Marlborough, MA and Bridgewater, MA – 4/27/2023 – Wind River Environmental, LLC (“Wind River Environmental”), the nation’s premier provider of non-hazardous liquid waste solutions, announced today they have acquired the division of Waste Water Services Incorporated (“WWSI”) providing commercial and residential septic pumping, grease pumping, liquid waste hauling, and related services in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire, headquartered in Bridgewater, MA.
The news of Wind River Environmental's acquisition of WWSI has brought forth immense excitement among industry professionals and supporters. The acquisition marks a new milestone for both companies and is a testament to their relentless commitment to providing exceptional services and expanding their reach. Since being founded in 2001, WWSI has sought to provide the best service for all its customers and has expanded over the years by also acquiring strong local companies like Parent Sanitation and Heritage Pumping to bring their level of service to more customers throughout the region. The fact that this is the second-largest acquisition in Wind River Environmental's history makes it even more impressive.
It is important to note that Jim Baird, the owner of WWSI, has decided to join his company and all of his brands with the Wind River Environmental family because he is at a stage in his life where he wants to focus on supporting his family in other business opportunities and continue his work with business of providing brokerage for non-hazardous liquid waste hauling, transportation, and disposal services for municipal and industrial customers through WWSI which he will retain. This decision demonstrates his unwavering dedication to his personal and professional goals and aspirations while ensuring the merger will continue the highest level of service for his entire customer base. Despite this change, almost the entire team of WWSI will remain in their current roles, ensuring a seamless transition for customers and employees alike. With their shared values and complementary strengths, Wind River Environmental and WWSI are poised to achieve even greater success together, and there is no doubt that the future looks bright.
David Parry, Chief Executive Officer for Wind River Environmental, stated, “With its large base of residential and commercial customers and our similar focus on exceptional customer service, WWSI is a perfect company to combine our operations in strengthen our ability to serve our customers across New England.” He added, “We are especially excited to welcome the crew from WWSI to join our team. Jim’s solid team of technicians have done a terrific job managing its many great customer relationships, and we intend to unify our teams and resources to better meet the expanding needs of their communities and the customers they will continue to service every day.”
On behalf of WWSI, Owner Jim Baird stated, "I have had the honor of building my company from the very beginning, and I would like to thank our longtime customers and employees for their many years of loyalty to make that happen.” He added, “I am proud of the staff and the many customers that we have developed long-standing relationships with throughout the years, and excited for us to be partnering with Wind River Environmental into the next chapter for the future of the company. WWSI and Wind River Environmental combining will allow two of the largest competitors in the area to work as one now to strongly enhance our ability to service all of the customers in this growing market.”
About Wind River Environmental
Headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts, Wind River Environmental is a leading “super-regional” environmental services company. Wind River Environmental and its affiliates service and maintain a broad array of non-hazardous liquid waste systems, including grease traps, food waste, septic tanks and related waste systems for a wide range of commercial, residential and municipal customers. The company has a “vertical integration” model that handles all aspects of liquid waste streams ranging from collection and hauling though processing, treatment and disposal. Backed by Gryphon Investors, a multi-billion-dollar private equity fund based in San Francisco, Wind River Environmental is the largest and most successful consolidator in this highly fragmented and growing market. Since its founding, Wind River Environmental has acquired over 90 companies along the Eastern seaboard. For more information, please visit www.wrenvironmental.com.