About Valley

From humble beginnings to what is now one of the few family-owned broadline chemical distributors in Texas, Valley takes pride in offering its customers unmatched quality, service, and solutions.

A Valley Solvents truck from the 1960s

Our History

Our founder, Harry G. Davis, was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan and began his adult life in 1941 as an Army Air Corp pilot in WWII. Returning from the war, he moved to Harlingen, Texas with Gulf Oil. A few years later, he and his wife, June, founded Valley Solvent Company, Inc. in 1952. Harry forged our company’s path with one truck and one ideal: service with integrity.

That ideal worked for Harry, and it works for us today. Valley is still owned and operated by the second and third family generations. Maintaining this legacy, we now operate from four facilities serving Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Mexico.

Harry Davis passed away in 1972, but he would be proud of our progress. Mostly, he would be proud of the many dedicated employees who have carried on his mission of building Valley into one of the most respected and successful service-oriented chemical companies in Texas.

Today, Valley is still run by family members. Bill Davis, Harry’s son, currently serves as President and CEO, and Harry’s grandson, Danny Bates, is Executive Vice President. 

Our Vision

We aspire to be the most respected chemical distributor by our customers, suppliers, employees, the community, and regulators by providing quality products, exceptional service, and creative solutions with integrity.

Our Mission

Distributing chemicals and providing waste services, responsibly, safely, securely, efficiently, and on time.

Our Values

  • Honor God.
  • Whatever you do, be the very best you can be.
  • Make your family proud. Set a good example.
  • Every job is noble. Make an honest living.
  • Always keep learning and growing.
  • Work Hard. Lend a helping hand.
  • Do more than is expected of you.
  • Manage money wisely.
  • Be handy and frugal.
  • Be humble.
  • Have Fun!

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.

Colossians 3:23

Our Ministry

At Valley, we believe this company is God’s company and we are grateful to be His stewards. Our ministry vision is to intentionally love, serve and minister to our team members, business partners, and community, so lives are positively impacted, and people come to know Jesus and grow in their relationship with Him as their Lord and Savior.

Photo of a Bible on a table
A map of Valley's locations

Our Territory — Texas-Grown

We have facilities in Harlingen, Corpus Christi, Houston (La Porte) and Fort Worth serving south, central, north, and east Texas as well as Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and Mexico.

Our focus is to deliver you quality, service, and solutions. As your business grows, we’ll grow with you!

How can we help?

Our customer service staff is available 24/7 to answer questions, take orders, and offer technical support.

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