I can hardly believe that it has been 15 years since we began Hibbs Homes. It seems like just yesterday that we built our first inventory homes in Kirkwood- and the gorgeous historic Shaw neighborhood in St. Louis. What an incredible journey it has been! Not only have we worked with many wonderful clients over the years, but we’ve also had the great joy of designing and building some of the most incredible homes.
I feel extremely proud each time we complete a project. I know that the owner is moving into a home that is truly designed for them – custom-crafted, and lifestyle inspired. Each time we complete a project, it feels like we are able to materialize a dream into something concrete for people who have been dreaming about building their home for years. I also get great comfort in knowing that they’ll get to live each day in a home that is extremely efficient, with cleaner indoor air quality to support their health. I know that their home will be more comfortable and durable than any other home they could have chosen.
Some would say that we’re just building a house, but I would disagree… we are building a HOME. You know the old saying, “home is the heart is.” Well, it’s a well-worn saying because it is true. Home is where you raise a family, celebrate many wonderful occasions, spread love, and feel safe. We think about these day-to-day moments with each home we build – and I know that our team understands the importance of HOME to our clients – and therefore the importance of their job in creating it.
When Jan and I founded the company in 2004, we said that we didn’t want to be the biggest, but the BEST builder in St. Louis. We didn’t want to build MANY homes. We wanted to build BETTER homes. I know that we’ve achieved this, because we now have clients coming back to us to build a second home, or choosing us for an addition to their first home that they built with us. Those moments are incredibly gratifying, and a testament to our team. I tell everyone I speak to that we have the best team in the business. That team has helped us develop and refine our processes over the years, and establish Core Values that truly make me proud – integrity, commitment to excellence, WOW customer experience, unmatched communication and champion of the client.
We have built many homes over the past 15-years. From Clayton to Foristell, Festus to Florissant, Kirkwood, Webster Groves, Eureka, Town and Country, Frontenac, Chesterfield and Wildwood and everywhere in-between, and each and every home has been a privilege. As we look toward the next 15 years, we promise the same commitment to service, value and quality, and look forward to meeting many more wonderful families who are not just looking for a house, but a home.
We are so thankful for every partner and client that has supported our journey along the way. Our relationships make each step that we take possible. Cheers to our team for the first 15! We look forward to the next!
President & Founder of Hibbs Homes