Adams Robinson was founded in 1983 by Michael Adams, President & CEO. The business was a natural extension of Mike's lifelong interest in the environment. "There is a tremendous amount of satisfaction in knowing that when we build a plant we contribute to keeping our countries rivers, lakes and intercoastal waterways clean," states Adams. "Our Company has a proven dedication to top-quality, on-schedule, under-budget construction projects that provide the Owners and their communities with the best product on the market."
Mike Adams and his partner, Fred Harris, Senior Vice President and General Superintendent, share over six decades of collective experience in the specialized construction of water and wastewater treatment plants. They have worked together since 1971 where they both began their careers at Adrian Construction, based in Dayton, OH. Mike diligently worked his way up the project management and estimating side of the business and Fred quickly excelled in field operations. Both men shared the key concepts of understanding what it takes to succeed in this industry.
The opportunity arose in the early 1980's for Mike and Fred to start their own General and Mechanical Contracting Company. Working their first year in a small 3-man office, Adams Robinson was off to a promising start. Senior retiree's from Adrian Construction, including Rod Youngman, Bill Snider, Louie Evilsizor and Bill Russell, provided Mike and Fred with added support in the early years of Adams Robinson's development. During the next ten years, the business grew and added a home office and equipment warehouse in Dayton, OH. In 1986 the company expanded geographically and opened an office in central Florida. Twenty-five years later, we operate in twelve states across the midwest and southeast United States and average $75M in sales a year.
The company is now successfully transitioning into its 2nd generation. Being a family-owned business, Mike and Fred are training and sharing their experiences with their sons and daughters who have taken an active role in the company. One of the main strengths of Adams Robinson is its employees; many of which have met or are approaching their 20th anniversary with the company. Adams Robinson continues on its path of controlled growth while setting high standards in the water and wastewater industry.