147 Capital Blvd, Ste A

Houma, LA 70360

(985) 868-4725


2018 SLHBA  Scholarship Opportunities

The Technical/Vocational Scholarship is open to any student that will be enrolling or already enrolled into a building related industry in a Louisiana based university, community college or trade/vocational school. Scholarship award can be up to $500 towards school tuition and/or books.

The SLHBA Member Scholarship is open to a child, grandchild, adopted child or step child of an active member of SLHBA that is enrolling or is already enrolled into an university.  Major can be in any field of study but if applicant is in a Building Related Curriculum, they may be considered first for scholarship. Scholarship recipient should be currently residing in the Parishes of our Association: Assumption, Lafourche, St. Martin, St. Mary, or Terrebonne

Notice to all Builders, Remodelers, and Subcontractors

Enforcement Begins October 1st, 2017

Effective on January 20, 2016, the LSLBC promulgated a rule adding six new specialty classifications required for those residential subcontractors who bid or perform work that exceeds $7,500.00, including labor and materials, on any new single family residential home, duplex, triplex or fourplex that is not more than three floors in height. The new specialty classifications are: residential pile driving, residential framing, residential roofing, residential masonry/stucco, residential swimming pools, and residential foundations.

Considering the numerous parts that make up a foundation of a home and in order to clarify the Board’s position as to who exactly would need to be licensed, LSLBC reiterates that any subcontractor hired to oversee the construction of a residential foundation that exceeds $7,500.00, including labor and material, would need to be licensed. In addition, the following scopes of work in excess of $7,500.00 would require licensure:
  • Forming 
  • Steel Reinforcement Placement 
  • Concrete Placement and Finishing Companies requesting these specialty licenses must complete a residential application for licensure; pass both the open book Business and Law and the specialty trade exam; and provide proof of general liability and workers’ compensation insurance coverage. 
  • A subcontractor who works under the direct supervision of a licensed residential building contractor may obtain a subcontract labor-only license. Trade examinations may be exempted by the Board if all other licensing requirements have been met:
  • Complete and submit a residential application 
  • Submit an affidavit (form is on our website) executed by a licensed residential building contractor that attests to the subcontractor’s quality of work and character 
  • Pass the open book Business and Law exam 
  • Providing proof of current General Liability and Workers’ Compensation Insurance
Residential subcontractors interested in the new specialty classification(s) can complete the residential application, learn about the fees, and find additional information on our website by visiting www.lslbc.louisiana.gov. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please feel free to contact us (225) 765-2301 or e-mail us at info@lslbc.louisiana.gov.

Additional Plumbing Enforcement Predicted for January 1st, 2018

Enforcement is expected to increase from the State Plumbing Board of Louisiana.  Apprenticeship certification and apprentice ratios will be checked on the job site. Currently, the legal ratio is one to one for apprentices to journeymen plumbers.   Fines and penalties are anticipated with the enforcement. 

Southeastern Louisiana Home Builders Association, Inc. is a professional organization which strives to unite and represent the building industry in St. Mary, Assumption, , Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes.  SLHBA is dedicated to the idea of quality housing at  affordable prices, thus protecting the "American Dream" of homeownership.

 Southeastern Louisiana Home Builders Association is a 501(c) 6 non-profit organization.

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