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SUBMIT YOUR REMODELING WORK TODAY!

2016 LREA Remodeling Contest
for projects completed
June 1, 2015 - October 1, 2016
 

THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES IS NOVEMBER 1, 2016!

House Votes to Delay Overtime Rule; More Comprehensive Relief Needed

The U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 28 voted to delay the Department of Labor's (DOL) controversial overtime rule by six months. The Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools and Nonprofits Act (H.R. 6904) would push the effective date of the overtime rule from Dec. 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017.

This spring, the DOL issued a final rule that will double the current overtime salary limit from $23,660 to $47,476. The rule further stipulates that the salary threshold will be pegged to inflation and automatically adjusted every three years.

Though a six-month delay would be helpful as employers attempt to comply with the new regulation and absorb its impact, NAHB firmly believes that stronger legislative action is needed to reduce the harmful effects of this rule on the nation's small business community.


 
Early Voting Starts October 25th
 
Early voting for the November 8th election begins Tuesday, October 25th and runs through Tuesday, November 1st with the exception
of Sunday.  For early voting locations please refer to:   https://voterportal.sos.la.gov/EarlyVoting
 
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:

 



LHBA 2016 Fall Board of Directors Agenda
 
Wednesday, October 12th
3:30 - La. Homebuilders Disaster Relief Trust - Patrons I
4:30 - LHBA Past Presidents - Patrons II
6:00 - Early Bird Reception - Art Gallery
 
Thursday, October 13th
7:30 - Senior Officer Breakfast
7:30- Past Associate VP Breakfast
8:30 - Remodelers Council - Patrons I
8:30 - Associates Council - Patron II
10:00 - Membership Committee - Patrons II
11:00 - Legal Housing Task Force - Patrons III
11:00 - Energy & Codes - Patrons I
11:30 - EO -Off site
1:00 - Public Relations -Patrons I
1:00 - PAC - Patrons II
2:00 - Education- Patrons III
2:30 - Legislative Committee - Patrons IV
4:00 - President's Council - Patrons I
 
6-8:00 - BUILD PAC Fundraiser - Fulton Alley -
Cigars, Wine & Whiskey - $52 pp cc payment
open bar, appetizers, special label wine, whiskey tasting, cigars
 
Friday, October 14th
7:30 - Past Presidents Breakfast
7:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30 - Board of Directors Meeting - Patrons I & II
 
Renaissance Arts Hotel
700 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, La 70130
504-613-2330


WINE - WHISKEY - CIGARS
 
BUILD PAC FUNDRAISER

Thursday, October 13th

6:00-8:00 PM
 
Fulton Alley in Downtown New Orleans
**The event is approx. 2 blocks from the hotel (Renaissance Arts)**

$50 per person (Online price of $52.00 covers the transaction fee)
 
YOUR TICKET INCLUDES:
1 Bottle of Special Label Wine from Martin Cellars
Whiskey Tasting & Patio Cigars
Open Bar & Hors d'Oeurves (Crispy Andouille Tots, Cajun Meat Pies, Caprese Skewers & Shrimp Remi Spoons)
 
THE DEADLINE TO PURCHASE
TICKETS IS OCT 5th!


BUY TICKETS 
 
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 


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


HBA of Northeast LA 
Oct 5 - CE Class, Construction Contracts & Law, 6Hrs. A NAHB Designation Class.
Oct 18 - CE Class, First Aid/CPR Certification, 8 Hrs. - Attendees of this 8-hour course will learn basic first aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and on completion of the course will receive CPR Certification valid for 2 years.
Nov 10-  CE Class, Moisture Management in Buildings - Bulk Water, Condensation, & Humidity, 6 Hrs . Instructor - Bobby Parks of Healthy Homes of Louisiana.
   
 

CONTACT YOUR LOCAL ASSOCIATION FOR UPCOMING COURSES
UPCOMING LOCAL ASSOCIATION EVENTS


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

Capital Region Builders Association

March 25-26 - 2017 Building & Remodeling Show
Booths now available
Theme:  There's No Place Like Home 225-769-7696 

Greater New Orleans HBA

Oct 20 - Fall Golf Tournament @ Audubon Park Golf Course
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  
Oct 17 -  Election of Officers & Spike Appreciation, Warehouse #1 Restaurant, 1 Olive Street, Monroe LA 6:00 pm
Oct. 25 - Oktoberfest, 6:00 pm, Don Tomas Taqueria Y Cantina, 614 N. 6th Street, Monroe
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
Oct 3 - Golf Tournament, Southern Trace Country Club
Oct 20 - Casino Night, Pierremont Oaks Tennis Club
Oct 29 - Kitchen Tour
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


 


LHBA Events
 
LHBA Fall Board of Directors
October 12-14 
Renaissance Arts Hotel New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

LHBA Executive Committee
December 15

NAHB IBS 
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  

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!
www.lhba.org
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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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