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Pinnacle Credit Union Selects CBI for New Branch

November 3rd, 2021

Pinnacle Credit Union has selected Consultants and Builders, Inc. to incorporate a new branch closer to the core of their membership in Southwest Atlanta including the full renovation of an existing, iconic structure. The renovation, both interior and exterior, will incorporate a timeless, yet progressive color scheme, new LED lighting, paint, flooring, millwork, TCRs, and ITMs for full member service. New office furniture and a private closing room will round out this renovation. Work will begin in the first quarter of 2022.

Pinnacle Credit Union was founded in 1926 under the name Atlanta Teachers Credit Union. They are currently the second oldest credit union in the state of Georgia. Since opening they have grown into a full-service financial institution. Starting in 2014, Pinnacle Credit Union underwent major changes to help improve the member experience. Pursuit and implementation of online banking, mobile apps, and depositing checks with phones for all members has been key to their continued growth. Management and the Pinnacle team continue to work towards improvement – always keeping the membership at the focus of all developments.

Consultants and Builders, Inc., a design-build firm focusing exclusively on the development of financial institutions, is proud to be working with Pinnacle Credit Union. Our 35+ years in the financial industry enables our team to work diligently and ensure our client’s strategic initiatives are a huge success. It is our shared goal to propel our client’s organizations forward regarding safety, growth, and technology integration.

Associated Credit Union adds New ITMs @ Dobbins Air Reserve Base

October 27th, 2021

Consultants and Builders, Inc.  has been selected to install two NCR Interactive Teller Machines at Associated Credit Union’s Dobbins ARB branch. Members can simply touch the screen and communicate with a teller associate  in real time, with the teller guiding the Member through the transaction. There is no need for tubes under the ground or a drive up window or even full time tellers, as the Interactive Teller Machines can handle a number of different transactions into multiple accounts. A similar installation was completed (see photo below) at ACU’s Main Office with positive Member feedback.

“We believe that this type of drive thru service will be beneficial to the Dobbins ARB community for a number of reasons: Extended service hours, an additional access point for funds (going from one ATM to two ITMs), additional security – Members would not need to get out of their vehicles to utilize the ITMs, and innovative technology to facilitate timely transactions and offer what today’s Member is looking for; convenience as well as the ability to speak to a live associate to assist with more complex transactions without going into the branch.” notes Michael Huff, VP of Retail Services at Associated Credit Union.

Alabama ONE Credit Union Selects CBI for Montgomery Branch Prototype

September 30th, 2021

Alabama ONE Credit Union has chosen Consultants and Builders, Inc. to design their new prototype micro-branch with their first planned location in the Montgomery area near Chantilly Parkway. The new branch will be the first built for the credit union utilizing Teller Pods, MSR/Consult Kiosks, ITM’s, re-envisioned marketing, digital displays, and contemporary furnishings. The potential branch site is located near a major high traffic intersection in a rapidly growing suburban corridor enabling further expansion and market presence for Alabama ONE.  The unique exterior design of this 2,300 square foot, free-standing branch exhibits contemporary lines with the warm color palette that is a signature of the credit union and reflective of the nearby growing community. The Member branch entrance and recognizable pillar signage elements maximize visibility and marketing opportunities for the credit union. The design includes two CBI designed prototype drive up ITMs for Members as created for other branch installations earlier this year. The efficient design lowers construction cost, while the integration of advanced technology maximizes operational efficiency and return on investment. CBI has been chosen to partner with Alabama ONE on a number of projects and we look forward to the continued collaboration.

Alabama ONE Credit Union Selects CBI for Interior and Exterior Renovation of Northport Branch

August 11th, 2021

Tuscaloosa based Alabama ONE Credit Union has selected Consultants and Builders, Inc. for the interior and exterior renovation of their Northport Branch to echo the development direction of planned new branches, ITM kiosks, and to further member service objectives. The current project scope for one of Alabama ONE’s busiest branches includes Teller Pod integration, painting and accent walls, flooring upgrades, furniture, millwork, breakroom and restroom renovations, and external ITM integration. We look forward to the collaborative efforts and a long lasting relationship with Alabama ONE Credit Union.

Consultants and Builders, Inc. is a full-service design-build firm providing the most creative and cost efficient solutions for our clients’ financial facility needs. Defining the standard for quality and integrity since 1986, CBI offers a complete portfolio of integrated services. Value oriented and time tested, our seamless, single source model consistently earns the highest level of client satisfaction.


Project Update: CDC Federal Credit Union Branch Site Work Begins

August 2nd, 2021

Atlanta based CDC Federal Credit Union’s new prototype and freestanding branch has begun construction with heavy equipment on site, wind at our backs, and sun on our face. Nestled into the overall redevelopment plan for Northlake Mall and in the City of Tucker’s Overlay District, the marquee branch is a first for the CDC FCU. Australia Hoover, CDC FCU President & CEO, was joined by Mayor Auman, local business leaders, and Credit Union executives for the groundbreaking of the new CDC FCU Branch.

Consultants and Builders, Inc. is excited for the collaboration on the 3,200 square foot facility being created adjacent to one of the Mall’s primary entries. The location is convenient to members and employees alike and ultimately benefits the community as a whole. Access to I-285, proximity to Atlanta, Downtown Tucker, as well as the CDC FCU’s Main Office were key in the site selection. More updates to come as this exciting project comes further to life.



MidSouth Community Federal Credit Union Main Office Renovation Complete

June 28th, 2021

As we emerge from the pandemic, subsequent material shortages, and product delays, Consultants & Builders, Inc. has completed the MidSouth Community Federal Credit Union Main Office second floor renovation ahead of schedule and under budget. Even with additional client scope and tweaks, CBI swiftly executed the interior buildout in Macon, GA.

Our collaborative scope included LED lighting, painting and accent walls, flooring upgrades, millwork, an expanded Boardroom with new furniture including a kitchenette/refreshment bar, breakroom and mailroom finish updates, office and restroom renovations, and audio visual upgrades. Much success and continued growth for MidSouth Community FCU.

We look forward to our next collaborative partnership.


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