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March 26, 2015

VERTEX Attending PLRB Services Expo in Anaheim

VERTEX will be attending the 2015 PLRB Insurance Services Expo from March 29 to March 31 at the Anaheim Convention Center. VERTEX's Alan Barnes, Tom Narcisco, Aaren Benson and Tom Cooper will be in attendance. Please visit us at Booth #964.... More »

March 4, 2015

VERTEX Welcomes Dave Ponte

VERTEX would like to welcome aboard Dave Ponte as the Division Manager of Contract Claims in Massachusetts. Dave has 30 years of experience in the design, construction, and management of large, complex construction projects. His extensive field experience includes the preparation of detailed construction cost estimates and project budgets, the development of large complex CPM schedules, the preparation of contractor... More »

February 20, 2015

Snow Load or Ice Dam Issues?

VERTEX's staff of seasoned structural engineers and construction professionals are experienced inspectors of residential and commercial building structures. We can evaluate conditions to determine whether it is preexisting or resultant from the recent storm events. Furthermore, we can determine if the observed conditions are merely cosmetic or if there has been a change in the load carrying capacity of the... More »

February 20, 2015

VERTEX Sponsoring Construction Claims & Litigation Conference in New York

The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) is sponsoring the second national forum on Construction Claims & Litigation Conference at The Carlton Hotel in New York on February 24th and 25th, 2015.

VERTEX's Diana Minchella and Amin Terouhid will be attending the conference. Expect to meet professionals that are in-house attorneys, insurance industry professionals and private attorneys specializing in construction defects,... More »

February 11, 2015

VERTEX's Julie McLaughlin featured in Energy Spotlight

VERTEX's Julie McLaughlin, was featured in the winter 2015 edition of the Chicago Booth Magazine 'Spotlight on Energy'. Ms. McLaughlin, a 2013 graduate of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, discusses her love for Latin America and her most recent work with VERTEX in Mexico and solar energy development.

In the article, Ms. McLaughlin explains, "The timing... More »

January 28, 2015

2015 State of the Construction Industry

Like many of you, VERTEX uses the start of a new year as the time to review and improve ourselves. As a lead technical services firm in the construction, environmental and engineering industries, VERTEX also routinely monitors the economy and our clients' industries to best position our services in order to meet the anticipated market demand.

With falling unemployment and oil prices, not to... More »

January 27, 2015

VERTEX Enters Into Its 20th Year in Business

Happy New Year! Like many of you, VERTEX is looking forward to a banner year. We have just completed much of our annual planning and are hitting the ground running. 

2015 marks our 20th year in business! James O'Brien, William McConnell and Jeffrey Picard have been leading our company through every step of the past 20 years. We look... More »

December 4, 2014

Join VERTEX at Mexico Energy Reform Roundtable

Learn about advances in the Implementation of the Energy Reform and Business & Investment Opportunities for New England Companies

Discussion Topics
New Regulatory Framework and Key Business Opportunities in the Mexican Energy Sector
Business Operations Under the New Energy Regulatory Framework
Navigating Investment and Project Finance Issues for Energy Projects in Mexico
Project Development... More »

December 2, 2014

VERTEX Serves as Panelist at New England-Canada Business Council

On Tuesday, November, 25th, VERTEX's President and COO, Jeffrey Picard, served as a panelist for an event hosted by the New England-Canada Business Council focused on discussing the future of North American Economic Competitiveness. Other panelists included Aaron Annable, Acting Counsul General, Consulate General of Canada; Daniel Hernandez-Joseph, Consul General, Consulate General of Mexico; and James Paul, Director of the... More »

November 21, 2014

VERTEX Attending BMAC in Washington DC

VERTEX's Scott Nathan will be attending the 3rd Annual BMAC Multifamilty Conference & Expo in Washington DC on November 24th and 25th, 2014. The event, hosted by Bisnow, will focus on multifamily industry news and trends such as current and future developments, design and construction and much more. For further information, please email Scott Nathan at snathan@vertexeng.com or visit: https://www.bisnow.com/bmac/... More »

November 17, 2014

VERTEX at PLRB Eastern Regional Adjusters Conference

VERTEX is hosting a booth at the PLRB Eastern Regional Adjusters Conference in Providence, RI November 18th and 19th. The event is located at the Omni Providence Hotel, 1 West Exchange Street, Providence, RI.

VERTEX's Christopher Morley, Bill Dery, Jonathan Noris and Thomas Cooper will be in attendance over the course of the two day conference. Please visit us... More »

November 5, 2014

VERTEX Attending MA Association of Insurance Agents Annual Conference & Trade Fair

VERTEX will be exhibiting at the upcoming Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents Annual Conference & Trade Fair from November 6th to the 9th at the Marriott Hotel, Copley Place, Boston, MA.  Come visit us at Booth #97. For more details, visit www.massagent.com

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November 5, 2014

VERTEX is Awarded Two New Construction Projects in Marshfield, Massachusetts

Marshfield selectmen unanimously decided to have The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) manage the renovation of Library Plaza and construction of a new harbormaster’s building.

Read the full article » ... More »

October 22, 2014

VERTEX Participating in New England Women in Real Estate (NEWIRE)/Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Event

VERTEX's Mary Fiore will serve on a panel of professionals discussing alternative careers in Commercial Real Estate later this week. The panelists, alumni for different career sectors, will discuss what path they took to get to their present position and provide information about their businesses and employers. They will also offer insight into positive networking opportunities. One of the goals with... More »

October 21, 2014

VERTEX Emceeing the Net Impact Annual Meeting

Net Impact Boston Professional Chapter is hosting their annual meeting tonight, opening at 6:30 p.m. at the offices of Holland & Knight in the Back Bay (10 St. James Ave., Boston, MA  02116).  Ms. Risa Sherman from the Boston Beer Company will be the keynote speaker. VERTEX's Tom Reid will be emceeing the event.

More details about Ms. Sherman... More »

September 24, 2014

Upton Town Hall Renovation Complete

Upton, MA - VERTEX wants to congratulate the entire team that was involved with the renovation of the Upton Town Hall. Your hard work made it possible for the renovation to be complete in time for the 130th anniversary of the original dedication of the Town Hall. Specifically, VERTEX would like to thank two strong leaders of this project, Bryan Fors and Steve Kirby.More »

September 15, 2014

VERTEX Attending PLRB Regional Adjusters Conference

VERTEX's Tim Gaynor, PE, LEED AP, and Bill Dery, PE, will be attending the PLRB 2014 Regional Adjusters Conference in Minneapolis during September 16th and 17th. Please visit us at Booth #112!

http://www.plrbregionalconferences.org/... More »

September 4, 2014

VERTEX's Abelardo Jimenez Interviewed on Opción Múltiple from Tecnológico de Monterrey

VERTEX's Abelardo Jimenez was interviewed recently on Opción Múltiple from Tecnológico de Monterrey discussing Health and Safety.

Please contact us for more information about our work in Mexico.

Click here to watch the interview: Video of Interview on Opción Múltiple from Tecnológico de Monterrey... More »

August 22, 2014

VERTEX Completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Weymouth, MA-Check out the video on our Facebook page @The Vertex Companies

We nominate all of the other VERTEX offices, specifically Mark Degenaars and the Irvine office, Bill McConnell and the Denver office, and Terry Donia and the Dallas office. VERTEX is going to MATCH the total amount of donations made through VERTEX until the end of next week!!More »

August 5, 2014

VERTEX Fully Acquires McGlamery Engineering Group

DENVER, CO - We are happy to announce McGlamery Engineering Group has recently become Vertex McGlamery Inc., (VMI). Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, McGlamery is the design engineering vertical for The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) and provides structural, civil and forensic engineering services for a multitude of project types throughout the country. McGlamery was founded in 1993 and serves clients nationwide. Our... More »

July 11, 2014

VERTEX Attends Topping Off Ceremony at 22 Waters Street, Cambridge, MA

The final steel beam was signed and hoisted at 11:30 AM Tuesday during the Topping Off Ceremony for Zinc at 22 Water Street, the newest luxury residential apartment tower in East Cambridge. VERTEX’s Jaron Frieden and Frank Calandra were in attendance alongside many others who were involved in the development of the property. Since 2012, VERTEX has been managing environmental... More »

July 10, 2014

Environmental Business Journal Features VERTEX in 2014 Industry Outlook

VERTEX's Jeff Picard was interviewed by Environmental Business Journal earlier this year to discuss the environmental industry and outlook for 2014. Mr. Picard's optimism and VERTEX's growing presence in the environmental industry are highlighted in the article.

For the full article, click here: VERTEX -Interview with EBJ 2014

[caption id="attachment_626" align="alignright" width="150"] Environmental Business Journal[/caption]... More »

June 27, 2014

VERTEX Ranked in ENR's Top 100

It's hard to believe but we've done it! VERTEX has made an incredible 27 space leap in rank for the Top Construction Management-for-Fee and Project Management Firms in just one year. In 2013 VERTEX ranked #70 and in 2014 we rank at #43 in the country.

Companies are ranked based on total 2013 revenue in $ millions for Construction-Management... More »

June 3, 2014

Curious About Environmental Due Diligence Standards in Canada vs the US?

In Canada, there is a national standard for conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) comparable to the ASTM E1527-05 or -13 that is used across the United States.  The objective of the Phase I ESA in Canada is to establish whether there exists evidence of actual or potential environmental contamination on the subject property.  This standard, issued by the... More »

May 16, 2014

VERTEX to Present at the American Industrial Hygiene Annual Conference in San Antonio

Clifford A. Cooper, MS, CIH, VERTEX Senior Industrial Hygienist, will present a full day Professional Development Course at the upcoming AIHA and ACGIH international conference later this month in San Antonio.

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) will host their 75th international conference, AIHCe2014, to be held May 31-June 6,... More »

May 6, 2014

VERTEX Attending RECON in Las Vegas, May 18th to 20th

The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) will be attending the upcoming RECON Retail Real Estate Convention in Las Vegas put on by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). The conference runs from May 18-20, 2014. Ben Strong (Executive Vice President of the environmental group), Scott Waldenmyer (Senior Project Manager) and Tom Reid (Director of Business Development) will be attending. Please... More »

April 25, 2014

Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) Amendments Announced

Boston, MA – In a highly-anticipated move by the real estate development community and environmental professionals, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) today announced the promulgation of significant amendments to the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP), 310 CMR 40.0000, as part of the agency’s regulatory reform efforts. The MCP sets forth the procedures and standards for notification, assessment, and remediation... More »

April 11, 2014

VERTEX Attends Topping Off Ceremony for NorthPoint Development in Cambridge, Massachusetts

VERTEX attended the Topping Off Ceremony for the NorthPoint Twenty|20 Building.  NorthPoint, which was first slated for development in 2010, is the largest remaining land parcel in the City of Cambridge. The construction of the Twenty|20 building residential tower is the first step towards transforming the vacant former railroad yard into a vibrant mixed-use community. VERTEX began work on this... More »

March 22, 2014

VERTEX Announces Development of 30-Megawatt Solar Electric Project in Zacatecas Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico – The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) is leading the development of a 30-megawatt solar electric power plant located in Zacatecas, Mexico. When complete, this project will be one of the largest of its kind in Latin America.

The announcement came during a reception held on March 20th as part of the Massachusetts – Mexico Innovation Partnership... More »

March 11, 2014

BackTracker Works on Improving the Traceability of Seafood

BackTracker, an affiliate company of VERTEX, is working with the Marine Fishery Industry to improve seafood traceability.

The Boston Globe reported in 2011 about widespread false and mislabeled seafood at Massachusetts restaurants and stores. The problems with seafood fraud and mislabeling have prompted many in the industry to further document the source of their catch. BackTracker has developed a... More »

March 5, 2014

VERTEX meets property and casualty claim industry at PLRB 2014

The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) attended the PLRB Claims Conference and Insurance Services Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana from March 16th to March 19th, 2014. This event is the most diverse gathering of claims professionals and service providers in the industry and is the premier educational and networking event for the property and casualty claim industry.

J. Alan Barnes and Bill... More »

February 27, 2014

VERTEX Attending RJMW Claim Services Conference

February 27, 2014 - The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) will be attending the Reid, Jones, McRorie, and Williams (RJMW) Claim Services Conference in Louisville, Kentucky from March 3rd to March 5th, 2014. This is the 16th Annual RJMW Catastrophe Conference including National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Certification.

J. Alan Barnes, Bill Dery, Jerry Librizzi, and Blake Mayberry will be participating in... More »

February 18, 2014

Tips: Real Estate Owners, HOAs, Property Managers with Heating Oil Tanks

Do you have a heating oil tank on your property? On average, cleanup costs for spills where the origin is a heating oil tank range from $10,000 to $50,000. Consider taking these responsible steps to avoid the accidental release of heating oil:

Inspect tank and attached components frequently. If you have an underground tank, review records of purchase and... More »

February 14, 2014

VERTEX Fisheries and Aquaculture

Well known in the environmental consulting industry now for almost two decades, The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) has expanded its services into the seafood industry. Mike Carroll joined the VERTEX Team in September 2012 to establish a Fisheries and Aquaculture Division and has achieved a number of exciting accomplishments in the short amount of time he has been with the... More »

January 23, 2014

New Jersey – 2014 Remedial Investigation Deadline

The Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) currently requires that for certain sites, a Remedial Investigation (RI) be completed by May 7, 2014. The RI deadline applies to sites where remediation was initiated (or should have been initiated) on or before May 7, 1999.

On January 21, 2014, the RI extension bill, A-4543/S-3075, was signed into law by Governor Christie.... More »

January 17, 2014

The New ASTM E1527-13 Standard

What It Means for Environmental Site Assessments and VERTEX

Periodically, the ASTM creates an updated standard for Phase I ESAs. The most recent of these updates was in November, 2013, and was formally approved by EPA on December 30, 2013.

The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) strives to be at the forefront of these matters and we frequently lead... More »

January 14, 2014

The newly restructured VERTEX

As we come upon another week of playoff football, I can’t help but wonder how this game could tear apart our newly restructured company, VERTEX. The two biggest VERTEX offices, located in Massachusetts and Colorado, will take this AFC championship seriously, no doubt.  And this rivalry comes at a crazy time for our company.

As of January 6th, 2014,... More »

December 19, 2013

VERTEX Holiday Traditions

VERTEX, through the Massachusetts and Colorado offices, recently collected toys, games, clothing and food items and delivered the gifts to local charitable organizations in Boston and Denver metro areas. In Massachusetts, VERTEX donated through the Weymouth Youth and Family Services. In Denver, VERTEX donated through the Hope House of Colorado.

The Weymouth Youth and Family Services (WYFS) program started... More »

October 21, 2013

VERTEX Expands Into Canada

VERTEX has officially established its presence in Canada with the incorporation of a new Canadian company, VTX Consulting Services Inc., and a full-service office in the Toronto area. VERTEX's Canadian operations will be led by Michael Cugino, P.Geo., P.Geol., QPESA who has recently joined the company.
The new office opening was officially announced in conjunction with the Massachusetts-Canada Innovation Partnership Mission led by Massachusetts Governor... More »

October 6, 2013

Whitepaper: Rights and Obligations of Performance Bond Sureties in Connection with Construction Defect Claims

Whitepaper: The Rights and Obligations of Performance Bond Sureties in Connection with Construction Defect Claims Made by Obligees

Claims are commonly made by project owners against performance bond sureties for damages sustained as a result of construction defects. Often, these claims are made many years after the physical work on the project has been completed. These claims may still be... More »

August 20, 2013

VERTEX Opens Office in Washington, D.C. Area

The VERTEX family is excited to announce the continued growth of our U.S. coverage with the addition of a new office in the Washington, D.C. area. The office includes a team of environmental and air quality specialists and is lead by Michael Plainte, who joined the VERTEX team earlier this month.

As you probably already know, VERTEX has had an active presence... More »

July 19, 2013

VERTEX Growth in California

At VERTEX, we've been working closely with our clients in California for many years, providing a full range of services to support due diligence, remediation, environmental compliance, and construction management from pre-acquisition to development to asset management and through to divestiture. We are continuing to grow in California, and we want to introduce you to our senior staff - Marty Walters and Robert Fitzburgh - and... More »

January 13, 2013

VERTEX Acquires New Technical Construction Services

WEYMOUTH, Mass. - January 3rd, 2013 - The Vertex Companies, LLC (VERTEX) entered into an agreement to purchase certain assets of the electrical and mechanical firm, Technical Construction Services, Inc. (TCS). Headquartered in Westwood, Massachusetts, TCS is a power and control specifier, supplier, and installation company…More »

June 10, 2012

2012 State of the Construction and Surety Industries

The state of the U.S. economy and construction industry has been dismal for the past five years. Since 2008, my generally optimistic perspective has been jaded with pessimism, as economic data year after year was morose. However, initial indications in 2012 provide a glimmer of hope, albeit a small glimmer, as unemployment is trending downward and a resurgence is evident in many private construction verticals...More »

January 10, 2012

2011 Year in Review

In 2011, the theme at Vertex was growth. We opened new offices and expanded existing ones. We increased our workforce by a phenomenal 43%. We hit a milestone of 20,000 projects. These major benchmarks and milestones have made this a year to remember, but the fun doesn’t end with the new year. Even in the first weeks of 2012, the... More »