Construction Services

VERTEX understands that time is of the essence in these situations so we are prepared to mobilize to projects on a moment’s notice. Once on site, we work diligently to complete all contract work in a safe, efficient, and quality manner. In addition, we aggressively pursue closeout from the onset of a project to prevent all too common delays with the completion of the last five percent of construction projects. VERTEX is unique in that we have in-house engineers and architects to assist in resolving defective work and proposing reasonable solutions when necessary.

Surety Completion Contracting

VERTEX provides completion contracting services on projects of all types and sizes where the original contractor does not complete its contract work due to a termination for convenience or for cause. VERTEX understands the subcontractor ratification process and intricacies involved in the proper estimation of partially completed work. VERTEX completes partially completed and typically distressed projects throughout the globe. While serving as a completion contractor, VERTEX maintains the best interests of the surety through the course of construction.

Construction Project Management

VERTEX has specialized skills to manage and deliver quality construction project management. Whether at the pre-construction phase or midway through the project, VERTEX provides practical management approaches to support the successful execution of any construction project. VERTEX can manage all aspects of a construction project, from estimating, bidding and awarding to planning, scheduling and on-site and safety management.

Construction Punch List Closeout

Construction closeout actually begins in the design stage when the specifications are prepared. If brought in early in the project, VERTEX can assist in the development of the closeout specifications, mapping out required construction closeout procedures, submittals and warranties. If VERTEX becomes involved at later stages of the project, VERTEX will reference closeout specifications and punch lists and assure they are adhered to and accomplished without delay.

Staff Augmentation

Often times VERTEX is called upon to augment the surety’s staff be it assisting in claim writing or acting as the Owner’s Representative on behalf of the surety. Some of our Staff Augmentation Services include project scheduling, project engineering, assistant project management, senior project management, quality control, safety, risk management, assistant superintendence, and general superintendence. 

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Key Personnel

Executive Vice President

Michael Pellegri, CCM

Michael Pellegri, CCM

Mr. Pellegri has over 20 years of supervisory expertise on a wide variety of construction projects, ranging from $100 thousand to $400 million in contract values. He is an extremely strong willed individual who excels in large challenging projects requiring leadership and organization. Mr. Pellegri understands the importance of contract management as well as project cash flow and has successfully completed prime projects on all levels, including direct bid, joint venture, design build, and surety completion. In addition, he has pioneered several project systems for VERTEX, which are successfully being utilized on projects throughout the country. Mr. Pellegri’s diverse background in construction project management, coupled with his understanding of surety business needs, makes him uniquely qualified.

VP of Completion Contracting

Jack Martin, LEED AP

Jack Martin, LEED AP

Mr. Martin has over 24 years of experience planning and managing construction projects from inception to turnover. He has extensive experience in all phases of project management including contract drawing and specification development, design team management, project budgeting and estimating, subcontractor solicitation and contract writing, management and coordination with all governmental authorities and management of all subcontractors and suppliers. Mr. Martin is an excellent strategist with the experience and ability to quickly identify problems and implement effective solutions necessary to meet goals. He is also very skilled at prioritizing goals and working under deadlines while maintaining budget and schedule. Mr. Martin is also experienced in subcontractor payment bond claim analysis and resolution.

Division Manager

Jerry Librizzi

Jerry Librizzi

Jerry Librizzi is the Division Manager for VERTEX in the Mid-Atlantic Regional office responsible for all VERTEX activity throughout the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Mr. Librizzi has worked in all areas of the construction industry with both national and international experience for public as well as private sector work. His experience spans all construction delivery methods including general contracting, construction management, Owner representative and design/build approaches. Mr. Librizzi’s 30 year career in the construction industry has afforded him an in-depth knowledge and clear understanding of the overall construction process and management of complex construction sites.

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VERTEX Exhibiting at The Florida Bar Construction Law Institute

March 8, 2018

VERTEX’s Kevin Maxwell and Dan Mondo will be attending and exhibiting at the 11th Annual Florida Bar Construction Law Institute in Orlando, Florida on March 9th and 10th. The purpose of the Institute is to gather leading, experienced and establish construction law practitioners, contractors and other industry professionals for a two-day seminar focused on in-depth, leading…

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VERTEX Sponsors 4th Annual Risk Control Event at Coors Field

March 7, 2018

VERTEX is proud to be the drink sponsor at the 4th Annual Risk Control for Architects, Engineers and Environmental Professionals event at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on April 11th. This year’s topic will be Trends and Strategies for Improved Performance and Profitability. Presentations will be given by legal, insurance and risk control professionals in connection with…

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VERTEX Exhibiting at Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium

March 6, 2018

VERTEX’s Cliff Cooper, Erik Borgesen and Michael Plainte will be attending and exhibiting at the Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium in Alexandria, VA on March 5th and 6th. They will be showcasing our new Air Tracer technology that enables clients to measure an air parcel as it moves through a building. The 6th Annual Joint Civil & DoD…

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Denver Business Journal Awards VERTEX as a Top Engineering Firm

March 2, 2018

Denver Business Journal recently awarded VERTEX as a Top Engineering Firm. Announced on February 16th, VERTEX was ranked in the Top 25. Rankings were based on the number of licensed engineers in Colorado since November of 2017.  Learn more about VERTEX’s work in the mountain west.  

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VERTEX Exhibiting at the Texas Construction Law Conference

March 1, 2018

VERTEX is excited to be attending and exhibiting at the 31st Annual Construction Law Conference at The La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas. The conference will take place on March 1st and 2nd. Stop by our table and say hello to Alan Barnes, Aaren Benson and Lance VanDemark. Looking forward to seeing you there! For…

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Construction Cumulative Impact Claims

November 15, 2017

What are Cumulative Impact Claims in construction litigation? If numerous impacts including change orders, directives, differing site conditions, RFI’s, work suspensions, and disruptions affect a construction project, the overall effect of these events is usually greater than the sum of the effect of individual events. Construction claims that occur under such circumstances are referred to as…

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Surprising Construction Defect on New Builds - Blocked Plumbing

September 25, 2017

The above images show PVC pipe partially filled with concrete and construction debris. This was photographed on-site at a new construction development. VERTEX served as an expert for this construction defect claim, filed by the property owner claiming faulty plumbing/drainage. Investigation of the plumbing revealed major blockage by construction debris, plaster and dried paint. Plumbing…

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Best Practices - Documenting Costs in Construction Post-Termination

September 19, 2017

Construction is fraught with challenges; following a few best practices will go a long way if terminations occur. If it is worth doing, it is worth documenting Project records are key to identifying and substantiating completion costs. Records will be requested and must be furnished to the defaulted party upon request. Good project records often…

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Roof Claims and Reconstruction in Florida - What You Need to Know

September 14, 2017

Insurance claims will be common in the state of Florida in the coming weeks and the job of repair and reconstruction will begin. The Florida Existing Building Code (FEBC) and the Florida Building Code, Residential (FRC) have some nuances when it comes to reroofing. If you are involved in the forensics of roofing claims, or…

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The 2017 Hurricane Season - How it Compares

September 6, 2017

It is obvious that we are in the midst of a very active and dangerous hurricane season. The development of consecutive storms: Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia, has a lot of people asking questions. Many are also struck by the intensity of the 2017 hurricane season. Harvey had record breaking rainfall with 51.88″ recorded. That’s now…

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