About

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Acadian Home Builders Association (AHBA) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade organization founded in 1960 by a group of visionary builders who saw the need to form an organization dedicated to advancing the home building industry in Lafayette and the surrounding areas. Over the years, AHBA has grown to become an influential association in Acadiana representing over 700 members in four parishes: Lafayette, Acadia, St. Landry, St. Martin, & Vermillion. AHBA includes home builders as well as associate members whose industries support building such as real estate companies, mortgage lenders, and various subcontractors.

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The Acadian Home Builders Association is a chapter of the Louisiana Home Builders Association (LHBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and all members belong to all three organizations. AHBA strives to make Acadiana a better place to live through collaboration, political action, education and philanthropy.

OUR MISSION

Acadian Home Builders Association is an organization of licensed builders and associates formed to promote professionalism and ethical business practices in providing quality housing that creates value for the homeowner and the community.

Staff

Executive Officer – Adrienne Fontenot

2018 Executive Officers

President
Doug Trahan, TMR Construction

Vice-President
Bill LeBlanc, Heritage Home Builders

Treasurer
Jeff Wood, Jeff Wood Construction

Secretary
Bill Schoeffler, Acadiana Holdings, LLC

Associate Vice-President
April Becquet, Acadiana Builder

Immediate Past President
Mark Gallagher, Mar-Key Builders, LLC

2018 Board of Directors

Steve Ashy, Sr., Doug Ashy Building Materials
Carol Fox Behrens, Keller Williams Realty Acadiana
Brian Blanchard, Central Mortgage Services
Corey Burgess, Assurance Financial
Mike Cottam, Home Bank
Stephen Gauthier, Ron Gauthier Homes, Inc.
Mac Gibson, M & K Gibson Construction
Jimmy Gremillion, Quality Plus Insurance
Ty Greneaux, Acadiana Garage Doors
Victor Manuel, Vicman Homes
Mark Ste. Marie, Ste. Marie Home Builders
Phil Melancon, Greatwood Homes
Frank Mixon, Mixon Home Builders
Pam Weaver, W Homes
Wayne West, West Construction

The Voice of the Housing Industry

One of the functions of the Acadian Home Builders Association is to be the voice of its members when it comes to important legislative issues. AHBA monitors the interests of the homebuilding industry by supporting pro-housing legislation on the local, state, and national level. The association serves as a political watch dog and advocate for both consumers and home builders.

Philanthropy

AHBA is dedicated to the Acadiana community. In keeping with its official mission statement, the membership utilizes some of its major events to support Lafayette agencies which strive to provide shelter to those less fortunate and experiencing troubled times. AHBA's adopted charities include Lafayette Habitat for Humanity, Faith House, Healing House for Grieving Children, and St. Michael Center for Veterans. Every year, AHBA partners with KATC-TV 3 to hold the Home for the Holidays project which over the years has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to these organizations.

Scholarships

AHBA also has a commitment to education. The organization exhibits this commitment by supporting those institutions that strive to produce a skilled workforce for the residential construction industry. AHBA awards scholarships each year to deserving students in the University of Lafayette Industrial Technology (I-TECH) Department's construction program and also supports an endowed professorship in Construction Technology. AHBA works closely with the university to develop program curriculum which will ultimately prepare the students for the increasingly complex home building industry.

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