How it got started...
Justin Mann had worked for Stetson hat company for several years before he decided to branch out and start his own hat business in 1996 alongside his mother, Cyndi Mann. His father, Hodges Mann, who had worked in the telecommunications business, joined the family at Hat Barn as well. Hat Barn expanded substantially over the years, growing to about 8,000 hats, along with creating their own hat line, Mann Hatters, and adding an embroidery business in 2002 and heat pressing shortly after that. The family business rooted in Fredericksburg, VA continues to grow everyday.