1898 - 1939
The birthdate of the Haas Construction Company was a milestone for the United States and the world. The year 1898 marked the eruption of the Spanish-American War and the emergence of the United States as a great naval power. With U.S. influence now extending into the far reaches of the Pacific, Congress went ahead with plans to set up the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor. In 1901, a contract was let for dredging the channel through the bar off Pearl Harbor and the winner of that contract was the young company launched by Ed Haas just three years before.
From then on, Mr. Haas and his associates never lacked for important projects. In the twenties and thirties, the Haas companies handled a great many large-scale reclamation, irrigation, and flood control projects – from California to Nebraska and up into the Northwest.
1940 - 1949
With the coming of the war, there was a great need for other kinds of construction besides reclamation and pipeline work. The US had to convert its powerful industrial capacity to national defense.
Consequently, the war years brought many new types of assignments for the Haas Company: ship repair facilities, aircraft hangars, dormitories, military bases, and even a 100-mile segment of the Alcan Highway. Projects like these transformed the Company’s rather specialized character and moved it more than ever into the general construction field.
1950 - 1969
The fifties and sixties saw a series of projects for major corporations expanding in the inviting economic climate of California. The firm began to be known as a “blue chip” builder, a reputation which increased steadily with continued successful projects.
During this period, Robert Haynie became to assume the role of developer as well as builder.
1970 - 1979
Throughout the 1970s, the company continued to focus on its core businesses: developer, construction, and leasing of commercial and hotel properties.
1980 - Today
Haas and Haynie’s current Principal and CEO, Paul Fay, joined the company in 1980. Under Mr. Fay’s guidance, Haas & Haynie left the construction business to focus its resources on land development and construction management.
In the ensuing years, Haas & Haynie has established itself as one of the nation’s premier developers of high-end resort and residential communities.