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Since 1995, VERTEX has been a global provider of environmental consulting, environmental science, and remediation services.


VERTEX’s broad array of environmental services includes: Due Diligence, Industrial Hygiene & Building Sciences, Building Water Systems Management & Compliance, Facility Closures, Remediation, and Loss Control. VERTEX’s team of environmental engineers, consultants and scientists operate out of our network of 20+ offices.

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Executive Vice President - Environmental

Jaron Frieden, CEA

Jaron Frieden, CEA

Mr. Frieden oversees VERTEX’s Environmental Practice. Mr. Frieden has extensive experience in the environmental industry including: performing all aspects of Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessments, site characterization and remedial investigations and design, hydrogeologic field studies, design, permitting, and human health risk characterizations. Mr. Frieden has successfully performed remediation and/or obtained No Further Action letters (NFAs) at complex sites throughout North America. Mr. Frieden also has extensive experience providing turnkey demolition and Facility Closure services throughout the country. Mr. Frieden has presented and communicated with all aspects of the environmental arena and is well versed in dealing with the needs of attorneys, financial institutions, regulators, and corporate executives. Mr. Frieden’s experience in environmental consulting, demolition and construction has proven valuable to our developer clients when cost estimating is required under very tight due diligence and development time frame constraints.

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Koch Environmental team joins VERTEX to expand its Industrial Hygiene & Building Sciences division to meet client demands

July 27, 2017

The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) is pleased to announce that Thomas D. Koch, CIH MSEPM, a leader in industrial hygiene and environmental safety in the Denver marketplace, has joined the VERTEX team. Mr. Koch, founded Koch Environmental, Inc. in 1995 to provide comprehensive industrial hygiene, asbestos-management, and EHS services to clients in business, industry, and…

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VERTEX Celebrates Boston Children's Hospital at the Corporate Cup 2017

July 26, 2017

For the second year in a row, VERTEX participated in The Corporate Cup, a fundraising and team building event put on by Boston Children’s Hospital in Harvard Yard. The pressure was on; as champions of the inaugural event in 2016, this mix of veterans and newbies had high expectations for the day. VERTEX’s team of 20…

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Join VERTEX at the CDLA Conference in Santa Fe

July 26, 2017

Want to win a flight tour over Denver & the foothills of the Rockies? Stop by VERTEX’s booth at the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association Conference on July 28th, 29th and 30th to speak with Ryan Phillips, Sam McGlamery, Lance VanDemark, Elizabeth Brogan, Zach Bradshaw and Brenna Stuhlman to join the raffle for a chance to win a…

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VERTEX Attends Groundbreaking Ceremony at Union Point, Weymouth Naval Air Station

July 11, 2017

On Monday, July 10th, VERTEX, along with several city officials and stakeholders such as  LStar, Boston Rugby, GP Soccer and LAXachusetts Lacrosse, met at Union Point to officially break ground for the latest development, the Recreation Complex at Union Point. This project will give the residents of Weymouth and the South Shore access to a number of…

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VERTEX Wishes You a Safe and Happy Independence Day Holiday

July 3, 2017

VERTEX would like to wish everyone a happy 4th of July. To keep safety at the top of your mind this holiday, please review the recommended safety tips from the National Council on Fireworks Safety.   Recommended Safety Tips Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks. Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels…

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6 Facts to Know About Legionella

July 18, 2017

1. Legionella bacterium, the causal agent of Legionnaires’ disease, is a clinically significant environmental pathogen. Recent developments have resulted in a new, higher standard of care for building owners and managers. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems, was published on June 26th, 2015. It was the first industry consensus standard addressing Legionnaires’…

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The State of the Economy - Where Are We Headed?

June 2, 2017

Over the first two quarters of 2017, we have witnessed some interesting trends. Year to date, the NASDAQ is up by 15.36% and the S&P500 is up by 8.81%. The NASDAQ growth has largely been fueled by high tech companies such as Apple and Amazon. Despite the robust equities market, the US gross domestic product…

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How to Manage Environmental Risk When Purchasing, Leasing, or Developing Real Estate

March 15, 2017

As the economy continues to strengthen due to lower unemployment rates and low inflation, development near and within major metropolitan areas is on the rise. In the past, young adults moved away from large cities to raise their families in the surrounding suburbs. However, there has recently been a shift in the residential preference back…

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What does Higher Inflation, Interest Rates, and the Value of the US Dollar Mean to the Construction Industry Into 2017?

January 20, 2017

The construction industry booms in a growth economy with low inflation. This phenomenon is often short lived save for the past five years where the US has realized a perfect storm of low unemployment and low inflation. As a consequence of this rare economic backdrop, the construction industry expanded by 48% between 2012 and 2016…

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Know Your Source of Drinking Water

October 22, 2016

Before buying or leasing property, it is important to verify the source of the drinking water. Although it’s rare, some commercial properties do draw water from on-site drinking water wells. Depending on applicable regulatory requirements, drinking water wells at commercial establishments may be regulated as public water supply wells. Specific regulations depend on the location…

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