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Wind River Environmental, LLC Acquires John Matthes Septic Pumping

Wind River Environmental, LLC announced the acquisition of John Matthes Septic Services in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey

Marlborough, MA and Lake Hopatcong, NJ – 10/31/2023 – Wind River Environmental, LLC (“Wind River Environmental”), the nation’s premier provider of non-hazardous liquid waste solutions, announced today the acquisitions of John Matthes Septic Services (“Matthes”) in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey.

Serving the Northern New Jersey for almost 40 years, John Matthes Septic Pumping is one of the largest and most respected wastewater solution providers in the area and a perfect complement to the wastewater services offered by Wind River Environmental through our local team at Earthcare. It was owned and operated by John Matthes, who has kept this business thriving with the same high standards and impeccable reputation upon which he founded the company in 1985.

David Parry, Chief Executive Officer for Wind River Environmental, stated, “With its large base of residential and commercial customers, John Matthes Septic Pumping is a perfect company to serve our operations in Morris County and strengthens our team at Earthcare to remain the best service provider in New Jersey. John Matthes Septic Pumping joining our family of brands allows us to service more customers with the confidence of the quality work that both John’s team and Wind River Environmental are known.” He added, “We are especially excited to welcome the entire crew from John Matthes Septic Pumping to join our team. The Matthes Family are very active and pivotal members of their community and are the perfect partners to keep us connected to the customers and area. John’s solid team of technicians have done a terrific job managing its many great customer relationships, and we intend to grow the team and their resources to meet the expanding needs of their communities and the customers they will continue to service every day.”

On behalf of John Matthes Septic Pumping, Owners John Matthes stated, "I have had the honor of growing my company with the support of our community and my incredible employees 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.” John added, “I am proud of the staff and the many customers with whom we have developed long-standing relationships throughout the years, and I'm excited for us to be partnering with Wind River Environmental into the next chapter for the future of the company. They bring a network of industry professionals, services, technology, and resources which will strongly enhance our ability to cure any of our customers’ septic needs.”

About Wind River Environmental

Headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts, Wind River Environmental is a premier “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, industrial 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 100 companies along the Eastern seaboard. For more information, please visit
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