The Opus Group® Announces Appointment of Rich Kauffman as Regional Vice President of Construction


​INDIANAPOLIS – The Opus Group (Opus) announced today that Rich Kauffman will lead Opus Design Build, L.L.C.’s project management team as regional vice president for Indianapolis and the surrounding region. In his new role, Kauffman will focus on delivering clients’ vision for their real estate design and construction.

“We are glad to have Rich join our Opus team, bringing new depth and experience in development and construction,” said Douglas J. Swain, vice president and general manager, Opus Development Company, L.L.C. “We’re looking forward to the added element he will bring to ensuring our clients have the best possible experience with Opus.”

Kauffman has more than 20 years of professional experience in development and construction planning, most recently as president, construction Midwest region, with DLC Residential, L.L.C. where he led staff and projects in the Minneapolis and Chicago areas. Kauffman’s experience also includes time with Gatlin Development Company, J&S Construction, Navistar International and Huber, Hunt & Nichols.

Kauffman also worked as a project manager for Opus Northwest, L.L.C. from 1994 to 2008 and was involved in the completion of a number of successful Minneapolis projects. Coupled with his more recent experience, Rich has developed a clear understanding of design-build construction, development and the Opus culture.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to bring my experience to Opus and return to my hometown of Indianapolis,” said Kauffman. “The organization’s focus on the vertical integration of design, construction and development is one of the main reasons I’m excited to join this team and why I expect a lot of future success for the company.”

Kauffman graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He is also EIT certified.

About The Opus Group

The Opus Group® is a family of commercial real estate development, construction and design companies headquartered in Minneapolis with offices and projects across the country. Opus operates as an integrated, multidisciplinary team with expertise in development, capital markets and finance; project management and construction; architecture, engineering and interior design. The Opus Group includes Opus Holding, L.L.C. and its operating subsidiaries: Opus Development Company, L.L.C., Opus Design Build, L.L.C. and Opus AE Group, L.L.C. Specializing in industrial, office, residential, retail, healthcare and institutional projects, The Opus Group has broad capabilities, deep experience and a proven design-build model that delivers solutions for customers on time and on budget. For more information, visit and follow @TheOpusGroup on Twitter.