In 1995, a group of home builders created the Cabot Area Home Builders Association. The purpose of this Association was to associate the builders within its jurisdiction for the purpose of mutual advantage and cooperation of its members, while complying with all federal, state, and local laws. Our founders were dedicated to serving the needs of its members, as well as the needs of the community. Today, the Cabot area is still flourishing and this Association is following the same principles.

We are one of more than 800 local associations throughout the nation affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), headquartered in Washington, D.C. There is also a state association, the Arkansas Home Builders Association (AHBA), headquartered in Ft. Smith.

The CAHBA has several local members representing not only home builders and remodelers, but also manufacturers, service providers and other companies and services connected to the Cabot, Arkansas building industry.

Our board of directors consists of nine members and are some of the area’s most proficient industry experts. The association strives to keep Cabot's housing industry health in numerous ways.


Providing a $1000 scholarship to the Cabot Scholarship Foundation for a graduating Cabot Senior. It is broken down to $500 per semester. Must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA with a minimum of 12 hours to be eligible for the next semester’s $500. We first look to give to a member’s child or grandchild. If there is no one, we would like someone majoring in the construction industry. It is not limited to a four year institution.

Government Affairs

Educating area leaders on the importance of housing to our local economies, fighting impact fees, encouraging reasonable permitting fees, and staying abreast of relevant legislative changes.


Hosting seminars to help members sharpen their skills while promoting professional growth and development.


Ensuring members of the CAHBA are held to the highest possible standard rising above state requirements through proper screening and mentoring.

Membership Opportunities

Promoting networking and relationships between companies and individuals who share our desire for growth and professionalism.

Community Presence

Ensuring that when members of our community use a member of the CAHBA, they are receiving the credibility and professionalism that we work so hard to promote.

Board of Directors

  • President - John Howard, Howard Properties
  • Vice President - Bethany Kidd, Kidd Properties/Edge Realty
  • Treasurer - David Hazeslip, First Arkansas Bank & Trust
  • Secretary – Kelly Watson, Whit Davis Lumber Company
  • Tim Griffin - Fleet Electrical Services
  • Brandon Hillenburg - Hillenburg Heat and Air
  • Beth Lakey - ProLand Title
  • Alex Turchi, Envision Contracting & Development LLC
  • Casie Sanchez - Ridout Lumber
We are proud to have the support of these great builders and associates
Cody Ward Construction Company Inc.
Centennial Bank
Majestic Homes
Hillenburg Heat & Air
First Electric Cooperative
Cody Ward Construction Company Inc.
Centennial Bank
Majestic Homes
Hillenburg Heat & Air
First Electric Cooperative