Billy Ward is the founder and president of Champion Builders, LLC. Billy is passionate about providing his customers with impeccable service and quality in each home and project he builds. He also is committed to improving industry standards to ensure all home buyers receive the highest quality product.
Billy began his career in the early 1980s, when he became a first-class carpenter and started building homes. He built his business from the ground up to now be among the top-rated firms in the residential building industry.
His knowledge of the building industry has led him to be an expert witness on residential construction issues in Louisiana and across the nation. He has been awarded the Louisiana Home Builders Association “Builder the Year” top prize and was recently inducted into the Capital Region Builders Association Hall of Fame. He is currently the longest serving member of the Residential Committee of the Louisiana State Licensing Board of Contractors, and he is state director for CDRS.
Billy is a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Louisiana Home Builders Association (LHBA), and the Capital Region Builders Association (CRBA). He is a NAHB Certified Graduate Builder and a NAHB Certified Green Professional, and has attained numerous recognized certification and credentials in the building profession. He is a NAHB Life Director and past vice chair of NAHB’s Construction Codes and Standards, Research and Technology Committee; he currently serve as 2nd Vice Chair of the NAHB’s Single Family Builders Committee and is a member of the Building Codes Committee; he recently helped FEMA officials re-write their Coastal Construction Manual; and he currently serves on the International Code Council’s International Residential Code Committee (building committee) for the 2018 code cycle.
Billy also participates in communities activities through his church, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church; as vice chair to the West Baton Rouge Parish Land Plan 2020 Committee; and as chairman of the West Baton Rouge Parish Building Code Board of Appeals.
He lives in Brusly, Louisiana with his wife, TerriWard. They have two children and one grandchild. Billy’s son, Chris, owns CW electrical (http://thecwes.com), and his daughter, Ashley, is a nurse and mother to Isabelle.