St. Charles County Custom Home

Smith-Home-St-Charles (1)

This custom ranch home was built in St. Charles County for clients who were relocating to the St. Louis area.

Clients Sean and Michelle dreamed of building a custom home - and wanted to ensure that their build included extra garage space. As an engineer in the automotive business, Sean lives and breathes cars - and needs plenty of room for working on them in his downtime. Another priority for their family was energy efficiency.

After they figured out their wants, needs, and wishes for their new home, they felt they were ready to begin the building process. Their search for a custom home builder began by talking with family, friends, and local professionals.

"When looking for a builder for our custom home, we started by asking many local vendors and tradesmen who they would use on their own house," Sean said, "One name kept coming up and it was Hibbs Homes. After our first meeting with Kim, and discussing their pricing model, we were sold. It was incredibly refreshing to have a meeting with a builder and not feel like I was a car dealer getting a high-pressure sales pitch. That low pressure, helpful attitude continued throughout our entire build process."

Our home building team partnered with with the clients and their architect of choice, John Odom, to develop the design for this custom, energy-efficient home. The final design came in just above 2,500 square feet of finished living space on the main floor with 1,892 square feet of finished living space in the basement. Sean's cars had their own new home - 2,100 square feet of garage space including lifts.

Highlights of this custom home include:

    • Custom Wine Cellar with Whispercool Wine Cooler
    • Theater Room
    • Rogue Valley Mahogany Exterior Doors
    • Evergrain Envision decking in Rustic Walnut with Bronze handrails
    • Stainless steel Frigidaire appliances
    • Custom landscaping with natural stone retaining walls
    • Custom heated garage
    • Upgraded insulation and Owens Corning Energy Complete throughout the home


"Every custom home build is going to have its difficulties and what separates a good builder from a great one is handling them without causing stress to the homeowners. Now that we are all moved in we couldn't be happier with our home. I would highly recommend Hibbs to any friend or family member looking to build a house in the St Louis area," Sean and Michelle said.

Read their full review on Houzz.