Operating through five independent operating companies and several subsidiaries that provide support, Opus Corporation is composed of design, construction, and development companies in 27 locations throughout the United States. Approximately 1,350 full-time facilities professionals are involved in 554 office buildings totaling 67.1 million square feet; 148 retail buildings equaling 19.6 million square feet; 365 institutional buildings comprising 16 million square feet; and 927 industrial buildings involving 104.3 million square feet. In 2003, its 50th year, Opus has 22.9 million square feet of space currently planned or under development. The company also offers engineering, property management, and financing and leasing. At an annual volume of over $1 billion, Opus has completed more than 2,100 projects.
[Editors’ Note: This design-build pioneer has become a model of efficiency both for itself and the industry as a whole. Maintaining its commitment to the basic principles of honesty and integrity, the company is also growing the business into a company with a reputation unparalleled in the business world. Of particular note: The Opus Group has quietly developed a successful track record building green buildings over the past four years and is looking to share its expertise. Taking an aggressive stance in pursuing LEED certification in green design and incorporating standard language in every build-to-suit proposal, Opus has found its design-build method is particularly ideal for green building. Look for this company to pioneer yet another wave of innovation in environmental sustainability.]