“Keeping it Weird”

conchoCore Values, #7:  Happy/Weird – Being comfortable in the work environment, as well as having fun, has helped us be our most productive selves here at Head’n Home. We’re a bit weird here at Head’n Home Hats, but in the end we always end up with an extraordinary product that is beyond our expectations.


The Zappos Experience

Recognizing a need to establish a group dynamic that would stand the test of time,  we flew our team to  Zappo’s to experience their company culture.   We collected and applied ideas, and we continue to add our own sense of style.  Making hats is a collaborative team effort.  Without exception, each and every team member is treated with respect, and provided with quality materials, and the necessary tools to create their masterpiece.   All work stations are designed to be comfortable and efficient, but that’s not a reason to take ourselves too seriously.

Let’s get weird!  Our Company culture promotes a “Keeping it Weird” campaign, keeping things light and fun.

Garth eats cake

Garth’s cake eating etiquette is on point!

At Head’n Home Hats/American Hat Makers, our Keeping it Weird Committee plans monthly themed luncheons, including recognition for outstanding team members, and odd games.   We are a celebratory group, celebrating any holiday (standard calendar holiday’s or fictitious ones).

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St. Patrick’s Day and Easter

Crazy Hair Day

The Keeping it Weird Committee is not alone in bringing good times to the workplace.   The staff  are full of surprises at every administrative level, keeping things light.  We’re making hats, not performing open heart surgery.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk“One day Garth called everything to a halt, loaded us up in cars, and we went to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.  We rode the Giant Dipper a couple of times and came back to work”, said Retail Associate, Bruce Driggs. “It was awesome.”

Our festivities feature themes, and raffle prizes.

Raffles

100.00 Winner!

Crazy Hat day

Crazy Hat Day

Pajama Day

Pajama Day

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Lunchtime Foosball

We’re big on high fives, and incurably competitive.  In the heart of our facility, you’ll find the employee lounge.  Foosball, air hockey, hoops, recliner chairs and plenty of friendly competition.

This kind of company culture is what makes the staff want to be here, working and playing in this  fun environment, and giving their best talent back.

We’re proud to be making an American made product.  We make it, we wear it, and we keep it weird.

the team 2015 crazy hat day

The Team

Zumba Fitness – American Hat Makers

With the struggle of working in the office and not getting enough time out of the day to have a good workout, we thought it would be a great idea to offer Zumba Fitness at Head’N Home! We hired Gina Garcia, an amazing Zumba instructor, to come in for an hour and lead our staff through a high intensity Zumba workout. The staff had tons of fun, it was hilarious seeing everyone “get down” to Latin Zumba songs and it was such a great workout.

If you haven’t heard already, Head’N Home is “Getting Fit 2015.” Almost the entire staff weighed in 2 weeks ago for a contest to see who can get fit the fastest. It will last a duration of 3 months, and each staff member has already made an effort to exercise and eat clean. Zumba was a perfect way to get everyone pumped about getting fit, and we can’t wait to see the results! Stay tuned for more fun videos about Head’N Home and their efforts to get fit along with seeing who wins the “Get Fit” contest in 3 months.

Company Culture – AHM

Check out the way we do company culture here at the American Hat Makers! From pajama days and company goal parties, to western themed BBQ’s, we have tons of fun here. Having a fun and enjoyable work environment truly brings out the best from our employees. So no matter what, you can always count on seeing some fun happen when you visit us at the American Hat Makers.