Natick, MA (April 27, 2023) – Atwell, a national consulting, engineering, and construction services firm, acquired Dexter Bender & Associates Environmental Consulting (DexBender), an environmental and marine consulting firm located in Fort Myers, Florida.

DexBender works with private and public clients to provide services such as protected species assessment, wetland mitigation, preserve monitoring and compliance, state and federal wetland permitting, and other environmental services.

DexBender has provided services to a wide range of clients including single-family homeowners, national and local developers, local governments, and state agencies. Combined with Atwell’s existing presence throughout Florida, this acquisition expands the company’s environmental and marine expertise.

“We’re excited to add Tyler and the DexBender team to Atwell,” said Ron Waldrop, Senior Vice President at Atwell. “Their environmental expertise in Florida will allow us to better serve our clients as we continue to grow our capabilities to best serve their project needs. We have worked together for many years, so it was a natural fit for us to join together!”

“We’ve had the opportunity to get to know Atwell over the years, and we’re excited to join their team,” said Tyler King, President and Principal Biologist for DexBender. “Our cultures and values are aligned, and this acquisition provides new opportunities for both our clients and our team members.”

For more details about this transaction click here.

Morrissey Goodale, a specialized management consulting and research firm exclusively serving the architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting industries, advised Atwell.

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