Team

Building to Suit Your Vision

Experience Matters

As pioneers of design-build, the idea of a more client-centric process has always been embedded in everything we do. We continuously learn from our customers so that we can evolve the Opus DB3™ process, and keep elevating quality and value.

With hundreds of years of collective experience, our project management team brings breadth and depth of knowledge and expertise across a diverse portfolio of client types, team structures and sectors. Partnering with our skilled architecture, engineering, and design professionals, or your own design partners, our project teams are highly integrated and collaborate with the best interest of our clients in mind.

We'll work with you to build more than just a structure; we'll also build your trust every step of the way. Meet some of our team below.


As president and CEO of Opus Design Build, L.L.C., Dave provides executive leadership to project teams delivering integrated design-build services throughout the country. He is responsible for strategic planning, ongoing customer relationship management and providing resources and solutions meeting the cost, quality and schedule requirements of clients.

Dave’s experience includes all levels of management from project engineer, project manager and project executive to vice president and president & CEO.

Dave received a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Marquette University. He is involved with the Design-Build Institute of America, Associated General Contractors of Minnesota and the United States Green Building Council. 

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As director of national business development, Christy builds relationships with clients, consultants and industry stakeholders across Opus' footprint, executing the organization’s business development strategy and goals. Christy focuses primarily on Client Direct Services, or construction projects in which Opus Design Build applies its unique Opus DB³™ model directly, working with outside developers, architects and end users. Opus DB³ takes design-build to the next level. Whether working directly with an owner or developer as the client, or engaging internal or external design resources, Opus DB³ effectively integrates all stakeholders—client, architect and builder—working as a single, multi-disciplinary team with meaningful collaboration that elevates the client's project delivery experience and delivers results.
 
Christy has over 20 years of commercial sales, marketing and business development experience and possesses an extensive network of industry relationships.
 
Christy is a board member for the Economic Development Association of Minnesota (EDAM) and a member of the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Industry Research Committee. Additionally, she is a member of the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR); CoreNet; NAIOP, the commercial real estate development association; Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women; Institute of Real Estate Management; Minnesota Shopping Center Association; and Medical Alley Association.

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As president of Opus AE Group, L.L.C., Ed provides executive leadership to the company's architects and engineers. He is responsible for finances and overall operation.

Ed also leads the project architecture group which provides design services and support from the early stages of design development through the construction administration phases.

Ed received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Minnesota Society of the American Institute of Architects.

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Working with the real estate development and design build construction groups, Dean leads design efforts supporting various projects within the organization, including client interface and development of design solutions. He also works with both internal and external design and engineering professionals.

During his career, Dean has led various interesting, challenging and complex projects in the office, industrial, retail and institutional sectors. He has experience in urban and suburban master planning.

Dean holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the New York Institute. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Minnesota Society of the American Institute of Architects.

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Jennifer directs the interior design department, providing interior design services for all Opus offices across the country. Her approach is built on forming a successful collaboration with each client, from concept meetings to project delivery.

Jennifer has more than 20 years of experience providing design expertise in multiple sectors of interior design—office, institutional, residential, retail and renovation.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in interior design from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

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Mike oversees the engineering department, where he is directly responsible for the analysis and design of structural systems and overseeing the production of structural contract documents.

Mike has extensive experience with post-tensioned concrete, structural steel and timber structures. Mike shares his work experience with future engineers as an adjunct professor at Minnesota State University-Moorhead.

Mike holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University. He is a member of the American Concrete Institute, American Institute of Steel Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers, Minnesota State Building Code Advisory committee and the Steel Deck Institute.

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