Scaffolds have to be erected on ground that won't sink or move, and able to support, without failure, four times the maximum intended load.

If the ground isn't solid - if it's muddy or sandy - use mudsills, such as wood planks, to make the footing stable and prevent sinking.  In addition, you must use the adjustable feet and base plates that came with the scaffold to uniformly distribute the scaffold load over a larger area.  Remember that the wood should only be used to stop sinking and not as cribbing when the ground is uneven.

Additionally, masonry blocks and bricks cannot be used for support, according to Occupational Safety & Health Administration standards.


There will be six constitutional amendments on the fall ballot.  For more information, please click here:
To view your entire sample ballot specific to your ward and precinct click here:


David Anderson (Right) presenting Charles Boustany with the award

At the October 25th Annual Governmental Affairs Luncheon, Dr. Charles Boustany was presented the National Association of Home Builders' Defender of Housing Award for his commitment to supporting the building industry throughout his tenure as Congressman for Louisiana. 


 2017 LHBA Committee Chairs: 
Local Presidents - Forrest Fife
Legislative - Nick Castjohn
Membership - Nick Cavalier
Energy & Codes - Foy Gadberry
Public Relations - Robert Carroll
PAC - Larry Hott
Education - Bobby Parks
Executive Officers - Paul Stephenson
Associates - Brandon Barton
Remodelers - Robert Riddle

Congratulations, Mike Wich!

Mike was recently elected as the Director at Large for the International Codes Council.
January 25-27, 2017

It's Time To Book Your  
Hotel Rooms for the January  
Board of Directors Meeting in Lafayette, LA!

Book your room by calling the hotel directly: 
$89 Block Rate 


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 | Sofia Fox, Fundraising Manager | (202) 266-8248 | Sashia Moore | (202) 266-8114 | 

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

Capital Region Builders Association Dec 1 - Topic TBA - Call CRBA for more info 225-769-7696
Dec 13 - Topic TBA - Call CRBA for more info 225-769-7696

Central LA HBA

Nov 10 - Don Druse with Safety Plus & Helmut Mundt with the Builders Risk Program

HBA of Greater New Orleans
CAPS I, CAPS II & Business Management for Building Professionals
Nov 16 - CAPS I
Nov 17 - CAPS II
Nov 18 - Business Mgmt for Building Professionals
$225 for members / $275 for non-members

HBA of Northeast LA 
Nov 10-  CE Class, Moisture Management in Buildings - Bulk Water, Condensation, & Humidity, 6 Hrs
. Instructor - Bobby Parks of Healthy Homes of Louisiana

Northshore HBA Nov 9 - Air & Water Management / Flashing Details 8-10a (2 CEUs) $10 Members / $20 Non-members

Northwest LA HBA
Nov 22 - IRC Changes 9a-4p (6 CEUs)
Dec 6 - General Liability Issues 9a-12p (3 CEUs) & Foam Insulation & Codes 1-4p (3 CEUs)



Acadian Home Builders Association
Oct 18 - Governmental Affairs Luncheon 
Oct 19 - Board of Directors Meeting 

Capital Region Builders Association

Nov 17 - General Membership Meeting @ Forrest Grove in Denham Springs 11:30a
Dec 15 - Open House @ CRBA Office 4-7p
March 25-26 - 2017 Building & Remodeling Show
Booths now available
Theme:  There's No Place Like Home 225-769-7696 

Central LA HBA
Dec 8 - Membership Christmas Party 

Greater New Orleans HBA

Nov 11 - 2017 Board of Directors Installation Ceremony @ Houmas House
Nov 16 - FREE Sales Training, 8:30am @ HBA Office, 2424 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie

HBA of Northeast LA  
Nov 14 - Election of Officers & Spike Appreciation Night, Warehouse #1, West Monroe, LA
Dec 8 - Christmas Party, Installation Banquet & Auction, Bayou Landing, 7805 DeSiard St, Monroe, LA 6:30 pm
Northwest LA HBA
Nov 11 - House for Hope Early Bird Drawing
Dec 1 - Christmas Party, East Ridge Country Club
Dec 16 - House for Hope Giveaway

Southwest LA HBA
Nov 3 - Steak Night -  Membership Dinner & Board Election
$15 member & guest / $25 Non-member
Burton Coliseum
Dec 8 - Officer Installation Luncheon 


LHBA Events

LHBA Executive Committee
December 15

Orlando, FL
January 9-12

LHBA Installation & Awards Banquet 
and Board of Directors 
January 25-27

LHBA Executive Committee 
March 30

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

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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  

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 

  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!
Check out our website to search for events and other news around t he state
LHBA Senior Officers

Jim Fine,

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

Contact Information
Stephanie Reid

Louisiana Home Builders Association

660 Laurel Street
Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70802


(225) 387-2714