The Las Cruces Home Builders Association (LCHBA) is a non-profit trade association and it represents the residential home building industry in the region. Its designated membership area includes all of Dona Ana County as well as the Truth or Consequences and Deming areas. The LCHBA is a local association chapter and is affiliated with the state chapter – the New Mexico Home Builders Association (NMHBA). Both the LCHBA and the NMHBA are part of a national federation – the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The LCHBA has over 650 members, the state association has over 3,000 and the national federation has over 250,000 members nationwide. Members of our local association are elected annually to serve as directors and/or officers of both the state and national groups.
Of the 650 plus members in the LCHBA approximately one-third are licensed builders and the remaining members are subcontractors, suppliers of materials, and providers of services. All of the members have a vested interest in the success of home building in the community. A fourteen-member board of directors, a five-member executive committee, and executive officer manage the LCHBA. There are 16 committees, task forces, forums, and councils. The LCHBA’s activities are planned and managed by volunteer members and a staff of five.
Chartered in 1959, the Las Cruces Home Builders Association is comprised of members of the building industry and its affiliates. As the voice of the building industry, LCHBA serves its members and the community by:
- Promoting Balanced Economic Development
- Providing Education
- Promoting Professionalism
The Las Cruces Home Builders Association remains committed to improving the community’s quality of life. As a regulated industry, the LCHBA takes pride in working with local, state, and national governments in shaping fair and equitable policies that will help maintain sensible growth and help overcome the barriers to affordable housing.
Several major events are held by the LCHBA each year and provide multiple benefits to the association, its members and to the public. Through the annual Home Improvement and Lifestyle Show, and Spring Showcase of Homes, members have an opportunity to spotlight their products and services. The community benefits by seeing what the latest offerings are in home building and home remodeling. Because the LCHBA is a non-profit association, it must raise over 60 percent of its operating revenue and it does this in part through these association-sponsored community events.