Marlborough, MA and Orlando, FL – 2/2/2024 – Wind River Environmental, LLC (“Wind River Environmental”), the nation’s premier provider of non-hazardous liquid waste solutions, announced today the acquisition of Cloud 9 Services, LLC, a portfolio company of Canopy Capital Management, LLC.
With more than 25 years of experience, Cloud 9 Services, LLC (Cloud 9 Services) is a leading provider of hydro excavation, commercial plumbing, pipelining, and underground utility services for a broad range of commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout the state of Florida. As a licensed and certified company, Cloud 9 Services stands out against its competitors for its responsiveness, reliability, industry expertise, and broad scope of services. Cloud 9 Services will supplement Wind River Environmental’s existing operations in central and northern Florida, including Brownie’s Septic and Plumbing, All Florida Septic, Select Processing of Orlando, Seminole Septic, and Metro Rooter. The current President of Cloud 9 Services President, Curtis Walker, will stay on with the company in a senior leadership role to maintain and grow Cloud 9 Services’ customer and employee base.
David Parry, Chief Executive Officer for Wind River Environmental, stated, “Since 2017, we have acquired a dozen companies throughout Florida, and Cloud 9 Services is a perfect complement to further solidify our operations in this important state. We are confident in the team and their ability to maintain and grow their valuable relationships in conjunction with our other operations in Orlando, Tampa Bay, and Jacksonville markets.” He added, “We are especially excited to welcome Curtis Walker and his team to reinforce the level of service and attention our customers have come to expect from us in that region. Curtis and his team have done a terrific job managing the business and its many great customer relationships through challenging times. We intend to grow the team and their resources to meet the expanding needs of their communities and the vital customers they service every day.”
On behalf of Cloud 9 Services, President Curtis Walker stated "Joining Wind River Environmental, with its more than 20 years in the industry and its network of key relationships across Florida, was the ideal opportunity to surround myself with even more like-minded professionals to better serve our communities and increase our impact for businesses and municipalities across the state. I would like to thank our longtime customers and employees for their many years of loyalty and continued support.” He added, “I am proud of my staff and am excited for us to be partnering with Wind River Environmental. They bring a whole new level of services, technology and resources that will strongly enhance our ability to personally service our customers, while maintaining the Cloud 9 Services way of caring for our customers in this market.”
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 and municipal customers. The company has a “vertical integration” model that handles all aspects of liquid waste streams ranging from collection and hauling though environmentally responsible 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 www.wrenvironmental.com.