Why We Live United


​It’s been a great week at all of our offices as we’ve raised money, pledged more money and served our communities in a variety of ways. I know it’s been a learning experience for my coworkers and I, and I’m excited to share the reasons they live united.

We Live United because sometimes we have limited time and/or talents to share within our respective communities.  By donating to the United Way, we are able to fund an organization full of dedicated professionals who work daily to provide the necessary resources for those in need within our own communities.

Ryan Hackenmiller
Project Manager
Opus Design Build, L.L.C. - Kansas City

Living United offers a way to directly make an impact in the community not solely at a surface but allows for improvement at the roots of the issues. Everyone, so inclined, can contribute no matter what their current situation or commitment level to improve their community.

Joshua Peters
Associate Project Manager
Opus Design Build, L.L.C. - Chicago

Why I choose to give back …. Because I have the power to positively impact someone else.

Jessica Besonen
Associate Project Manager
Opus Design Build, L.L.C.  – Kansas City

I Live United to be inspired. To be a positive force in someone’s life or a community in need is an incredible feeling. When some challenges are more than one individual can handle on their own, together we can move the needle in the right direction.

Matt Etcheson
Designer, Architecture
Opus AE Group, L.L.C. – Chicago

For one thing, my wife and I both grew up in families with these values.  We have tried to instill the values of giving back to the community and service to others in our children, and it is amazing to see where they have taken that already in their young adult lives. Another reason we live united is that it makes us feel good.  When it comes to service, you will always get back more than you give, seeing the smile on someone’s face and the gratitude in their eyes. It is quite humbling.

Oscar Healy
Vice President
Opus Design Build, L.L.C. – Kansas City

Because I can make a difference.

Katie Dewlaney
Associate Project Manager
Opus Design Build, L.L.C. - Denver
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