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Welcome, members and visitors!
We started this website with one goal in mind. To inform and educate our members, as well as the general public, about the HBA, what it is and what it does.
We hope that the information provided here accomplishes that goal.
For your ease of use, this site is divided into various sections as indicated on the
If you are looking for a printable membership
application, please look toward the bottom of the Benefits
of Membership page.
A Video from Home Builders Association of Southwest LA
(Click here to view video)
Save the date: 2014 Home Show
January 25-26, 2014
Lake Charles Civic Center
Home Builders Association of Southwest
The Home Builders
Association of Southwest Louisiana is helping contractors, builders
and decorators prepare for the regionís upcoming housing boom in two
ways. First, the Association offers its members year-round networking
events, continuing education programs, legislative advocacy for
building-related issues and access to workers compensation coverage.
Second, the Association can put your business in front of thousands of
shoppers at its annual Home Show, featuring more than 160 area vendors
showcasing the latest samples in flooring, appliances, countertops,
plumbing fixtures and much more. For more information on the Home Show
or to become a member of the Home Builders Association, contact Vicki
Broussard at 337 478-7893.
Try our New Section
Check Out the Home Builders Association of Southwest Louisiana
Legislative Day 2012
Click here for more information
SIF VIP Membership Drive
4-1-2011 thru 1-1-2012
Click here for more information
Continuing Education Class for
For 2013, residential builders will need 6 hours of continuing education credits.
Websites for builder education online
Louisiana Home Builders Association Builders
for Home Builder Risk Program Website
First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit
Click Here for First-Time Home Buyer Credit Website
HBA OF SOUTHWEST LA
URGES CAUTION IN HOME REPAIR CONTRACTING
here for more information
Make Sure A Contractor is
Click here for the Louisiana
State Licensing Board for Contractors
February 4-6, 2014
Las Vegas, NV
Click here for
here for NAHB Website
NAHB members can take advantage of 24 hour
industry information and many member discounts
here to access the National Association of Home Builders 'Member
NAHB is now on YouTube
You will find videos featuring:
Details on monetizing the tax credit
NAHB's green building program
Frequently asked questions about first-time home
buyer tax credit
Building modular and concrete homes
If you are in need of
carpenters/contractors, please carefully consider hiring members of
your local Homebuilders Association.
Some disaster related information can
be found below, and much more information can be found on the National
Association of Homebuilders website.
BEWARE OF FLY-BY-NIGHT CONTRACTORS
- Across the U.S., many people become victims of tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes or wildfires. These natural disasters directly impact the US economy for billions of dollars annually. One of the untold costs associated with disasters are those loses due to fraud. Often
"fly-by-night" contractors appear and further victimize the disaster victims by swindling them out of their precious and often limited resources.
Here's a warning from the home builders in our area that may save you from another disaster: unscrupulous contractors.
Some signs to remember that should make you see red:
You're told that on this job, a contract
"won't be necessary."
You're asked to pay for the entire job "up
front" - or pay cash to a salesperson instead of a check or money order to a company.
You are confronted with scare tactics, intimidation or threats.
You're told you've been "chosen" as a demonstration project at a special, low price.
You're told a "special" low price is good only if you sign a contract today.
The contractor won't give you references - or the references
can't be located.
You can't verify the contractor's business address.
MOLD - Even
though the issue of household mold is not new, you may have heard
something about it recently in the media. This link will tell you
what mold is, how it can grow in your home, the routine
maintenance procedures you can follow to prevent mold problems,
and methods of removing mold already in your home. http://www.moldtips.com/index.htm
We will be adding additional Hot Topics here in the
near future. Check back often!
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