Recent WCA Happenings
WCA Expands Headquarters in Houston Galleria Area
By Olivia Pulsinelli – Senior web editor, Houston Business Journal
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Houston-based WCA Waste Corp. recently signed a lease to expand its existing headquarters in the Galleria area, according to NAI Partners.
WCA’s headquarters — at 1330 Post Oak Blvd. — will grow from 16,515 square feet to 19,945 square feet, per NAI.
Dan Boyles and Mike Mannella of NAI Partners represented WCA, while Eric Anderson and Tyler Garrett of Transwestern represented the landlord, Four Oaks Place Operating LP.
The expansion comes a few months after WCA disclosed three acquisitions it made in the first five months of 2017. Through those deals, WCA acquired:
- The assets of Midwest Companies Inc., a municipal solid waste transfer station and collection operation located in Marshall, Missouri.
- EnviroStar Waste Service Inc., a residential, commercial and roll-off collection company in the suburbs of eastern Kansas City, Missouri.
- The commercial collection accounts of Community Waste Services in Gainesville, Florida.
"We are excited about the addition of these new employees and customers, as they will enhance WCA's operations in our Kansas City and Gainesville markets and reinforce WCA's existing collection network,” CEO Bill Caesar said in WCA’s June 5 press release. “The combination of these businesses will allow us to serve our customers more efficiently, while reinforcing our focus on providing safe and superior customer service."
Caesar became CEO three years ago and was a finalist in the Houston Business Journal’s C-Suite Awards this year.
An even more recent addition to the company is Dianna Cervantes, who took over the CFO role last November. She previously had served as vice president and chief accounting officer of Houston-based Rockwater Energy Solutions. Prior to Cervantes, Joe Scarano had served as CFO and was a finalist in HBJ’s C-Suite Awards in 2015.
Founded in 2000, WCA had been a publicly traded company from 2004 until 2012, when it was taken private in a $526 million deal with Macquarie Infrastructure Partners II, a New York-based infrastructure investment fund. The company now is in 10 states, including Texas, Florida, and Missouri, and serves more than half a million residential and industrial customers.