It's That Time Again!
ANNUAL LHBA LEGISLATIVE CRAWFISH BOIL
Join us after we lobby at the Capitol for our annual crawfish boil! Don't miss this chance to mingle with your fellow LHBA members & our Louisiana State Legislators!
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BOIL LOCATION HAS CHANGED THIS YEAR
Tuesday, April 19
Capitol Park Museum
660 North Fourth Street
Downtown Baton Rouge
Tickets MUST BE purchased by
NO tickets will be sold at the door!
Your ticket includes music and entertainment by the Overboard band, beer & soft drinks, all you can eat crawfish, fried catfish, hush puppies, and home-made bread pudding by Chef KD!
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY
The 2016 Regular Legislative Session is a general session this year with non-fiscal bills filed only. Session begins March 14th with bills already being filed at this time. LHBA defends or passes legislation that impacts your business. These consequential regulatory, financial or litigious bills are significant to our members.
Legislative Day ("Red Shirt Day") is one of the most important days for our volunteer efforts. Our membership numbers are strong and showing it at the Capitol is crucial. On Legislative Day, we lobby legislation that is currently going through the process. Attending this day will help LHBA continue our highly successful legislative outcomes.
& LUNCH PROVIDED BY LHBA
If you are joining us to lobby at the Capitol on April 19th, LHBA would like to provide you with a FREE delicious lunch!!
We will host a lunch before the Legislative briefing at the
Hilton Capitol Center in Downtown Baton Rouge.
After the briefing, we will all head to the Capitol.
LHBA will provide transportation to the Capitol for those who do not wish to drive their personal vehicles.
YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE FREE LUNCH BY APRIL 5th IN ORDER TO ATTEND!!
BOTTLES FOR PAC
Fundraiser for LHBA PAC
April 20, 2016
Your ticket to this event includes:
- Open bar & incredible buffet dinner
- Ticket for the "Cork Pull" where everyone wins a bottle of wine or liquor valued at $10-$50!!
- Entry into the raffle for a 3 night stay at the Sandestin Hilton Beach Resort during the LHBA Summer Board Meeting!!
Ticket sales will end April 5th!! No tickets will be sold after the deadline. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
LHBA Spring Board of Directors
Make Your Hotel Reservations Today!
Hilton Capitol Center - Baton Rouge
Room Block Rate $145
DEADLINE March 29th
LA Homebuilders Block
Here's how it works: The builder enters information about the house being built, such as photos, plans and warranty, into the Freshbrix app, and provides the buyer with the login information for that project.
While construction is under way, the builder can continue to post photos, progress updates and other communications with the home owner as a cloud-based record of the project.
After the build is complete, the app stores all the specs, maintenance requirements and user manuals for the home and appliances.
Home owners can then reference the app quickly and conveniently to recall details about their home and set up alerts for when to perform regular maintenance.
The app also allows for easy contact between the builder and home owner in case there is a repair or warranty question.
NAHB member John Sekas was talking to a friend in the tech industry, and together they came up with the idea. The user experience for both the builder and home owner has been the primary focus of the app.
"They love it from a library and warranty point of view," Sekas said. Now, his company, which builds about 20 homes a year, uses the app to replace the large binders he used to give to new home owners.
Sekas believes that this tool levels the playing field for small- to mid-size builders that don't have the resources to manage a large amount of customer service requests. The app is free for home owners and costs the builder about $100 per home and there are no contracts.
Freshbrix is still young - having only launched in the third quarter of 2015 - but it is growing. The company continually rolls out new developments.
The app isn't just a useful tool to store information about building a home, it's a powerful platform to build relationships with your customers. Home owners will certainly see value in the way it simplifies complex information, and ultimately helps to reduce the stress and anxiety many feel when they become a first-time home buyer.
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
Residential Builders must earn 6 CEU credits each year, even with a multi-year license.
Acadian Home Builders Association
OSHA Review and Safety Plus information
Call AHBA to Register (337)981-3053
March 12 @ the 9a-10:45a Changes in Sub-Contractor Requirements & 10:45a-Noon Topic TBD
Meeting Room 8
Call CRBA to Register (225)769-7696
Southwest LA HBA
Builders' Education Breakfast on March 16 at 8:30a @ the SEED Center -
Housing Demand & Implementation in SWLA - Financial Incentives for Building Affordable Housing. Free for members/ $30 Non-members
Contact SWLAHB to Register (337)478-7893
CONTACT YOUR LOCAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE LIST OF UPCOMING COURSES
What's going on this month?
LHBA Executive Committee
March 1 - General Membership Luncheon 11:45am at Fleur de Lis Event Center, Mandeville
March 4 - Skeet Shoot, Covey Rise, Husser
March 8 - Local PAC Wine Dinner
March 19 - Easter Egg Hunt and Early Bird Drawing, 10am-12pm, 2016 Raffle House, Spring Haven, Madisonville
March 5 & 6 - Home, Garden, & Lifestyle Show @ the Cajundome Convention Center
Greater New Orleans HBA
March 11-13 Home & Garden Show @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome
March 12 & 13 - Building & Remodeling Show @ Baton Rouge River Center
March 5 & 6 - Bayou Home Show @ Houma Terrebonne
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General Liability Coverage for Builders
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)
Find and list new homes now using our New Homes Directory linked to our website
Do Business with Members!!!
As an NAHB benefit, members have access to discounts and savings opportunities offered by many top companies
THANK YOU TO OUR 2016
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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LHBA Senior Officers
James "Jim" Fine, President
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
3rd Vice President
Louisiana Home Builders Association
660 Laurel Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802