Byron S. Adams was founded in 1872 by its namesake. Originally family owned and operated, the company has gone through a series of owners, both public and private. In 1984 Byron S. Adams was acquired by William R. Pierangeli, who took the company back to its roots. It is again a family-owned and operated business. Karen Pierangeli, who has been with the company since 1985, continues to run the family business.