Founded in 1977, the St. Tammany Home Builders Association (STHBA) now has over 600 members. Over one third of the members are home builders and the remainder are associates connected in some way to the home building industry, including suppliers, subcontractors, mortgage lenders, and real estate professionals. Upon joining the STHBA, a new member becomes a member of the Louisiana Home Builders Association (LHBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The NAHB is a federation of over 800 state and local home builders associations with over 160,000 members.
The STHBA offers educational seminars for its members in areas such as consumer preferences, marketing, finance, and industry regulations and legislation. They also participate in the community sponsoring charity events and making donations to local charities and organizations. The STHBA works closely with LHBA, NAHB, and governmental agencies to improve the political climate for the home building industry, promoting policies that provide opportunities for all Americans to have safe, decent and affordable housing.
The St. Tammany HBA is a non-profit organization not associated with any governmental organization. Our service area includes all of St. Tammany Parish and Washington Parish. The association employs a professional staff that provides day-to-day management of the association.
What do we do?
Parade of Homes: For over 30 years, during May, some of the premier builders in St. Tammany Parish showcase their talents in the St. Tammany Home Builders Association Parade of Homes.
The Parade of Homes is a free, public event where you have the opportunity to view beautiful homes that feature the latest innovations and designs in new home construction. To help you navigate the Parade of Homes, a free magazine is produced that describes each home and features a map to help you visit homes in some of the area’s hottest neighborhoods.
If you are looking for a new home, considering have a custom home built or looking for ideas to update your current home, the St. Tammany Parade of Homes offers you an excellent opportunity to look at beautiful homes and talk with their builders and designers. More information can be found here.
Raffle House: The St. Tammany Home Builders Association stands as one of the largest contributors to charity in the entire parish. Their largest annual project is the “Raising the Roof for Charity” Raffle House”.
Each year, HBA members pool their time, talents and energy to design, build a present a home of exceptional quality to benefit exceptionally deserving charities. This beautiful home is then raffled off to one lucky winner. Thanks to the support of the public and the HBA members, since 1994, we have been able to donate over $4 million to deserving local charities.
The main promotion and raffle drawing is held in conjunction with the Parade of Homes each year. While visiting the beautiful homes on display during the Parade, you have the opportunity to view the Raffle House and purchase your raffle ticket. Visit raisingtheroof.net for more info.
Industry Advocacy: The STHBA closely monitors legislation on the local, state and national levels as it relates to the home building industry. Working hand-in-hand with the LHBA and the NAHB as your watch dog and advocate ensuring fair and accurate laws.
Membership provides you with access to a wide range of products and services that meet your business needs. You will gain a competitive edge in the marketplace, make business contacts, strengthen your professional credibility, and help share the building industry. You can learn more about the membership of benefits here.