American Hat Company is a Bowie, Texas-based manufacturer of hand-made cowboy hats.

AHC was founded by Sam Silver, who opened his first hat store on Main Street in Houston, Texas, in 1915. His son, Bubba Silver, took over when Sam passed away in 1948. Bubba Silver was the first person to introduce waterproof straw hats and to this day, American Hat Company is still the only cowboy hat company to produce waterproof straw hats.

The Silver family owned American Hat Company until 1984 when Bill and Billie George bought it.

Keith and Susan . . .

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Ownership / Management

Board of Directors

Susan Maddox
Key Decision Makers

Keith Mundee

Sherry Huff


Public Relations

Katie Lynn Armstrong