Adams was founded in 1960 by John D Adams Sr and Dorothy Adams in a back bedroom of their house not far from our current location. After serving our country honorably in the Korean War, John returned to attend North Carolina State University, his beloved alma mater. Once completing his studies, John set out to start his career in industrial Sales, covering the southeast US.
John made an immediate impact in the industry leading to multiple suppliers asking him to support their lines in Florida. John and Dorothy recognized this as an opportunity to start their own distributorship and put the plan into motion. With little savings, a $500.00 loan, and four small children, the first years were very challenging but very rewarding.