Stellar Development Celebrates Key Promotions


Stellar Development Celebrates Stellar Careers with Key Promotions: Brian Ellis and Trey Arias Rise to Prominent Leadership Roles

[Sarasota, Florida – July 28th, 2023] – Stellar Development, a leading General Contracting Firm headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, is proud to announce the promotion of two exceptional individuals within its organization. These well-deserved promotions exemplify Stellar Development’s commitment to recognizing talent, dedication, and fostering growth within the company.

Promotion of Brian Ellis to Vice President

Brian Ellis, a dedicated stalwart of Stellar Development for nearly 16 years, has been promoted to the prestigious position of Vice President. A graduate of the University of Florida with a Master’s Degree in Construction, Brian’s journey within the company has been nothing short of extraordinary. Rising through the ranks, his visionary leadership and unwavering commitment have played a pivotal role in driving Stellar Development’s organization and growth.

Throughout his illustrious career at Stellar, Brian has managed some of the largest projects completed to date. Notably, he spearheaded the successful completion of the Countryside Christian Church, the breathtaking Compass Margaritaville Hotel, and the stunning It Works office building. Brian’s unparalleled expertise and meticulous approach have made him an instrumental key to Stellar’s growth and success.

In his new role as Vice President, Brian will further deepen his focus on operations and head up pre-construction services for Stellar, contributing his wealth of experience and strategic vision to optimize the company’s operational efficiency and enhance its competitive edge.

Maurice Opstal, President of Stellar Development, stated, “Brian’s promotion is well-deserved. His collaborative approach, innovative ideas, and unwavering commitment have been instrumental in driving Stellar Development’s success. I am excited to see him take on this new challenge.”

Promotion of Trey Arias to Director, Field Operations

Trey Arias, a seasoned professional with a proven track record, has been promoted to the esteemed position of Director, Field Operations. Having commenced his journey with Stellar Development over a decade ago, Trey’s rise within the company has been marked by exemplary dedication and a strong commitment to excellence. A graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Building Science, Trey’s vast field experience encompasses an impressive array of construction projects, including mid-rise to high-rise buildings, schools, and condominiums, making him an invaluable resource and asset to Stellar Development.

Trey’s role has been pivotal in the successful completion of signature projects, including the Holiday Inn & Suites Orlando, the Hampton Suites North Port, and Tower Shops of Davie. As Director of field operations, Trey will have full control of safety and field operations, providing vital oversight as Stellar Development continues to expand throughout Florida.

“Trey is a great problem solver and communicator. His role in supporting and guiding each project Stellar takes on is invaluable. He has proven that his involvement and attention to detail save time and money on every project we construct,” added Maurice Opstal, President of Stellar Development.


Stellar Development takes immense pride in recognizing and promoting talent from within its ranks. The exemplary careers of Brian Ellis and Trey Arias stand as a testament to the company’s dedication to nurturing driven and dedicated individuals who excel in their roles.

About Stellar Development:

Stellar Development is a premier General Contracting Firm headquartered in Sarasota, Florida. With a strong focus on delivering exceptional construction services, Stellar Development has successfully completed numerous projects across various industries. The company’s commitment to excellence, innovation, and client satisfaction has positioned it as a trusted partner for construction needs in Florida and beyond.

Press Inquiry:

For media inquiries or to schedule an interview with Stellar Development’s executive team regarding the recent promotions of Brian Ellis and Trey Arias, please contact Dallas Cook at or 941-907-9577. We would be delighted to provide further insights into the exceptional careers of these individuals and Stellar Development’s ongoing commitment to fostering talent and driving growth within the company.

Stellar Celebrates Promotions - Press Release