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“This house is very livable and very functional,” Hebert says. It also achieves a warmth some people don’t think you get with a more modern living space. Hebert recoils at the word contemporary thanks to images of the Jetsons and round, plastic pieces. This version of new design has a welcoming air about it.


In his office at LHC Group headquarters in Lafayette, Chairman and CEO Keith Myers has a framed collage of photographs on the wall that was given to him by his wife, LHC co-founder Ginger Myers. He calls it his “evolutionary chart of a Cajun businessman.

Welcome Home, Louisiana

One of the most common complaints from fresh college graduates around Louisiana who are eager to join the local workforce is that they only seem to find qualified jobs out of state, forcing many of them to leave the home they love for the sake of their career.


The home gym once meant a hefty dose of equipment. In recent years, many have pared down the multiple machines in lieu of specializing in a few. At Bell’s Fitness Equipment, where the treadmill continues to be the most popular, two other machines are making waves in home fitness.

Cox Homelife hits Acadiana

Cox Communications adds home security and automation to its digital service bundles in Acadiana.

ABiz Scene

Men from across several states gathered for drinks and delicious eats at Ruffino’s on the River for the 7th Annual Gentleman’s Dinner, that rare occasion unconnected to any one organization or cause.

Still Hitting On All Cylinders

So far Lafayette’s housing market is showing serious resilience in the face of falling oil prices, but can it last?

Banking on Community

Local bankers say they won’t run from oil and gas because it will bounce back; they also believe the area economy is strong enough to see the industry through this down cycle.

Cottage Industry

The first installment of The Cottages includes 42 units in south Lafayette with amenities comparable to a high-end apartment complex, along with membership perks from free pharmacy and dry cleaning delivery to maintenance of lawns and even air filter changes.


Roy Holleman’s Holleman Companies, dba FranOwner, has signed a master franchise agreement with Clubstore Outlet, based in Charleston, S.C., to sell/ open Clubstore Outlet franchises in the state.

Van Alan Homes

Since the building process can be overwhelming, Jalyn helps customers through the steps of creating their dream home. “For most people, this will be the home they will either retire or raise their family in,” says Alan. “It is a good feeling to have a small part in the lasting memories made in a home built by Van Alan Homes.

The Coroy Team

Whether achieving top dollar for a seller’s property or successfully negotiating a dream home for a buyer, creating an enjoyable and profi table experience for every client is The Coroy Team’s.


This checklist will help as we focus on efforts to recover and rebuild homes and businesses across South Louisiana and protect ourselves against future disasters.

Bank On It

Entrepreneur of the Year Mike Maraist might be soft spoken and eager to praise others, but friends and business associates who know him best trust him the most.

Food Security

Kohlie Frantzen and Zack McMath are working to bring Lafayette’s food back home.

Living Large

It may not be a good market for super pricey pads in Lafayette Parish, but that did not stop these 10 from changing hands in 2016.

TCB: Van Alan Homes

“We have created a brand that is a combination of classic old world craftsmanship, modern technology and traditional Acadiana symbolism,” says Van Alan Plaisance. No matter how large or small the project, Plaisance says they won’t sacrifice quality. “Our goal is to use only highly skilled and dependable craftsmen,” he explains.

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