Opus Development Corporation Completes Expansion of Weyco Headquarters

8/22/2011
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MILWAUKEE, Wis. - The Milwaukee office of Opus Development Corporation (Opus) announced today the completion of a 52,000-square-foot mezzanine addition to Weyco Group, Inc.’s (Weyco) Glendale, Wis., headquarters. The mezzanine was completed on a tight timeline, following Weyco’s acquisition of The Combs Company.

Weyco, a shoe manufacturer, recently acquired The Combs Company, the owner of Bogs and Rafters footwear brands. The space at Weyco’s headquarters was insufficient to store the new product associated with the addition of The Combs Company’s product. 

“The schedule was definitely a challenge,” said Jerad Protaskey, Project Manager for Opus Development Corporation. “More than one steel bidder told us the schedule was impossible.”  

The delivery date of The Combs Company’s new product was predetermined. Thus, it was an absolute necessity to complete the high-quality product that Opus is known for in an expedited manner. 

“First and foremost, Opus is a problem-solving organization,” said Julie Ledger, Vice President and General Manager for Opus Development Corporation. “We have always made it our goal to clearly understand our clients’ priorities and meet their expectations.”  

Opus’ ability to meet and often exceed project goals comes in large part to the company’s structure. Opus has real estate, design, finance and project management professionals under one roof in order to address all aspects of a project simultaneously. This full-service approach to development and design-build has attributed to Opus’ many successes, including Weyco’s expansion.  

Opus Development Corporation is one of the region’s leading full-service real estate development and design-build firms. Recent notable projects completed by the Milwaukee office include Waukesha’s Shoppes at Fox River, The Honey Creek Corporate Center, multiple buildings at Marquette University, including the new law school, Northwestern Mutual’s Franklin Campus and Oakwood Crossing Business Center in Oak Creek. 

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Suggested Caption: Opus Development Corporation recently completed construction of a 52,000 square-foot mezzanine addition to Weyco Group, Inc.’s (Weyco) Glendale, Wis., headquarters. The mezzanine was completed on a tight timeline, following Weyco’s acquisition of The Combs Company. 

About The Opus Group
The Opus Group™ is a family of national commercial real estate companies headquartered in Minneapolis, with expertise in development, project management and construction, architecture and engineering, finance, sales and leasing. The Opus Group includes Opus Holding, L.L.C. and Opus Holding, Inc. and their operating subsidiaries, Opus Development Corporation, Opus Design Build, L.L.C. and Opus AE Group, Inc. Specializing in office, industrial, retail, residential living, institutional and government 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 www.opus-group.com.