January 2014
January 2014 Calendar of Events
All Events held at HBA office unless otherwise noted

1) New Years Day, Office Closed
8) Remodelers Council Meeting @ 12pm
8-10) LHBA Board Meetings & Installation, Baton Rouge

14) MFC Edu: Energy Bus @ 9:30am
15) Education Committee @ 3pm
15) Executive Committee @ 4pm
16) Advanced Building Practices Council @ 12pm
16) Parade of Homes Committee @ 1:30pm
16) NOEL Board of Directors @ 3pm
20) New Orleans Home Shows Board @ 4pm
21) Multifamily Council Board @ 12pm
21) HBA Board of Directors @ 4pm
23) MFC Edu: Fair Housing @ 8:30am
24) Associates Council/Membership Task Force @ 8:30am
28) General Membership Meeting @ 11:30am
January 14 9:30am-12noon  
The ENERGY BUS Seminar
10 Rules to fuel your life, work & team with positive energy.
Location: Slidell Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd, Slidell 
Cost: $25 per person
Contact: Ashann Dorsey

January 23  8:30am-12:30pm
Understanding Fair Housing & Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the Housing Market
Location: HBA Office, 2424 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie
Cost: $75 per person
Contact: Ashann Dorsey

January 28 11am-1pm
January General Membership Meeting 
Benefits Bazaar + Guest Speaker, Tiffany Scot Wilken, Director, Jefferson Parish, Inspection and Code Enforcement
Location: Holiday Inn, 2261 N. Causeway Blvd, Metairie
Cost: $20 per person
Contact: Lauren Galliano 
NAHB Green Building Instructor of the Year
Peter Young HBAGNO Education Committee Chair (and much more!) Peter Young, CAPS, CSP, CGP has been named the Green Building Instructor of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders.

Congratulations, Peter! HBAGNO is lucky to have such involved and noteworthy members!
2012 International Residential Code (IRC) in effect statewide, as of January 1

Act 390 of the 2013 Legislature included the latest version (2012) mechanical part and the 2009 energy conservation part.  This law will go into effect January 1st, 2014.  Once the law goes into effect, the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council (LSUCCC)  must review and amend these two parts.  LSUCCC will begin this process after the January 1st, 2014 effective date.  After the amendment and review process, the LSUCCC will promulgate rules, giving notice of the amendments for the mechanical and energy parts. Therefore, the effective date of these two parts is unknown at this time. LHBA will notify its members the effective date of the new rules.

The 2012 IRC parts that will go into effect on January 1st, 2014 are:
Part II - Definitions
Part Ill - Building Planning and Construction
Part VI - Fuel Gas

Currently in effect until the state amends and updates:
Part IV-Energy Conservation (2006)
Mechanical Supplement (2006)

Not included in the IRC LSUCCC:
Holiday Breakfast at WWII Museum
Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate the end of another great year at the HBA. We were especially honored to be addressed by Plaquemines Parish President, Billy Nungesser, who gave the latest on the efforts to curve coastal erosion on our state's shoreline.

Councils' Happy Hour
Thank you to Kourasanit NOLA for hosting the Green Building & Remodelers Councils' end-of-year happy hour! We want to thank our members again for another great year!

2014 Parade of Homes

POH Logo Now is the time to think about entering your project into the Parade of Homes! Contact Lauren for details on entering a home or advertising!
The HBAGNO website is currently undergoing a transition, but information for builders will be available on www.hbagno.org within days.
From Last Month...
Additional Healthcare Information Sessions Scheduled

The Affordable Care Act has opened options for small businesses to offer health insurance to all of their employees at NO COST to the employer. Are you taking advantage of this?
Also, the government is giving out Billions of Dollars of healthcare subsidies to individuals and families. Are you and your employees getting their share?

Michael Kirschman, Healthcare & Retirement Solutions, will be reviewing:
- Small Business Healthcare Options
- Individual plan options
- How to maximize your subsidy (for you, your staff, and your Sub-contractors)

Michael held one of these sessions in late November, and we've scheduled several more based on the response we received. Please schedule early!
December 3rd, 3:30-4:30pm
December 10, 8:30-9:30am
December 17, 8:30-9:30am 
All sessions at HBA Office, 2424 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie

Please RSVP to Lauren
504.837.2700 or [email protected]
December Events

Dec 4 - Pelicans Night, 7pm
New Orleans Arena, Lower Corner Seats (Section 117) Tickets $40 - Only 10 remaining!

WWII Dec 6 - Holiday Breakfast, 8:30-10am
WWII Museum Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine Street
Tickets $35 - Includes Breakfast

Special Guest Speaker: Billy Nungesser, 2015 Candidate for Lt. Governor

We are honored to meet at the WWII Museum on the day before Pearl Harbor Rememberance Day, and we always like to recognize our veteran members at this meeting.

Toys for Tots will be present to accept unwrapped toy donations.

Dec 12 - Remodelers & Crescent City Green Councils Happy Hour, 5:30-7:30pm
Kourasanit Showroom, 3841 Veterans Blvd. Suite 103, Metairie
Free for council members
December Education 
Click on a class to register

December 4 & 5, 8:30am-2:30pm 
Members: $50, Guests: $75
Includes OSHA 10 card.   

December 10, 8:30am-3:30pm 
Members: $100, Guests:  $150

Designation Class: Certified Green Professional
December 18 &19, 8:30am-4:30pm

Members: $250,
Future Members: $350   
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In This Issue:
Calendar of Events
Peter Young Honored
IRC 2012 in effect
Pics from WWII Museum
Pics from Councils' Happy Hour
2014 Parade of Homes
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Associate Spotlight

Gene Chierici   

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1 Galleria Blvd, Ste 909

Metairie, LA 

p: 504.875.8080

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You know what it takes to build a successful business. It takes vision, preparedness, skills and desire - and a focused dedication to achieving your goals. If you are like most business owners, you've worked hard and made many sacrifices to grow your business. No business plan is complete without a financial strategy for the unexpected. Start by exploring all your protection options. Then develop a long-term strategy that can help protect the continuity of your business should you, a partner, or key employee decide to retire, leave the business, or unexpectedly dies or becomes disabled.

If you need more information on these strategies, contact our financial services professionals, Gene Chierci and Cham Mehaffey, or Donald G. Scully, Jr., general agent, at 1 Galleria Boulevard, Suite 909, Metairie, LA, Tel: 504-299-8971. www.louisiana.massmutual.com

HBAGNO offers our members the opportunity to list homes for sale for FREE on the Consumers Page of the HBA website.  


Click Here to list your new homes.

Job Postings
Place a job posting FREE! Contact Lauren at 504.837.2700 or [email protected]
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2014 Senior Officers of the Board

President, Brian Mills
Vice President, Roy Olsen
Treasurer, Floyd Simeon
Secretary, Mike LeCorgne
Immediate Past President, Scott Morse

2014 Board of Directors

Steve Albert
John Arms
Fernando Arriola
Stacy Blair
Nick Castjohn
Ric Darling
Charlie Fontenelle
Phil Hoffman
Jo Ann Kostik
Michael Kraft
Pierre "Peter" Lanaux
Ben Laws
Bruce Layburn
Frank Morse
Helmut Mundt
Lynda Nugent Smith
Rolf Parelius
Zach Tyson
Kirk Williamson
Steve Wobbema
Wes Wyman
Peter Young
HBA Staff Contacts

Jon Luther, Executive Vice President

Lauren Galliano, Director of Membership & Industry Relations 
[email protected]

Shane Gray, Accountant  [email protected]
Philip Thomas, Education Director & NOEL Program Director
Ashann Dorsey, Director of the Multifamily Council
[email protected]

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