The Art of Custom Podcast

From finding land to designing the perfect kitchen to what to expect on moving day, The Art of Custom is a home building podcast made with the homeowner in mind!

Each week, we give you an all-access look at the process of designing and building a one-of-a-kind home. We will introduce you to some of the best and brightest in custom home building and offer insight into every step of the building process!

Our goal is for you to walk away inspired and with all of the information you need to make building your dream home an easier and more rewarding journey.

If you're considering building a custom home or are a home design + building enthusiast, follow along as we take you through the process each week.

The Art of Custom Podcast with Kim Hibbs

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Podcast Show Notes & Resources

S3, E2: Finding Land to Build Your Custom Home

S3, E2: The Perfect Piece of Land to Call Home Download FREE: St Louis Available Land Report Finding the perfect piece of land to call home can be one of the more challenging steps in building a custom home. But having the right home building team in place can simplify the process and, more importantly, help to ensure you buy the right piece of land …

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Best Home Builders in St Louis & Park City

S3, E1: Custom Home Builders Roundtable

S3, E1: Custom Home Builders Roundtable Bonus Materials: Questions to Ask When Choosing a Builder Season Three is Here! Did you outgrow your home in 2020? We did too! So much has changed in the home building industry in the last year, so we knew we needed to start fresh with Season Three! This season we are going to take you through each step of …

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Custom Craftsman Home in Dogtown, MO Built by Hibbs Homes

S2, E14: Life in Their Dream Home

Season 2, Episode 14: Life in Their Dream Home Download FREE Guide: Questions to Ask Your Home Builder In this final episode of Season 2, the Schapers tell us about moving day and life in their brand new custom home. They reflect on the home building journey and share what life is like now that they are living with the home they helped design. We …

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S2, E13: The Journey of Designing & Building a Custom Home

Season 2, Episode 13: Designing & Building a Dream Home Download FREE Guide: Questions to Ask Your Home Builder All season long, we’ve followed Rick and Meredith Schaper, owners of Dogtown Pizza, through their journey of designing and building their dream home in the historic Dogtown neighborhood in St. Louis. As our team was hard at work putting the final touches on the home we …

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S2, E12: Building Trends in Utah’s Mountain-Style Homes

Season 2, Episode 12: Modern Mountain Building Trends Download FREE Guide: Questions to Ask Your Home Builder The Schaper project in St. Louis continues, but, as we deal with slowdowns related to COVID-19, we wanted to continue the conversation and to take the opportunity presented by project delays to highlight another great builder. In today’s podcast, we’re spotlighting another incredible custom home builder – Jason …

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Energy Efficient Home measurement for Hibbs Homes

S2, E11: Building Verifiably Better Homes

Season 2, Episode 11: Verified Green Homes Download FREE Guide: Green Home Building Savings In today’s episode, we’re talking about how homeowners can verify the energy efficiency and performance of their home utilizing the RESNET Home Energy Rating System. Similar to a Miles Per Gallon sticker on a new car, the rating system allows buyers and homeowners to compare the performance of their home to …

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S2, E10: Closing in on the Finish Line

Season 2, Episode 10:  New Home Walk-Thru Download FREE Guide: Green Home Building Savings Walk-Thru at the Schaper Home Construction Project In today’s episode, we check in on the Schaper project and walk through the home with the family. With only a few weeks out from move-in, the design is coming together and their multi-generational dream home is taking shape. The drywall inside is finished, …

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Operation Finally Home St Louis, MO

S2, E9: Operation Finally Home St Louis, MO

Season, 2 Episode 9: Operation Finally Home Download FREE Guide: Universal Design for All Seasons of Life Today, we talk with Rusty Carroll of Operation FINALLY HOME – an organization that builds mortgage-free custom homes for deserving veterans. Learn more about their mission and the way they work with home builders across the country to build homes for those who need them most where they’re …

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S2, E8: Building a Healthier Home by Building Green

Season 2, Episode 8: Building a Healthy Home Download FREE Guide: How Much Do You Save By Building Green? In today’s episode, we’re thrilled to welcome Gene Myers of Thrive Home Builders in Denver, Colorado. Gene is a gifted and passionate green home building expert. Every Thrive home is built Zero Energy Ready, LEED Certified, and Thrive is Denver’s largest builder of EPA Indoor airPLUS-qualified …

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Owens Corning insulation benefits for building your custom home

S2, E7: High-Performance Insulation 101

Season 2, Episode 7: High-Performance Insulation 101 Download Your Guide to ComfortBuilt Certified Homes In today’s episode, we’re talking about the most important element of any custom home – insulation. As a high-performance home builder, Hibbs Homes knows that insulation and your home’s thermal envelope are key decisions in the process of building better homes. You can change your selections, flooring, cabinetry, and lighting fixtures …

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