HBA - Annual 2018

Membership Benefits

  Our members don’t just build homes, they build relationships.     3 Memberships in 1 When you become a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans (HBAGNO,) you automatically become a member of the Louisiana Home…


Councils within the HBA of Greater New Orleans provide a unique opportunity to network with like-minded professionals in the various niches of the construction industry. Each group has its own personality, and hold regular meetings, education seminars, roundtables, and networking events throughout the year.


  Senior Officers of the Board 2018   President Frank Morse Morse Homes, Inc.   Vice President Michael Kraft Kraft & Company   Treasurer Rolf Parelius Viking Construction Services, Inc.   Secretary Dorothy Stanich Magnetite Window Panels, LLC   Immediate…

Welcome from the President

  As I serve my term as President of the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans in 2018, I am humbled to know that I occupy a seat formerly held by the many past presidents that were so actively…

Online Permitting

Parishes streamline permit filing for locals, implementing a user-friendly online system

Top 10 Tips for Hiring a Contractor

  #1 Make sure that your contractor is licensed by the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (LSLBC). • Check licenses at LSLBC.Louisiana.gov or 1-800-256-1392 • For home improvement projects valuing $7,500 to $75,000,  a contractor needs to have a Home…

New Maps, New Rates

FEMA’s new flood maps reflect mitigation projects, moves to lower risk zones, and possible cheaper premiums

Growing Pains

As Greater New Orleans international popularity soars, local housing market policies struggle to keep up

Parade of Homes

HBAGNO partnership with the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital raises money for ill children across the country

Home and Garden Show Celebrates 63 Years

  For 63 years, the HBAGNO has presented the popular and highly anticipated New Orleans Home and Garden Show, which has been a staple in the community. “People look forward to going every year and seeing new products, meeting builders,…

Welcome Home

  Throughout the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans’ 77 year history, our members have made a name for themselves in the industry by developing and building the neighborhoods and homes we all now call home. We in the…