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History

Established in 1976, Vertex is a leading North American provider of environmental and industrial services. We service clients in the oil and gas, midstream, utilities, mining, forestry, agriculture, and the municipal real estate sector.

TIMELINE


1976

Farmstead Buildings is started by Mel Klinger (later changes name to Klinger Building Systems), manufacturing metal cladded buildings for farmers in Lloydminster area. Expanded in manufacturing of self-framed metal buildings and becomes a pre-engineered building distributor.

1978

Pioneer Land Services Ltd. is founded by Ted Anderson, providing surface land services out of Calgary.

1982

Wrapex Industrial Services was founded. Am-Con Insulation Services Ltd. is incorporated to provide industrial insulation and scaffolding services in Sylvan Lake.

 

1985

Started renting generators and light towers and provided medical services in Fort St. John.

1991

TWT Vegetation Management Ltd. is incorporated to provide vegetation management for oil companies in the Hardisty/Coronation area.

1993

ENdrill Resource Consultants Inc. is incorporated by Len Healy, providing drilling waste & reclamation consulting services out of Calgary.

 

2003

Select Soft Covers opens doors in Edmonton being one of the first industrial insulation blanket manufacturers in Alberta.

2005

Terry Stephenson became President and centralized Head Office to Sherwood Park.

2006

Started Westland Energy Services Ltd., a provider of well site accommodation rentals.

 

2007

Acquired Excel Insulation, a provider of industrial insulation services with locations in Lloydminster, Edmonton and Irma. Construction Division starts a Projects Group in Sherwood Park to handle large insulation buildings and scaffolding projects and is awarded first large project in an Edmonton mod yard.

2008

Merged Select Soft Covers with Key Thermal Inc., carried on under Key Thermal name.

2010

Acquired Pineview Oilfield Services Ltd., a provider of vegetation management services.

 

2011

Celebrated 35th Year Anniversary and is named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, an honour we have maintained every year since. Achieved over $100M in revenues with over 700 employees.

2012

Rebranded all operating companies under Vertex Resource Group Ltd. Opened 1st US office in Scottsdale, Arizona concentrating on environmental, geomatics, land consulting and estimating and drafting for the construction division.

2013

Acquired Absolute Land and Lease Ltd., based out of Calgary. Acden Vertex Aboriginal JV is established for opportunities in the Wood Buffalo Region.

 

2014

Established Haisla Vertex Aboriginal JV for opportunities in Kitimat, British Columbia.

Acquired Navus Environmental Inc., an environmental consulting firm of 100 employees based out of Edmonton, Fort McMurray and Fort St. John. Post-acquisition, we have over 900 employees in Canada and the USA.

2015

On August 31st Vertex acquired Glacier Ridge Ventures Ltd., Tar Energy Services Ltd., Ignite Energy Services Ltd., Trophy Buck Oilfield Services and Viro Energy Services.

Combined Fluid Management & Logistic Services with Rental Services to form an Oilfield Services Division.

Named a Gold Standard Winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

2016

Celebrated 40th Year Anniversary and acquired Red Giant Energy Services Ltd., an oilfield service company specializing in the storage, management and logistics of oilfield fluids.
Vertex 40th Anniversary