Construction Services

VERTEX understands that time is of the essence in these situations so we are prepared to mobilize to projects on a moment’s notice. Once on site, we work diligently to complete all contract work in a safe, efficient, and quality manner. In addition, we aggressively pursue closeout from the onset of a project to prevent all too common delays with the completion of the last five percent of construction projects. VERTEX is unique in that we have in-house engineers and architects to assist in resolving defective work and proposing reasonable solutions when necessary.

Surety Completion Contracting

VERTEX provides completion contracting services on projects of all types and sizes where the original contractor does not complete its contract work due to a termination for convenience or for cause. VERTEX understands the subcontractor ratification process and intricacies involved in the proper estimation of partially completed work. VERTEX completes partially completed and typically distressed projects throughout the globe. While serving as a completion contractor, VERTEX maintains the best interests of the surety through the course of construction.

Construction Project Management

VERTEX has specialized skills to manage and deliver quality construction project management. Whether at the pre-construction phase or midway through the project, VERTEX provides practical management approaches to support the successful execution of any construction project. VERTEX can manage all aspects of a construction project, from estimating, bidding and awarding to planning, scheduling and on-site and safety management.

Construction Punch List Closeout

Construction closeout actually begins in the design stage when the specifications are prepared. If brought in early in the project, VERTEX can assist in the development of the closeout specifications, mapping out required construction closeout procedures, submittals and warranties. If VERTEX becomes involved at later stages of the project, VERTEX will reference closeout specifications and punch lists and assure they are adhered to and accomplished without delay.

Staff Augmentation

Often times VERTEX is called upon to augment the surety’s staff be it assisting in claim writing or acting as the Owner’s Representative on behalf of the surety. Some of our Staff Augmentation Services include project scheduling, project engineering, assistant project management, senior project management, quality control, safety, risk management, assistant superintendence, and general superintendence. 

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Key Personnel

Michael Pellegri

Michael Pellegri, CCM

Executive Vice President, Construction

Michael Pellegri has over 20 years of supervisory expertise on a wide variety of construction projects, ranging from $100 thousand to $400 million in contract values. He is an extremely strong willed individual who excels in large challenging projects requiring leadership and organization. Mr. Pellegri understands the importance of contract management as well as project cash flow and has successfully completed prime projects on all levels, including direct bid, joint venture, design build, and surety completion. In addition, he has pioneered several project systems for VERTEX, which are successfully being utilized on projects throughout the country. Mr. Pellegri’s diverse background in construction project management, coupled with his understanding of surety business needs, makes him uniquely qualified. 

Jack Martin

Jack Martin, LEED AP

Vice President, Completion Contracting

Jack Martin has over 24 years of experience planning and managing construction projects from inception to turnover. He has extensive experience in all phases of project management including contract drawing and specification development, design team management, project budgeting and estimating, subcontractor solicitation and contract writing, management and coordination with all governmental authorities and management of all subcontractors and suppliers. Mr. Martin is an excellent strategist with the experience and ability to quickly identify problems and implement effective solutions necessary to meet goals. He is also very skilled at prioritizing goals and working under deadlines while maintaining budget and schedule. Mr. Martin is also experienced in subcontractor payment bond claim analysis and resolution. 

Jerry Librizzi

Jerry Librizzi

Division Manager, Surety

Jerry Librizzi is the Division Manager for VERTEX in the Mid-Atlantic Regional office, responsible for all VERTEX activity throughout the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Mr. Librizzi has worked in all areas of the construction industry with both national and international experience for public as well as private sector work. His experience spans all construction delivery methods including general contracting, construction management, Owner representative and design/build approaches. Mr. Librizzi’s 30 year career in the construction industry has afforded him an in-depth knowledge and clear understanding of the overall construction process and management of complex construction sites.

News

Boston University Center for Computing & Data Sciences Groundbreaking

December 10, 2019

Rendering image courtesy of KPMB Architects  On Thursday, December 5, 2019, team members from Compass Project Management, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Vertex Companies, Inc., attended the official Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Boston University Center for Computing & Data Sciences.  Due to open in 2022, the center will be state of the art in…

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VERTEX's CEO, Bill McConnell, to Publish Fundamentals of Construction Claims Book

November 18, 2019

VERTEX’s CEO, Bill McConnell, recently executed a publishing agreement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JW.A) for a book titled, “Fundamentals of Construction Claims: A 10-Step Guide for General Contractors, Subcontractors, Architects, and Engineers.” The book is expected to be published by the Summer of 2020. Bill has a Bachelor of Science degree in…

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VERTEX Creates Master’s Programs for Employees in Partnership with CU Denver’s Engineering School

November 11, 2019

During a recent CU Board of Regents meeting, VERTEX’s Chief Learning Officer, Russell Fitzpatrick, and CU Denver’s College of Engineering, Design and Computing Dean, Martin Dunn, led a discussion about the success of their partnership and what made it possible. “VERTEX and CU share a vision for the future that incorporates a lifetime of learning…

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VTX Consulting Services Celebrates 6 Years

October 29, 2019

VTX Consulting Services Inc.8750 Holgate Crescent Milton, ON L9T 0K3 VTX Consulting Services Inc. (VTX), the Canadian subsidiary of The Vertex Companies Inc., is celebrating 6 years. Since 2013, VTX has continued to grow its operations, expanding expertise in all service areas and remaining committed to achieving the highest levels of service for clients. Headquartered…

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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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International Contracting - What Contractors Need to Know

December 11, 2019

The opportunity to work overseas can be exciting, lucrative and, frankly, challenging. One key to success is to ask the right questions and know the requirements as you plan, staff, work, and, ultimately, complete your project outside of the United States. You may already be aware of some of the challenges of doing business overseas….

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Measuring the Reasonableness of Completion Costs Post Termination: Part 3

April 12, 2018

So far, we have covered how to determine if completion costs are reasonable and which completion costs should be considered reasonable. As we conclude our series, we will discuss which completion costs should not be considered reasonable. What Costs are Not Reasonable for Recovery? Costs may have been incurred in the completion of the work that are…

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Ladder Safety Training Video

April 11, 2018

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), over 500,000 people are treated each year for ladder related falls. Whether you use a ladder out in the field, in your workplace or at home, safety should always be your number one priority.  At VERTEX, safety is part of our culture. We recently hosted…

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Measuring the Reasonableness of Completion Costs Post Termination: Part 2

April 2, 2018

Last week, we discussed how to determine if completion costs are reasonable. As we continue the series, we will discuss which construction completion costs should be considered reasonable. When Are Costs Deemed Reasonable? Reasonableness can be a subjective determination. In cases of construction contracts under federal contracting guidelines, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) contemplates that…

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Occupational Health & Safety Standards in Canada

March 27, 2018

In Canada, Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) is covered by Acts (legislation) or statutes and other related regulations promulgated under federal, provincial, and/or territorial regulations. Regardless of jurisdiction, the key components of OH&S regulations in Canada are similar across the country. However, the details of the legislation, the mechanism of implementation, and enforcement may vary…

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