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CBI Designs Progress for San Antonio Citizens FCU Branch Renovations

January 16th, 2023

San Antonio Citizens Federal Credit Union has again partnered with Consultants and Builders, Inc. CBI is now in the design development stage to renovate the Credit Union’s existing Main Office and Zephyrhills branches.

The branch renovations will incorporate a similar interior design palette generated for the recently completed Ops Center. New LED lighting, paint, flooring, millwork, finishes, and teller pods with TCRs will be included as well as virtual meeting spaces, and flex offices that can be cleaned and maintained easily. Construction will begin in early to mid-2023 with the integration of new energy saving technologies, member services, and employee retention.

Consultants and Builders, Inc., a design-build firm focusing exclusively on the development of financial institutions, is proud to be working with SACFCU on multiple projects and our team is working diligently to ensure their strategic initiatives are a huge success. It is our shared goal to aid the financial market in propelling our client’s organizations forward regarding safety, growth, and technology integration.



MidSouth Community FCU Selects CBI for Operations Center

November 29th, 2022

MidSouth Community Federal Credit Union located in Macon, Georgia is partnering again with Consultants and Builders, Inc. The Operations Center project collaboration actually began in 2021 with CBI completing the due diligence package to secure a parcel of property near the credit union’s existing Main Office, which was renovated by CBI that same year.

The Ops Center is now in the planning and design stage and will include executive space, a conference room, training rooms, call center, branch support, marketing with storage, human resources, compliance, and card services to best serve members, along with new furniture, breakroom/kitchenette, audio visual upgrades, LED lighting, and an outdoor patio for employees. Construction will begin in 2023 and will likely take 10 to 12 months to construct. A timeless architectural prototype is desired by MidSouth with the integration of new energy saving technologies, proven organizational designs, and employee retention.

Consultants and Builders, Inc., a design-build firm focusing exclusively on the development of financial institutions, is proud to be working with MidSouth Community FCU on multiple projects and our team is working diligently to ensure their strategic initiatives are a continued success. It is our shared goal to aid the financial market in propelling our client’s organizations forward regarding safety, growth, and technology integration.



Upstate Federal Credit Union Selects CBI to Design and Build New Branch

October 28th, 2022

Anderson, SC based Upstate Federal Credit Union, established in 1965 as Orr Mill Credit Union and renamed a federal charter in 1993, has chosen Consultants and Builders, Inc. to design, build, and furnish a new prototype branch located near the LaFrance Industries Division of Mount Vernon Mills and facing Clemson Boulevard/Highway 76.  The new branch will be the second branch built by CBI for the credit union and will utilize Teller Pods, interior and exterior ITM’s, marketing and digital displays, and timeless furnishings. The unique exterior design of this 3,600 square foot, free-standing branch will echo the traditional architectural lines found at many of Upstate’s existing branches while incorporating transitional design elements to maximize visibility and marketing opportunities.  The design includes three drive up lanes with a traditional drive-up window as well as advanced ITMs for members. The efficient design lowers construction cost, while the integration of advanced technology maximizes operational efficiency and return on investment. Ultimately the long-term goal is to incorporate some of the newer design and finish elements of the Pendleton branch at Upstate’s existing branches. We look forward to the collaboration, and further progress with Upstate Federal Credit Union to ensure their strategic growth initiatives are a continued success.

Consultants and Builders, Inc., based in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, was selected to provide design services, architecture, interior design, engineering, furnishings, construction, and equipment. CBI has a proven track record of handling small and large projects for over 36 years across a large geographic area and provides full project management services while using local subcontractors.



San Antonio Citizens Federal Credit Union – Operations Center Pizazz

October 20th, 2022

As the weather finally gave much of Florida a needed respite, San Antonio FCU enabled Consultants and Builders to take some well-deserved professional photographs of the interior and exterior of their new Operations Center.

 

Excitingly, SACFCU has again partnered with CBI. The next two projects will be focused on the renovation of their Main Office and Zephyrhills Branches. Echoing a strong vision of continued growth as well as service to its members and the community, the credit union invests in its future.

 



Citizens Bank and Trust – Main Office and Branch Renovation

October 7th, 2022

In conjunction with exterior Signage, parking, lighting, and landscape updates, Construction Documents are progressing toward permit set for Trenton, Georgia’s Citizens Bank and Trust regarding the renovation of their existing Main Office and branch. The 1980’s original building has good structure and exterior scale, so the focus is primarily on creating a more centralized entrance to the location, a façade update, as well as interior finish and lighting upgrades.

The project will begin construction in late 2022, carry into early 2023, and provide a revitalized environment for employees and customers alike. CBI looks forward to the collaboration with Citizens B&T.



Alabama ONE – New Chantilly Branch & Northport Branch Renovations

September 29th, 2022

Construction Documents are progressing toward permit set for Alabama ONE’s prototype Chantilly Branch in Montgomery, Alabama (see image), and the full renovation of their existing Northport Branch. Both locations will have drive-up ITM kiosks similar to models that have been implemented at other Alabama ONE branches. These projects will begin construction in late 2022 and carry into early 2023 and provide a vibrant and enjoyable environment for Members and employees alike. The efficient design will ultimately lower construction costs, while the integration of advanced technology maximizes operational efficiency and return on their investment.

CBI looks forward to further collaborations with Alabama ONE, their Team, and great work culture!



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