Thank you for your interest in joining the Acadian Home Builders Association!

HomeAcadian 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 800 members in four parishes: Lafayette, Acadia, 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.

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.

What Can AHBA Do for You?

Business Contacts • Networking • Education • Insurance Discounts
Political Influence • Visibility • Credibility • Product Discounts
Special Events • Business Support • Marketing Opportunities

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Individuals having a residential or commercial building license from the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors. Developers are also considered Builder Members even though they may not have a license.

Associate Members

Those in fields which support the building industry such as painters, electricians, real estate agents, mortgage lenders, etc.

Affiliate Members

If someone in a company already has an AHBA membership, another employee of the same company may join as an Affiliate member and will receive all of the same benefits as Associate members.