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Recruiting and hiring the right executive talent for
the AEC industry is equal parts proven process, hard work and good timing.

About Us

Adams Partners is ranked as one of the nation’s top AEC (Architecture Engineering & Construction) executive recruiting firms specializing in conducting senior level executive searches for every type of building related organization including regional and national builders, developers, contractors and subcontractors, architects, engineers, AEC firms, EPC firms, owners of buildings, engineers and builders of infrastructure systems, high-rises, hospitals, and industrial plants. Adams Partners conducts executive searches nationally and internationally in every major metropolitan market as well as remote small town locations who are experiencing problems attracting the talent they need to compete and grow in a competitive marketplace.

The firm was founded in 1995 by Jerry Adams and two associates who manage search practices in the building products, manufacturing, food processing, manufacturing, and medical products industries.

Jerry developed a passion for the engineering, design and construction industry early in his career. Beginning in the late 1980’s, he managed the west coast construction executive search practice for an international top tier executive search and consulting firm. In the mid 90’s, while launching Adams Partners, Jerry expanded his client base to include a national portfolio of the AEC industry’s top architects, engineers, builders and owners. Jerry takes great pride in maintaining a personal friendship with the first construction executive he placed in 1988. Long term relationships, hard work, under promising and over delivering, combined with ethical business conduct, are the defining characteristics of Adams Partners.

Having spent most of his adult life in the AEC executive search field, Jerry has seen it all. The lessons learned have enabled him to develop a simple philosophy – that every executive search needs to follow the same basic guidelines of extensive planning and execution, clear and mutual expectations, a single point-of- contact, open and honest communication, follow through and proper on-boarding. Prior to getting into the search field, Jerry attended Purdue University and was a US Marine. He is active in professional organizations such as the National Association of Personnel Services and the Construction Recruiters Network.

Success Stories

We have been fortunate to be part of successful executive search assignments for a wide variety of companies. Architectural firms, publicly held owner/developers, sub contractors, general contractors, engineering firms, and building supply companies, just to name a few. From the field to the c-suite, the clients and candidates we have worked with have become long-term clients and friends.