SAVE THE DATE

PROJECT COMPLETION DATES: 
OCTOBER 1, 2016 - OCTOBER 31, 2017

Categories:
Kitchen Remodel
Bath Remodel
Whole House Remodel

& **NEW THIS YEAR** : 
Outdoor Kitchen (new construction or remodel)

ENTRY PACKETS DUE BY:
NOVEMBER 1, 2017

STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!
 


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Regular Legislative Session is due to end this week on Thursday, June 8th.  No tax increase bills have passed so far.  In anticipation of this, Governor Edwards recently called a Special Legislative Session to start immediately after the Regular Legislative Session ends.  If the House of Representatives version of the budget is not compromised in the Regular Legislative Session, the governor will precede with the Special Legislative Session.

Minimum wage increase and equal pay bills have also not gained any traction at the Legislature this session.  Minimum wage legislation failed in Senate Finance Committee and the equal pay bill is parked on the Senate floor.  The equal pay legislation would have expanded the law to private employers and men employees. The minimum wage bill would have raised wages to $8.00 per hour in 2018 and to $8.25 starting in 2019.  


Information provided by: Michelle Shirley, Lobbyist


LHBA 25th Annual Legislative
Crawfish Boil
May 9, 2017
Capitol Park Museum
Downtown Baton Rouge 


 
 
 



             


WE WOULD LIKE TO SAY A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR BUILD PAC FUNDRAISER SPONSOR,

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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 



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A MESSAGE FROM NAHB BUILD PAC CHAIRMAN



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

ACADIAN
-Builder Education Course - Wednesday, June 14th 9a-3:30p (6 CEUs), AHBA office / Topic: "Before You Build: Contracts, Warranties & Laws" PLUS "Building Code Review & Updates"

-Builder Education Course - Tuesday, September 19th 9a-4p (6 CEUs), AHBA office / Topic: "Concrete 101"
 
CRBA
July CEU Course - Loss Control Date to be determined. Hosted by SIF
   
NORTHWEST
July 2
5th, 9 am - noon and 1 - 4 pm, Topics TBA

   

CONTACT YOUR LOCAL ASSOCIATION FOR UPCOMING COURSES
UPCOMING LOCAL ASSOCIATION EVENTS


ACADIAN
After Hours Member Mixer - Thursday, June 8th 5p-7p, LUS Fiber Customer Service Center

General Membership Luncheon - Tuesday, June 13th 11:30a-1p, River Oaks Event Center / Guest Speaker: Dr. E. Joseph Savoie, President, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

General Membership Luncheon - Tuesday, August 15th 11:30a-1p, River Oaks Event Center / Guest Speaker: Jacquelyn Cain, COO, Coldwell Banker Pelican Real Estate

Annual Casino Night - Friday, August 25th 7p-11p, River Oaks Event Center

General Membership Meeting - Tuesday, September 12th 11:30a-1p, River Oaks Event Center / Guest Speaker: To Be Announced

Speed Networking - Wednesday, September 20th 4:30p-7p, Design Center of Acadiana

After Hours Member Mixer - Thursday, September 21st 5p-7p, Home Bank (Kaliste Saloom branch)


Central
June 8 - General Membership 

CRBA 
June 3&4 and June 10&11 - Parade of Homes
    
Greater New Orleans
June 3&4 and 10&11 - Parade of Homes
June 21 - PWB Luncheon
June 22 - General Membership Legislative Recap


Northshore
June 3 - Raising the Roof Raffle House Drawing
June 15 - Forks & Corks Networking Event 430-630pm
Aug 1 - General Membership Luncheon @ The Greystone
Aug Date TBA - Casino Night

Northwest
June 3-4 & 10-11 - Parade of Homes

Southeast
Sept 21 - Golf Tournament
Oct 4 - Fish Fry
Nov 1 - Election Night
Dec 6 - Installation & Awards Banquet

 
Teche
June 13 - Steak Night
Aug 15 - Legislative Night




LHBA Events
 
NAHB Midyear Meeting 
Washington DC
June 13-17

LHBA Executive Committee 
June 22

LHBA Summer Board of Directors 
Pensacola, Florida
August 2-4
Rate: $209 through July 1st
Group Code: LHB 


 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 AMBASSADOR SPONSORS OF THE MONTH!


 


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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 
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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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
 
Contact Information
Stephanie Reid
Public Relations & Association Communications

Louisiana Home Builders Association

660 Laurel Street
Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

stephanie@ LHBA.org

(225) 387-2714