LHBA Builders Risk Program
New Homes
Find and list new homes now using our New Homes Directory linked to our website  Click Here!  
Do Business with Members!!!
LHBA Buyer's Guide
 
 
As an NAHB benefit, members have access to discounts and savings opportunities offered by many top companies  


THANK YOU TO OUR 2016
Ambassador Sponsors:




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 
GET REBATES FROM SUPPLIES YOU ALREADY USE!

  As an LHBA member, you can be putting money back into your pocket with our NEW and EXCITING LHBA Member Rebate Program!  It's very simple to sign up, but to collect the rebates you've earned in 2012, you MUST sign up before February 20th!
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2016
LHBA Senior Officers

Jim Fine,
President

Conrad Blanchard,
1st Vice President

Nick Castjohn,
2nd Vice President

Curtis Loftin,
3rd Vice President

April Becquet,
Associate VP

Ray Kothe,
NAHB Representative

Peter Young,
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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