The Opus Group® Announces Start of Construction on Industrial Development in Earth City, Missouri


​The Opus Group announced today the start of construction on a 13.5-acre industrial development in Earth City, Missouri. Johnstone Supply, a leader in the HVACR industry, will occupy 4 acres with their new 45,000-square-foot headquarters and distribution center. Opus will also construct an 111,000-square-foot speculative industrial development on the remaining 9.5 acres.  

“Our team identified this location as one of the last developable sites in Earth City," said Rya​n Carlie, director of real estate development at Opus. “Through the expertise of our integrated team and strong broker relationships, we've been able to work closely with St. Louis County to develop a modern industrial building that will meet the demand for local, regional and national industrial users."

Upon opening of the new headquarters and distribution center, Johnstone Supply will occupy 10,000 square feet for the company's headquarters, which will include a training room and product showroom. Centralizing these facilities under one roof allows Johnstone Supply to further establish its presence in the St. Louis area. 

“Our team has been grateful to work with Opus throughout this process, and we're eager to see this project through to completion" said Larry Wines at Johnstone Supply. “Our new building allows us to expand our business, offer additional educational training courses and bring new jobs to the community."  

The 111,000-square-foot speculative industrial development will be able to accommodate multiple tenants, offering 139 parking stalls, 32-foot clear height, 27 dock positions, including two drive-in positions and clerestory windows. With immediate access to Interstate 70 and directly off of state Route 141, this project offers accessibility and external visibility. 

Construction on both buildings begins this month. The Johnstone Supply facility is slated for completion in early 2021 and the speculative industrial building is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2021. 

Opus is the developer, design-builder and architect and engineer of record. Jake Corrigan and Vince Bajardi with Sansone Group will be marketing the project for lease.

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, student living, senior living, institutional and retail 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 and @theopusgroup on Instagram.