Randy Noel, a Louisiana-based custom home builder with more than 30 years of experience in the home building industry, was elected as the 2018 chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) during the association’s International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla.
Noel founded Reve Inc., a custom home building firm in LaPlace, La., in 1985. His firm has developed more than 1,000 custom homes in the greater New Orleans area.
“This year, we will work with policymakers to reduce burdensome regulations that are holding back a more robust housing recovery and urge Congress to make comprehensive housing finance reform a top priority,” said Noel. “We will also seek to build our membership and assure that NAHB remains the preeminent voice for housing on Capitol Hill.”
Noel has been active in the NAHB leadership structure at the local, state and national levels throughout his career. A senior life director, he has served on the NAHB Board of Directors for more than 20 years and is a member of the NAHB Executive Board.
He has also served as chairman of the NAHB Resolutions Committee and Housing Finance Committee and also held seats on several other influential committees, including the State and Local Government Affairs Committee, the Legal Action Committee and the Budget Committee. In 2009 he served as the NAHB State Representative from Louisiana and in 2012 he was elected as the National Area Chair Moderator.
Noel served as president of the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans and the state Association of Louisiana. He was named Builder of the Year by the HBA of Greater New Orleans in 1997 and was inducted into the Louisiana Builders Hall of Fame in 2008.
An expert on codes issues, Noel served as a past member and chairman of the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council during 2006-2011, where he helped craft statewide code law and provided counsel during the formation of the inaugural Louisiana State Unified Code Council.
He and his wife Teri reside in New Orleans and during football season can often be seen cheering on the Saints.