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Since 1995, VERTEX has been a global provider of environmental consulting, industrial hygiene, and remediation services.


VERTEX’s broad array of environmental services includes: Due Diligence, Industrial Hygiene & Building Sciences, Building Water Systems Management & Compliance, Facility Closures, Remediation, Loss Control and Indoor Air. VERTEX’s team of environmental engineers, consultants and scientists operate out of our network of 20+ offices.

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Key Personnel

Jaron Frieden

Jaron Frieden

Managing Director, Environmental

Jaron Frieden has worked at VERTEX since 1996 and is the Managing Director of the Environmental Vertical. In this position, Mr. Frieden works closely with the senior leadership to lead the direction all environmental services including Remediation, Industrials, Due Diligence, Industrial Hygiene & Building Sciences, Property Condition Assessments and Marine Fisheries. Mr. Frieden maintains his position of Managing Director of Remediation which is his main technical expertise. Due to VERTEX’s diverse service offerings, Mr. Frieden educates clients and colleagues on the benefits of maximizing our Construction Management, Engineering, Litigation Support and Insurance Services and is well versed in the execution of those services. As with all of the senior leadership at VERTEX, Mr. Frieden continues to stay involved in complex projects to ensure their delivery and that VERTEX’s clients are delighted, not just satisfied, with our strategic and value add consulting services.

News

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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VERTEX Ranked #156 in ENR's Top 200 Environmental Firms

September 3, 2019

VERTEX is proud to be ranked #156 in ENR’s 2019 Top 200 Environmental Firms. Firms are ranked based on the % of their 2018 gross revenue from environmental services.  ENR reports that a strong economy in the U.S. and in some other key global markets pushed the ENR 2019 Top 200 Environmental Firms to revenue levels…

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Blog

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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2019 State of the Construction & Surety Industries Report

August 31, 2019

Between Q4 of ‘17 and Q3 of ‘18, average U.S. Real GDP growth hovered above the 3% mark, which is considered strong for the U.S. nowadays. Accordingly, the FOMC ticked up the federal funds rate by a quarter point on seven separate occasions between ‘17 and ‘18 and, as a result, the U.S. economy has…

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