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Like father, like son

Following in the footsteps of his father, Jim’s passion for building started with his first set of Lincoln Logs.  Jim was lucky to have a father who was skilled in masonry and carpentry and would work alongside him at various construction sites. Because of his hands-on experience and knowledge in concrete, architecture and design Jim was managing his own mason crew at the early age of 18.

Avid home builder 

In 1976 Jim earned his BS in Civil Engineering at NJIT. With his vast range of construction and engineering skills he compiled a team and set a mission to build his first home.!  From the concrete work to the framing of the house right down to the plumbing, Jim completed his first house in 1977. As the years went by Jim established a successful career in the precast/prestress industry as well as a growing family. In 2001, he decided to build another home, his current residence, on a beautiful five-acre lot in New Jersey.  This gives him plenty of room to entertain his seven grandchildren.

A man of precast

With 42 years in the concrete industry, Jim brings valuable assets to the ALP Supply team, Prior to ALP Supply Jim was a sales representative at one of the world’s leading companies in the manufacturing of wire rope and prestressed concrete strand. Jim worked with the ASTM (American Standard Testing Material) for the development of indented prestress strand used for railroads. Jim had an eye in finding solutions that would significantly help our customers bottom line. He worked with ALP Supply’s engineering team and put together the “light pole base kit.” This new product was developed for precasters to expand their business in a simple, safe and economical way.

Behind the walls

“I am blessed to have had a very healthy life so I give ‘the gift of life’ whenever the opportunity presents itself to me.” Jim enjoys giving back to his community. He is a member of the American Heart Association, treasurer of his HOA in Myrtle Beach and a member of various Harley-Davidson Owners groups.

He speaks passionately about his family.

“My life’s greatest accomplishment was raising our four daughters and helping them reach their career goals.”

Jim is proud of the success his daughters have achieved; two licensed nurse practitioners, a licensed behaviorist and a manager of an environmental services business.

ALP Supply is proud to have Jim Valent as part of the team.  You now have behind the scenes knowledge of how he was cast into the precast industry and the assurance you are in the hands of an industry innovator.

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