Giving Back Through our 2023 Founder’s Day Events

April 22 is Founder's Day at Opus – It marks the date back in 1953 when our founder, Gerry Rauenhorst, signed his first contract. This defining moment was the start of the construction business that evolved into The Opus Group of today.⁠

Gerry saw his business venture as a way to not only improve an industry and support his family, but also a means to improve and support his community. His commitment to community philanthropy became a priority and tradition engrained in our organization.⁠

We celebrate this day annually with company-wide volunteer events. Each office has the flexibility to celebrate Founder's Day when it works best for the team. Check out updates from each of our offices:

In support of our 2023 Founder's Day volunteer activities, the Opus Foundation®​​ awarded $105,000 to:

  • Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity
  • Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City
  • Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver Inc.
  • Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago
  • Rebuilding Together Minnesota
  • Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
  • Armer Foundation for Kids (Phoenix)

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