The company was established in 1857 and started trading in Norfolk under the name of F.R. Hipperson & Son Ltd. In 1924 it moved office to Broad Street Place, London, and also opened a purpose-built joinery works and plant hire depot in Dagenham, Essex.
In 1952 the company built a new office block on land that it owned; adjacent to the joinery works in Dagenham and transferred its head office from London to this new building.
The company was taken over by Greenbrook Industries plc in 1966 and its head office moved to Oxford but continued to trade throughout the UK as Hipperson Builders plc.

A successful management buy-out took place in 1994 with ownership and full control of the company passing to the Executive Directors. The head office moved to Canterbury, Kent, with other regional offices established around the UK.
Towards the end of the 20th century the company’s specialist departments of building conservation and small works together with mechanical and electrical were established as stand alone companies and traded from a base in Deal, Kent as Hipperson Builders (M&E) Ltd undertaking building and civil engineering works and Hipperson (M&E) Ltd working for a small number of long-established clients undertaking a variety of mechanical and electrical projects.

In September 2017 Tony Yelverton was appointed as the new company director with the objective to move the company forward and expand the scope of operations.

Hipperson will remain committed to servicing its long established client base. Providing highly skilled craftsmen dedicated to building conservation and maintaining an in-house mechanical and electrical capability as it progresses with a new dynamic.

Current and future works see the company becoming ever more diversified into high specification, contemporary projects which fully exploit new and developing technologies. As a result, Hipperson is aligning itself to provide a unique, professional, multi-discipline building, construction and conservation service to exceed client expectations, from project design, through the construction process to ultimate completion… Plus provision of any ongoing servicing and maintenance needs.