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From the Ground Up: Volt Credit Union

2624 W. Republic Road

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Owner/developer: Volt Credit Union
General contractor: Federal Construction Inc.
Architect: Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective
Engineers: Lee Engineering and Associates LLC, civil; Miller Engineering PC, structural; and Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective, mechanical, electrical and plumbing
Size: 11,000 square feet
Estimated cost: $2 million, per city permit
Lender: None
Estimated completion: early January 2019
Project description: Formerly Community Financial Credit Union, the 80-year-old financial institution rebranded this summer, and officials say this new headquarters is central to the identity and cultural shift. The credit union currently operates one branch, on Tampa Street downtown, after leaving Walnut Lawn Street and National Avenue to make way for Kum & Go’s convenience store expansion. Volt Credit Union President and CEO Loretta Roney said a marketing campaign dubbed Revolt Against Banking as Usual coincides with the name change and new branch. “We’re really trying to take away the traditional bank environment,” she said. The lobby is designed with teller pods and dialogue towers for clients and staff to congregate around, she said, as well as a coffee station and tech area for videos, games and educational content. Roney said Frank & Maven agency is handling marketing and VoltCU.com is under development by Hook Creative.

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