• About Us

  • The Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans is a non-profit home builders association organization serving its 1,000+ members for over 70 years, founded in 1941. We are the first home builders association in the United States and our encompasses 7 parishes in Louisiana including Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. John the Baptist, St. James, St. Charles, Plaquemines, and Orleans. 


  • Our Vision:

    • Be the voice of the residential housing industry
    • Enhance the climate and protecting the business interests of the membership
    • Promote quality, affordable housing
    • Educate members and the public as to industry business and association goals
    • Promote ethical and professional standards for the industry
    • Be a responsible citizen through active community involvement
  • Code of Ethics

    Members of the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans believe and affirm that:

    • Homeownership can and should be within the reach of every American family. American homes should be built under the free American enterprise system.
    • American homes should be well-designed, well-constructed and well-located in attractive communities, with educational, recreational, religious and shopping facilities accessible to all.

    To achieve these goals, members of the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans pledge allegiance to the following principles and policies:

    • Our paramount responsibility is to our customers, our community and our country.
    • Honesty is our guiding business policy.
    • High standards of health, safety and sanitation shall be built into every home.
    • Members shall deal fairly with their respective employees, subcontractors, and suppliers.
    • As members of a progressive industry, we encourage research to develop new materials, new building techniques, new building equipment and improved methods of home financing, to the end that every home purchaser may get the greatest value possible for, every dollar.
    • All sound legislative proposals affecting our industry and the people we serve shall have our informed and vigorous support.
    • We hold inviolate the free enterprise system and the American Way of Life. We pledge our support to our associates, our local, state and national associations and all related industries concerned with the preservation of legitimate rights and freedoms.

    We assume these responsibilities freely and solemnly, mindful that they are part of our obligation as members of the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans.

  • Meet our Board of Directors

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  • President
    Michael Kraft

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  • Vice President
    Dorothy Stanich

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  • Treasurer
    John Heald

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  • Secretary
    Kevin Katner

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  • Past President
    Frank Morse

  • Meet Our HBA Elected Builders

    Steve Albert*
    John Arms*
    Tad Breaux
    Ric Darling*
    Phil Hoffman
    Peter Lanaux*
    Bruce Layburn
    Harold LeBlanc
    Brian Mills
    Gerald Mire
    Randy Noel*
    Lynda Nugent Smith*
    Angelica Rivera
    Wagner Rocha
    Floyd Simeon
    Devon Sweeney
    Mark Treadaway
    Kirk Williamson

    * Denotes Life Director

  • Meet Our HBA Council Representatives

    Advanced Building Practices Council
    John Heald, Past-Chair

    Associates Council
    David Murphy, Chair
    David Gaspard
    Phillip Truxillo

    Multi-Family Council
    Michael Kraft, Chair
    Charlie Fontenelle

    Professional Women in Building Council
    Lisa Schoen, Chair

    Remodelers Council
    Devon Sweeney, Chair

    Sales & Marketing Council
    Helmut Mundt, Chair