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on April 14, 2016
Andrea DeGasperis-Ronco of OPUS Homes wins the Young Entrepreneur Under 40 Award!
Byon April 13, 2016
Last week, the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce celebrated and announced their Business Achievement Awards, and Andrea DeGasperis-Ronco, Principal of OPUS Homes, received the Young Entrepreneur Under 40 Award!
The Young Entrepreneur Under 40 Award recognizes business owners operating in Vaughan with superior business acumen, social awareness, and those who contribute greatly to the Vaughan community.
DeGasperis-Ronco’s family has a background in construction, and after spending a decade in the industry, she decided to start something of her own. When she launched OPUS Homes in 2010, it was her goal to build high quality communities while taking the stress out of the homebuying process, and it’s clear that she’s succeeding.
The Newinhomes.com team has been to more than one OPUS Homes opening over the last five years, and we have to say, we’ve probably seen DeGasperis-Ronco on the sales floor more than any other principal in the industry. She offers her personal attention and advice, taking a more caring, down-to-earth approach to selling a home. It’s not even just about selling a home for OPUS Homes, it’s about building a real community.
Last year at the final opening of Aurora Trails (now sold out), hundreds of buyers lined up for hours. People were even arriving days before to secure their spot in line. It was a crisp June morning and there was a sense of urgency in the air.
We popped into the OPUS sales centre to check out how the crowds were responding to the new home offerings and then DeGasperis-Ronco made an announcement. A new crowd had just been let in through the front doors, and the first thing she did was ask the crowd if anyone needed to use the washroom.
We know that doesn’t sound like a big deal, but we’ve never seen that happen before, and we’ve been to our fair share of openings. The fact that she was aware that people had been waiting a long time and was concerned that they may be uncomfortable shows what kind of person and what kind of business owner she is.
From that point on, the crowd browsed in a relaxed manner and there was a calm atmosphere throughout the sales centre. DeGasperis-Ronco instantly treated these people like people and not like prospective purchasers, and sometimes that’s the difference between being successful and unsuccessful.
We’re sending out a big congratulations to Andrea DeGasperis-Ronco and the entire OPUS Homes team! We can’t wait to see what you have planned for the near and distant future.
OPUS Homes communities
Speaking of the future, OPUS Homes has a few communities in the works, including Whitby Meadows, Glen Ridge Estates, and a new Richmond Hill project.
Whitby Meadows is in the preconstruction phase and OPUS Homes is currently collecting registrations for the community. Glen Ridge Estates is a collection of 28 exquisite estate homes that will be launching in Aurora this June, with prices starting at $1.7 million. All that has been released about the upcoming Richmond Hill community is that it will be located at Elgin Mills Road and Leslie Street.