St. Louis-based custom home builder Hibbs Homes is expanding into the Salt Lake City market, the company said Thursday.
"We've long been an innovator in the Midwest - building the most advanced, energy-efficient homes in the area - and we see the opportunity to bring that same approach to building to Salt Lake City and surrounding communities," said Kim Hibbs, president of Hibbs Homes. Hibbs and his family have spent years splitting time between their home in St. Louis and a family home in Park City. During their family's time in northern Utah, Kim saw an opportunity to expand the Hibbs Homes "Better Built Custom Homes" brand into one of the fastest-growing communities in the nation.
In 2004, Jan and Kim Hibbs jumped into the custom home building business. A former news anchor with KSDK in St. Louis, Kim Hibbs had long had an interest in changing careers and building homes in partnership with his wife, a local real estate agent. After years of fixing and flipping homes as a family, they shifted into whole home building.
Hibbs Homes headquarters will remain in St. Louis, and the Salt Lake City/Park City branch will be operated by General Manager Amy Herold. Amy is a Salt Lake City native and a graduate from the University of Utah.
"I'm thrilled to be a part of such an incredible organization. One of the things I pride myself on professionally is an ability to build strong teams of experts," said Herold. "Already in the Salt Lake Citymarket, we have assembled an unparalleled team of design-build professionals to ensure that each project adheres to the Hibbs Homes standards of excellence. Our local team includes Design Consultant Lydia Huffman and Architects Jamie Walker and Sam Morgan."