The Clemente family has been in the concrete business for the last five generations dating back to the 1800s. Through a series of acquisitions and mergers over the years, Bonded Concrete was formed and incorporated in 1964. Bonded concrete continues to be family owned and operated, which promotes a family oriented work atmosphere.
Bonded Concrete continued to grow over the next 10 years though joint ventured batch plants on the new construction of Interstate 88, supplying concrete to all the bridges from Oneonta, NY to Schenectady, NY. Bonded Concrete entered into additional cooperative ventures supplying concrete in Oceanside, NJ for the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant. Additionally, a joint-ventured project was created in supplying concrete to the construction of the new Sullivan maximum security prison.
New family members have joined their operations throughout the years. Salvatore brought his three sons on board in the 1970s. Thomas Clemente joined his father in 1977 as an Operations Manager. Philip Clemente joined as the Head of Dispatch in that same year. In 1979 Andrew Clemente joined the company as In-house Engineer.
In the 1980s, Bonded Concrete expanded once again with the addition of the Berlin, NY batch plant and then acquired the first of its highly portable batch plants. This portable batch plant was used to supply three large bridge jobs that ran along the Delaware River.
Salvatore made changes and brought three more of his sons on board in the early to late 1980s. In 1982 Jude Clemente joined as his new Operations Manager of the aggregates division. In 1986 Carl Clemente joined in sales and management of outside aggregate operations. In 1989 Brendan Clemente joined in sales and quality control as well as portable plant management. His grandson Nick Clemente has been on the management track for over a decade and is now Operations Manager of The Hudson Valley concrete plant locations.
Bonded Concrete continued to grow and expand its operations in the 1990’s with the start of it portable on-site concrete division. The portable division supplied over 400,000 (cu yd) of concrete to projects all over the northeast.
The turn of the century for Bonded Concrete showed continued growth with the acquisition of Connecticut Sand and Stone in North Canaan, CT in 2000 as well as the construction of a new operation in Pittsfield, MA in 2009. The company has continued to grow in its portable division as well with the addition of a portable 12 cu yd high performance central mix concrete plant.
Century Acquisitions, our Berkshire based concrete company, recently purchased Amenia Sand and Gravel Inc. which has closed its operations in spring 2018. At least eight new full-time jobs will be added in 2019. The Amenia NY location will allow Century Acquisitions to expand its service reach into Dutchess County, Litchfield CT and Northern Putnam CT. The revitalization of the Amenia plant location also helps Century Acquisitions be more centrally located to the client and partners service area.
The substantial expansions and growth over the years have positioned Bonded Concrete to hold up their mission of delivering the best quality concrete products and services. The family owned and operated approach allows them to do it in a friendly and personalized manner with a lasting legacy for years to come.