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First Bank in Marquette, MI

First Bank in Marquette Michigan desired a 2-story solution for prominence on the site.  The Redmond Company’s solution is a unique building with a street frontage unlike any other building in Marquette.

Currently in a facility about a mile down the road that is dated and no longer meets their space or employee needs, First Bank was looking for something with a “WOW” factor to compete with the other financials in town. The design developed by Redmond is an update to the bank’s current traditional aesthetic and business model.

The architectural details are a mix of modern and traditional – a “transitional” aesthetic.  It has the forms and materials one would typically associate with a bank, such as heavy masonry and traditional detailing, with a mix of a modern edge, openness, and rounded forms.  The sloped roofs are functional but also provide an architectural cap to the masonry.

Being in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, climate consideration was important to First Bank and the new facility’s design reflects this in the details.  Sloped roofs, solid mass wall construction, and strategic fenestration serve to keep snow out and heat in.

Construction of the 18,700-sf facility begins in May 2020.

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Veridian Credit Union – Ansborough Facility in Waterloo, IA

Veridian Credit Union Ansborough

The goal of this 2019 Veridian Credit Union project is to freshen up the look of an outdated building and give the branch an architecturally interesting exterior.  This is Veridian Credit Union’s original branch dating back to the 1970s, and while there was a recent interior remodel, the exterior has not been updated in over 40 years.

This project gives prominence to the main entry with a new metal panel portal.  In rethinking the front entry, the solution was both aesthetic as well as functional. It addresses an addition done to the building in the 1990s, which created some confusion as to where members should enter the building. The old standing seam metal façade treatment is being replaced with bright and fresh fiber cement panels.

Managing lead times will be top of mind for our project management team, as much of the project will be coordinating with subcontractors for materials. Locally sourced stone and materials are being used.

This exterior remodel, with small front entry additional and renovation, includes new landscaping to update the credit union’s building. Construction is scheduled for completion by the end of 2019.

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MidAmerica National Bank

MidAmerica National Bank was looking for more operational space at their main office as well as updating their retail space with new technology and branding opportunities. Keeping our clients competitive in this ever-changing environment is a focal point that sets Redmond apart. Redmond’s financial design team, industry leaders in rethinking the standard concepts of brick-and-mortar, designed a new state of the art facility on their existing lot that allows for continued operation at their existing facility throughout construction, and guided MidAmerica National Bank forward through the new trends and technology advancements in retail banking.

The large, welcoming, double height lobby is the key architectural detail that first draws in and welcomes customers and employees. The clerestory above the lobby allows natural lighting to flood the interior and provides a warm, inviting retail space.  The design also maximizes natural lighting into the lower level work areas by working with the current site grading and providing a partially exposed basement level. The latest technology in the branch was incorporated to enhance the retail experience and allow tellers to become Universal Employees. As the bank moves away from the traditional model with teller stations and customer service representative desks, the new open-floor concept promotes greater interaction through the new Universal Employees who handle a greater variety of customer requests.

Site work begins August 2019 and construction of the new building will begin September 2019. The new ground up 29,500-sf building, which is adjacent to the existing facility, is scheduled to be completed December 2020. The existing building will be demolished after completion of the new main office.

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Financial Plus Credit Union

The Redmond Company is proud to announce that Financial Plus Credit Union has selected Redmond to design and build a new, state of the art, retail inspired 7,200-square foot, ground up branch.  Financial Plus Credit Union was interested in enhancing the curb appeal and member experience in Morris, Illinois. The new branch will be built on the existing site that Financial Plus currently occupies.

The building will become their new prototype design that can be used in other markets.  The double height eyebrow feature allows interior branding to be expressed to the exterior of the building.  This architectural feature will allow for a unique, interactive interior while drawing the members into the branch.

As the industry moves forward with technology, Financial Plus Credit Union will also be incorporating the latest technology into the new branch. Teller Cash Recyclers will increase the speed of transaction which will allow tellers to become universal employees to help cross-sell multiple services provided by Financial Plus.  The universal employees will be able to interact with members on a more personal level.  Wall mounted television will help present marketing material throughout the space, which can capture the members attention to alleviate wait times.

Needing the existing branch to be fully operational throughout construction, the placement of the new building was key. Redmond was able to achieve this by placing the building centrally within the site.  The Redmond Company takes pride in creating unique solutions to any of the client’s objectives throughout the project process. Construction is scheduled to be completed by Summer 2020.

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United Federal Credit Union – Toscana Park

The Redmond Company has completed over 20 projects for United Federal Credit Union. The Toscana Park branch in Granger, Indiana will be a 2,600-square foot new, ground-up design-build project, that follows the UFCU branding features with teller pods and drive-up. The project is adjacent to the Heritage Square shopping complex and will have an exterior of stone, brick, and engineered wood siding.

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Itasca Bank & Trust – Main Office Renovation

The Redmond Company has the pleasure to work with the Itasca Bank & Trust in redesigning their existing main office.  The building in Itasca, Illinois, consists of two stories of retail lobby space with back of house administrative functions.  Redmond used their expertise in financial institutions to observe a few deficiencies within the existing building.

With adjusting the interior space, Redmond was able to successfully achieve a more efficient space by cutting down on excess circulation space, and increase the safety of the individuals entering the building by relocating the main entrance.  These two objectives provided the following: less blind spots within the retail space for better security, minimized circulation space which allowed future employee space, and increased retail curb presence by relocating the entrance.

The Redmond Company excels in providing financial institutions a design that will maximize employee safety, functionality, and retail presence, and Itasca Bank & Trust is an example of this expertise.  Give us a call to see what we can do for you!

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American Bank Center

The Redmond Company has the pleasure to be working with the American Bank Center in designing a new 45,000 square foot administrative building with a retail lobby.  The building in Dickinson, North Dakota, consists of a large lobby presence with approximately 16,000 square feet of customer facing lobby area. Redmond used their expertise in financial institutions to understand the needs of the bank and achieve a retail lobby space that would feel open and connected throughout the entire square footage.

Redmond was able to quickly provide the necessary design and budget documentation to American Bank Center to help receive approval to move the project forward.  We achieved this with understanding the necessary steps required to move the process along quickly and filtering that information to the client with weekly meetings.  We are continuing to work alongside a great American Bank Center team for the remaining design items.

The Redmond Company excels in providing financial institutions a design that will maximize employee safety, functionality, and retail presence. Give us a call to see what we can do for you!

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United Federal Credit Union – Bible Way Branch

The Redmond Company has completed over 20 projects for United Federal Credit Union. The Bible Way branch in Reno, Nevada will be an 8,000-square foot interior and exterior remodel with the design following the UFCU branding features. The project involves rebranding the current building’s exterior and interior, new remote drive-up, and teller pods.  Construction is scheduled for completion in summer 2019.

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UnitedOne Credit Union – North and South Branches

UnitedOne Credit Union is committing to change and providing a better customer experience. Their new branch standard reflects that commitment and they have selected The Redmond Company to design and build their new branches – one on the north side and one on the south side of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Redmond is implementing emerging technologies and design to support their commitment.

3 main objectives UnitedOne had and Redmond designed: replace ‘traditional’ teller staff with Personal Teller Machines (PTMs), make parking more convenient for members, and update to the ‘branch standard’ finishes and architectural look to match their new downtown Sheboygan branch.

Understanding the new trend in banking and technology and how to implement them within a retail setting was key. The primary technology included in the renovation are the PTMs. PTM’s allow a member to not only complete cash deposits and withdrawals but to also complete other transactions typically done at a teller window. These new machines facilitate live face-to-face interaction on the screen, letting the member ask questions and experience the personal service but it permits the bank to help customers at multiple locations by remote interaction.

Construction began in the Fall 2018 and is expected to be completed by Summer 2019.

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Veridian Credit Union – West Center Road

Veridian Credit Union Arbor in Omaha Nebraska exterior rendering The Redmond Company performed detailed real estate analyses before recommending this optimal site on West Center Road in Omaha, Nebraska. This site has high visibility and high traffic counts as it it on one of Omaha’s main East/West arterial highways through the city. The site that Veridian will be building their prototype branch on is a large site currently occupied by a local brewery. The site will be split, allowing Veridian to occupy a portion of the large parcel. The Redmond Company will be utilizing Veridian’s prototype branch design for the facility and will be starting construction on the project in October 2017. The building is estimated to be completed in June 2018.
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