Liquid Environmental Solutions

Liquid Environmental Solutions Acquires Giddings Hawkins

Acquisition adds tremendous talent and broader coverage to the state of Wisconsin

IRVING, Texas, June 10, 2022 – Liquid Environmental Solutions ("LES") today announced that the company has acquired Giddings Hawkins Maintenance Services LLC. ("Giddings Hawkins"), a leading provider of grease trap, catch basin, kitchen hood and industrial maintenance services across Southeast Wisconsin.

Based in West Allis, Wisconsin, Giddings Hawkins will continue to operate under its name [and brand], adding an extensive network of non-hazardous wastewater customers to the existing LES Wisconsin operations.

Brian Bidelspach, Vice President of Expansion Operations for Liquid Environmental Solutions, said, "We are thrilled to have Giddings Hawkins join the LES family. Giddings Hawkins offers a diverse service offering serving Milwaukee, Madison and Southeast Wisconsin and as a result, this acquisition will enable us to strengthen our operations in Wisconsin."

Jerry Sheridan, Chief Executive Officer of LES, commented, "I’m very pleased to welcome the Giddings Hawkins team and their loyal customers to LES. We look forward to working closely with them to help expand their reach and incorporate their outstanding service to our business."

"Our team is excited to become part of the LES family and expand our geographic footprint across Wisconsin," said Reid Tileston, CEO and President of Giddings Hawkins, who will assist with the integration following the transaction. "Like LES, we are committed to creating a positive experience for our customers and look forward to accelerating our growth with a new team and new resources to support us along the way. We are excited to partner with LES, an organization that shares our Grit It Done mindset."

At Your Service

LES, one of the nation's most trusted recycler of liquid waste, focuses on the collection, treatment and beneficial reuse of non-hazardous liquids from a wide variety of waste sources, including grease traps & interceptors, used cooking oil, oil water separators & grit traps and industrial & third party wastewater. With over 900 team members, 360 state-of-the-art fleet vehicles, 64 collection branches, and 24 wastewater treatment plants, LES is positioned to meet customers' diverse, non-hazardous liquid waste needs from coast to coast. For more information about our company, our solutions and our people, please visit or call 866.MY.GREASE.

LES is backed by Audax Private Equity ("Audax"), a Boston-and-San-Francisco-based private equity firm, focused on investing in, and scaling middle market companies. Founded in 1999, Audax has invested in more than 150 platform companies and over 1000 add-on acquisitions.

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