Hibco Construction is a small company with a big heart! With three projects currently in the Alberta Avenue community, their investment into the development of the area has made them a true community player. We sat down with Hani Barzagar to find out more.
What does HIBCO do? How long have they been around?
HB: I founded Hibco construction in 2009. I started as local carpenter providing carpentry services to Restoration Companies for rebuilds after fire and flood disasters. The company grew with the help of hard working local tradesmen and both my brothers Matti and Moe joining. We were able to grow and provide services such as renovating and building residential and commercial projects for business owners, home owners, investors and contractors while still partnering with restoration contractors to preform reconstruction after disasters.
Why is HIBCO interested in developing Alberta Avenue?
HB: As Edmontonians, for us, Alberta Avenue holds some of richest history in all of Edmonton being developed in the First World War era and becoming what it is today, an artful , cultural and vibrant foodie destination. There’s a lot of great, strong, passionate people in the community that have made this happen and have a bigger dream of what it could become and we want to help see through this positive change.
Any favorite spots you’ve discovered on the Ave?
HB: The carrot coffee house is a true staple of Alberta Ave. It was created by the community, for the community. Anyone and everyone is welcome there, regardless of where you are from. They also serve some of the best carrot cake I’ve ever had!
What is your hope or vision for Alberta Avenue?
HB: We envision Alberta Avenue becoming a major hub for food, culture, history and arts. It’s vibrant, multi-cultural, thriving businesses and strong community are turning the area into a beautiful gem. We believe its going to be another destination that makes Edmonton so special!