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Institutional | VERTIX BUILDERS

Cultivate Culture

VERTIX BUILDERS OFFERS CLIENTS VAST CAPABILITIES AND PERSONAL SERVICE. BY TIM O'CONNOR

Vertix Builders is organized to
focus solely on construction and
work with clients in person.

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Vertix Builders
www.vertixconstruction.com
* Revenue: $50 million projected
* Headquarters: Fredrick, Colo.
* Employees: 26
* Specia y: General contractor

"We're not here just to manage
e ubs doing e work but to
provide olutions."
- Ted Laszlo, vice president

T

he construction market today is
often volatile. It's a fast-paced environment where labor is in short
supply and everyone is pushing
to get things done faster. Those competing
forces can easily create tension among
owners, contractors and subs, leading to
an unpleasant and contentious building

experience where someone is destined to
leave unsatisfied.
Vertix Builders was founded in 2014 with
a focus on reversing that trend and taking
the culture back 30 years to when a person's
word meant something. "The idea behind
our company is we wanted to get back to
providing a high level of service and getting
back to working with our clients in person
as opposed to managing from afar," Vice
President Ted Laszlo says.
Indeed, the company put together a
culture document before it even finished
its business plan. The document outlines
the level of service clients should expect
and how Vertix operates its projects. "We
call ourselves a culture-focused company,"
Laszlo notes.
As part of that culture, Vertix is organized
to focus solely on construction. The com-

pany has 26 employees, all of whom have
building roles. Back office functions such
as accounting are farmed out to third-party
providers, freeing Vertix to invest only in
staff members who have a direct role in
growing its business. With $35 million in
revenue last year and $40 million projected
for 2018, Vertix enjoys a high ratio of revenue-per-employee.

Hands-On Service
When Vertix was starting out four years
ago its leaders knew the kind of company
they wanted it to be, but still needed to
determine its niche. The company ended up
leaning on the experience of its founders,
Laszlo and President Ryan Bonner.
Twenty years ago, when the two started
in the industry, Bonner was placed on a
few new hospital construction projects

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