Construction Services

VERTEX’s multi-disciplined team of architects, engineers, environmental scientists, and construction professionals are uniquely qualified to investigate damage to projects caused by weather events and/or construction defects in order to develop and price the proper scope of work and to implement repairs in a safe, timely, and quality fashion.

Construction Defect Repair

VERTEX’s award winning construction team performs reconstruction work with a focus on responsiveness, safety, and quality. In addition, we also maintain large single project and aggregate bonding programs so, if requested, VERTEX can provide performance and payment guarantees from a triple A-rated bonding company, which is rare in the reconstruction industry.

Insurance Restoration

Whether for water damage, fire and smoke damage, wind damage, vandalism, or microbial growth, the repairs to your property can be overwhelming. VERTEX maintains a unique blend of experts that include both construction professionals and forensic engineers that assist our clients in the repair and restoration of work as well as with interaction and correspondence between insurance carriers and adjusters. As restoration contractors, VERTEX is dedicated to providing smooth and efficient restoration or repair work with as little disruption to your operations as possible.

Deconstructive Testing

At VERTEX, deconstructive testing is carried out by specialists who understand architectural, structural, and material performance. VERTEX can provide this specialized demolition to better understand a possible defect or required repair.

General Restoration Work

VERTEX performs general restoration work for public and private owners to address architectural, civil, and structural issues on built projects. VERTEX frequently provides this work under stipulated sum, construction management, or design-build contracts.

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Key Personnel

Executive Vice President, Construction Contracting

Bob Bergeson

Bob Bergeson

Bob Bergeson, Executive Vice President of Construction Contracting, Tenant Improvement (TI) and Restoration, has been working in construction and management for over a decade. At VERTEX, his expertise has quickly expanded from construction project management to include the management of his division, General Construction; projects consisting of TI and Restoration. Mr. Bergeson’s work ethic and skills have brought excellent results in his work. He has been able to successfully manage hundreds of TI jobs on time and within budget over the years.

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Division Manager

Scott Osness

Scott Osness

Mr. Osness has 15 years experience in the commercial construction industry focusing in tenant improvement for office, retail, and medical industries. He started his career as a superintendent and worked his way up to a Division Manager with VERTEX. Throughout his career, Scott has been involved in a multitude of commercial projects ranging from small finishes to fully occupied remodels and new build outs. He specializes in ensuring that projects are completed on time/on budget and that our clients expectations’ are met from the start of the project until the punch list is completed.


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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Window Flashing 101 - The Proper Way to Flash a Residential Finned Window

January 30, 2018

The most prevalent of all window types is the residential grade window with a nailing fin. While the most prevalent, many engineers, architects, and general contractors lack an understanding of how to properly flash this type of window. Here are some tips and industry standards to watch for in your next residential finned window flashing installation. Window Flashing Basics…

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Hydraulics & Stormwater - What We've Seen from the Trenches

December 23, 2017

Every day, VERTEX’s Forensics team assists insurance carriers and their counsel with numerous claims on various building and property issues. Two recent homeowners’ insurance claim investigations have concerned drainage from adjacent neighboring houses and developments. These claims serve as excellent reminders to be mindful of the effects of hydraulics, water flow, and stormwater management at…

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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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