Home Builders Association
The Home Builders Association of Greater Baton Rouge supports the home building industry in the regional area. The nine-parish Capital Region holds more than 800,000 people, as of the 2020 census, and includes Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.
The Home Builders Association of Greater Baton Rouge is dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the home building industry as a viable economic force in Greater Baton Rouge.
- Furthering ethical and professional standards of its members.
- Encouraging members to provide quality products and services.
- Providing continual education to its members and the general public.
- Working proactively with the community and government officials to promote change.
- Promoting a healthy business environment through being a major contributor to the economy.
- Participating as a responsible corporate citizen and community partner.
With over 1,000 members, HBA is among the top 10 home builders associations in the nation and the largest in Louisiana.
The HBA was founded in Baton Rouge, LA, in 1953, by six residential contractors who knew that their voice would be louder and stronger as a group rather than individuals.
The association’s initial goal was to stop some unnecessary regulations from being imposed onto the industry and causing the cost of housing to increase. They also wanted the opportunity to stay on top of the best practices for residential construction. For the past 60+ years, those goals have not changed.
Originally the group was called the Home Builders & Apartment Association of Greater Baton Rouge and was located in the corner of a builder’s office downtown. Eventually, more members joined, and the association established itself as an essential advocate for promoting change within the community. After a few more moves, the leadership built the beautiful building where HBA is today. The name was changed to Capital Region Builders Association in 1997. In 2018, we shifted to the Home Builders Association of Greater Baton Rouge. It allowed us to better address our role in the community and on a national scale.
”I love my participation in the Greater Baton Rouge Home Builders Association, where it is about being part of a large family of vendors, agents, builders, and developers working together. We create great life-long relationships, to help businesses prosper, and share information to assist everyone in the industry in order to get them to the next level. Our economic impact is way beyond construction. We are always on top of issues to protect affordable housing and educate the public about the industry. Additionally, The Greater Baton Rouge Home Builder’s effects transcends beyond the building industry. We create homes to be filled with memories and make sure the #1 most important purchase of your life is the best purchase. Our home is our most important family investment savings and we continue that for generations to come. There has never been a business sector that touches and influences more lives than home building. We want and to positively empower home buyers and the building construction community through advocacy and education. I am so proud to be part of this association and see what our work can do for thousands of lives.Diane Baum2020 Chair | Home Builders Association of Greater Baton Rouge