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OMNI Community Credit Union

OMNI CCU Sturgis Branch RenderingBattle Creek based OMNI Community Credit Union announced the 2020 opening of their new branch and OMNI Center in Sturgis, Michigan. The 4,190 square-foot full-service Credit Union Branch includes a 2,200 square-foot Tenant space and adjoining open breezeway. Café seating is located in front of both the Branch and Tenant space.

The building’s design, by architect Mike Parnon of BrandPoint Design, was created to showcase OMNI’s Community level, award winning Member Service through innovative Member-centric consulting offices, compelling graphics, and a Community suite for after-hours use. The branch includes contemporary Credit Union delivery channels and a platform for enhanced personal service. The new building design includes OMNI’s branded blue colors in terrazzo flooring, wall colors, and millwork and pairs it with the efficient technology and video messaging.

The new OMNI Community Credit Union Center concept features a semi-circular façade with a radial parking design and 80’ American Flag on a central plaza facing a primary retail street. Decorative masonry and storefront glass, with tinted graphic accents, highlight the building design. The connecting Breezeway includes a prominent vaulted arch with glazed masonry columns in OMNI’s branded colors and serves as a pedestrian connector from the East to the West portions of the 3-acre site.

The interior of the branch features a greeter hub, an internally illuminated logo element, and a Member refreshment area, with comfortable seating, as well as a WI-FI counter. The high ceiling in the central area of the interior includes generous natural lighting as well as branded, specialized lighting elements. The facility is designed to provide Members and visitors with superior Member service in a high-tech, high-touch environment.

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Wauwatosa WI Multi-Tenant Retail Development

Wauwatosa WI Multi Tenant Retail DevelopmentRedmond turns vacant DSW store location into multi-tenant retail development.  After being vacant for 3 years, the owner turned to Redmond and our expertise, to turn the Wauwatosa, Wisconsin space into a development.

The tenant space was originally designed specifically for DSW with a large opening between the first and second floor, along with an escalator.  When the retailer relocated to a new location, it became difficult for the landlord to find a tenant large enough to use the two-story space. An additional challenge with the location is that it is connected to a Walgreens Pharmacy.  Walgreens has restrictions on the size and type of business that can be in the same strip mall building for competitive reasons.  Bringing in smaller tenants became the goal of the landlord.

To make the space more appealing and appropriate for a smaller tenant, Redmond was hired to redesign the space. By removing the escalator and infilling the floor opening, this allowed the space to be broken into smaller and more attractive tenant spaces.

While the buildout is still in progress, tenants are already seeking a placement in the development. Redmond specializes in facilities and their highest and best use.

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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 began August 2019 and construction of the new building broke ground on September 26 2019. The new ground up 32,000-sf building, which is adjacent to the existing facility, is scheduled to be completed Spring 2021. The existing building will be demolished after completion of the new main office.

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Financial Plus Credit Union

Financial Plus CU Redmond Rendering

Financial Plus Credit Union selected The Redmond Company to design and build a new, state of the art, retail inspired 7,200-square foot branch.  Financial Plus Credit Union was interested in enhancing the member experience in Morris, Illinois. 

The building will become the new prototype design for Financial Plus Credit Union and will be used in other markets as they continue to grow.  The double height eyebrow feature allows interior branding to be visible from the exterior of the building.  This architectural feature will allow for a unique, interactive interior, drawing members into the branch.

As the industry moves forward with technology, Financial Plus Credit Union will also be incorporating technology into the new branch to improve Member Service and operational efficiency. 

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 strategically placing the building in a highly visible location on the site, while not disturbing the existing facility.  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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Advanced Plating Equipment Platform

Advanced Plating Equipment Platform BeforeRedmond helps Advanced Plating, one of Milwaukee Wisconsin’s leading manufacturers, solve facility issue, saving them money, reducing their potential downtime, and increasing operational efficiency.

The plating process requires hot water and when Advanced Plating realized that when their boiler requires repair, production is impacted. Rather than committing resources to a new facility building to house additional boilers, Redmond was able to redesign the existing facility to house the boiler system. The second boiler now provides a redundant boiler system if one boiler is down and the facility can remain operational and profitable.

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Jaguar Land Rover Hinsdale

Redmond has been selected as the Design/Build partner for the new Jaguar Land Rover dealership in Hinsdale, IL. The owner, J & L Hinsdale LLC, is expanding their brand from Land Rover to include Jaguar and purchased the property directly next to their current location to accommodate the expanding business and to update the facility to reflect the manufacturer’s standards. Working with local communities and being attentive to all stakeholders concerns is key on projects, and this project is no exception. A concern for the adjacent neighbors was the potential for additional noise with a larger dealership. Teaming closely with the owner, Redmond worked through the challenges of the local neighborhood meetings and designed into this project an attractive 8’ high stone wall and landscaping which will reduce noise and add an upgraded image that a fence would just not provide. The extensive neighborhood meetings did cause a three month project delay and the time needed to be made up. To accomplish this, Redmond split-up the bid package into two and timed the submission of the drawings for permit approval with the announcement of the local approvals. Once the Village of Hinsdale approves the project, construction of the dealership can begin within days. The dealership’s exterior will be comprised of aluminum composite panels with high-end finishes incorporated throughout, while the interior will include walnut wall panels and brushed aluminum accents. The structural frameless glazing will also offer a high-end finish and a view into the showroom.  The new 38,000 square foot Jaguar Land Rover dealership will be open for business in late 2019.

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American Bank Center Administrative Building Dickinson ND

American Bank Center Dickinson ND new rendering

The Redmond Company has the pleasure to be working with the American Bank Center on their new 47,200 square foot administrative building with a retail lobby.  The building in Dickinson, North Dakota, consists of a large open retail lobby on the first floor that integrates the latest technology in an inviting retail environment providing customers an innovative retail experience. 

Teller pod areas close to the two main entrances to the building allow for ease of transactions, while the double height lobby space floods the interior with natural light and invites customers to relax and learn more about American Bank Center’s product offerings in the customer lounge spaces.  All of American Bank Center’s product offerings will be available at this new location including trust, insurance, retail banking, and lending, and the open floor plan design will allow customers access to all American Bank Center has to offer.  The double height lobby space provides connection between the first-floor lobby and customer facing areas on the 2nd floor.  The 3rd floor will include a large training facility for the bank and the clerestory glass will allow ample natural light to brighten this space. 

The building will be located on the SW corner of the site to maximize views from the nearby main street and a large main entrance off of 1st Avenue as well as another primary entrance at the north parking lot offers convenience to customers.  This location will also have a drive up located on the east side of the building.  

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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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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Riverside Automotive Group – Nissan, Honda, Toyota

Located in a shopping center strip mall, the owner of Riverside Automotive Group knew a new location was key to growing their business. Redmond was selected to assist the dealership with a new building on a property purchased down the road from their current site. The new corner property, along a major highway, gives high visibility to the three different brands of Riverside Auto: Honda, Nissan, and Toyota. Redmond’s services include the design/build of a new 36,000 square-foot facility and related site work on the 5-acre parcel. A challenge on this project was the time of year construction was scheduled to begin. Redmond solved this by separating the project design into two phases. The first design documents completed were for an early start package which included site work, concrete, masonry, and structural steel while the second package was the remainder of the building. This strategy expedited the start of the project and allowed Redmond to start the job two months earlier than the standard schedule. The two extra months gave Redmond time to get the building shell up before winter arrived, limiting the costs and difficulties of construction under winter conditions.

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