|Headquarters||West Point, MS, United States|
(President and CFO)
The company is said to have started "with a fistful of dirt". Haas, an avid outdoorsman from early in life, gained inspiration from the natural twigs, leaves, and dirt in the woods. He named it Mossy Oak, gathered up a handful and decided to find someone who could print a fabric resembling this. After being constantly turned down, Crystal Springs Print Works in Georgia decided to listen to him. However, they had a 10,000 yard fabric minimum, while Haas only had enough money for 800 yards. The company made an exception for Haas, and the first pattern was printed.
In 1986, Toxey Haas established Haas Outdoors, Inc.
Mossy Oak Properties
Toxey Haas and Chris Hawley cofounded Mossy Oak's real estate company Mossy Oak Properties in 1999. Hawley, who lives in Livingston, Alabama, serves as the company's CEO and President. Initially, in Mississippi and Alabama, Mossy Oak Properties currently has 95 offices and over 650 agents in 26 states and continues to add new states every year.
Mossy Oak Golf Club
Opening in September 2016, Mossy Oak Golf Club is a collaboration between golf architect Gil Hanse, Mossy Oak, and the George Bryan family, founders of Old Waverly Golf Club. Mossy Oak will be known as Nature's Golf, "a mindful approach to course development that leaves a gentle footprint on the local habitat while delivering a world-class golf experience".
Haas, along with wildlife biologist Dr. Grant Woods, cofounded BioLogic in 1999. Dr. Woods spent years researching the feeding habits of wildlife, including visits with research scientists and deer farmers in New Zealand studying their production methods.
Awards and recognition
- Official camouflage of the National Wild Turkey Federation
- SHOT Business Company/Organization of the Year (2011)
- Mississippi Small Business of the Year (1989)
- Imes, Birney. "Toxey Haas' Great Outdoors". Catfish Alley. Spring 2012: 62–67. Print.
- TERESA SALIZZONI. "Mossy Oak in Rockbridge named "top office" in growing network", Logan Daily, July 15, 2014.