The Adams Companies make up a family of service providers directed by corporate officers who know what it takes to succeed. Combining business acumen with a well-rounded vision of what it takes to be a good corporate and private citizen, they lead their highly-trained team of professionals by example. The organization is proud of the reputation it has earned for delivering quality service, but even more proud of the dedicated people who go out and earn it again every day.
James J. Adams
James J. Adams is President of The Adams Companies, marking its 118th year in business.
The company’s origins in moving and storage led to a diversification into records management, industrial storage, bonded warehousing and industrial development now totaling in excess of 1.5 million square feet. The company has twice been recognized as Georgia’s Family Business of the Year.
James J. Adams founded Corporate Storage in 2014 and also serves as President.
The Gainesville, GA commercial warehouse operation occupies 256,000 sq ft. for palletized goods and document storage. His experience with records and information management began when Jimmy established Adams Data Management in 1983. During his tenure, Adams Data Management grew to be the largest independent records management company in Georgia before being acquired by a national records management company in 2012.
He is a native of Gainesville, Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1983 where he received his BBA in Transportation / Physical Distribution.
Throughout his business career Jimmy has been active in improving his community and industry. He has served: as Chairman of The National Records Centers; Chairman of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce; Chairman of the Gainesville-Hall County Economic Development Council; on the boards of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, PRISM (the records management international industry association); Gainesville-Hall County Development Authority, Northeast Georgia Health Systems, and Gainesville Rotary Club.
Spence Price, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Spence Price is Chief Financial Officer of The Adams Companies and Corporate Storage. Headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia, The Adams Companies manages 1.7 million square feet of industrial real estate. Corporate Storage operates in 250,000 square feet of warehouse space.
Responsible for all accounting and finance, human resource and IT functions of the company, Spence also plays a key role in strategic direction, planning, and implementation of the companies’ growth.
Spence graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgia Southern University with a BBA in Accounting in 1993.
Prior to Joining The Adams Companies, Spence served as Chief Financial Officer of the W.L. Norton Agency, Inc., one of North Georgia’s largest real estate and insurance companies.
Spence also held positions with Rushton and Company; a Gainesville based accounting firm, as well as Adams Howard and Banks PC in Atlanta.
Throughout his career Spence has been very involved in professional and community activities. Spence is a member of The Georgia Society of CPAs and the GSCPA Real Estate Section; Board Member of Hall County and City of Gainesville Hospital Authority; Board Member of Northeast Georgia Health System; Chairman of Northeast Georgia Health System Finance Committee.
Other past professional and community activities include: Board Member of Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce; Past Chairman of Flat Creek Baptist Church Finance Committee; Past Treasurer of Greater Buford Athletic Association; Treasurer of South Hall Rotary Club; Treasurer of Gateway House.
Debbie Cofer, COIC
Debbie joined The Adams Companies in 1995.
Debbie serves as General Manager of the commercial warehouse division of The Adams Companies Corporate Storage.
Combining the knowledge gained in a career of inventory and records management and general warehousing experience learned from The Adams Companies best practices, Debbie’s expertise in operation management ensures the consistency of professional standards to meet expectations of Corporate Storage customers and staff. Debbie also plays a key role regarding executive management of Corporate Storage including strategic direction and planning.
Debbie served as the Vice President / GM of Adams Data Management’s Gainesville and Atlanta operations until that division was acquired in 2012.
Prior to joining The Adams Companies, Debbie spent much of her career in the field of information and data management serving key roles in an array of industry sectors including, medical, municipal government, private sector and commercial records management.
Debbie holds certificates of training from ASI for Advanced Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP); AIB International for SQF Warehouse & Distribution GWP and is a member of Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) and International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA).
Christy joined The Adams Companies in 2019.
Christy is responsible for daily accounting responsibilities, payroll, and Human Resources for The Adams Companies and Corporate Storage.
Christy's previous work experience includes customer service, HR, inventory and accounting management positions in manufacturing, transportation, retail and warehousing industries.
Prior to The Adams Companies, Christy served as CFO of a privately owned food processing company with $280M in annual revenues.
Deanna Eden Brown
Executive Assistant & Property Management
Deanna joined the company in 1998 and serves as Executive Assistant supporting the President, CFO and General Manager administratively. She also serves as Property Manager of the mini storage and rental property portfolio.
Prior to joining The Adams Companies, Deanna spent much of her career in the mortgage banking field serving key roles in an array of industry sectors including, origination processing, audit, loan servicing, collection and foreclosure divisions.
Deanna is a native of Gainesville, GA. She currently resides in Canton, GA, and is a licensed real estate agent where she has earned many Realtor® designations and awards.
Past professional and community activities include the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce - Leadership Hall program, where she graduated and was elected to the board for a three year term, as well as various Cherokee Association of Realtors fund raisers and awards banquet planning committee.