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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, Waterborne Pathogens, Facility Closures, Remediation, Loss Control, Environmental Claims, and Expert Witness Services. VERTEX’s team of environmental engineers, consultants and scientists operate out of our network of 25+ offices.

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Co-founder and Chairman

James B. O’Brien, LSP
Weymouth, MA

James B. O’Brien, LSP

Mr. James O’Brien is the co-founder and Chairman of the Board of The Vertex Companies, Inc. He has a broad range of technical and management expertise in environmental consulting, remediation, construction management, risk management, due diligence and energy services. Mr. O’Brien has provided senior management on many of the projects completed by VERTEX and has worked directly for some of the largest industrial, insurance and financial companies in the world. His work is geographically diverse as he has worked throughout the United States, Latin America, Asia and Europe on industrial, commercial and residential properties.

News

Is Snow Load the Cause of 'Bumpy Roof' Claims?

February 22, 2017

Oftentimes homeowners become aware of bumps in their roof after a significant snow event and they contact their insurance company about a roof claim. When a review of the trusses or rafters does not indicate recent deflection of the framing members, contractors will often suggest a deficient plywood decking thickness or missing plywood clips as…

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VERTEX at Bisnow's Uptown & Turtle Creek in Dallas

February 17, 2017

Mark your calendars – VERTEX’s Tenant Improvement group is very excited to announce we are sponsoring Bisnow’s Uptown & Turtle Creek event in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, February 28th! For more information, please visit: Bisnow Events Page. Look forward to seeing you there!

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VERTEX at the Colorado Real Estate Journal's Property Management Conference

February 16, 2017

VERTEX’s Tenant Improvement division is excited to sponsor a booth as Silver Exhibitors at the Colorado Real Estate Journal’s 14th Annual Property Management Conference! Stop by the booth and check out VERTEX’s recently completed projects, as well as meet VERTEX’s Bob Bergeson, Shane Farley, Juancarlo Quezada and Brenna Stuhlman on Thursday, February 16th from 7am…

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Understanding Residential Fire Claims - What are the Biggest Residential Fire Causes and Losses?

February 9, 2017

Fire claims to the insurance industry are costly and understanding the risk of fire is important. The United States Fire Administration functioning under the control of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA compiles statistical fire data annually.  This data, submitted by the nation’s fire departments, highlights the vast array of damage inflicted by fire…

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VERTEX is at Windstorm

January 31, 2017

VERTEX is excited to be participating in the Windstorm Insurance Network Conference in Orlando from January 29th to February 2nd, 2017. VERTEX has provided forensic engineering services nationwide for windstorm related insurance claims, both residential and commercial lines for over two decades. VERTEX’s differentiator – we offer a unique and comprehensive spectrum of services that bolsters…

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