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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.

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Recent News

2018 R.J. Valente Turkey Giveaway Date Announced !!!!!

Please join R.J. Valente Companies and the Valente Family as they will hold the companies annual  Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway on Wednesday, November 21st at 11:00 am. One turkey per household. Please come early as only while supplies last. Location of Event is the parking lot of Capital OTB 771 Central Ave Albany, NY 12206

Approvals In Place

Town of Colonie approves new Subdivision Beyond The Farm. More info is coming soon. 

Land Development News

SHOVEL READY SITE!!  Build to Suit or company will Sell

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Estates at Haywood Lane - North Greenbush - priced from the low 300’s NOW SELLING !!!

Phase 3 Lots available and selling quickly! Premium North Greenbush location!


5 Mile Square Apartments - Town of Ballston - NOW RENTING !!!

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Please contact Paragon Residential Management at 518-640-4080 for more information.


Coming Fall 2018 - Town of Colonie - “BEYOND THE FARM ESTATES”

Up to 63 lots in the Town of Colonie.

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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 just wanted to express our appreciation for your prompt delivery of gravel. We had to drive back downstate that day because I had to be at work. We were told him the material would be delivered sometime in the morning on Tuesday. Sure enough, at 8:00 am the truck rolled in. We were able to get on the road earlier than I expected and made it back down to Long Island in good time. We just purchased the property and wanted to work on the drive before the bad weather set in. In spite of the short notice you were able to get us what we needed. I want to say thanks again." - Lee W.   The Jockey Club
  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

Employment Opportunities

If you are interested in an employment opportunity with R.J. Valente Companies, click the printable application button below and fax to: 518 271-2205.

  • 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.