Born and raised in Tyler, Texas, Brian B. Adams is a serial entrepreneur. He founded his first business, Bama Butler, LLC, a pick-up and delivery laundry service for busy college students, while attending the University of Alabama. Other ventures followed, including T-shirt printing, graphic design, ecommerce, and door-to-door sales. Upon graduation, he went to work on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
In 2002, he started Restoration Cleaners LLC, 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 (Fastest Growing Companies 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010). In 2010 Adams oversaw the acquisition of Restoration Cleaners by a private equity group. Over the next three years, the company was improperly managed and strayed from its mission. In 2013, Adams and a partner once again took charge of Restoration Cleaners, marking a return to high standards. Restoration Cleaners is now part of NARD, a national franchise; Adams is on its board.
Adams founded and successfully 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 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.
Adams has been recognized by Houston Business Journal’s 40 under 40, Inc.’s 30 under 30, and US Leaders and Entrepreneurs’s 2010 Outstanding Leadership Award. He has been profiled in several publications, including Donna Fenn’s Young Entrepreneurs’s Gen X in Gen Y Business. He has spoken at the Extreme Entrepreneur Tour and the CEO (College Entrepreneur Organization). He 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 a father to three boys.