Characters of Carmel: Adam Jaquess


By Shelly Gattlieb

Adam Jaquess grew up in a farming family and spent most of his life as a laborer. However, he is a naturally mechanical person, and his specific passion has always been working with his hands and fixing things.


When Jaquess and his wife of eight years decided to move to Carmel, he immediately began applying for technical positions and found his ideal maintenance role with JC Hart at Highpointe on Meridian Apartments.

As the parents of a child with autism, the couple found themselves struggling with their situation in Columbus, Ind., and wanted to provide the best possible opportunities for their son. It was Carmel’s nationally recognized public school system that originally motivated their decision. In late April 2018, they relocated to Carmel and have since fallen in love with the area.

Progress and individual growth is a reoccurring theme in the family. Jaquess is a recovering alcoholic who has gone without a drink for more than 2 1/2 years. He attributes his sobriety to personal dedication and devoted friends and family.

Favorite movie: “Stranger than Fiction”

Favorite food: Steak (especially from the family farm)

Favorite candy: Snickers Almond

Who would play Adam in a movie: Zach Galifinakis or Jack Black

Favorite sports team: Colts

Favorite color: Green

Something you collect: Always loved finding four-leaf clovers and have four four-leaf clover tattoos

Dream vacation: New Zealand

Previous residences: Louisiana, Florida and Iowa, “But I would choose Indiana over all of them.”

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