Breaking through the concrete ceiling: Jan Hibbs helms new St Louis commercial construction firm

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jan-hibbs-hibbs-general-contractingHibbs Homes, a nationally-renowned green residential construction company in St Louis – is proud to announce the launch of Hibbs General Contracting. The new commercial construction company, will be helmed by CEO Jan Hibbs. This new company, a part of the Hibbs family of companies, will focus its work on light commercial construction, steel building construction, and performing energy efficient renovations and retrofits to existing commercial buildings.

Custom Commercial Construction

“For more than a decade, Hibbs Homes has provided gorgeous custom energy-efficient homes for our clients across the St. Louis area. I’m excited to take our expertise in a new direction – focusing on creating beautiful, custom spaces for businesses in Missouri and Southern Illinois,” said Jan Hibbs.

The company will offer traditional wood frame and Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) construction for renovations and new construction projects. Additionally, Hibbs General Contracting has become the exclusive partner of Capital Steel Industries in the St. Louis and Southern Illinois area, offering pre-engineered steel buildings, including church and school buildings, agricultural facilities, airplane hangars, warehouse space, retail spaces, and more.

Energy Efficiency Expertise

With a long reputation as the region’s leading expert in high-performance green home builders, it’s no surprise that Hibbs General Contracting will put a special focus on green building practices for commercial construction.

“Experts believe that the building sector is the largest contributor to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Nearly 75% of commercial buildings are 20 years or older and would benefit from tremendously from retrofitting renovations to reduce their emissions and energy usage,” said Matt Belcher, Vice President of Hibbs General Contracting. To that end, Hibbs General Contracting will offer:

  • Provide Commercial retrofitting services

  • Offer energy efficient steel building options, and

  • Implement high-performance building practices in construction projects

  • Offer Energy Efficient/Resilient Engineered Building Envelope Construction Services

Hibbs General Contracting Leadership

Hibbs General Contracting will build on the experience and expertise of its team of experts, Jan Hibbs, Kim Hibbs, and Matt Belcher.

Jan Hibbs, a long-time St. Louis real estate expert, will head up the new organization. Jan has 12 years of experience in real estate, as a licensed Realtor, most recently with Coldwell Banker Gundaker in Town and Country. She co-founded luxury home builder Hibbs Homes in 2004 with husband Kim Hibbs, and has served as head of finance, sales and marketing for the local home construction company for more than a decade. In this role, she has has helped the custom home builder become a leader in the St. Louis home building market.

“I couldn’t be happier to be breaking through the ‘concrete ceiling’ of women in the construction industry, helming this woman-owned business. As women, we’ve made our mark on so many industries, but progress in construction has been slow. I look forward to leaving a mark on our community, as a female leader in this business,” said Jan Hibbs.

Kim Hibbs, President and CEO of Hibbs Homes, will serve as President and General Manager for Hibbs General Contracting. Kim currently serves as the President of the Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri. Kim is a Master Certified Green Professional.

Matt Belcher, Vice President of Hibbs General Contracting, is an experienced builder/developer and nationally-recognized consultant, educator and author on the business of energy efficient “green” building and development. He has been actively involved in the St. Louis area construction industry for three decades, including six years as a top building codes official. He also brings a special expertise in agricultural building best practices – one area that Hibbs General Contracting hopes to specialize their work.

The team has previously collaborated on projects of national significance in including Active House USA and Proud Green Home of St. Louis.

 

Questions? Reach out to our marketing manager Danni Eickenhorst via email or at (314) 392-9631.

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