In 1958 Anthony and Tory Clemente, in cooperation with several local business owners of Sand Lake NY, were the original owners of Troy Sand and Gravel. These innovators had hopes of finding an easily accessible, high quality sand source for their family’s ready-mix concrete business. They acquired the Thermo Knitting Mill land adjacent to the Wynantskill Creek in the Hamlet of West Sand Lake NY. They named their new company Troy Sand and Gravel Inc. Troy Sand and Gravel, a supplier of quality aggregate product and fill materials, continued flourising to present day.
Troy Sand and Gravel Inc. continued to grow throughout the years by acquiring ten aggregate mines in and around the Capital Region of New York State. Troy Sand and Gravel acquired Material Sand and Gravel Co. in 1989 in the Mohawk Valley Region of NY. Troy Sand and Gravel continued in a growth and acquisition mode. As the new millennium approached the business began quarrying operations in 1991 at the flagship location in West Sand Lake NY. Troy Sand and Gravel then emerged into the concrete asphalt business in 2002 with the erection of their first plant at the quarry in West Sand Lake NY. With growing companies and divisions the group organized its assets and holdings and created the Clemente Materials Group in 2005. The Clemente Materials Group then acquired a stone quarry in 2005 in Falls Village CT, and named it Century Aggregates Inc. In 2007 Troy Sand and Gravel evolved into the landscape product business to satisfy a consumer and social demand for managing the recycling of yard waste to produce reusable product such as compost, mulch and top soils for landscape use. Troy Sand and Gravel Inc. currently operates as a “green”and sustainable production business.
Over the years many new family members began to join Anthony and Tory in the operation of Troy Sand and Gravel. In 1982. Tory’s son Jude Clemente joined as Troy Sand and Gravel’s new Operations Manager of the aggregates division. In 1986 Carl Clemente joined as Manager of Outside Aggregate Operations. In 1989 Brendan Clemente joined to lead the Sales and Quality Control Operations. Troy Sand and Gravel has also welcomed the third generation into the operations group. Daniel Clemente, son of Tom Clemente, has completed an extensive management training program and is emerging as a strong leader. We will continue our legacy of a family owned and operated business to ensure our commitment to supply our customers the best products and service the aggregates industry affords. We take pride in our family history as leaders in the aggregates industry. Anthony and Tory have retired (mostly, they are still around and adding input) knowing that their family’s participation in their business has ensured continuity and continued growth. Salvatore’s six sons have also joined the company with his grandchildren being groomed for the future as well.