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

4-7) International Builders Show, Las Vegas, NV
11) Multifamily Council Board Meeting @ 12pm
11) Affordable Care Act Information Session @ 4:45pm
12) Remodelers Council Meeting @ 12pm
     Emser Tile, 5445 Powell Street, Harahan
12) Crawfish Boil Committee @ 1:30pm
     Starbucks, 5161 Citrus Blvd, Harahan
12) Education Committee @ 3pm
12) Executive Committee @ 4pm
13) Annual Housing Forecast, 3:30-6:30pm
     Holiday Inn, 2261 N. Causeway Blvd
17) New Orleans Home Shows Board @ 4pm
18) HBA Board of Directors @ 4pm
20) Advanced Building Practices Council @ 12pm
20) Parade of Homes Committee @ 1:30pm
20) NOEL Board @ 3pm
21) Associates Council/Membership Task Force @ 8:30am
25) General Membership Meeting @ 11:30am
     Holiday Inn, 2261 Causeway Blvd
February 11 4:45 - ...
Affordable Care Act Information Session 
Cost: Free
Contact: Lauren Galliano 


2014 is here and the Affordable Care Act is in place, have your made your plans for yourself and your business? The ACA has options for small businesses to offer health insurance to all of their employees at NO COST to the employer.

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)

February 13 3:30 - 6:30pm
Annual Housing Forecast
Cost: $10 per person
Contact: Philip Thomas  
2014 Education Sponsor
3:30-4:30:  National Market & Economic Outlook
Presented By: Andy Lovell, Merrill Lynch
& Danny Hamilton, Goldman Sachs
4:30 - 5:00: Mortgage Lending Trends
Presented By: Joe Uzee, Gulf Coast Bank & Trust
5:00 - 5:30:  Break with refreshments
5:30 - 6:00:  Economic Forecast and New Construction Demand
Presented By: Dr. Wade Ragas, University of New Orleans
6:00 - 6:30:  Round Table Q&A
7:30 - 8:30: Cash Bar Reception, Network with Presenters and Local Vendors

If you have questions you would like answered at the forecast, include them with your registration.  The speakers will try to get to as many questions as possible during the round table Q&A.

February 25 11am-1pm
February General Membership Meeting  
Cost: $20 per person 
Contact: Lauren Galliano 
Rescheduled January Meeting) Benefits Bazaar + Guest Speaker, Tiffany Scot Wilken, Director, Jefferson Parish, Inspection and Code Enforcement
Location: Holiday Inn, 2261 N. Causeway Blvd, Metairie 
In Remembrance 

HBA Board Member Steve Albert's mother and former President of the NAHB Ladies Auxiliary, Nancy Albert, passed away on Saturday morning, January 18th at her home with her loving family surrounding her.  Steve's wife, Susan, shared the following remembrance.

We are all heartbroken, but know very well that she is with God, and free of the suffering that she endured over the past months.

Her faith in God, strong spirit and constitution, love for her family, and the fact that she never, ever gave up or gave in to her condition allowed us to have nine precious months with her.  In Louisiana, we call that "lagniappe", meaning something extraordinary, something unexpected, and an extra gift.  

During the last nine months, she and husband Jules, celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary, and her 81st birthday.  She lived to hold her 2nd great grandchild, Nancy Allison Higginbotham, "Allie", making her a fourth generation baby girl.  Every weekend was a family reunion at the Albert house, including loving and faithful friends.

She led a remarkable life, raising six children, and becoming a strong leader in her community and church.  She truly made a difference in everyone's life, always offering guidance and help.  She was a wonderful mother-in-law to me, mother to Steve and loving, generous grandmother to the children.

Please remember Jules, Steve's father, in your thoughts and prayers.  He will turn 86 on valentine's day, and his life will never be the same.  He was captivated by Nancy and in love with her from the moment he noticed her crossing the Air Force yard in Langley, VA.  He showed extraordinary love, devotion, and attention to her every need throughout this ordeal. 
NAHB names Peter Young 2013 Green Building Educator of the Year
Peter Young
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 - Peter Young, CAPS, CGP, CSP, a builder/remodeler for nearly two decades in the Greater New Orleans area, has been named the 2014 Green Building Educator of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in recognition of his successful efforts to educate builders, remodelers and other industry professionals on how to incorporate green building principles into new and existing construction.

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LHBA Installs 2014 Senior Officers, Honors Award Winners

HBAGNO had a strong showing at this year's LHBA Installation and Awards Banquet. Two of our own were honored with top awards. Congratulations to 2013 LHBA Associate of the Year, Helmut Mundt, and to the Remodeler of the Year, Roy Olsen! 
Helmut Mundt 
Roy Olsen 

We're also proud to be represented on the 2014 Executive Commit tee by Vice President, Peter Young, and Associate Vice President, Helmut Mundt.
Peter Young 
Helmut Mundt 
Mark Your Calendars for LHBA Red Shirt Day & Crawfish Boil - May 6 in Baton Rouge

From Last Month...
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.
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In This Issue:
Calendar of Events
In Remembrance, Nancy Albert
Peter Young Honored by NAHB
LHBA Board & Honorees
LHBA Red Shirt Day
From Last Month

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Associate Spotlight

Dorothy Stanich    

EnviroGreen Insulation 

4513 Magazine St. Suite 3,  

New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 273-1077


EnviroGreen was established in 2008 and is co-owend by Dorothy Stanich. A recipient of the 2012 Angie's List Super Service Award, she can be heard talking about their services and products on Home Cetns Live, which airs on FM 99.5 each Saturday at noon.
EnviroGreen Contractors, LLC offers a portfolio of insulation, weatherization, and sound attenuation products to suit the specific requirements of the structure and the goals of business owners and homeowners, all delivered by BPI, RESNET, CGP & Level 1 Infrared Thermography trained certified professionals.
EnviroGreen is dedicated to educating our clients throughout the GNO area and installing Spray Foam Insulation and Weatherization Technologies according to Best Building Practices. EnviroGreen strictly adheres to tested and proven insulation methods develop by Building Science Corporation, Florida Solar Energy Center and Oak Ridge National Laboratories for our hot and humid climate.
We specialize in old New Orleans home renovations where the dynamics of heat flow and vapor tavel may be significantly altered beyond how the home was originally intended to operate. We also enjoy playing a productive role in developing highly effective spray foam building systems for our new-build residential and commercial clientele. Our philosophy is to propose the correct product for the correct application and specify the details that guarantee the energy efficient performance our clients are looking for.



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.

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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 

Shane Gray, Accountant  shane@home-builders.org
Philip Thomas, Education Director & NOEL Program Director
Ashann Dorsey, Director of the Multifamily Council

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