Aires Consulting Merges with WCD Group
Jan 9, 2019

Aires Consulting, a division of Gallagher Bassett, is pleased to announce the consolidation with a new member of the Gallagher Bassett family, WCD Group. The combined entity will immediately offer expanded geographic coverage as a full service Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety provider, while offering additional expertise in the following areas:



  • Environmental Engineering & Consulting Services,
  • Real Estate Transaction Risk Management,
  • Remediation Construction Management,
  • Emergency Response and Property Loss Management,
  • Environmental Liability Transfer,
  • Insurance Consulting and Risk Engineering,
  • Environmental Claims Resolution, litigation support, and expert testimony, and
  • Property Loss and Construction Defects Adjusting and Claims Resolution.


WCD was formed in 2002 as a successor to an asbestos and industrial hygiene firm founded in 1980, and was acquired by Gallagher Bassett in 2018. WCD’s clients include the top environmental insurance companies in North America, the nation’s largest real estate developers, owners and managers, Fortune 100 Companies, and major law firms. WCDs' multi-disciplined professional staff is based in New York City with offices located nationwide.      


”We are pleased to continue our growth and expansion in conjunction with WCD,” commented Geoff Bacci II, Director of Operations for Aires. “This consolidation of our two firms also signifies Gallagher Bassett’s continued commitment and expansion into the environmental, health and safety consulting, loss control, and risk management arenas.”


"The Aires personnel significantly augment our best-in-class service offerings and capabilities in the areas of environmental consulting, industrial hygiene, and building sciences," commented Chip D'Angelo, Division President of WCD Group. "Additionally," D'Angelo continued, "Aires brings complementary disciplines in occupational industrial hygiene and mechanical engineering, and will also be instrumental in expanding WCD’s national reach in responding to environmental emergency response, property losses, and claims resolution." Aires personnel are now fully integrated into WCD.  The Aires website and offices will transition to WCD locations.



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