VERTEX strategically targets firms that can help round out our service offerings in regional markets. We can make either partial (51% minimum) or full acquisitions of target companies.

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If you are a domestic or international firm and interested in partnering with VERTEX, please contact VERTEX’s CFO, Marc Fiore at 781.952.6000 or at marc.fiore@vertexeng.com.

For more information on VERTEX’s recent acquisitions, please contact VERTEX at 888.298.5162 or via email at ldehner@vertexeng.com.


VERTEX Acquires Compliance Environmental International, Inc.

October 1, 2019- The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Compliance Environmental International, Inc. (CEI).
CEI was established in 1993 as a full-service industrial hygiene and environmental consulting firm. Located in Baltimore (Glen Burnie), Maryland, CEI provides a full range of occupational compliance services, with a specialization in serving healthcare facility management providers.
“We are excited to have CEI’s extremely talented team join the VERTEX family. VERTEX recognizes the growth of the healthcare sector over the past decade and has been committed to growing our service offerings and market share in this arena,” said Jaron Frieden, Managing Director of VERTEX. “The addition of CEI provides an exceptional opportunity for both CEI and VERTEX to serve our national clients and continue our exponential growth across our diversified service lines.”


VERTEX Acquires Compass Project Management, Inc.

February 5, 2019- The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Compass Project Management, Inc. (Compass). “To VERTEX this acquisition is about joining forces with an amazing company whose mission and core values are aligned with ours,” said Jeff Picard, President of VERTEX. “Together we believe we will create more value to our employees and customers.”

Compass is celebrating its 10th anniversary as an Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) and has grown to become the preeminent OPM in eastern Massachusetts. “Compass is very excited to join The Vertex Companies,” said Tim Bonfatti, President and Owner of Compass Project Management, Inc. “The VERTEX mission and core values are wholly consistent with our customer and employee focus stressing the need to bring added value and urgency to all of our projects. While we will continue to manage Compass as we have the past 10 years, our clients will get the benefit of the expanded resources of a national, multi-disciplinary firm.”

As part of VERTEX, both companies are looking forward to improving their position in the marketplace while maintaining the unsurpassed service their clients have come to expect. 


Tom Koch and the Koch Environmental team join VERTEX to expand its Industrial Hygiene & Building Sciences division to meet client demands

July 7th, 2017 – The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) is pleased to announce that Thomas D. Koch, CIH MSEPM, a leader in industrial hygiene and environmental safety in the Denver marketplace, has joined the VERTEX team. Mr. Koch, founded Koch Environmental, Inc. in 1995 to provide comprehensive industrial hygiene, asbestos-management, and EHS services to clients in business, industry, and government. Mr. Koch also serves as an expert witness on disputes that involve industrial hygiene issues. He will take on the role of VP of Industrial Hygiene & EHS Services for VERTEX to expand western operations. Also joining the VERTEX team are several key employees from Koch Environmental, Inc.

Jeff Picard, President of VERTEX, stated, “We are thrilled to have Tom Koch and his team join VERTEX. Our clients will benefit from the addition of seasoned experts in Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Safety.” Mr. Koch also noted, “I am excited to join forces with VERTEX’s local and International portfolio of environmental services. My team and I look forward to adding value to VERTEX clients and their projects with our Industrial Hygiene and Air Quality expertise.”

The addition of the Koch team aligns with VERTEX’s goal of providing complete environmental services for its clients and meets the growing global demand for Industrial Hygiene & Building Sciences. VERTEX’s Industrial Hygiene & Building Sciences group provides comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Services, including Asbestos & Lead-in-paint Management, Noise and Chemical Exposure Monitoring (e.g. VOCs, Crystalline Silica, Hexavalent Chromium, Formaldehyde, Ammonia); Indoor Air Quality Evaluations; Moisture Intrusion/Mold Assessments; and Construction Safety and Health Management. Additional Environmental Solutions offered globally include Environmental Due Diligence, Building Water Systems Management & Compliance, Facility Closure Consulting, Environmental Remediation, and Environmental Forensic Services.


VERTEX Forms Forensic Accounting Group

April 12, 2017 – The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) is pleased to announce that on April 3, 2017, Ron Boyle along with key staff members of Boyle Consulting Group, Inc. joined The Vertex Companies, Inc.

Mr. Boyle and his team will provide forensic accounting services for construction projects throughout the country. The addition of the forensic accounting team supports VERTEX’s goal of maintaining turnkey solutions for its surety clients. Per Mark Degenaars, Managing Director of Construction Services, “Ron Boyle is a known entity in forensic accounting and his firm is well branded in the surety claims industry. We established a close working relationship with Boyle over the past few years while working together on a number of large files throughout the country.” Ron Boyle, adds, “Joining VERTEX is a great way for my staff to utilize additional resources to improve our already excellent service to our current clients while allowing us to grow in the marketplace. This allows us to offer our clients a one-stop shopping approach to surety claim review and analysis. We have developed a strong relationship over the years with VERTEX so this move was the next logical step for the dynamic growth of our business.”


VERTEX Acquires Optistar Technology Consultants

May 9, 2016 – VERTEX is pleased to announce the acquisition of certain assets of Optistar Technology Consultants (“Optistar”), an international information technology consulting firm. The Optistar acquisition serves VERTEX in two major ways. First, Mark Jordan and certain Optistar team members are full-time employees, enhancing the IT infrastructure and support needs. Second, the acquisition allows VERTEX to offer IT related technical solutions consistent with their mission statement of providing customers with technical solutions to solve their challenges. This acquisition serves as an example of VERTEX’s ongoing strategic plan to extend the forensic service offerings.

The acquisition also includes the assets of Optistar’s Sarl, a Switzerland based company. Jeffrey Picard, President and Co-Founder of The Vertex Companies, Inc. said, “We have worked with Mark Jordan and his team at Optistar for the past 18 years and we are excited about the prospects of adding these services to our portfolio of technical solutions for our customers. The acquisition also strengthens our international footprint as Optistar has worked on projects throughout Europe and South America.”

According to Mark Jordan, President and Founder of Optistar, “VERTEX has served as a customer for Optistar for many years. With our extensive knowledge of VERTEX’s management team and our mutual success over the past two decades, this is an obvious transition for Optistar. VERTEX will give us the reach and support to grow our IT services at an increased rate and the transaction will provide a significant growth opportunity for our employees.”


VERTEX Acquires McGlamery Engineering Group

July 15, 2014 – VERTEX is pleased to announce that McGlamery Engineering Group, LLC of Colorado (McGlamery) became a wholly owned subsidiary of The Vertex Companies, Inc.

McGlamery provides structural and civil engineering services for residential and commercial projects throughout the country. The acquisition supports VERTEX’s goal of maintaining turnkey solutions for its clients. When asked about the changes that the acquisition has brought to McGlamery, Lance VanDemark, P.E., Division Manager of Civil Engineering states, “Working within the Vertex Companies allows McGlamery to utilize extensive expertise and resources to help drive jobs to their successful completion. Their [VERTEX’s] broad range of clients and knowledge base has also allowed us to diversify our range of expertise and create synergy between the design services of McGlamery and the engineering services of The Vertex Companies.”

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