Hibbs Homes, your go to design build firm in St. Louis, has recently been in the news again! Hibbs Homes in the News! – Last year we were awarded Best of Houzz 2017 and this year we were extremely proud to partner with Operation Finally Home to help build a custom home for a local hero.
Hibbs Homes in the News!
Operation Finally Home
We partnered with Operation Finally Home – a national, non-profit organization dedicated to building homes for wounded, ill or injured veterans, and their families – to build a custom home for U.S. Army Spc. Heath Howes and his family in Hawks Rest in Wildwood, MO. We broke ground at a lovely ceremony this past March.
Honoring a Hero
U.S. Army Spc. Heath Howes grew up in a military family and was called to duty in January of 2011 where he started basic training at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. He would finish basic training and join the Field Artillery as a Cannon Crewmember. He eventually deployed to Afghanistan. Several months into his deployment he outpost, following an unsuccessful attack by a suicide bomber, Howes was struck by a 200lb IED while driving his truck during a routine patrol. The driver, Howes’ best friend, and another soldier were immediately killed, while Howes and his captain sustained life-threatening injuries.
Howes’ injuries were extensive and included post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a traumatic brain injury (TBI), a spinal burst, fractured ribs, nerve damage in his left leg, severe right ankle fracture, collapsed lung and more. He was honorably discharged in 2014 and his wife, Savannah, has served as his primary caretaker ever since.
It is our honor to partner with Operation Finally Home to build a custom home designed specifically for Heath, Savannah and their two young boys. The home is mortgage free and is designed to accommodate those with special needs. Homes might include lowered sinks and toilets, accessible features like shower rails and grab bars. They might also include accommodations in the kitchen or garage for those using wheelchairs. Ramps and other design modifications are also included if needed.
Because of his injuries, Howes is currently unable to work. However, he spends his time coaching his sons’ t-ball and baseball teams which provide him with a sense of purpose. Howes wife, Savannah, eventually hopes to go back to school and finish her pharmacy training.
Hibbs Homes is proud to help families the like the Howes by designing and building a custom home that helps them live their lives a little easier. Click here to see the complete article in the St Louis CNR.