James River Slate Company® proudly quarries and fabricates Grayson Slate®, the classic unfading gray black slate from Buckingham County, Virginia. We produce all types of slate roofing, slate flooring and architectural slate for the academic, public, commercial and residential markets. Perhaps the highest quality slate in the world, this Virginia slate is an excellent choice for both interior and exterior applications. Because of its superior properties and performance, depth of color and rich texture, architects repeatedly specify this domestic black slate for slate roofing, interior slate flooring, exterior slate paving, slate wall cladding, slate stair treads, slate fireplace surrounds and slate window sills. Grayson Slate is available in natural cleft, honed, cascade and textured finishes.

James River Slate is a subsidiary of Vermont Structural Slate Company®, a leading producer of natural Vermont slates since 1859. Vermont Structural Slate complements its range of Vermont slates with select slates, quartzites, sandstones, limestones, marbles, granites and basalts from around the world. For additional information on Vermont slate and Buckingham County, Virginia slate, please visit www.vermontstructuralslate.com.



We are producing over 14 truckloads of Grayson Roofing Slate for the complete slate roof replacement of The Dakota in New York City. Perhaps the most famous apartment building in the world, this much beloved structure was designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh and its construction was completed in 1884. Work on the roof replacement began in 2015 and will continue throughout 2017.
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