Adam's Sawmill has been owned and operated by Kerr Adam and his family for almost 30 years. Kerr has a long history in sawmilling, originally cutting railway sleepers for the Victorian Railways from the late 1960s to the early 80s.
In 1984, with the intention of an early retirement, Kerr moved to Coffs Harbour. When an established sawmill, in Bonville on the Mid North Coast, was placed on the market, the urge to re-enter the timber industry was too hard to resist.
Always one to embrace a challenge, Kerr threw himself into his new venture. There was a lot to master; Kerr had to learn the characteristics of each new log species, familiarise himself with the workings of the mill and the products it produced and establish good working relationships with suppliers and customers alike.