Customer Types

The insurance industry considers VERTEX’s services and areas of expertise to deliver a comprehensive, one-stop, value-based approach. VERTEX’s reach, bench strength, and seasoned professionals set us apart from our competition. VERTEX supports insurance claims involving environmental, engineering, and construction matters. From underwriting to claim investigation to subrogation or litigation, VERTEX can support the insurance industry globally. We are also ready to deploy in cases of catastrophic events or emergency response.

EngineeringEngineering Services

Forensic Engineering Services

  • Fire Investigations
  • Mechanical Failure Investigations
  • Civil Engineering Investigations
  • Structural Engineering Investigations
  • Architectural / Building Envelope Investigations

Expert Witness Services

  • Cost of Repair Estimating
  • Contract Claim Disputes
  • Cause & Origin
  • Standard of Care
  • Fault Allocation

Seismic Assessments & Retrofits

  • Seismic Retrofitting
  • Seismic Risk Assessment

Property Condition Assessments

  • Building Measurement Services
  • Energy Savings Investigations
  • Existing Condition Surveys
  • Level III PCA
  • Level II PCA
  • Level I PCA

Structural Engineering

  • Structural Design -
    Renovations
  • Structural Design -
    New Builds

Civil Engineering

  • Drainage Design Services
  • Stormwater Management Design and Planning
  • Land Development
  • Site Development
  • Civil Design

ConstructionConstruction Services

Construction Claims Consulting

  • Fault Allocation
  • Damage Calculation
  • Forensic Scheduling
  • Entitlement Review

Forensic Construction Services

  • Fire Investigations
  • Cost of Repair Estimating
  • Mechanical Failure Investigations
  • Civil Engineering Investigations
  • Structural Engineering Investigations
  • Architectural / Building Envelope Investigations

Surety Claims Services

  • Staff Augmentation
  • Surety Completion Contracting
  • Document Management
  • Funds Control
  • Expert Services
  • Payment Bond Claim Consulting
  • Construction Claim Consulting
  • Performance Bond Claim Consulting

Expert Witness Services

  • Cost of Repair Estimating
  • Contract Claim Disputes
  • Cause & Origin
  • Standard of Care
  • Fault Allocation

Owner's Representation

  • Owner's Representation
  • Program Management

Tenant Improvement

  • General Contracting
  • Design Build
  • Pre-Construction Services

Restoration

  • General Restoration Work
  • Construction Defect Repair
  • Insurance Restoration
  • Deconstructive Testing

EnvironmentalEnvironmental Services

Environmental Claims

  • Claim Budgeting
  • Claim Investigation
  • Claim Management
  • Claim Closure
  • Expert Witness
  • Subrogation

Loss Control

  • Technical Interpretation
  • Risk Management
  • Policy Review
  • Loss Control Surveying
  • Carrier Representation

Expert Witness Services

  • Cost of Repair Estimating
  • Contract Claim Disputes
  • Cause & Origin
  • Standard of Care
  • Fault Allocation

Remediation

  • Third Party Management Services
  • Vapor Mitigation Design and Implementation
  • Demolition Support
  • Underground Storage Tank Related Services
  • Risk Assessment
  • Subsurface and Waste Assessment
  • Remedial Design and Construction

Facility Closures

  • Decontamination, Decommissioning, and Demolition Support
  • Execution and Oversight of Facility Closure
  • Pre-Demolition Support for Facility Closure
  • Economic Analysis of Facility Closure

Industrial Hygiene & Building Sciences

  • PCB Remediation and Consulting
  • Asbestos & Lead-Based Paint Consulting
  • Indoor Air Quality Assessments
  • Certified Industrial Hygiene Consulting
  • Water Intrusion/Mold Growth
  • Water Intrusion/Mold O&M Planning and Training

Waterborne Pathogens

  • Audit Preparedness
  • Water Management Oversight
  • HACCP-based Water Management Programs
  • Analysis of Hazardous Conditions
  • Inspection, Evaluation and Documentation

Due Diligence

  • Phase II Environmental Site Assessments
  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
  • Merger & Acquisition and Divestiture Services

IT ConsultingIT Consulting Services

Backup & Disaster Recovery

  • Routine Testing
  • System Maintenance
  • Network Documentation
  • Server Imaging
  • Plan Development

Managed IT Services

  • Scheduled Network Maintenance
  • Managed Wireless Networking
  • CTO Services
  • Network & Managed Security
  • Expert Consulting, Backup & Disaster Recovery
  • IT Support & Helpdesk
  • Proactive Monitoring

Cloud Services

  • Website Hosting
  • Private Cloud Implementation
  • Cloud File Server Implementation
  • Managed DNS
  • Enterprise Email Marketing
  • Email & Exchange Hosting

Document Collection, Management & Retention Services

  • Data Collection
  • Data Retention & Management Services

Cyber Security

  • Cyber Security Monitoring
  • Audits & Threat Assessments

CTO Consulting

  • IT Managed Solutions
  • IT Strategy

Network Maintenance

  • Scheduled Network Maintenance
  • Network & Managed Security
  • Proactive Monitoring

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Key Personnel

Executive Vice President – Insurance Support

Christopher Morley
Weymouth, MA

Christopher Morley

Christopher Morley, Executive Vice President of Insurance Support, has over 20 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry. Fields of expertise include: environmental claims investigations/management, hazardous waste site assessment and remediation; emergency response for hazardous materials incidents; project management for private brownfields development initiatives; hydrogeologic field investigations; conducting underground storage tank (UST) closures; knowledge and application of state environmental regulations nationwide.

 

Division Manager, Fire Investigation

Henry Stormer, IAAI-CFI
Stamford, CT

Henry Stormer, IAAI-CFI

Mr. Stormer is the National Division Manager for VERTEX’s Fire Investigation Division. His primary responsibilities include management of origin and cause investigations nationwide for the insurance industry as well as conducting Cause and Origin investigations of fire and explosions. Mr. Stormer has over 30 years of experience investigating fires and explosions both in the public and private sectors. His fields of expertise include: fire and explosion investigations, origin and cause, subrogation, failure analysis, evidence collection and preservation, fire code analysis and research, crime scene investigations, and arson investigations. Mr. Stormer is a Certified Fire Investigator through the International Association of Arson Investigators and the Connecticut State Fire Marshals Office.

Mr. Stormer has served as an expert witness providing litigation support and is actively participating in several legal cases related to property damage, product liability, personal injury and criminal activity. Mr. Stormer’s legal support proceedings have included depositions, interrogatories, mediation, arbitration, and trial testimony.