About the Home Builders Association

In 1955, a group of visionary builders saw the need to form a local organization dedicated to advancing the home building industry. Their aspirations and hard work paved the way for the chartering of Home Builders Association of Northeast Louisiana, with affiliations with Louisiana Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, DC.

Today, Home Builders Association of Northeast Louisiana (HBA of NELA) is a non-profit (501C 6) trade organization covering a 13 parish area, focusing on Ouachita Parish and its surrounding communities. We have become a powerful voice in legislative affairs both locally and statewide. Members include builders, developers, remodelers, manufacturers, suppliers, engineers, attorneys… practically any profession relating to the housing industry. HBA of NELA is governed by a Board of Directors that consists of builder and associate members, and Life Directors (an honor to those who have served at least 10 consecutive years on the Board of Directors).

You can become a part of the organization whose motto is Building a Better Community. Access the valuable resources available to your company, while improving the community in which you live and work.

Home Builders Association of Northeast Louisiana has over 300 members, representing a wide range of large and small businesses related to the residential construction industry.

Community Involvement

Through joint efforts, HBA of NELA provides aid and contributions to worthy causes in the community, such as Habitat for Humanity, St. Jude Dream Home, Battered Women’s Shelter, and War Veterans Home.

The association also provides annual scholarships to deserving students in the University of Louisiana Monroe School of Construction. School of Construction majors are members of a student chapter and are eligible to participate in all of the HBA of NELA activities.