Clean Water Environmental Services (“CWES”), a holding company for providers of erosion control and storm water management services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of WBE Environmental, Inc. dba Florida Silt Fencing, based in Orange, Florida. Joelle DeVane will continue to serve as President of Florida Silt Fencing alongside Bill DeVane, the general manager, to ensure a seamless transition and ongoing excellence in service.

Florida Silt Fencing is renowned for its specialized installation of silt fences and other erosion control measures across Florida and surrounding states. The company focuses heavily on infrastructure projects, which aligns with Clean Water Environmental Services’ focus on diversifying its erosion control and storm water management services across end markets, customers and geographies.

Jeff Hatton, CEO of Clean Water Environmental Services, commented on the acquisition, “We are excited to welcome Florida Silt Fencing to our family. Their expertise and reputation in the industry are unmatched, and this acquisition strengthens our ability to serve our customers with the highest standards of quality and reliability. We look forward to working closely with Joelle and her team to continue delivering exceptional service.”

Joelle Devane, President of Florida Silt Fencing, expressed her enthusiasm for the partnership, saying, “Joining forces with Clean Water Environmental Services is a fantastic opportunity for our customers and employees alike. Our shared commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction will drive us forward as we continue to provide top-notch erosion control solutions. I am thrilled to work alongside Jeff and his team going forward.”

Nils Holum, Principal at Rockwood Equity Partners, an investment partner in Clean Water Environmental Services, added, “This acquisition is a strategic step in our growth plan, enhancing our capabilities and expanding our reach. The integration of Florida Silt Fencing will allow us to serve more customers and stakeholders in the Southeast market with expanded offerings and best-in-class service. We look forward to having Joelle and the Florida Silt Fencing team as part of the CWES platform.”

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