About The Estes Co.

Estes is a national name across multiple industries.

While the Clifford W. Estes Company may not be the largest or most recognizable “Estes Company” around, it is the oldest.  And we plan to outlive all others.  We provide the highest quality products at great value in an industry as old as dirt.

We sell sand and gravel.  It’s not glamorous.  Yet Estes products power solutions across a wide range of applications.  We pride ourselves in being the best possible partners to several industries.

Through that, we know our products solve problems for everyday consumers.

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Our Values

Our values shine through in all that we do.  It’s about more than just good business.  As a company, we try to make the world a better place.  After all, we serve one of humanity’s oldest industries.  We like to think our partnerships play a role laying the bedrock of society.

Our Story

From humble beginnings to national manufacturing leaders.  Ours is a story six generations in the making.  Over the course of a century and a half, we’ve proven our commitment to doing the right thing.  Moving forward, we see our future shaping up much like our past.

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Highest Quality

It’s good to be the best.  Consumers love our products and ask for them by name.  Choose Estes and your customers will love you too.

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Wholesale Pricing

Few manufacturers can match our pricing.  Estes gives you wider margins and a competitive edge you can only find from a wholesale leader.

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Diverse Selection

We are the Leaders in Color.  We offer a near limitless selection of colors and grades.  If you need color-matching experts, we’re also the obvious choice. 

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Excellent Service

Our values can be felt in everything we do.  A six generation legacy is on the line, after all.  The Estes Company treats you like family.

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Industry Leaders

Estes is all the way in.  We’ve been manufacturing the highest quality aggregates for over 150 years.  We take pride in being multi-industry pioneers.

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Evolving Inventory

No one responds to market trends like Estes.  We never leave our contractors or distributors behind.  Count on us to always push ahead.

About Our Products

Permacolor Quartz

Permacolor Quartz is the leading colored quartz sand solution on the market today.  Ideal for a variety of resinous applications, there is a reason why contractors ask for Permacolor Quartz by name.

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CeramaQuartz

CermaQuartz ceramic coated quartz sand is a multi-industry architectural solution.  The original 3M alternative, it’s used for everything from industrial flooring to pool finishes.

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Estes Color Flakes

Estes Color Flakes offer better value than other color chips.  No one can compete with the Leaders in Color when it comes to selection.  The best vinyl chips for decorative epoxy, hands down.

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TG Sand

Estes Trowel Grade Sand is the concrete leveling, patching, and repair solution contractors trust most.   Our TG Sand is the do-it-all resinous aggregate stand you’ve been looking for.

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Plaster Quartz

A specialized solution for swimming pool finishes and resurfacing, Estes Plaster Quartz provide superior bond strength and enhance aesthetic at the same time.  Compliment with Estes Plaster Pebbles for more looks.

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Colored Aquarium Gravel

The colored aquarium gravel everyone asks for, our aquatic sand is also the original.  We are the pioneers of the colored aquarium aggregate industry.  And we will continue to be for decades to come.

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Natural Aquarium Gravel

Estes aquarium gravel and pebbles are the perfect “natural look” solution for any aquatic environment.  Our freshwater naturals look amazing and provide a familiar environment for your pets.

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Aquatic Sand

Estes aquatic sand offers more looks for saltwater and freshwater aquariums.  Our natural silica sand provides a safe environment in several different colors.  Estes provides more flexibility without affecting pH.

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Rocks & Driftwood

Estes aquarium decorations complement our other aquarium products to perfection.  Our decorative rocks and driftwood provide an additional dimension to your aquatic landscapes—necessary for any aquarium.

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Estes Art Sand

This is the art sand that started the art sand craze.  Great for schools, summer camps, churches, and more.  Create bottle art, sand mandalas, or whatever colorful creation you can think of!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Choose Estes?

At Estes, we’re built to serve.  Six generations of exceptional service have made us into a national aggregate manufacturing leader.  This dedication to service is at the core of everything we do and will continue to be for another six generations.

Why Estes Flooring/Pools?

Estes provides the highest quality resinous aggregates for flooring, swimming pool, and other architectural applications.  Our colored quartz, color flakes, and other solutions are among the most requested products in multiple industries.

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Why Estes Aquatics?

Estes is the number one name in aquarium gravel and sand.  That’s because we’re the best.  Our aggregate partnerships provide better value than any other aquarium substrate manufacturer in the nation.  Plus, end customers love us best.

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Who Do You Serve?

The Estes company specializes in manufacturing.  We provide the high quality products that satisfy end-user demand.  But our focus is on building lasting relationships with contractors, distributors, and retail brands who handle direct to customer fulfillment.

Info for Contractors >>>

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Is This All You Offer?

No.  We offer several “off-market” solutions.  Not only do we develop custom aggregate solutions for some clients upon request, we also have a few proprietary products that you can only learn about through inquiry.  As pioneers, we must protect our ideas.

"True to color and after rinsing holds the color too.  Looks great in the aquarium.  Definitely recommend!"

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"I actually got this gravel for my succulents for extra drainage in the soil.  Not only are they beautiful rocks, but they are affordable.  It seems any kind of gravel or rocks for plants is double the price.  I love the way this gravel looks in my plants and I would definitely buy it again."

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"Better than I even expected. Combination of stones are beautiful.  Perfect for my zen garden theme and super natural looking.  When I added to my tank, I had no cloudiness.  Totally recommend."

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"I actually got this gravel for my succulents for extra drainage in the soil. Not only are they beautiful rocks, but they are affordable. It seems any kind of gravel or rocks for plants is double the price. I love the way this gravel looks in my plants and I would definitely buy it again."

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"Purchased the large hoping it would be an interesting piece with some character.  I was pleasantly surprised when the package arrived, both pieces were much more interesting than the one pictured.  I will post a picture of my two pieces later.  Very pleased with this order!  The ZooMed wood I've seen in stores and received from online were boring compared to these."

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"Purchased the large hoping it would be an interesting piece with some character.  I was pleasantly surprised when the package arrived, both pieces were much more interesting than the one pictured.  I will post a picture of my two pieces later.  Very pleased with this order!  The ZooMed wood I've seen in stores and received from online were boring compared to these."

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The Clifford W. Estes Company

182 Fairfield Road
Fairfield, NJ 07004

(800) 962-5128

Estes is an industrial aggregate manufacturing leader.  Since 1847.

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