Friday, September 13, 2019

Jason Woodward Joins OPaL as Chief Operating Officer

Jason Woodward / Press Release::

Jason Woodward at OPaL's Watkins Alley project.
44 Units | Capitol Hill.

Another First For An Award-Winning Area Homebuilder

Army and government veteran tapped as COO of boutique homebuilder, OPaL.

Cabin John, MD, September 2019—Sean Ruppert, Principal and Owner of regional boutique developer, OPaL, announces the appointment of the company’s first Chief Operating Officer, Jason Woodward. Together, Ruppert and Woodward will drive the future of this award-winning organization.

Woodward brings military pride and precision to the many processes that go into the building or historic renovation of OPaL homes. Most recently, he served as the Assistant Inspector General in the Office of Management and Administration for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. In addition to supervising 150 people, he was responsible for operational planning, internal oversight, budgetary matters, space planning and facilities management, human resources management and the operations of the Office of the Inspector General’s national hotline.

“Jason’s professional background translates perfectly to managing the many details that go into ensuring OPaL’s urban developments, custom homes, and historic renovations are delivered on-time, on-budget and within parameters,” says Ruppert. “His skills are invaluable to the continued success of our organization. ”

A native of Kansas, Jason is also a military veteran, having served eight years in the US Army in various logistical and operations positions. He holds a trio of master’s degrees—in Business Administration, Public Health, and Nutrition—as well as a master’s certificate in Key Leadership.

“Working as COO at OPaL requires a lot attention to detail, scheduling, coordinating with suppliers, and most importantly, financial oversight. These are the same skills I’ve honed over the years in my public sector jobs. Because OPaL only builds and renovates a small number of homes each year, I will have the chance to invest more of myself into each project and see the results on the faces of the families who live there. I look forward to the gratification that will bring,” says Woodward.


About OPaL
Based in Cabin John, MD, OPaL is a local builder specializing in developing small, well-located, close-in communities. With 20 years of experience in the homebuilding industry and numerous awards, OPaL's extraordinary vision brings a whole new dimension to the Washington, DC housing market. The company builds only a handful of new townhomes and single-family homes each year, preferring quality, individuality and location over cookie-cutter appeal. All of the more than 250 homes built by OPaL since its inception are characterized by truly unique architecture, impeccable details and deep thought for the lifestyles of their owners. To learn more, visit

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