Combes / Harlingen(956) 423-2791
Corpus Christi(361) 696-3400
Fort Worth(817) 831-0001
West Texas(325) 400-1760
Harry G. Davis Jr. 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.
Originally, Harry served the Rio Grande Valley of Texas with one solvent – Mineral Spirits. Shortly thereafter, he expanded the Company’s product line to supply needed solvents into the agricultural and growing industrial markets of the area. As industrial manufacturing developed along the border during the 1960’s, Valley Solvent Company added a complete line of industrial chemicals and services to serve its customer’s needs.
Service with integrity – it worked for Harry, and it works for us today. Valley Solvents & Chemicals is still owned and operated by the second and third family generations. Maintaining the legacy, we now operate from five 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 Solvents & Chemicals into one of the most respected, successful, and service oriented wholesale chemical distributors in Texas.
Respect is warranted by a consistent display of the highest degree of integrity: say what you mean and mean what you say with dependability and a true moral compass. Humbly, we hope to have earned the respect of our many long term suppliers, customers, employees, and communities where we live and work.