Louisiana Classics Home Builders Celebrates 25 Years of Building

By Kathy Bowen Stolz

Celebrating 25 years in business, the Lattiers of Louisiana Classics Home Builders look back on their years of building with pride.

“We began with building one spec house, and business has really grown from there,” said Earl Lattier, Sr., who started the company in 1992 with his late wife Paulette and son Earl Lattier, Jr., after years of working in the oil fields. They focused on building quality homes from the beginning. “We do quality work, not quantity. We base our reputation on it,” Earl, Sr., said.

And having that reputation for building quality products pays off regularly. Not only do their clients refer the Lattiers to their friends and families, but also some of their clients come back as repeat customers. It’s not unusual for Louisiana Classics to build a first home and then a second or third for clients. Sometimes the clients are upgrading and expanding their homes, and other times the clients are downsizing after their children leave home.Continue Reading

Hebert Home Builders

Hebert Home Builders

For Jody and Nicole Hebert, building custom homes is a marathon, not a sprint. “A lot of people in this business are in it for the short term,” says Jody Hebert, sipping coffee in between texts and calls from subcontractors. “That’s not us. We’re long term people.” The Heberts ran a successful irrigation company forContinue Reading

Building Value — Summit Construction Group

Building Value — Summit Construction Group

Passion, wealth and family can all be represented in a house, but for Summit Construction it’s the quality and maximization of value that are the most significant contributors to the lasting impact a home can make. At the center of that push toward value is Brady Mills – a 41-year-old husband and father – whoseContinue Reading

Concrete Revolution Surprises with Unusual, Artistic Uses of Concrete

Concrete Revolution Surprises with Unusual, Artistic Uses of Concrete

By Kathy Bowen Stolz What concoction do you create when you start with a floor in a Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant, add a Google search, blend with natural artistic ability, stir in lots of hard work and add a dash of Facebook? It’s the recipe for success for Keefe Duhon and his nine-year-old decorative concreteContinue Reading

CK Construction: Where Science Meets Art

CK Construction: Where Science Meets Art

By Kathy Bowen Stolz Paul “Cutter” Kates is one of those people who is open to new opportunities, who likes working for his own success and who’s willing to take a risk. So it may be fated that he would become a builder and start his own company, CK Construction, two and a half yearsContinue Reading

Burke Homes Inc.’s Sales to Benefit Miles Perret Cancer Services

Burke Homes Inc.’s Sales to Benefit Miles Perret Cancer Services

By Kathy Bowen Stolz Many of us wish we could do more to help those in need, but longtime Lafayette builder Jon Burke is putting his money where his mouth is. Burke announced in late September that he will donate $10,000 per home to Miles Perret Cancer Services (MPCS) from the sales of his recentlyContinue Reading

Ricky Tucker Custom Homes Offer New Trends, Old Values

Ricky Tucker Custom Homes Offer New Trends, Old Values

Opening Doors Twenty-two years ago, Ricky Tucker was a Realtor® in Baton Rouge. Little did he know then that his involvement in the real estate market would become far more personal. Nineteen years ago, he started Ricky Tucker Custom Homes, Inc., and began building quality homes in and around Acadiana. Today Ricky Tucker is oneContinue Reading

Mar-Key Builders Uses Team to Provide Exceptional Service

Mar-Key Builders Uses Team to Provide Exceptional Service

By Kathy Bowen Stolz “Anyone can build a house, but it takes a special group of people to make it a home,” Mark Gallagher, owner of Mar-Key Builders of Broussard, said. “And I and my team work to make each house a home from the inception of the building process. Our goal is to helpContinue Reading

New Life Homes Builds Custom Homes for Everyone

New Life Homes Builds Custom Homes for Everyone

By Kathy Bowen Stolz Eric Mautner, owner of New Life Homes, chose his company name carefully. Not only has homebuilding offered him a new life, but building a home for a family who will start a new life in that home excites him.  “My goal is to provide home ownership to not only the wealthy butContinue Reading

Lafayette Habitat for Humanity

Lafayette Habitat for Humanity

“A world where everyone has a decent place to live” That is the vision statement of Habitat for Humanity International — a vision which led to the establishment of Lafayette Habitat for Humanity (LHFH) in 1992. It all began with a group of local realtors, who were concerned that home ownership through the conventional marketContinue Reading