Greater Baton Rouge

Home Builders Association

The Home Builders Association of Greater Baton Rouge is the professional, regional home-builders association for Greater Baton Rouge. The nine-parish Capital Region has a population of more than 800,000 people, as of the 2010 census and includes: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana.

Pointe Coupee
West Feliciana
East Feliciana
St. Helena
West Baton Rouge
East Baton Rouge
The HBA is a part of Louisiana Home Builders Association and the National Association of Homebuilders in Washington, DC.
Read More about how the HBA contributes to the nine-parish Baton Rouge area and how your business can benefit through membership.​

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.

The Association achieves this by:

  • 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
  • Being proactive with the community and government officials as the authority of the home building industry.
  • Promoting a healthy business environment through being a major contributor to the economy
  • Being 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 about 6 residential contractors who knew that their voice was louder and stronger as a group rather than individuals.

The association’s initial goal was to stop some of the unnecessary regulations being imposed on the industry that caused 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 a corner of a builder’s office in downtown. Later, office space was rented and more members joined the association. After a few more moves, the leadership purchased a lot and 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, better addressing 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 to get to the next level. We touch all facets of the building industry and 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, my devotion to the Greater Baton Rouge Home Builders is seeing the huge impact it makes to the lives of us here economically. Its effect transcends beyond the building industry; we create homes to be filled with memories and is the #1 most important purchase in our lives we can make. Our home is our most important family investment savings and we want that to be a continuation for generations to come. Without the association and its local, state and national presence we would seriously not be able to make a home ownership a reality for thousands. There has never been an business sector that touches and influences more lives than home building! We as an association create those connections to insure its strength as an industry continues on 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 seeing what our work can do for thousands of lives.

Diane Baum2020 Chair | Home Builders Association of Greater Baton Rouge