• 2005
  • December 13, 2005
    Original DECKHAND® drawing was created and faxed to Roger LaValley from a jobsite in Texas.
  • 2007
  • September 11, 2007
    DECKHAND® prototype first demo on an active jobsite
  • 2009
  • December 2009
    Final DECKHAND® production model ready for market
  • 2010
  • January 2010
    Introduction of Utility Arms and Pipe Arms to move from single purpose use to multi functional tool
  • December 2010
    Introduction of DECKHAND® XL
  • 2011
  • May 2011
    LaValley Industries was named 2010 IDEA Competition Winner
  • June 2011
    Moved to new campus location
  • November 2011
    Introduction of DECKHAND® L
  • 2012
  • May 2012
    LaValley Industries was named 2011 IDEA Competition Winner
  • 2013
  • July 2013
    Introduction of the Mat Arm
  • 2014
  • December 2014
    Introduction of DECKHAND® DH5HP to broaden our product line from horizontal to vertical applications
  • 2015
  • February 2015
    100 DH4 models sold
  • October 2015
    Introduction of the TONGHAND® at ICUEE
  • 2016
  • June 2016
    LaValley Industries creates its newest division, LVI Supply
  • June 2016
    Introduction of Hydra Hoss Test Bench
  • 2017
  • September 2017
    TONGHAND® recognized as 2017 New Technologies Award winner by IPLOCA and BP
  • 2018
  • March 2018
    TONGHAND® recognized as the Abbott Innovative Product Award winner by NASTT
  • June 2018
    TONGHAND® recognized as 2018 Land Based Pipeline Technology Award winner by the Pipeline Industries Guild
  • November 2018
    New affiliated company Evolve Creative joins the family
  • 2019
  • March 2019
    Introduction of PITPUMP® at NASTT No-Dig Show
  • October 2019
    Introduction of TONGHAND® XS at ICUEE in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 2020
  • September 2020
    Introduction of the EMPOWER® line of efficient power production technologies with the EMP40® generator
  • October 2020
    Introduction of DHLT®

Industry Recognition


2017 New Technologies Award winner

This award, sponsored by BP, is presented to those innovations that provide a significant contribution to the pipeline construction industry.



Abbott Innovative Product Award winner

This award is presented to the company with innovative products in either new installation or rehabilitation for their contribution to the advancement of the trenchless industry.


LaValley Industries won this award specifically for the technology of the TONGHAND that provides safety to operators and a more efficient approach to exit-side operations.

Pipeline Industries Guild

2018 Land Based Pipeline Technology Award winner

This land-based pipeline technology recognition is awarded to innovative ideas in the land-based pipeline industry for newly introduced technology.