Jack Henderson-Adams

Age
38
Company
Western Earthworks
Title
Owner/operator

After seeing a Gradall at age 6, Jack mounted his kid-sized excavator onto his red wagon. His love for equipment continued, and he started his own business in 2015. “The idea that your equipment could become your tools...and be your platform and palette anywhere on earth...that’s just awesome,” he says.

Education: Bachelor’s degree, University of Massachusetts.

Accomplishments: This past year, the company successfully completed its first and second million-dollar projects with six employees in six months simultaneously.

Off the clock: Riding Harley Davidson motorcycles, snowmobiles, and ATVs.

Fun fact: Jack is building his own small ski area equipped with a small Sno-Cat for grooming and trail signs.

Favorite movie: “Once a Great Notion” with Paul Newman.