Eagle-SWS announced as part of its rebranding initiative that it has changed its current name from Eagle-SWS to SWS Environmental Services. In late 2008, Southern Waste Services Inc., a Florida-based environmental services company, acquired Eagle Construction & Environmental Services, a Texas-based contractor, to form Eagle-SWS. The formation brought together people and resources from 27 locations across 10 states.
SWS says the successful integration of the two companies has led to steady organic growth and geographic expansion. Over the past two years, SWS has opened four new locations that service Austin, Texas; Dallas; Memphis, Tenn.; and Waycross, Ga. The company says its focus on providing a diverse set of environmental services to customers with multiple needs is facilitated by its strength in a platform of recurring base business; a significant role in spill response for the Gulf Oil Spill recently provided a boost to the company’s national reputation as a premier emergency responder.
“Essentially we evaluated two core factors in shaping the rebranding efforts,” says Jim Weber, SWS chief executive officer. “First and foremost was the question we heard time and time again – ‘What do you do?’ The simple fact that our prospective client base couldn’t perceive what it was we did, day in and day out, was reason enough to incorporate ‘environmental services’ right into our name. We wanted to provide that kind of clarity. Secondly, we felt like our existing Eagle customer base has had a chance to get to know us, who we are, where we are and what we do. It has been our goal to improve our services and build our reputation as a quality company with quality people. We are proud of the core values and beliefs that are associated with our SWS heritage.”