“For over 20 years, Joe DiLazzaro’s heart, energy, expertise and friendship have enhanced our family’s daily life.”
Opus Master Builders is a Boston-based residential construction firm with over 30 years of experience delivering our clients’ visions with care and craft.
At our core, we are client advocates. Our mission is to empower and educate so you can be engaged throughout the entire project. You can rely on our experience, skill, and proven process to deliver your vision of a beautifully designed, expertly crafted, one-of-a-kind space.
The Opus team and its extended network of skilled artisans, architects, and designers across New England are a passionate force, consistently delivering exceptional and award-winning spaces that truly reflect the people who live in them.
Share with us the space you imagine and let us help you build it.
Leading the Opus team, Joe’s primary focus is developing a strong relationship with each client and delivering personalized service to meet and exceed every need. With over 30 years of general contracting and design-build experience, Joe’s breadth and depth of expertise, trusted relationships, and passion for delivering beautiful, customized homes allows him to create an engaging, transparent and enjoyable process for clients and partners.
With over 20 years of experience, Tara manages the Opus team and its partners, executing even the most complex jobs efficiently and with a smile. Tara’s talent stems from her relentless drive to see her clients, design partners, and specialty crews happy with both the on-time, on-budget process and the finished product.
Maintaining transparency and accuracy during the planning and execution phase of any endeavor is critical to success. By applying her 28 years of experience in accounting, tax, and strategic business consulting, Carrie positions the Opus team for continued success as sustained growth brings new opportunities and complexities. With a solid operating foundation led by Carrie’s team, Opus is able to deliver transparency to every client.
Managing projects, expectations, and creating a paramount finished product is always top priority. Nick brings over 14 years of experience to the Opus team and enjoys the pure satisfaction of meeting schedules, deadlines, and budgets. Nick’s skill set paired with his vast array of knowledge and dedication sets up the Opus team to make any clients’ vision come to life.
As an Estimator, Justin is responsible for creating budget roadmaps, project plans and making sure that our clients are empowered and fully educated on the process and timeline for their projects. Justin’s commitment to the customer experience centers around his focus on efficiency and transparency, making sure that projects run smoothly and that everyone involved is empowered and energized at every stage of the process.
With over 30 years of carpentry and construction management experience, as well as featured in several publications and on the television show American Builders, Chris offers deep expertise to projects of all sizes ranging from new construction to historic renovations. His commitment to client satisfaction begins with a transparent project plan, coordination with architects and designers and ongoing accessibility throughout the build. Chris credits his work ethic to his parents and enjoys spending time with his family, including his grandsons, Luke and River.
Crafting and sharing the Opus story is Rebecca’s passion. With her diverse background in marketing and copywriting across industries, Rebecca has the skills to seamlessly weave together the details of every Opus project and process so that we can share the transformations and celebrate our capabilities and accomplishments.
“Multiple things can happen in a renovation, and things are much more complicated than you can imagine. Even as a designer with a lot of experience working with people on their process, you never really know how intricate things are until you live it. The client needs to be compatible with the builder and Opus can handle everything from big to small and complicated to simple. Not only did they explain everything clearly but they could also handle any question or concern I had.”
“Joe first worked on a project for me in 2004, a significant renovation of a large house in West Cambridge. And I just kept coming back — three follow-on projects, and then a renovation of the apartment to which I have downsized now that my children are grown. Joe stands behind his work and is unfailingly honest and transparent. He knows every trade, can diagnose every issue, understands historic buildings, and is a true artist and craftsman. Joe dedicates his heart, mind, and soul to every aspect of a project to create spaces that are beautiful and distinctive.”
“Joe is a master communicator. He presented in writing the what, when, how and cost of each aspect of our project. He responded immediately to any questions we raised. He wove together the many schedules of contractors and his own team beautifully.
The quality of work was top notch. All the workers from the excavation crews to finish carpenters and painters were pleasant and polite. Clearly Joe treats them with respect and communicated expectations clearly.”
“They say cooler heads prevail, and with Opus, that was the case. They were so proactive and adaptable to every new situation, and with that came the strong faith that we would be able to get through the project. Some people may try to pull the wool over your eyes when something doesn’t go exactly as planned but that was never the case here, and that really created a sense of trust and honesty which showed at every stage of the project.”
“Opus fosters a culture of collaboration, craftsmanship, integrity, curiosity, and passion. Rooted in the best practices of generations of craftspeople but ever searching for innovations in materials and methods to improve their product – your home. I relish every opportunity I get to join them in the work we both love – building your dreams. Love you guys!”