Carroll Construction has been provided so many opportunities by the community we work in. We are committed to giving back in any way that we can. Here are a few of the ways that we serve you!
Capital Region Builder’s Foundation
We are currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Capital Region Builders Foundation (CRBF) The CRBF was created to raise money to help the residents of the Capital Region and surrounding areas. Many people are familiar with the “Miracle Mansion” which was built annually and raffled to raise money for the Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. Millions were raised to support this effort. Now we are expanding our efforts through a partnership with the Capital Area United Way (CAUW) to make an even greater impact! Our latest raffle house initiative is called the “Home For Good”.
The CRBF has also acquired a grant for 2013 and 2014 in the amount of $950,000.00, which is funding a construction trade training facility for underprivileged youth in our community. This effort will help raise the next generation of home builders and will provide opportunities for even more people to achieve the American Dream of Home Ownership. We are pleased to have attended the commencement ceremonies for our first graduating class in August 2014 and look forward to many more!
Capital Region Builders Association (CRBA)
We are also serving on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Capital Region Builders Association (CRBA).
The CRBA is a trade association committed to the advancement of the home building industry committed to protecting and building the American Dream of Homeownership. Our focus is on maintaining the affordability of homeownership through advocacy efforts with our local government and code officials, advancing the professionalism of the trade through education initiatives, and protection of our consumer by shaping an industry that is known for excellence and integrity. Robert Carroll served as the 2015 President of the Association and is currently serving as the Chairman of the Board. For more information, please visit www.CapitalRegionBA.com
National Association Of Home Builders (NAHB)
Additionally, Robert Carroll Serves on the Board of Directors, the Construction Codes and Standards Committee, and the Single Family Finance Subcommittee of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
This Association gives a national voice to our local concerns and allows us to travel annually to Washington DC to meet with our representatives and senators to lobby for the items that are important to Louisiana and her residents. We were able to participate first hand in the effort to fight the Biggert Waters Act, which nearly devastated our housing economy through the dismantling of the flood subsidy. We continue to fight for homeowner’s rights to the use of their land against organizations such as the EPA and DEQ, which regularly seizes private family land and seeks to expand burdensome regulations. Additionally, our continued efforts to equip local code officials with the tools to keep the actions of special interest groups from turning our building codes into product manuals are of vital importance to the affordability of housing.
Lastly, anyone who has ever received a low appraisal on their home can understand the reason we are committed to remaining involved in the shaping of the national appraisal process. For more information, please visit www.NAHB.org.