Adam Chafe


Adam spent his early career in Sales and Marketing roles with Black & Decker launching the DeWalt Industrial Tool brand. He spent the next 20 years as a Marketing Executive at The Sherwin Williams Company – building global brands and product teams in consumer and commercial market segments. In his first two years at Welty, he has built our Sales Process, business planning and CRM systems, as well as re-vamped our brands proposal and digital marketing efforts. Adam is the Past-President at Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio and serves on the Board of the Karen P. Nakon Foundation.

Words to live by:

“What Harley Davidson sells is the opportunity for a 43-year old accountant to ride through small towns and have people be afraid of him!” A brand is a unique promise – let no one duplicate yours.


Golf holes I played in one day for charity


The number of wins the Cleveland Browns will have next season – yes, I doubted Baker Mayfield.  I won’t make that same mistake twice!


The number of patents I have

Q&A session with: Adam Chafe

Favorite project and why?

Welty was recently awarded the Construction for an Addiction Recovery and Wellness facility. A mother and father are building it to honor their son. I was particularly involved in the project – the groundbreaking was moving beyond words, with one of the greatest speeches I’ve heard in my life. These are simply better people than I could ever hope to be. We will make this an extraordinary building experience for them and their community.

Why did you first get into construction?

My grandfather built boats by hand, and my father could build just about anything around our home. They both let me work alongside them at a very young age. I learned to use tools. I grew to love architecture, design, and to appreciate the history of a great building.

Where do you come up with your best ideas?

In a room full of people who are smarter than I am.

How do you give back to the community?

Welty is so involved in our communities – our teams are giving of time, treasure, and talent. We offer incentives for employees to support causes inside and outside our industry. I focus much of my charitable efforts on Breast Cancer. My mother and our closest friend are Survivors, so I work with the Karen P. Nakon Foundation to grant money to northeast Ohio residents who are in financial crisis as a result of a breast cancer diagnosis. We fund car payments and  food, pay utility bills and keep people in their homes during their darkest days. It is a spectacular organization

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Fairlawn, Ohio 44333

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