VTX Consulting Services Inc., A subsidiary of The Vertex Companies, Inc. of Weymouth, MA
8750 Holgate Crescent
Milton, ON L9T 0K3

T: 905.878.5570
F: 905.698.1213

VTX has registered Geoscientists and Engineers, licensed to practice in Eastern and Western Canada.


After years of providing services to our clients operating in Canada, in late 2013, The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX), officially opened its Canadian subsidiary, VTX Consulting Services Inc., (VTX).

VTX offers first-class Forensic Consulting, Design Engineering, Construction and Environmental solutions across Canada. We have experienced professionals from various technical and business backgrounds across Canada to support a national and international client base. Our reputation for excellence has spread throughout Canada and we’ve earned the trust of a prestigious clientele. Customers serviced includes Fortune 100 companies as well as boutique firms in a wide variety of business sectors including but not limited to: commercial, industrial, financial, land development corporations, property management companies, automotive, food industry petroleum and petrochemical companies.

VTX is headquartered within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA); we provide unparalleled service within the Province of Ontario and across Canada with technical staff located from coast to coast. Since 2013, VTX has continued to grow its operations, expanding our expertise in all service areas as we remain committed to achieving the highest levels of service for our clients.

Our Professional Geoscientists and Professional Engineers are certified by the Association of Professional Geoscientists (APGO) and Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), respectively, to practice in Ontario.


VTX’s mission is to make a positive difference in the world through our work product and growth culture. 

Our technical consulting and contracting solutions help to: create state-of-the-art structures, clean up oil and hazardous material, support catastrophic response efforts, resolve project disputes, and solve a wide array of technical challenges. Our growth culture provides employees with a rewarding long-term platform for professional development.VTX strives to master the challenges of environmental health & safety on projects with a high degree of strategic and technical expertise.

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Since VTX’s inception, we have supported our clientele with solutions in the areas of forensic consulting, design engineering, construction and environmental across Canada. 

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VTX takes pride in providing superior services and quality consulting. Environmental experts specialize in the areas of: Environmental Due Diligence (Phase I/II ESAs and Property Condition Assessments [PCAs], Contaminant Hydrogeology, Site Remediation & Facility Closure, Environmental Compliance Audits, 3Rs Solid Waste Audits, Industrial Hygiene, Designated Substances Surveys/Hazmat Surveys, Indoor Air Quality Assessments (IAQs), Subslab Soil Vapour Surveys, Building Water Systems, Environmental Health & Safety Services (EHS), Environmental Permitting (Air) and Energy Consulting. 

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 Forensic Consulting

VERTEX offers Forensic consulting services throughout the globe on matters that involve construction claims, construction defects, restoration projects and property damage caused by weather events. VTX is a strong leader in surety consulting across Canada. 

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 Design Engineering

VTX provides structural and civil engineering design services for retail, industrial and mixed-use residential and commercial clients. Our engineers support our clients with a shared focus on delivering creative, economically sound solutions and responsive, personalized service.

VTX provides complete structural engineering services including system selection studies through final design, preparation of ACAD contract drawings, preparation of specifications, preliminary cost estimation, shop drawing review, and construction phase services. VTX provides a wide range of civil engineering needs that include everything from comprehensive land and site development, to Stormwater Management Design and Planning services.

The Structural engineers at VTX are dedicated to the service of architecture as a profession and as an institution. While fulfilling the need for structure, we strive to help foster excellence in architecture through innovative thought, interactive design, and an undivided focus on the architectural design. We take great pride in transferring and interpreting architectural design into three-dimensional reality.

The Civil engineers at VTX strive to design and build functional and sustainable civil/structural engineering solutions with innovative and reliable techniques. We are dedicated to devising superior systems, such as transportation and water-supply networks. Maintaining an open-minded working relationship with all stakeholders involved in the project, whether architect, contractor, other consultants or the owner, combined with our experience is the source of our success.

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VTX’s construction solutions include: owner’s representation/program management, commercial interior/tenant improvement contracting, reconstruction/restoration contracting, and completion contracting.

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Le Vertex Companies Inc. (VERTEX) est un fournisseur mondial de services dans les domaines de conseil en environnement, gestion de la construction, conseil en énergie et qualité de l’air. Après plusieurs années de fournir des services au Canada, VERTEX a officiellement ouvert les portes de sa filiale canadienne VTX Consulting Services Inc. (VTX) en 2013. Vertex continue d’augmenter notre engagement au Canada avec des investissements en cours et de la formation et continue d’élargir notre offre de services à VTX d’inclure Phase I évaluations environnementales de site (EES), AES Phase II, hydrogéologie des contaminants, de dépollution, de propriété évaluations de l’état (APC), audits environnementaux, les revendications environnementales enquêtes, la gestion des sinistres de l’environnement, gestion de la construction, de la santé environnementale et les services de sécurité (EHS), permis environnementaux, solides et gestion des déchets liquides, Energy Consulting et qualité de l’air services.

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Key Personnel

Principal Geoscientist, Vice President

Michael Cugino, P.Geo., P.Geol., QPESA

Michael Cugino, P.Geo., P.Geol., QP<sub>ESA</sub>

Mr. Cugino is the Principal Geoscientist and Vice President of The Vertex Company Inc.’s Canadian operations (VTX Consulting Services Inc. [VTX]) based in the GTA. He has over 30 years of applied professional experience in both the private and public sectors related to business, environmental management and protection and construction management. He holds an Honors B.Sc. degree from the Department of Geology at Brock University, is a licensed Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) in both Ontario and Saskatchewan and a licensed Professional Geologist (P.Geol.) in Alberta. He is registered with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment as a Qualified Person (QP), pursuant to Ontario’s Brownfield Legislation, Ontario Regulation 153/04, (168.3 (2). Part XV.1

Principal Environmental Scientist, Manager

Christopher Farias, Ph.D., MRACI; C Chem.

Christopher Farias, Ph.D., MRACI; C Chem.

Mr. Farias is a Senior Environmental Health & Safety Professional with over 20 years of consulting experience in the fields of environmental due diligence assessments, EHS compliance audits, contaminated site investigations, and remediation. He excels in the identification and assessment of environmental liabilities related to industrial operational activity, global multi-million dollar property and business transactions, redevelopment, and expansion of industrial facilities and infrastructure. Chris possesses extensive international experience in completing projects for numerous multinational clients in the regions of North America, Latin America, Africa, Australia and Asia.

Construction Management & Surety Manager

Andrew Zagorski, B-Comm., Risk Mgt. & Finance

Andrew Zagorski, B-Comm., Risk Mgt. & Finance

Mr. Zagorski has been involved with the Surety Industry for 10 years in various capacities including company side underwriting/claims, brokerage and consulting.


VERTEX Speaking at the Surety Association of Canada AGM Young Professionals Event

September 22, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Andrew Zagorski, Division Manager of VERTEX’s Canadian subsidiary, VTX Consulting Services Inc., will be speaking at the Surety Association of Canada Young Professionals Event on Thursday, September 28th. The event, generously sponsored by Travelers, will cover the ‘2 of the Cs of Surety: Character & Claims’.  Surety professionals know the…

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Environmental Due Diligence: Who Could Identify a Release at My Property?

March 17, 2016

Authored by Genevieve Reynolds, Senior Project Manager at The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) – Most property owners, operators, or prospective purchasers are aware that a Phase II Limited Subsurface Investigation (LSI) during due diligence activities could potentially identify a release at their site.However, even when a Phase II LSI is not conducted as part of…

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VERTEX Receives Award for Expansion of New Canadian Subsidiary, VTX

February 8, 2016

The Vertex Companies Inc. (Weymouth, Mass.) earned several high profile awards in 2015, appearing 35th on ENR’s list of Top Construction Management/Program Management firms, sixth on ZweigWhite’s Hot Firm List and being named an Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) award recipient for international expansion to name a few.After beginning operations in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in…

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Heating Systems Safety Reminder from VERTEX

January 9, 2016

There is something about the winter months and curling up with a good book by the fireplace. But did you know that heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths? With a few simple safety tips and precautions you can prevent most heating fires from happening. Contact Henry Stormer for more…

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Holiday Fire Safety from VERTEX

December 7, 2015

VERTEX wishes you a happy and safe holiday season. U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) and NFPA’s annual fire department experience survey show that in 2009-2013, Christmas trees were the item first ignited in an estimated average of 210 reported home structure fires per year, resulting in an annual average of seven…

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How to Choose the Right Consultant for Environmental Due Diligence

September 24, 2017

When you choose an environmental professional to perform a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), it’s important to choose the right one. Choosing an environmental consultant on the basis of cost or convenience alone could end up being the most expensive part of your real estate acquisition. Does your environmental consultant have the experience and…

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