CA Homes

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Four Decades of Experience

CA Homes, LLC traces its roots back to the late 1960's when founder Bob Austin established a home repair and remodeling business in Lafayette.  In the years since, Austin and his family have owned and operated a lumberyard and a mortgage company, earning experience in all facets of the housing market.  Formerly Bob Austin Homes, then Austin-Clement Enterprises, CA Homes, LLC today is one of the most profilic residential developers in the Acadiana map



Bob Austin
In 1969, Bob Austin, founder of CA Homes, started his professional life alongside his father-in-law. They would head an independent home remodeling and repair company called Acadian Home Improvement. With eventual construction and craftsmen on his crew, Austin decided to build new homes as a sideline focus of the business.

The first residential subdivision Bob's company participated in was Quail Hollow in 1974, during the gradual recovery from a recession period. He and other investors took it over from a real estate development group in Baton Rouge, which had stalled on the project. Though development was substantially complete, the venture seemed to be a lost cause.

It was a risk to take on the project. The economy was weak, and Quail Hollow was on the "other side of Kaliste Saloom Road” among large expanses of open, undeveloped property with few local amenities.

However, reliable, qualified resources confirmed the area had promise. Plus, a team of experts and futurists confirmed that belief. With that reassurance, the development team was confident that Quail Hollow would be a success.

Builders in town were invited to a dinner meeting to present the resurrected Quail Hollow project and outline incentives. It was an overwhelming success: by the end of the night, all 159 lots in Phase I was sold to builders for construction. Phase II with 125 lots was started immediately. This phase was sold out at a builder dinner upon completion.

Through the years, Bob's company has built homes under the names Austin Homes and Bob Austin Homes. For six to eight years, he was working with partners on all developments. His family also operated a lumberyard, Acadian Home Center, on Pinhook Road near Broussard.

In 1984 Bob developed his first subdivision independent of any developer partners. This was Austin Subdivision off of Kaliste Saloom Road.

Today, Bob ”with his partner and son-in-law, Brian” continues to establish only the most sound of development opportunities, and provides hundreds of Acadiana families with homes and neighborhoods best suited to their lifestyle.

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Brian Clement
As the future torchbearer for Acadiana's most prolific residential developer, Brian Clement, Bob's son-in-law, joined Austin-Clement Enterprises to head its construction arm CA Homes. The pair previously owned a mortgage company, Home Loan Services.

In 2000, Brian became Bob's protégé. In 2007, the name of the development company was quietly changed to Austin-Clement Enterprises to acknowledge Brian's role, and has since become CA Homes, LLC. Brian will take over upon Bob's retirement.



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Austin-Clement Enterprises
187 South Beadle Road
Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 269-9362




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Teresa Hamilton & Team
Van Eaton & Romero Realtors, A Latter & Blum Company
2000 Kaliste Saloom, Suite. 101
Lafayette LA 70508
Direct: 337-267-4048
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Van Eaton & Romero Realtors, A Latter & Blum Company
2000 Kaliste Saloom, Suite 101 - Lafayette, LA 70508
Licensed in Louisiana