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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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