44 episodes

Building your dream home or love all things house and home? We’re here to help!

Each episode we tackle a different aspect of the custom home building process - from what to expect during architecture and design to how to get the most out of your floor plan design.

Let the experts at Hibbs Homes prepare you to design and build your dream home!

The Art of Custom Podcast Hibbs Homes

    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 35 Ratings

Building your dream home or love all things house and home? We’re here to help!

Each episode we tackle a different aspect of the custom home building process - from what to expect during architecture and design to how to get the most out of your floor plan design.

Let the experts at Hibbs Homes prepare you to design and build your dream home!

    Building Your Dream Home: Custom or Production?

    Building Your Dream Home: Custom or Production?

    SEASON SIX PREMIERE: Finding the right home builder for your new home construction project starts with deciding if you want to build a custom, semi-custom, or production home. Since we exclusively build custom homes, we love the one-of-a-kind route but know that isn't the best choice for every one. So how do you decide?
    To start our sixth season off with a bang, we're breaking down the different approaches to new home building, as well as the pros and cons of each. Joining us to discuss the details of each approach is Mark Rasch from Benchmark Homes in St Louis, MO.
    Want more? Visit our podcast show notes for a guide to hiring a general contractor and more.

    • 38 min
    The Wild and Cozy World of Home Insulation

    The Wild and Cozy World of Home Insulation

    When you're building a new home you may not realize it, but there are many different choices when it comes to insulation types and how they function in your home's overall thermal envelope. And those choices make a big difference when it comes to your home's comfort and performance.
    To help set the record straight and help you figure out what is best for your home, we break down the different insulation options and help you become an insulation connoisseur. Joining us is Mike Pruett from Goley Insulation in St Louis, who helps us answer common questions and discuss the pros and cons of different insulation types.
    Visit our show notes for more information about high-performance building and to find other episodes: The Art of Custom Podcast

    • 33 min
    In This Economy? Funding Your Dream Home’s Construction

    In This Economy? Funding Your Dream Home’s Construction

    Figuring out how you will fund your construction project and securing the right piece of land to build on are critical first steps in the process of building your dream home. However, the steps can feel a little murky, especially if this is your first time building a home.
    Add to the confusion the recent headlines about interest rate increases, and you may be thinking your dream home vision is further away than you thought.
    Before you put your construction plans on hold, Trisha McConkey from Associated Bank (four time guest and friend of the show) is here to help you figure out how to start building your home today and spend less than you would if you waited.

    • 39 min
    The Materials that Made the Lahaina Miracle House

    The Materials that Made the Lahaina Miracle House

    In this episode, we discuss the Lahaina Miracle House and how the choice of building materials made it resilient in the devastating August 2023 Maui Wildfire. We bring back an episode about weather-resistant materials with Chief Meteorologist Scott Connell to discuss guarding your home against severe weather events.
    If you would like to help the victims of the wildfires, text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation from your phone.

    • 45 min
    Plan & Prepare for Your Custom Build Project

    Plan & Prepare for Your Custom Build Project

    A dream home starts with a vision, and the journey between vision and reality starts with a roadmap. In this episode, we discuss the important steps every homeowner must take when they are planning and preparing - the homework, if you will, that will make talking to builders and architects easier. So hold onto your hard hats as we take you through those crucial steps of planning and preparing for your custom home construction project.
     
    Learn more at find resources for your project HibbsHomeUSA.com

    • 39 min
    Living in the Year 3000: 3D Printed Home Building

    Living in the Year 3000: 3D Printed Home Building

    While it might seem like something out of a movie, 3D printed homes are popping up around the world and here in the US. One company who is moving these incredibly efficient, sustainable building out in the residential, commercial, and defense sectors is Texas-based ICON Technologies.
    Spender Padgett, Vice President of Construction Operations at ICON, joins us on this episode to discuss this incredible technology that is being used to take us to the stars and to improve living conditions right here on earth.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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35 Ratings

35 Ratings

H&g12 ,

Great Resource for first custom home

Currently in the planning phase of our first custom home and this podcast has been a fantastic resource. I come away smarter after each episode and love the room-by-room episodes for when something particular is top of mind. Greatly appreciate you sharing this content with us!

jenbella83 ,

Best custom home podcast

I found this podcast when my Husband and I were in our due diligence period on a lot we were looking to buy. This podcast was a wealth of information, from learning how the appreciation of our land could be used toward our construction loan down payment, to how to choose a builder and whether or not to use an architect. Now that we are moving forward with our build, this new room-by-room season is a GIFT! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge!

thosecooks_mark ,

So Valuable

I love the Art of Custom podcast. We’re getting ready to build our first custom home (unfortunately not in the St Louis area) and I’ve found the information super valuable. In addition, the show is very enjoyable to listen to. Can’t wait for future seasons!!

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