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CBI Offers Pro Energy Efficiency Audit Program

February 10, 2021

Is Your Facility in Need of an Energy Audit?
An energy audit is often the first step in making your commercial building more efficient. CBI can provide you with a complimentary assessment of your commercial building so that you can make economical energy improvements that are environmentally responsible and provide a tangible return on investment.

Goals of an Energy Audit
Identify energy-saving opportunities / Take advantage of local, state and federal energy credits and rebates / Increase property values / Lower ownership costs thru energy efficiency and maintenance savings / Advance environmental stewardship / Promote health & safety

Schedule Your Free Evaluation
Contact Kurt @ kurt.diedrich@consultantsandbuilders.com to schedule your free evaluation! We can provide you with past case studies to review. Peter Drucker is often quoted as saying that “you can’t manage what you can’t measure.”



Associated Credit Union Selects CBI for Main Office IT Department Update

February 9, 2021

Associated Credit Union has selected Consultants and Builders, Inc. to renovate their Main Office IT Department in Peachtree Corners, GA. The interior build out will incorporate new LED lighting, paint, flooring, millwork, and team workstations. This upcoming project further compliments the new Main Office Branch completed in 2020 among numerous projects that CBI and ACU have collaborated on in recent years. Work will begin in spring of this year, 2021, and will take 4 to 6 weeks with the intricacies of working around the large adjacent IT room.

CBI has a proven track record of handling small and large projects across a geographic area simultaneously and provides full project management services while using local subcontractors.  From Micro-branches and facilities management to multistory Main Offices, and Operation Centers, our combination of architectural, interior, and site design services with our hands on construction team complete out client synergy.   CBI is proud to be working again with Associated Credit Union to ensure their strategic growth initiatives are a huge success.



MidSouth Community Federal Credit Union Selects CBI for Main Office Update

February 2, 2021

MidSouth Community Federal Credit Union has selected Consultants and Builders, Inc. to renovate the second floor of their Main Office in Macon, GA. The interior build out will incorporate a similar color scheme generated by CBI for the Credit Union’s newly completed Warner Robins prototype branch and their Milledgeville branch renovation. The Main Office scope will include new LED lighting, paint, flooring, millwork, an expanded Boardroom with new furniture, kitchenette/refreshment bar, and audio visual upgrades.  The restrooms will also be renovated in full with a durable and timeless color scheme. Work will begin in spring of this year, 2021 and will take 7 to 8 weeks.

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 navigating these post-pandemic and unique times as well as propel our client’s organizations forward regarding safety, growth, and technology integration.



Reevaluate and Envision the New Financial Workplace

January 21, 2021

Today’s financial institutions are grappling with sporadically closed branches, limited main office hours, and employees reluctant to spend time away from their newly minted ‘home offices’. Recent studies reveal that 26% of workers who were in the office will remain remote after COVID.

To retool existing as well as planned branches, main offices, and operation centers, financial institutions are asking Consultants & Builders, Inc. (CBI) to think outside traditional architectural trappings to keep current employee talent and provide a Post COVID experience. We continue to develop spaces that give workers a reason to want to leave their homes:

    • Instead of one headquarters there is a growing trend to move towards “Corporate Hubs” (smaller upgraded spaces in areas the talent can get to easily and want to be there).
    • Give the talent “Access” to things they would not have at home:
      • Better virtual meeting spaces (sans family member interruptions)
      • Gym space
      • Nursing rooms and quiet spaces
      • Outdoor eating space for social distancing
      • Touchless water fountains, bathroom accessories, and faucets
    • Flex offices that can be cleaned and maintained easily for employees to visit weekly versus daily when onsite meetings are a must.
    • Microbranches – Standalone and in retail malls enabling fewer employees to serve the needs of customers/members.
    • Interactive Teller machines (ITM) versus ATMs and/or teller positions. CBI has adaptively reused office and branch space for ITM remote workers to cover branches and client needs over a vast multi-location service area.
    • CBI is also adept at converting existing unused space into separate leasable space more ideally optimized in a new configuration.

Create spaces that enable your employees to feel secure while remaining connected, innovative, and part of a fun work culture.



CBI and the Evolution of Design

December 15, 2020

Architecture traditionally is so seemingly static, utilitarian, and permanent. At CBI we work to create designs and marketing that are dynamic and timeless, while being functional and adaptive. The financial industry in the marketplace is changing so quickly it’s amazing what we can create with our clients when we each truly listen and participate.

“Consultants and Builders, Inc’s experience in designing and building branches helped us create a modern atmosphere that captures our brand and lays the ground work for our ongoing branch transformation. They understand how to merge new technologies with the flow of the retail space while maintaining our core focus which is on the member experience.” – Michael Huff / VP Project Management, Associated Credit Union



San Antonio Citizens FCU Breaks Ground

November 19, 2020

On a spectacularly clear and sunny day, San Antonio Citizens Federal Credit Union celebrated the groundbreaking of its new Operations Center on November 13th. Consultants and Builders, Inc. is excited for the continued collaboration with SACFCU on the iconic 11,000 square foot facility being created in the San Antonio, Florida community. With heavy machinery on site and staking underway, building construction on the new Center will continue this winter with an expected opening in late 2021/early 2022.

“Building this facility is an example of our commitment to our members, our staff and our communities. As banking continues to move into the digital era, the Board of Directors saw the need to provide a state of the art facility that promotes collaboration and communication for support staff in the areas of lending, marketing and human resources.  As our membership and our communities continue to grow, this facility will help us attract highly talented individuals to join our team, provide additional job opportunities and advancement for our current staff, and expand our footprint in our membership field. We are proud to build the Operations Center in the town where we began, San Antonio, Florida,” said Patty Sarne, President and CEO.



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