The OPUS Team

Approachable. Friendly. Caring. Reliable. Professional. If you ask our homebuyers to describe us in one word, you’ll get answers as diverse as the homes we build. However, they will all agree on one thing – the OPUS Team will go out of its way to provide you with the best homebuying experience possible. Our team is made up of exceptional individuals from all areas of the new home industry – planning, construction, design, marketing, accounting, sales. We bring extensive knowledge and experience as well as a passion for client care. You are what motivates and inspires us to do our best.

Andrea DeGasperis-Ronco
Principal
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After 10 years of experience working in the industry Andrea’s entrepreneurial drive kicked into full force. There was no escaping the three generations of construction blood that ran through her veins. Realizing that purchasing a new home is a daunting and overwhelming experience Andrea took this concept coupled with her passion for the industry and in 2011 launched OPUS Homes. Creating a company that would stand out from the rest was central to her philosophy. She wanted to provide Clients with a personal, informative and caring approach to the new home buying experience. Since then, while having had three children, Andrea together with her husband Michael and their team have designed beautiful homes containing elevated Signature Finishes and Go Green initiatives, all while giving back to the communities in which they build through their Families Helping Families Program. But most important to Andrea is ensuring that OPUS’ Clients, Team Members and Associates are treated with respect & with a smile. In 2016 Andrea was honoured with the Young Entrepreneur Under 40 award bestowed to her by the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce and in 2018 the Riley Brethour Leadership Award from BILD, the 2018 Next Generation Award by the CIBPA, in addition to various other awards she and her team have earned. Andrea is proud to be a wife, mother and business woman, acting as a role model to her children and making a difference in the homebuilding industry.

Michael Ronco
Principal & Legal Counsel
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As a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and having come from a home building family, Michael brings a depth of experience to the OPUS team. After having run his own legal practice for several years Michael joins the team as a senior managing director with expertise in the areas of real estate law and land development. By his nature and training, Michael takes special interest in the details and looks to incorporate that attention to detail into each OPUS home for the benefit of each OPUS client. Michael is delighted to be working alongside his wife (Andrea) in building a company which will be known for offering well planned, well built homes to all its clients.

Carlo DeGasperis
Co-Founder
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In 1977, together with his older brother Silvio and father Giovanni, Carlo founded TACC Construction Ltd. As President Carlo is intimately involved in the day to day operations of TACC Construction, building Core Infrastructure in southern Ontario. Carlo is also Chief Operating Officer of The TACC Group of Companies, consisting of TACC Construction, TACC Developments, Dicrete Construction Ltd., Transpower Utility Contractors, Decast Ltd. and now OPUS Homes.

From being an active member on various Boards of Directors, to being chosen as one of the Torch Bearers for the 2015 Pan Am Games, to the largest individual fundraiser for the Ride to Conquer Cancer, Captain the “A-TACC” team benefiting the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, Carlo always finds time for his family. Father of 3 and grandfather of 9, Carlo is well respected in the construction industry for building relationships, conducting business with integrity and giving back to the community. In 2011 together with his daughter Andrea, Carlo helped form the foundation of what OPUS Homes is today and serves as a mentor and advisor to Andrea and son-in-law Michael with the operation of OPUS Homes.

HEAD OFFICE TEAM

Vince Ditri
Senior Director of Contracts & Estimating
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Vince is a vital member of the OPUS Homes family. With well over a decade of building management experience, he brings a wealth of knowledge and a deep understanding of the Ontario Building Code. He has been recognized throughout the industry as someone who partners well with trades and suppliers, building positive relationships along the way. Because of his home inspection training and background, he takes exceptional personal pride in delivering homes of the highest quality, homes that meet his own strict standards. Vince’s strong work ethic and caring personality mean that he fits in well with the OPUS Team. Just one more person dedicated to meeting, and exceeding, our Clients’ expectations.

Anil Woodwall
Chief Financial Officer, CPA, CMA
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An accomplished Finance Executive with extensive experience in the North American market, Anil is an innovative leader skilled in strategic planning, financial management and business development, including acquisitions and business process improvement. Partnering with leadership teams and collaborating effectively in providing data analytics and metrics, with a proactive approach to operational effectiveness, make up many of his strengths. His reputation for leading with integrity, respect and inspiration while being balanced and sustainable is a leadership style that delivers long term results. Anil’s years of experience in the finance world and his down to earth demeanour make him an exceptional fit for our OPUS team.

Carmela Simeone
Controller
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Carmela brings a diverse finance background to OPUS Homes. Having worked within a traditional accounting practice, Carmela was eventually lured by many of her clients to launch her own private practice and therein began serving numerous home builders. Her thoroughness, willingness to take on numerous tasks and her warm easy going nature are amongst a few of her wonderful attributes. As OPUS 1st employ back in 2011, Carm continues to grow her skills and adapt to OPUS' ever-evolving and forward thinking ways.

Morina Law
Accounting
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Morina has over 20 years of experience working with general accounting principles in Canada and Hong Kong. She never shies away from completing tasks efficiently and accurately with great attention to detail. With her friendly demeanor, positive attitude and organized ways, she is the perfect addition to our OPUS Homes accounting team.

Dhivya Pushparaja
A/P Accounting Clerk
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Dhivya has over 10 years of experience with the day-to-day management of all payment cycle activities. Her diligence and attention to detail allow her to verify and reconcile invoices in a timely and efficient manner. Dhivya believes that the atmosphere you work in plays a large role in the quality of work that is produced. Her professionalism and friendly demeanor help contribute to a positive working atmosphere where her and her colleagues can work closely together to effectively complete the tasks at hand. Although Dhivya’s work experience and ethic alone are quite impressive, her hard work does not end there. She is also a very proud mom of two lovely daughters, Kishara and Luckshera. Dhivya is an essential member of the OPUS team.

Rose Castoro
Contracts Administrator
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Having worked in the travel industry as a customer service supervisor for 18 years and subsequently in the manufacturing industry as an administrative coordinator, Rose Castoro has an abundance of experience in customer service and office administration. Her ability to work collaboratively with various departments within OPUS and communicate seamlessly with our trade partners has made her an asset to our team. In her free time Rose loves to travel, spend time with her family and friends, boating and visiting the cottage.

Melissa Chiappetta
Office Administrator
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Melissa is an experienced Administrator who is dedicated to the success of her team and clients. Her hard work has helped her achieve a Degree in Business Administration from York University. With over ten years of administration experience, Melissa is always looking for ways to continue to grow her knowledge, not only for herself, but to provide a quality experience to each of her clients, colleagues, and team members. During her spare time, Melissa enjoys reading, listening to music, cars, and cooking – her friends even classify her as the best lasagna maker! Her positive attitude, outgoing personality, friendly demeanor, and willingness to adapt to her environment make her an imperative part of this team.

Cassandra Torre
Sales & Marketing Coordinator
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Cassandra has been around the real estate industry since she was 15 years old. Her background working in real estate offices and new home sales has given her a true passion for the industry. Cassandra attended the University of Guelph-Humber where she simultaneously received a Bachelor’s Degree of Applied Arts in Media Studies from Guelph University, and a Diploma in Media Communications from Humber College. Here she realized that her love of marketing, well developed communication skills, and knowledge of the real estate industry could create positive experiences for clients – which is why she decided to complete her skill set by becoming a licensed Realtor®. Cassandra is constantly learning, growing, and bettering herself as a professional to provide the upmost level of service to each of her clients and anyone whom she has the opportunity of working with. Cassandra truly believes that if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life – and that is certainly where she has found herself to be.

Spock
Director of Pup-Lick Relations
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After being adopted into a third-generation home building family, Spock decided to claim a spot in the family business. As the Director of Public (Pup-Lick) Relations, Spock plays an essential role in office happiness and cohesiveness. His fun and friendly personality, combined with his high-level of professionalism, makes him the perfect candidate for this role. He is always the first person to greet our team and our clients at the door, while using his interpersonal skills to gain their trust, confidence, and eventually their hearts. On his free time, Spock enjoys all the little luxuries life has to offer, whether it be taking walks with family & friends, snacking on his co-workers treats when they’re not looking, or even just taking a nap somewhere in the office with his favourite toy. It’s safe to say that Spock is most definitely a VIP (Very Important Pup) here at OPUS Homes.

DECOR STUDIO TEAM

Laura DeGasperis
Decor Pro
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Laura DeGasperis attended York University and earned herself a Bachelor of Art with Honours in Law and Society. She subsequently pursued a Creative Advertising and Marketing Diploma from Seneca College. Her passion for design, art and all things creative led Laura to the construction Industry. Along with her 16 years of décor experience and her keen eye for design, Laura is a vital and creative member of our Décor Team.

Mary Patrick
Decor Pro
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Mary Patrick’s passion and commitment to client sales, service and satisfaction has earned her top accolades at the highest level both nationally and internationally. She is someone with deep rooted ties in the Vaughan community be it through the numerous committees she has been a part of with the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce, the Tema Conter Foundation supporting our Front Line EMS Teams and local Soccer Clubs. Mary is a frequent speaker at George Brown College where she gives back to students aspiring toward their dreams in the professional world. Mary’s 30 plus years of top salesmanship and professionalism in various industries and her ability to understand the client focus approach OPUS is known for, makes her a key member of our Decor Team.

Sharon Naraine
Decor Pro
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Sharon is a seasoned professional with over twenty years of experience in custom, high-rise, and low-rise residential real estate. She began her journey in the industry working for leading home builders, design firms, and sales and marketing teams. Her expertise and diligence with contracts, construction, development, and property management are only a few of the contributing factors to her exception client care and communication skills. Sharon has been recognized for her leadership in the homebuilding industry with superior consultant, supplier, and trade relationships – she is on the pulse with innovative design products and trends! Her pleasant personality, exceptional experience and dedication to her clients makes her truly remarkable at her job. Beyond work, Sharon is an avid traveler with a passion for architecture, culture, food, and art – all of which seamlessly come to the forefront through inspiration in her attention to detail and love for design.

Marilena Fairey
Decor Administrator
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Marilena is an accomplished individual with a history working as an Administrative Assistant, as well as a Law Clerk with a Diploma from Seneca College. Her education and comprehensive experience within both the New Home & Legal industries allows her to perform at the highest degree of professionalism in her position. Marilena prides herself on her attention to detail and diligence when it comes to work and handling whatever endeavor is at her hands. She constantly strives to produce nothing less than the highest quality of work for her team and clients, adapting to each situation she finds herself in. Her exceptional qualifications and superior knowledge are only a few of her finest qualities. Marilena is also a truly happy and outgoing person, who is often known for lighting up whatever room she steps into. Her cheerful and positive attitude, along with her willingness to work, make her a vital part of this team.

Michelle Orlow
Décor Studio Manager
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Your history and your experiences have a big impact on who you are – and who Michelle is, shines through in her work as our OPUS Homes Decor Studio Manager. By putting herself in the shoes of her clients, she is able to understand their needs and wants and help create a path to ensure that they are always met. With over 24 years of experience in the new home industry, Michelle knows that lifestyle comes first - and that no two people’s lifestyles are exactly alike.

That being said, Michelle ensures that she is always on top of her industry and product knowledge so that she can use her skillset to help her clients create a place they are happy to call home. Beyond work, Michelle’s creativity and passion for design stem from her adventurous side outside of the office. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and dog, who you can probably find by the water somewhere. Her desire to always be experiencing something new, fun and creative are only a few of her traits that shine through work, making Michelle the ideal person to spearhead your OPUS decor experience.

CONSTRUCTION TEAM

Alex Reid
Senior Director of Construction
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Having been immersed in the construction and renovation sector from an early age, Alex brings over 20 years of construction expertise to OPUS. Amongst Alex’s positive attributes, his greatest strength is that of modesty. Passionate and committed, he consistently strives to deliver the calibre of home for which he would be satisfied to own. Alex is devoted to excellence and manages all field operations for the OPUS construction program.

Frank Frazao
Site Manager
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From his early days working as a bricklayer and framer, Frank has pursued building excellence for over two decades. Frank has worked in both site supervisor and customer service capacities, and with his quiet demeanor has a very client focused approach to everything he does. Frank’s philosophy is that a happy homeowner is a repeat homeowner. It’s a lofty goal, but one that each and every OPUS Homes team member shares.

Giovanni Cirillo
Site Manager
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Giovanni began his career framing homes at the age of 17. Over the years, he’s acquired expertise as a Site Supervisor, Project Manager and Warranty Service Technician among other things. Giovanni is passionate, dedicated and detail-oriented, and knows the Ontario Building Code inside and out. Like the rest of the OPUS team, he is committed to building houses that people are proud to call home!

Alex Cuda
Site Manager
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Alex Cuda brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the construction industry. Alex began his career as an Architectural Draftsman, then transitioned into onsite construction supervision. Over the years of building homes for families, Alex finds the most joy in presenting a finished home that would exceed any homeowner’s expectation. This level of passion, his dedication to his craft, along with the abundance of experience Alex has gained in the construction industry has made him a fantastic fit as a Site Manager for OPUS. Spending time with his family, reading, being in the outdoors and boating are some of Alex’s most enjoyable activities.

Emilio Belvedere
Site Manager
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Emilio entered construction right out of high school – if you ask him when exactly that was, he will say “when a calculator was considered high tech!”. He began working in his family drain business at 18 years old, where he quickly learned how to navigate the ups and downs of business ownership. After working for his family business, Emilio decided he wanted to take his knowledge from what he had learned so far and start looking at other options and places where he could apply and expand his skillset. Throughout his career, Emilio has worked for multiple employers within the construction industry who have been able to teach him the ins-and-outs of everything there is to know. Emilio has been repeatedly praised for his success on past sites and projects he has worked on, even under the most difficult circumstances. At OPUS Homes, we believe that who you are as a person plays a big role on the outcome of your work, and in turn, the happiness of our clients. Emilio is a very kind, dedicated, and genuine person – making him well suited for the OPUS team. Although he has gone through his fair share of hardships in life, like losing his ill mother after taking care of her in her final year, Emilio believes that each experience has made him the man he is today. If you ask him, he will tell you that “taking care of my mother is my biggest accomplishment and the one that I am most proud of – it truly made me a better person”.

Anthony Competiello
Site Manager
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Over the years Anthony has worked in diverse areas like Site Supervision, Customer Care, Health & Safety Management and Site Budgeting. Anthony has a keen focus on efficient operations and commitment to continuous learning and professional growth. Anthony is passionate about delivering a high standard of quality and developing strong client relationships based on trust. Anthony is a team player dedicated to making OPUS Homes the first choice of homebuyers in the GTA!

Benny Morano
Finishing Site Manager
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Having graduated from George Brown College and earning himself a diploma as a Civil Engineering Technologist Benny Morano dived into the construction industry at an early age. With over 25 years of experience in building low rise homes and site supervision, Benny joins OPUS with a wealth of knowledge and industry experience. As an active member of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists, Benny has a passion for every area of homebuilding. Spending time with his nieces and nephews and enjoying the outdoors as well as the city life are some of Benny’s most enjoyable activities.

Sasha Sosnin
Finishing Site Manager
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Sasha is a very hard-working and dedicated individual. He joined the OPUS Homes team with an abundance of experience and is very knowledgeable with the new home industry. His willingness to learn helps him overcome any obstacle that may cross his path. Results driven, Sasha constantly strives to put his best foot forward with every task. He is a great team player and a truly loyal and caring employee. His dedication and attention to detail makes him incredibly well qualified for the job and we are lucky to have him as part of our team.

CLIENT CARE TEAM

Jimmy Rego
Client Care Manager
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Jimmy has over two decades of experience working in client service with now a specialization in building. He is familiar with the construction process and has specialized knowledge of home insurance, home security, contract negotiations, estimating, sales, service, and support. A kind, caring and approachable person, Jimmy is committed to delivering on the OPUS Promise each and every day.

Michelle Serroul
Client Care Coordinator
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Michelle Serroul attended Durham College and earned herself a diploma in the Early Childhood Education Program. Following the completion of her studies, she proceeded to work in daycare for 13 years. Michelle subsequently decided to switch to the construction industry in 2002. During that time she gained experience in the areas of Décor, Construction and Customer Service where she has now effortlessly transitioned to the OPUS Client Care Team. Travelling overseas or on family road trips are some of Michelle’s favourite things to do.

Alana Muto
Client Care Administrator
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Alana has over 5 years of experience in the customer service industry working for many home builders in the past. Throughout her experience in the industry, Alana has been able to successfully help guide her clients through the home buying and selling process. Her passion for real estate, alongside her desire to always lend a helping hand, has allowed her to go the extra mile when assisting clients, providing them with nothing but the best service. Alana is adamant on providing this level of service to whomever may cross her path, establishing successful long-term relationships with clients and colleagues. She always strives to provide the kind of service she would like to receive if she were in her client’s position. Alana also has a creative side where she is interested in interior décor and staging.

Anthony Orofino
Client Care Pro
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Anthony is a member of the client care team and has a long history of working in the construction industry. Since he was 17 years old, he has been assisting in specializing in the finishing products of homes – helping clients bring their ideas to reality. Anthony also attended Humber College where he studied Construction and Project Management, where he learned about what is entailed in the successful results of the industry. Beyond his knowledge and education, Anthony is very outgoing, personable and demonstrates great integrity through his work with his dedication to delivering the highest level of quality to every homeowner. His willingness to learn and his friendly demeanor make him an excellent fit on our client care team.

Karen Sheriff
Client Care Coordinator
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Karen has over 14 years of experience working with builders and with customer care. She always puts her best foot forward when it comes to assisting clients and ensuring that their needs are exceptionally met. Her friendly personality and attention to detail makes her perfectly suited for the job. When Karen isn’t busy making sure our OPUS clients are well taken care of, she enjoys spending time outdoor and being around animals.

Curtis Reid
Client Care Pro
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Curtis has been working with OPUS Homes for over 6 years. He continues to be a valuable member of our team who is constantly ensuring that any and all of our clients questions or concerns are attended to in the most timely and professional manner. With a background in Home Renovation at George Brown College, as well as many years at his own business, Curtis has been able to develop a work ethic that our clients and team always appreciate. Curtis also spent time at Brock University where he studied Sports Management. Whether it be something big or small, he is always available and ready to lend a helping hand. On his spare time, just as he is at work, Curtis is always on the move! His favourite hobbies consist of fishing, golfing, playing hockey and watching football. His energy and work ethic make him a very valuable member of our team.

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