Co-Owners, Adams Brothers Painting
The Adams brothers count starting a painting business together as their biggest risk, professional success and dream job. They credit each other, and their father, with giving them the mentoring and guidance needed to succeed in a demanding and competitive industry. “My brother Seth’s optimism is unwavering regardless of what is thrown his way and because of this, he definitely is someone I look up to,” shared Samuel. “My brother/business partner Samuel is my mentor. He excels in every facet of life, and I am always excited to learn from him,” said Seth.
As North Country natives with strong ties to the community, Seth and Samuel Adams love the region and are proud to bring professionalism, dependability and expertise to their work. While they prefer being self-employed, the Adams brothers admit that this keeps them busy. Both credit their wives and children with helping them keep a work/life balance.
Hometown: Plattsburgh, NY
Ages: 33 and 31, respectively
Education: Seton Catholic High School; SUNY Plattsburgh
What important lessons have you learned in your career?
Seth: Hard work always pays off. Be generous, kind, forgiving, and humble.
Samuel: Patience, flexibility, and honesty. Each job
is unique and things do not always go as planned or imagined. It is important to keep the goal of the finished product in mind and maintain open and honest communication. (Samuel)
How do you contribute to the culture of your company?
Seth: I like to do unto others as I’d have them do unto me. Be generous with time and finances. Everything that is shared with others will eventually come back sevenfold.
Samuel: I contribute consistency. Whether working on a small residential project or a large-scale com- mercial project, I remain consistent and professional.
What’s the most exciting trend in the community right now?
We are realizing what a prime location we are in. Montreal, Vermont, and New York City are all within a few hours, and there are lots of beautiful properties in the Adirondack Park. This region will be booming in the next 10 years with great jobs, a great lifestyle and many family friendly activities.
What would make the North Country a more enjoyable place to live and work?
Samuel: More flights in and out of Plattsburgh International Airport. (Seth) More predictable weather.
What is something that no one would guess about you?
Seth: I only average five hours of sleep per night leaving me with 19 hours to accomplish goals.
Write a note to your younger self…
Seth: Read more useful books. Take more naps because once you have children you’ll never sleep again. Save more money in your 20s.
Samuel: Time changes all, make the most of today!