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Hibbs Homes Builds Energy-Efficient Homes

Hibbs Homes has the distinction of being Utah's only ComfortBuilt-certified new home builder. We partnered with the building scientists and researchers from Owens Corning to develop a process to construct the most energy-efficient homes in northern Utah.

From the latest innovations in energy-efficient building technology to designing a home according to your lot's solar orientation, every home we build is more comfortable, higher-performing, and requires less maintenance.

When you build a green home, you are truly building a better home from the foundation up. We incorporate these high-performance building materials and techniques into every project because we are dedicated to being one of the best home builders in Utah.

Proven Processes for Building Better Homes

At Hibbs Homes, we are dedicated to delivering an exceptional experience for every client during the custom home construction process. We work closely with our clients and trade partners using proven processes that we have developed over the years to build and deliver our Better-Built Custom Homes.

Learn more about the benefits of building an energy-efficient home.

It is our mission to provide you with an enjoyable and rewarding custom home building experience as we turn your dream home into a reality in Orem, Utah. Call us today to get started!

Orem, Utah Community Profile

Located centrally in Utah County, Orem is a suburb of Salt Lake City that has been recognized as one of the best places to live in Utah. Known as "Family City USA," Orem was named as one of the healthiest places to live by Time Magazine in 2010, and Forbes named it one of the top five places to raise a family in 2014.


On July 24, 1847, the first party of Mormon pioneers entered the valley and began that day to develop an irrigation system and plant crops. Within a few days, Brigham Young assigned various parties to explore different parts of the State. The settlement of Orem began around 1861 when Young assigned people to develop the area. Originally known as Sharon and the Provo bench, the city was renamed in 1914 for Walter C. Orem, then president of the Salt Lake and Utah Railway. The city was Utah's fruit capital and it was Orem who transported that fruit to market.

The establishment of Geneva Steel during World War II changed this agricultural-centered community into a boomtown for steel and manufacturing, bringing thousands of jobs and attracting new businesses to the area to support the steel mill. The Geneva Steel Mill plant was the filming location for an iconic dance number in the 1984 classic film, Footloose.

Today, Orem is known as a thriving family-friendly suburb of Salt Lake City because of the reasonable cost of living and its proximity to recreation and entertainment. The town has 19 parks and is home to many attractions, restaurants, churches, and some of Utah County's top schools. Close to the Wasatch Range and Utah Lake, Orem is a fast-growing suburb that is perfect for building a new home.


Population Density (sq mi)4,5274091
Median Age2630.337.7
Male/Female Ratio1:11:11:1
Married (15yrs & Older)59%60%55%
Families w/ Kids Under 1848.8%51%43%
Speak English80%85%79%
Speak Spanish15%10%13%

Orem has a population of 97,828. The median age in Orem is 26, which is lower than the Utah average of 30. In Orem, 59% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 80% speak English as a first language, and 15% speak Spanish as a first language.

Cost of Living

Cost of Living Index101103100
Goods & Services Index10198100
Groceries Index9499100
Health Care Index9293100
Housing Index110114100
Transportation Index100104100
Utilities Index8693100

Here you can see an outline of the cost of living in Orem, Utah. The average cost of living in Orem is lower than the average cost of living index in Utah. This outline was formulated using prices of goods and services (weighted at 33%), housing prices (30%), groceries (13%), utilities ( 10%), transportation (11%), and health care (5%). Thus, goods/services and housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Orem, the cost of goods and services is 2% lower than the average of Utah as well 1% higher than the national average.

Grocery Stores

  • Smith’s Food and Drug
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • WinCo Foods
  • Macey's

Electrical Company

  • Rocky Mountain Power

Gas Company

  • Dominion Energy

Water Company

  • Orem Public Works

Sewer Company

  • Orem Public Works

Trash Service Company/Garbage Collector

  • Waste Management

Cable/Satellite Company

  • Comcast Xfinity
  • Dish Network
  • Direct TV

Phone Company

  • CenturyLink
  • Xfinity
  • Cricket Wireless
  • T-Mobile

Internet Provider

  • Rise Broadband Internet
  • CenturyLink
  • Comcast Xfinity
  • NetZero


Families in Orem and the surrounding cities in Utah County are served by the Alpine School District (ASD), which is one of the best school districts in northern Utah. There are more than 78,000 students attending the 12 high schools, 13 junior high schools, and 60 elementary schools in ASD. Families can also apply to the district's Dual Language Immersion school and take advantage of the district's outdoor education program, Clear Creek Camp. ASD offers educational programming for preschool through 12th grade, and most elementary schools offer extended school hours for working parents. Orem is also home to Utah Valley University - one of the country's only open enrollment universities.

Places of Worship

There are a variety of places of worship in Orem, including:

  • St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
  • Orem Community Church
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • CenterPoint Church
  • New Community Church of Utah


Many of the residents who live in Orem work for the following companies:

  • Utah Valley University
  • Weaver Business Coaching
  • Alliance Resource Services
  • Federal Training Center, Inc
  • Devedent

Restaurants & Nightlife

La Jolla Groves - Enjoy fine dining under a canopy of fragrant lemon trees at this four-time winner in Utah's Best of State. The atmosphere and food are a favorite for romantic and business dinners alike. They also offer catering services and a banquet room for private events.

Los Hermanos - For more than three decades, Los Hermanos has been a local favorite for locals and students at the Y. They offer a wide range of frozen concoctions and made-from-scratch chips and salsa that are alone worth the visit.

Joe’s Cafe - Stop by and enjoy Joe's traditional southern fare, and don't forget to thank the chef as Joe will likely be right behind the counter cooking your grits. With as much personality as the namesake and owner, the delicious comfort food has made it an Orem favorite for almost a decade.

TRUreligion Pancake & Steakhouse - Delicious short stacks and crispy bacon served with a side of service, TRUreligion was started as a way to give back to and support the community in northern Utah. They source their ingredients from local farmers, and their light and fluffy omelets are a highlight on their menu.

Maria Bonita - This family-owned, authentic Mexican restaurant serves up a bevy of traditional dishes for Orem's local food lovers, and they do not scrimp on portion sizes. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but get there early - there is always a line for these tasty dishes.

Fun Things to Do in Orem

Timpanogos Storytelling Conference & Festival - One of the largest storytelling festivals in the United States, this multi-day event takes place every year in Orem, Utah. The festival has been held annually since 1989 on Labor Day weekend at Thanksgiving Point in the Mt Timpanogos Park, which was founded to support the festival.

Hale Center Theater Orem - Another cultural gem, the Hale Center Theater in Orem is home to some of the best known stage productions - past and present - with semi-professional students and youth who come from the community and surrounding universities. The Theater offers classes and private lessons and has been named as the "Best Live Theater in Utah Valley" multiple times.

Murdock Canal Trail - This pristine 17-mile hike has trailheads in Orem, Lehi, and every three miles in between. The paved concrete path makes the trek easily accessible for people of all abilities and ideal for skaters as well as walkers. Part of the Golden Spoke trail network, the Murdock Canal Trail offers breathtaking views of the Wasatch Front.

Roots of Knowledge - This permanent stained glass installation is located in Utah Valley University, and depicts scenes from human history. Accessible to the public, there are virtual and audio tours available to guide you through this intricate visual storytelling experience.

Considering relocating to Orem and building a custom home? Give us a call to learn more about our custom home building services. We can’t wait to meet you!