Day in the Life

Get a glimpse into an Associate's Day

At Opus we build more than buildings. Together we work hard to build teams, client relationships, careers, communities and a whole lot more. The combination of our people, culture and unique project delivery method are why associates come here and why they stay.

Get a glimpse into the day in the life of some of our talented associates in the videos below and find out what it's like to build more at Opus!

Day in the Life

See Associates in Action

Alex – Project Management | Andy – Project Management | Pat – Project Management | Beth – Project Management | Greg – Field | Marco – Field

Meet Alex Lord, Associate Project Manager

Alex knew he wanted to be in the building industry since the eighth grade. He joined Team Opus after college, where he's been able to build his own career. "What also excites me in regards to Opus is also the different buildings and the new experiences you get every day," Alex said. "There's nothing that's the same."

Meet Andy Moriarity, Project Manager

Working within our truly integrated team, Andy has found that we're commonly aligned, working towards our client's goals and delivering the highest-quality project possible. "What motivates me most in my role is satisfying the customer's needs," Andy said. "At Opus there are a lot of different career paths you can go…ultimately whatever I think is best for me, I know that the executives and the leadership will encourage and allow me to pursue."

Meet Pat Qualley, Senior Project Manager

"Opus is definitely open to allowing you to grow both professionally and personally. They're comfortable giving you responsibility. They trust you," Pat said. That trust includes providing exposure to all parts of project delivery. Project managers truly learn how a building comes together and are able to provide guidance on constructability. "You don't get that in a traditional plan and spec environment."

Meet Beth Duyvejonck, Director, Project Manager

Beth started at Opus fresh out of college. "Opus has invested 20 years into developing me into who I am today," she said. Beth serves in her project management capacity and has also played a significant role in recruitment and training. "One of my goals as a recruiter and a trainer at Opus has been to encourage us to be more diverse. There are more and more women that are working inside of construction both on the management side and on the trades. Nothing makes me happier than seeing that."

Meet Greg Swanson, Field Coordinator

Greg has been with our team for nearly 40 years, starting as a laborer and working his way up through the ranks. About his role, Greg said: "I'm motivated every day to create value, whether it's helping somebody be better on the jobsite, helping somebody communicate. I'm motivated by the success that they have. There's some personal success and satisfaction but there's something even more satisfying when a group of people come together and create that value."

Meet Marco Alfaro, Superintendent

"If they're successful, I'll be successful, and Opus will be successful in the end," Marco says of helping people as he supervises the activities of our jobsites. Marco joined our team in the early 80s and has worked his way up through the ranks. "To me, Opus is like a family. When I was coming up the ranks I had had a lot of help from a lot of the superintendents, a lot of the foreman, a lot of coworkers."