Our Team

“Many hands make light work.” ~ John Heywood

Board of Directors

Charles “Chuck” Marceaux

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Chief Executive Officer
Biography

Chuck has served as Executive Director of Louisiana State Licensing Board for over 12 years and as an Executive Officer and Board Member for the National Association of 34 State Contractor Licensing Agencies (NASCLA). He has worked for both the Central Intelligence Agency and White House Travel Office and is a proud U.S. Army Veteran. He attended the University of Louisiana Lafayette and Louisiana State University, with a weighted interest in Petroleum Engineering, Pre-Law and Business Management. Chuck is a National Contractor Licensing Consultant at Marceaux Business Liaisons, LLC and CEO of Backburner Project Implementation Process and Planning.

Billy Ward

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Chairman of the Board
Biography

Billy has nearly 40 years of experience in the residential construction industry, beginning as a first-class carpenter.  He is the founder and president of Champion Builders, LLC in Baton Rouge, LA, and is the former President of the Louisiana Home Builders Association. Billy currently serves as Vice Chairman of the NAHB single family builders committee and is a life director for the association. He also currently serves on the International Code Council (ICC), IRC Building Code Committee.

Joe Mistich

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Corporate Value Engineering Manager
Biography

Joe’s academic achievements include a Master of Architecture (M1) degree from Tulane University, a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Tulane University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University (LSU) with an emphasis in Construction Management. Joe has over 28 years of experience managing commercial, residential, land, and infrastructure projects. He is the SVP of Manti Ventures/Real Estate, he manages M3 Properties LLC (M cubed), a family company of Manti Resources, Comite Resources and oversees social outreach community projects for Manti Resources, including the TakeCare initiative.

Ken Jones

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Chief Operating Officer
Biography

Ken is a graduate of Louisiana State University, where he received a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the School of Environmental Design and the Department of Architecture. He is the owner of Jones Design/Builders, LLC. He is both a licensed general contractor and licensed residential builder in Louisiana and is a life director on the board of directors, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), former president of the Louisiana Home Builders Association and is current chairman of the LSLBC Residential Committee. Ken also holds an appointed  seat on the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors, Commercial Division and formerly held a position in the Residential Division.

Tom Ashley Jr.

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Project Builder Coach
Biography

Tom is a Certified Graduate Remodeler & Certified Aging in Place Specialist from the National Association of Home Builder’s (NAHB), Housing University. He is the President of Expand Inc., a family owned residential remodeling firm.  A Louisiana Licensed Residential Contractor, he also serves on the National Association of Home Builders Remodelers Board of Trustee’s and as a life director of NAHB.  Tom formerly served as the President of Capital Region Builders Association.  As a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS),  he is both an advocate and national speaker, focusing on making homes user friendly for our aging population, those with chronic health challenges and special needs.

Rob Hamilton

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Material Vendor Coordinator
Biography

Rob attended Louisiana State University. He is the owner of Rob Hamilton Construction, Inc. and RH Paint Contracting, Inc., licensed and working with both commercial and residential construction.  He is  involved with the  Southeast Louisiana Home Builders Association local chapter as  President of their State Disaster Relief Trust Fund and holds a position on the Residential Sub-Committee of the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors. Past credits include Local Builder of the Year for the Houma area and Louisiana’s Remodeler of the Year.

Michael LeCorgne

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Business Development & Training Director
Biography

Mike is a Risk Management Specialist with 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, and has been in the residential building industry for over 34 years.  He holds the NAHB Designations of CGA (Certified Graduate Associate), CGP (Certified Green Professional), CSP (Certified Sales Professional, and CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist).  Michael has been an approved instructor for Builder Continuing Education classes for the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors for 14 years and is a certified instructor for NAHB for several designation classes in the areas of Risk Management, Customer Service, Business Basics, to name a few; and has been instructing builders, associates and trade contractors in these areas for the past 11 years.  He has been recognized at the local Northshore and Greater New Orleans Home Builder Associations and the Louisiana HBA as the Associate of the Year. In 2011 he was inducted into the St Tammany and Louisiana HBA’s Hall of Fame. Nationally, Michael has received the distinguished Bill Polley Award and inducted into the Society for Honored Associates. Michael is also a licensed Louisiana builder and insurance agent in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, and Tennessee. Michael is currently serving as the President of the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans.

Advisory Board

Sister Judith Brun

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CSJ, Community Outreach
Biography

Sister Judith is a career educator and was principal of St. Joseph’s Academy, a secondary school for young women in Baton Rouge, for 25 years.  She is a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph and is currently the director of Community Initiatives Foundation (CIF), a 501 (c)(3) . CIF has 2 special initiatives under it: TakeCare Baton Rouge and Tommy’s Place. Her focus since Hurricane Katrina, has been the unmet needs of the community of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The August 2016 floods caused an imperative need to seek immediate solutions to the newly created community challenges. She quickly stepped into leadership and action with Build SOS, to meet her original goals of helping her community.

VIP Staff

Sandy Mistich

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Quality Assurance/Customer Service
Notes

Sandy has approximately 30 years of experience in residential and commercial construction, with her company, Axcess Construction Management Services, Inc. She is also a graduate from Southeastern University.

Dawn Barberito

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Community Outreach Director of Development
Biography

Dawn has numerous years of philanthropic outreach and also multiple genres of business experience. She is a graduate of both Texas A & M and Herzing University-Kenner.

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