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R. J. Valente Gravel, Inc.

R. J. Valente Gravel, Inc. is one of the Capital District’s largest Material Handlers. A family owned and operated business which employs 85 to 100 people in peak season. With over 40 dump trucks and numerous gravel pits throughout, we are able to offer timely service and quality products to both residential and commercial customers.

Hardwork is in his DNA. In 1989, Roderick “Roddy” J. Valente began doing what he knew best. After working for his family’s business, Valente Gravel, he took a chance and started his own company, R. J. Valente Gravel, Inc. With one dump truck, a bulldozer and dispatch located from his kitchen, he started rolling.

As time went on, Roddy began to acquire more trucks, equipment , property and employees. In 2003 our quarry opened and began operating with state of the art crushers and screening equipment.

Recent News

Drivers Update

September Employee Meetings

2nd Bruno Building, Troy

9th Main Office, Halfmoon

16th Quarry, Grafton

R. J. Valente Companies giving away turkeys

As a local business, we enjoyed interacting with the community and helping families start this holiday season. Thank you to John Signor of OTB for helping make this happen. We also want to thank our customers and employees for their support throughout the year, which allowed us to help others.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Land Development News


Valente’s commercial development currently consists of Valente Industrial Park off of Route 9 in Clifton Park. This industrial park has a sprawling land mass of 128 acres; currently 98 acres are still available with approved PDD for heavy commercial and light industrial manufacturing and office space. We offer this property for sale or build to suit. In addition we would entertain a build to lease.


New Castle Asphalt

New Castle Asphalt, LLC offers competitive pricing, superb customer service and the flexibility for you to purchase when needed.  All of our aggregate is high friction material that meets DOT requirements.  With our "State of the Art" plant, we can produce mix that meets all local, state and federal specifications.  We are able to accommodate all of your projects from driveways to highways.

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Why Choose R.J. Valente?

Here Are Some Of The Reasons to choose Us!
  • Quality Product
  • Decades of Experience
  • Availability
  • Huge Trucking Fleet
  •   Valente Team
  • Family Owned

What People Say...

  I would just like to say thank you to your drivers! I live on state hwy 5s and have noticed several of your trucks out this way. They all seem so gentle and safe. Believe me when I tell you I can't say that for most trucks out here. Your drivers all seem to be very cautious. I have never had one of your trucks make me nervous while driving or putting my grandson on the bus. I salute them and thank them very very much. Please make sure they know I appreciate the fact that they have respect for all others who use the road and for being safe cautious drivers.:-) - Beth   customer

Emloyment Opportunities

If you are interested in an employment opportunity with R.J. Valente Companies, click the printable application button below and fax to: 518 432-4901.

  • Drivers
  • Pit Crews
  • Accountants
  • Mechanics
  • Office Personel
  • Part Time / Full Time
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Frequent Questions

What size is one of our standard dump trucks?
Tri-axle dump trucks that are about 8 foot wide and 10 foot high.
What quantity does a dump truck hold? ... A tractor trailer?
A dump truck can hold about 18-20 yds. depending on the weight of the material. (20-22 tons legal weight) ... A tractor trailer can hold 28-30 yds. depending on the weight of the material. (35-37 tons legal weight)
What are quoted prices based on? (Size of load)
Full loads, dump trucks are based on 18-20 yds. or 20-22 tons.
If I order less than a full load, how does that affect the price?
It always depends on the destination for the delivery, but we do not deliver sand/ gravel or topsoil products for less than $150. Any stone products have a $200 minimum.
What is your minimum cost for delivery?
It always depends on the destination for the delivery, but we do not deliver sand/ gravel or topsoil products for less than $150. Any stone products have a $200 minimum.