Frequently Asked Questions

LOABA Membership

What is the Lake Oconee Area Builders Association (LOABA)?
The Lake Oconee Area Builders Association (LOABA), a local trade organization, is dedicated to the betterment of the local construction industry and works to serve our members, consumers and the community through education and public service. As the voice of the Lake Oconee construction industry, we are committed to offering opportunities for our membership to improve their ability to conduct business with integrity.
What is the purpose of being a member?
The purpose of being a member is to belong to a local professional trade association that reaches state and national levels as well. LOABA strives to bring increased value to every member through networking, education, and governmental affairs. The purpose of LOABA is to promote member businesses. Members promote themselves and their businesses by being involved within the Association.
What does my membership include?

LOABA membership is a three tier membership with Home Builders Association of Georgia as well as National Association of Home Builders. By being a member of LOABA you are eligible to apply for a variety of insurance programs as well as numerous discount and rebate programs. Please visit our membership and benefits tab for additional details on member discount programs. 

We have several membership discount and rebate programs available.  Please visit our Membership Benefits page to get details on these various options.

Members are well represented on a political level through national, state and local government and regulatory affairs.

Are there opportunities for me to get involved with LOABA?
There are opportunities for every member to be actively involved with the Association. Active committees within the association include but are not limited to: Board of Directors, Membership Committee, Builders Council, Associates Council, Big Event Committee, Golf Tournament Committee, Community Outreach Program, and Fran Faxon Scholarship Foundation.
Will I automatically gain work by joining LOABA?
No not necessarily many of the builders within our association are very loyal to their contractors. It will however put you in front of them and make them familiar with you so that if a problem should arise they would be apt to consider you as a possible sub-contractor. It is up to you as a member to become involved in the association.
As a builder will LOABA send potential homeowners to my company?
If a potential customer should come into the office looking for a contractor we provide the current membership directory.
Membership gives each member the opportunity to have a voice, participate, & have representation on all the following levels.
  • Local Association
  • State Association
  • National Association