Associate Commitment

More than a Job

What are our team members like? They're talented, dedicated and knowledgeable. They're experts in their field and committed to the work we do, the clients we do it for and the communities in which we work. Our associates streamline complex projects and always deliver value to clients.

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Associate Commitment

Associates in Their Own Words

Let our associates tell you about being on our team.

Project Management

  • Jeff Smith

    At Opus we involve project managers from the start to the finish of a project. It enables you to be intimately involved with all details of the project. What I enjoy most about my job is at the end of a project, stepping back and seeing the creative work that happened. It’s a great feeling to know I was an integral part of bringing it to fruition.

    Jeff Smith

    Vice President
  • Nick Lauters

    Our teams at Opus work hard to ensure client satisfaction, and we are always working toward that common goal together. We know when we did a good job when the client is happy and feels like it wasn't a difficult process.

    Nick Lauters

    Senior Project Manager
  • Beth Duyvejonck

    One of the things I like about this job is creating something completely new with each client. It never gets old. We get to create amazing environments for people to live and work in, and we are passionate about it. In fact, we tend to get really attached to the buildings and our clients.

    Beth Duyvejonck

    Regional Vice President


  • Devon Coffey

    We call potential real estate projects 'pursuits' until construction starts, and the process can be two years in the making. There's always a lot going on with multiple deals and properties under contract while working through negotiations with the city and sellers. The ultimate goal is to never miss a deadline and see the project through to the end – and we do just that.

    Devon Coffey

    Senior Manager
  • Ben Angelo

    Our goal is to develop high-quality properties that are desirable to our residents. Almost everything we do during development is focused on the end-user, which in my case are students. We aren't just building apartments for students to sleep and study in; we are creating vibrant communities within university or college communities.

    Ben Angelo

    Vice President
  • Joe Downs

    We make a significant impact on the communities where we work, beyond the real estate we build. The Opus culture promotes being good people and treating people well. You can go to bed at night knowing you are not only serving clients well, but also the communities where they live and work.

    Joe Downs

    Executive Vice President & General Manager

Architecture & Engineering

  • Jennifer Koehler

    My passion is creating spaces for our clients that inspire and engage their communities and workforces. My role is always to be a listener first. Once we understand the client's vision, our team can work on designing interiors that will bring out the best in their people and organizations.

    Jennifer Koehler

    Vice President
  • Lisa Billing

    My favorite stage of a project is the final punch walk. At this point the building comes to life from a collection of ideas on paper to a tangible space for people to live, work and play.

    Lisa Billing

    Senior Project Architect


  • Greg Woelfel

    I enjoy overcoming challenges, and working in urban areas is always more complex, especially when building high-rises. The condominium projects I've worked on added another layer of complexity since 250+ units were designed and built according to individual owners' specifications. We are very client-driven at Opus. Giving them exactly what they want started from the very beginning when Gerry Rauenhorst founded the company and it remains at the center of everything we do today.

    Greg Woelfel

    General Superintendent