Ismail Houmani
Meet the Owner

Growing up, Ismail Houmani's summers were spend amongst his cousins' tobacco fields in Southern Lebanon. He was fascinated with the plantations, the growers, the feel of dirt and tobacco leaves underfoot.

While these are some of his fondest memories, it wasn’t until 1996 that his passion for cigars took root. He opened H&I Smokers in Canton, Michigan, and in the following years, traveled to far-flung tobacco-growing regions around the world to deepen his knowledge. At the same time, he created a one-of-a-kind luxury cigar lounge, La Casa De La Habana, in Plymouth, Michigan, and then subsequently in Ann Arbor and Detroit.