WE CARE ABOUT OURCLIENTS & EMPLOYEE OWNERS
WE CARE ABOUT OUR
CLIENTS & EMPLOYEE OWNERS
WE ADD VALUE & OPERATEWITH A CONSTANT SENSE OF URGENCY
WE ADD VALUE & OPERATE
WITH A CONSTANT SENSE OF URGENCY
WE ARE FOCUSEDON GROWTH
WE ARE FOCUSED
ON GROWTH
WE EMBRACEA LIFETIME OF LEARNING
WE EMBRACE
A LIFETIME OF LEARNING
BOTTOM LINE...WE DELIVER.
BOTTOM LINE...
WE DELIVER.
WE DELIVERFORENSIC AEC SERVICES
WE DELIVER
FORENSIC AEC SERVICES
WE ENGINEERCITIES OF THE FUTURE
WE ENGINEER
CITIES OF THE FUTURE
WE MANAGE & CONSTRUCTPROJECTS AROUND THE GLOBE
WE MANAGE & CONSTRUCT
PROJECTS AROUND THE GLOBE
WE DELIVERINTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS
WE DELIVER
INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS

VERTEX is an employee-owned AEC firm that delivers integrated Forensic, Engineering, Construction, and Environmental solutions on complex projects that span the globe. VERTEX cares about its clients and employee-owners so we seek to add value and operate with a constant sense of urgency. Our lifetime of learning philosophy keeps us ahead of the curve while we maintain a continual growth focus.

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Work with VERTEX

We help our clients with the following value-based, integrated solutions that are delivered with a constant sense of urgency.

Skilled
Forensic & Litigation Solutions

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.

Forensic Consulting & Litigation Services

Vigilant 
Engineering Design Solutions

VERTEX provides engineering design services on all types of projects. Our engineering design team has professional licenses in all 50 states and throughout Canada and Mexico. 

Engineering Design Services

Real World
Construction Solutions

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

Construction Contracting & Consulting Services

Diligent 
Environmental Solutions

VERTEX provides environmental consulting and remediation services throughout the globe that includes: due diligence, clean-up, loss control, industrial hygiene & building sciences, facility closure, and building water systems consulting.

Environmental Consulting & Remediation Services

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Rankings of VERTEX 

VERTEX Awarded 2018 Hot Firm by Zweig Group

HOT FIRM 2018

Zweig Group

VERTEX Awarded 2018 Best Firms to Work For by Zweig Group

BEST FIRMS TO WORK FOR 2018

MULTI-DISCIPLINE

Zweig Group

VERTEX Ranked #31 in ENR's Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee Firms

TOP CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT & ENVIRONMENTAL FIRM 2018

ENR Top Lists

Top Privately Held, Fastest Growing, US Companies

TOP PRIVATELY HELD, FASTEST GROWING US COMPANIES

Business Achievement Awards

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CONSTRUCTION DESIGN & ENGINEERING SHOWCASE

Project of the Week in Construction

VERTEX, 2018 Rising Stars in Civil and Structural Engineering

2018 RISING STARS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

Jessica Fox, P.E. & Jeffrey Katz, P.E.

Locations of VERTEX

With locations across the globe, VERTEX can efficiently handle complex projects in the most remote of locations.

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Growth at VERTEX

Since inception, VERTEX has averaged 30% in year-over-year revenue growth, which has advanced us closer to our goal of surpassing $1 billion in revenue by 2030, while exceeding customer expectations on a daily basis.

VERTEX, 30% Year Over Year Growth Since 1995

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News

VERTEX Awarded ENR Mountain States Best Small Project of 2019 for SugarSquare

October 17, 2019

VERTEX is proud to be part of the ENR Mountain States 2019 Best Small Project winning team as the structural engineering consultant on the SugarSquare project in Downtown Denver, CO. Congratulations to Urban Villages, Semple Brown Design, P.C., Jordy Construction and IMEG Corp. (formerly MKK Engineers). SugarSquare is a four-story, 11,400-sq-ft building in Denver’s LoDo…

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VERTEX Acquires Compliance Environmental International, Inc. (CEI)

October 1, 2019

Michael Plainte, VERTEX, and Archie Barrett, CEI (October 2019) The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Compliance Environmental International, Inc. (CEI). The agreement was signed in the presence of senior leadership of both organizations including Archie Barrett, President and Owner of CEI; Jaron Frieden, Managing Director of VERTEX; Michael Plainte,…

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VERTEX's CEO Bill McConnell Featured in Civil + Structural Engineer Magazine

September 12, 2019

As VERTEX’s CEO, Bill McConnell, states, “Education has no finish line.” Bill has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine, a J.D. degree from the University of Denver, a M.S. degree from Columbia University, and he is working towards his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado. He also completed…

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VERTEX Wins 2019 WebAward

September 10, 2019

VERTEX is proud to be named the 2019 Best Environmental Website by Web Marketing Association. Now in its 17th year, the WebAward program is the longest running annual website award competition dedicated to naming the best websites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development. The WebAwards are recognized as the…

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VERTEX's Bill McConnell and Mark Degenaars to Present at Pearlman 2019

September 3, 2019

VERTEX’s Bill McConnell, CEO, and Mark Degenaars, Managing Director of Construction Services, are presenting at the 26th Annual Pearlman Conference in Woodinville, WA on September 5th, 2019. Bill will be presenting on “Privilege Issues in the Surety’s Initial Claim Investigation” and Mark will be presenting on “Thinking Outside the Box: Utilizing a Surety’s Own Account…

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Blog

National Fire Prevention Week 2019

October 10, 2019

Since 1922, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has sponsored Fire Prevention Week which is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire. This year’s campaign is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” which is aimed at educating people about the small…

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Distillery Operations & Environmental Concerns

September 30, 2019

Although not the type of operations that come to mind when you consider environmentally risky facilities, distilleries can cause substantial damage to the surrounding environment in the event of a release. Distilleries handle large volumes of ethanol in various stages of the distillation process. A typical warehouse can store 20,000 barrels of alcohol during the…

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Managing Environmental Risks During Redevelopment

September 25, 2019

The real estate business abounds with environmental and construction challenges. Whether you’re a real estate investor, developer or owner, your project’s success may depend on how well environmental risk is identified, analyzed and managed from acquisition through construction completion. Purely conducting a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), and possibly a Phase II ESA, does…

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Hydraulic Fluid Releases & Environmental Concerns

September 17, 2019

Hydraulic fluid, sometimes referred to as hydraulic oil, is a large and loosely defined class of materials with a variety of uses as a medium by which energy is transferred. They are typically a mixture composed of a base fluid with various additives creating a proprietary product with specific chemical characteristics designed for a specific…

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Voluntary Cleanup Programs - Should you enroll?

September 10, 2019

Environmental Concerns in Real Estate Redevelopment Environmental consultants execute an often unseen yet critical role on the real estate redevelopment projects that reshape the communities where we live, work, and play. Typically, a potential redevelopment project starts with a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA). This familiar document in the commercial real estate world is…

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