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Congratulations Bill Schirmer of Evansville Teachers FCU

Congratulations to Bill Schirmer, Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union President and CEO.

The National Association of Federally Insured Credit Unions named Bill its 2019 CEO of the Year. The award honors the nation’s top credit union leader based on his success in fulfilling the credit union mission of serving its members’ financial needs.

Under Bill Schirmer’s leadership, ETFCU introduced its high-interest Vertical Checking in 2015. As the popularity of Vertical Checking has grown, so, too, has the financial return to accountholders. In 2018, ETFCU returned $3.8 million to its members through checking accounts alone. The credit union is on pace to return more than $4.5 million in 2019. The NAFCU CEO of the Year award acknowledges ETFCU’s impact in the community through Habitat for Humanity, an increased commitment to the United Way of Southwestern Indiana, and substantial involvement with local school systems. Last year, through scholarships, sponsorships, and donations, Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union returned more than $580,000 to the communities it serves. Over the past year, Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union added nearly 15,000 new members to surpass the 200,000-member threshold, now ranking as Indiana’s second largest credit union based on membership. ETFCU again ranked as the Evansville-area’s top mortgage lender by market share, and it increased net worth by $15.2 million. The credit union was recently acknowledged on Forbes’ inaugural list of Best-In-State Banks and Credit Unions.

On behalf of everyone at Redmond, we are proud to acknowledge Bill on this incredible accomplishment. Congratulations Bill.

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Redmond Awarded AGC Safety Award

The Redmond Company was acknowledged by the Associated General Contractors  (AGC) with the Leadership in Safety Award in “recognition of your superior safety record” noted the AGC of Greater Milwaukee.

Ensuring the safety of our employees is of the utmost importance and a responsibility we take very seriously. Redmond is extremely proud to receive this award that recognizes our unwavering commitment to providing a safe work environment.

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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

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 rendering

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.

A welcoming two-story lobby with an open stair to the second floor is the key architectural detail that first draws in and greets customers and employees. The clerestory above the lobby allows natural lighting to flood the interior and provides a warm, inviting retail space. The clerestory also maximizes natural lighting into the interior workspaces that don’t have direct access to perimeter windows. The exterior of the building is a modern twist on a traditional building.  The use of traditional brick with a traditional looking cornice is blended with the more modern metal panels and tall curtainwall windows. The use of solar shades reduce glare at interior spaces while adding interest to the exterior facade. 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 October 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 worked 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 our expertise in financial institutions to understand the needs of the bank and achieve a retail lobby space that will 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.  Redmond will be building the new facility as well, using all local subcontractors. Groundbreaking is scheduled for Fall 2019.

Article in The Dickinson Press

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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