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

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

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

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 7, Carlo is well respected in the construction industry for building relationships, conducting business with integrity and giving back to the community. In 2010 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.

Vince Ditri
Contracts Manager

Vince is an excellent addition to the OPUS Homes family. With over 15 years 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.

Carmela Simeone
Accounting Manager

With over 10 years of experience, 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.

Kimberly Bianchi
Decor Studio Manager

With a deep-rooted passion for design, Kimberly is the in-house Decor Studio Manager for OPUS Homes. Having graduated with Honours in Interior Design, she diligently mastered her trade through twelve years of accumulated experience in the design and home building industry. During that time Kimberly developed and operated an in-house decor and customer service program for a highly-regarded home builder. A creative jack of all trades, she has been involved in multiple operational functions within the home building process. This fresh-faced and highly qualified team member oversees the décor function with a finely tuned knowledge of the entire operational process which allows her to guide clients through the maze of construction with ease.

Shivanie Balkaran
Administrative Assistant

With her gentle and kind demeanor, our Shivanie aides the OPUS team with her administrative strengths. As a recent graduate of a reputable Law Clerk Program, Shivanie demonstrates a high level of clerical support and attention to detail. Her youthful ambition and enthusiasm is bridged by a hardworking individual, who is eager to learn all the dynamics involved in the home building process. With strong interpersonal and organizational skills and a keen ability to multitask to a variety of challenges, Shivanie is the perfect fit to our OPUS team.

Frank Frazao
Site Manager

From his early days working as a bricklayer and framer, Frank has pursued building excellence for over 17 years. Frank has worked both site supervisor and customer service capacities, and with his quiet demeanor has a very client focused approach in 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.

Jimmy Rego
Client Care Coordinator

Jimmy has 18 years of experience working in client service with 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.

Alex Reid
Construction Manager

Having been immersed in the construction and renovation sector from an early age, Alex brings 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.

Giovanni Cirillo
Site Supervisor

With a Diploma in Construction Engineering and Management from George Brown College, Giovanni is passionate, dedicated and detail-oriented.

Anthony Competiello
Site Manager

Anthony brings almost a decade of experience in the homebuilding industry, working in diverse areas like Site Supervision, Customer Care, Health & Safety Management and Budget Control. Anothy is thrilled to bring his keen customer focus to our team.

News & Blog

Bringing Warmth and Style to Your Home this Winter

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

As the winter months approach, picture yourself cozying up by one f these fireplaces. Which one suits your family’s style?

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Weekend adventure in the great Town of Whitby

Friday, October 12, 2018

Whitby’s prime location, right in the centre of Ontario’s Durham region, means that there is plenty to do and see in this great small town. Marinas, expansive green spaces, conservation areas and all the Durham markets are just waiting to be discovered.

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Salefish: Point of sale software a hit with new home buyers

Monday, October 01, 2018

Salefish, a cloud-based point-of-sale real estate software solution, has proven to be a hit with real estate developers, new home builders, salespeople and clients. The software is being used to provide up-to-date information about the building lots and home design options in new developments. Andrea DeGasperis-Ronco, president of OPUS Homes, uses Salefish in several developments …

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