Opus Design Build, L.L.C. to Construct New Headquarters for Freightquote.com


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - ​Opus Design Build, L.L.C announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Freightquote.com to design and construct the company’s new 200,000-square-foot headquarters.

The nation’s largest online shipping broker, Freightquote, is relocating to Kansas City, Mo. from its current location in Lenexa, Kan. This new office space will be designed to accommodate an expanding workforce as the company looks to grow, creating approximately 700 new positions within the next several years. 

“We’re pleased to be working with Freightquote to deliver a facility that meets the future needs of this growing company,” said Oscar Healy, senior director, construction, Opus Design Build, L.L.C. “By using our integrated design-build method, time and cost efficiencies have resulted as we focus on delivering a building that can accommodate Freightquote’s expanded workforce and fulfill increased business demands."

Built on a 30 acre site south of St. Joseph Hospital, the new facility will have convenient access to Interstate 435 at State Line Road and Wornall Road. The four-story building will feature architectural precast with glass curtain wall and punched openings and will accommodate parking for 1,500 cars. 

Construction began in August 2012 and is slated for completion in June 2013. 

Opus Design Build, L.L.C. is serving as the design-builder on the project and Opus AE Group, Inc. is the architect and engineer of record while VanTrust Real Estate is providing development services.

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