Born and raised in Tyler, Texas, Brian B. Adams has been a serial entrepreneur since his undergraduate days at the University of Alabama, where he launched Bama Butler LLC to pick up and deliver the laundry of busy college students. Always on the lookout for an opportunity to meet a need, other ventures quickly followed, including T-shirt printing, graphic design, ecommerce, and door-to-door sales. Upon graduation, Brian went to work on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
In 2002, Brian started Restoration Cleaners LLC (now The Cleaning Company), a garment and electronics restoration and hotel valet service, taking it from zero sales and a single employee to a multi-million-dollar company with 100 employees. Restoration Cleaners was named to the Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S. in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. In 2010 Adams oversaw the acquisition of Restoration Cleaners by a private equity group. After three years of improper management, in 2013, Adams and a partner once again took charge of the company, marking a return to high standards. The Cleaning Company is a member of the Houston Lodging Association of Greater Houston (“HLAGH”), providing services to brands such as DoubleTree, Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton, Westin, and many others. The Cleaning Company is also part of Renewal Claim Solutions (formerly NARD), a national cleaning and restoration franchise on whose board Adams sits.
In the early 2000s Adams founded and managed Sla Investments, BA Investment Group, and TA Equity Holdings Company. In 2007 he led the acquisition of Newton Nursery & Alvin Tree Farm, a large Texas wholesale nursery and tree farm. In July 2012, Adams and group (BA Interests) announced their purchase of a successful composite materials manufacturer, Rumber Materials LLC. Since the purchase, Rumber Materials has earned a prestigious Evergreen Award from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for their support of the federal government’s environmental efforts.
In 2010 Brian co-founded North American Restoration Dry Cleaners LLC (NARD), now Renewal Claim Solutions, in order to create a network of restoration dry cleaning companies that would subscribe to industry best practices, standards, and business ethics. The members also work to educate national insurance companies and residential claims agents on the benefits of restoration dry cleaning. Renewal Claim Solutions evolved into a franchise in 2018 in order to more effectively bring their collective expertise to their clients.
In 2018 Brian established Retail Reworks, applying his deep knowledge of textile cleaning and restoration to the burgeoning online retail industry. Retail Reworks soon added the full suite of end-to-end reverse logistics solutions and customized, hyper-efficient returns processing. Building its own cloud-based R4 Returns software with API connections to all retail, 3PL, and returns software platforms, by 2022 Retail Reworks positioned itself as the solution for companies to grow their businesses and go full circular in the retail industry.
In 2022 Brian and co-founder Katy Link pioneered Crypto & Electronic Services, applying their visionary mindsets and problem-solving skills to the field of electronics restoration and maintenance. C & E Services provides maintenance and optimization services, as well as post-disaster restoration to mining facilities and data centers in the crypto industry. Their expert teams can increase uptime and maximize efficiency of any electronics facility, and restore full functionality to any business that has suffered data or hardware losses.
In 2022 Brian co-launched GoGo Foundation with Susan Adams Campbell, William Adams, and Kathryn Adams Krsnich to continue the brilliant philanthropic legacy of Margo J. Hirsch Adams. Operating under Margo’s motto, “The Golden Rule is the Only Rule,” GoGo makes a difference in the lives of the vulnerable by supporting Ashkenazi Genetic Cancer Research, Hospice of East Texas, The Child Advocate, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Adams has been recognized by Houston Business Journal’s 40 under 40, Inc.’s 30 under 30, and US Leaders and Entrepreneurs’ 2010 Outstanding Leadership Award. He has been profiled in several publications, including Donna Fenn’s Upstarts! How GenY Entrepreneurs Are Rocking the World of Business and 8 Ways You Can Profit From Their Success. He has spoken at the Extreme Entrepreneur Tour and the CEO (College Entrepreneur Organization). Brian is an active member of CEO, Center for Houston’s Future, NARD, YEC (Young Entrepreneur Council), and EO (Entrepreneurs’ Organization), and is on the entrepreneurial board of the University of Alabama.
Adams is a proud husband and father to three boys.