Valley Sand & Gravel
Valley Sand and Gravel is a family owned business. When the family's great grandfather arrived in Yuma sixty years ago he started Valley Sand and Gravel as a 1 man 1 truck business. Using his business model of honesty, integrity, and quality product at a fair price, he made an honorable, productive living for his family which now spans 4 generations. Valley Sand and Gravel grew as Yuma County's population exploded. Sixty years ago Yuma County had a population of 15,000 people and recent statistics state there are now over 200,000 full time residents plus additional residents during the winter months.
Valley Sand and Gravel met the community's increasing needs by growing their company from one truck to an inventory of multiple sized delivery trucks ranging from small for residential to large for commercial and increasing their products from sand, gravel and concrete. Sixty years ago the great grandfather was the only employee, now there are 22 full time employees. The employees display the same honesty and integrity upon which the company was founded. The longevity of the staff, their loyalty to the company and performing their duties with the stated values have resulted in the stability and growth of Valley Sand and Gravel. Examples of staff loyalty and commitment are evidenced by one employee started as a Yuma High School student in a vocational program 30 years ago, another employee came to the company looking for a life time career 38 years ago from a fast food job and there is an employee who has been a valuable member of the team for 14 years. The staff greets customers and meets their needs quickly and efficiently rather than having the customer wander unassisted as occurs in the larger businesses in Yuma County. There are bilingual delivery and office staff to meet the needs of the customers.