Greg Manuel | HBA Elite Builder Champion
Manuel Companies

What is your favorite thing about being an HBA member?

Keeping us up-to-date of the latest lost supply and governmental affairs.

What has been your favorite project at your company?

We are currently working on the 2022 Love our Schools Home Giveaway that proceeds benefit the Lafayette Parish School System.

When you sit down at a bar, what are you ordering?

A nice glass of red wine.

What was your first job?

A newspaper route.

What is one industry-related thing you learned in the past month?

How to effectively reduce reaction time to upturns and downturns.

In your opinion, what is the most important innovation in the industry in the last 5 years?

Trade and vendor software portals.

If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day?

Simon Peter, because of his intimate proximity to Jesus.

What is the best advice you’ve been given?

Be conservative and save for slow times.