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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The goal of this 2019 Veridian Credit Union project is to freshen up the look of an outdated building and give the branch an architecturally interesting exterior.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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UFCU Branches Awarded Excellence in Construction

Redmond is honored to have two of our projects awarded with the 2019 Michiana Builders Association (MBA) Excellence in Construction Award.

Awarded on project: United Federal Credit Union – South Bend IN and Mishawaka IN

Subcontractor: Dudeck Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.

Category: Roofing – Commercial

Click here to learn more about the projects: United Federal Credit Union, Ireland Road in South Bend, IN

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Redmond Awarded Design Excellence Award for Wintrust Project

The Redmond Company is honored to be awarded the Silver Design Excellence Award by ASID on the Wintrust Bank – Financial Center remodel in Milwaukee WI. The renovation included new office tenant space and 2-story atrium space with main building entrance. The design team was challenged with the task of providing a high-end interior design for Wintrust Financial Center with an open feel in the atrium space, while maintaining the security required for a financial client. The program for this project included both private and open offices, a large conference room, employee lounge, and a multi-purpose space for both staff training and entertaining clients. 

ASID, American Society of Interior Designers, is one of the largest and the most prominent professional interior design organizations.  This very active group is dedicated to promoting high quality design and communicating the impact of design on the human experience.   Thank you to ASID Board, Design Awards Committee, and our client Wintrust Financial Center.

Learn more about the Wintrust Financial Center project.

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Capital Credit Union Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

The Redmond Company was very pleased to have worked with the Capital Credit Union team on this project.  This 1,700 square foot build-out features integration of technology and unique design components intended to help Capital Credit Union serve their existing members efficiently and reach the millennial marketplace.  Wendy from Capital Credit Union shared that they “LOVE the new branch.”

The collaboration between The Redmond and Capital’s team was seamless.  Tom Young, President of Capital Credit Union stated: “We are very pleased with the Redmond Company and their team.  They finished our project on time and well under budget!  They catered to our wishes throughout the project, with the utmost of professionalism”

Thank you, Wendy and Tom, and the rest of the Capital Credit Union team for letting The Redmond Company join in your growth. 

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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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Forward Bank Featured in Great Lakes Banker Magazine

The Redmond Company’s financial project, Forward Bank, has been featured in the June 2018 issue of Great Lakes Banker Magazine. We are pleased to share this project with you and honored to be part of building the future for another financial institution. A few words from our client quoted in the article: William Sennholz, CEO and President of Forward Bank, stated he couldn’t be happier with the building or the entire design-build process, as “Redmond listened, shared their expertise, and led us through every step from site selection, brokerage, and design to completion of the project.” Sennholz said, “The Redmond Company helped us build for our future and we now have a new building unlike any other in the area, where we can approach our business in a way that’s not only operationally efficient and based on our purpose, but is thoroughly appreciated by our customers and employees. Redmond really helped us achieve our vision and were the perfect partner for us on this extraordinary project. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to build a main office of the future.” Like the article shares – The master planning and architectural design strategies of today’s main offices can be a complex and major endeavor for financial institutions of all sizes.  We understand that and Redmond’s focus is to ensure our clients achieve their real estate and facility goals and desired customer experience objectives. Our approach is very much hands-on, leading projects from conceptual ideas through construction. Many factors can impact your business, from employee satisfaction and productivity to talent recruitment and retention, as well as competitive differentiation and customer experiences. Check out the full article, Successful Main Office Uses Essential Design Elements, and learn more about this project. Click here to view article

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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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