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|Integrated design/build services, planners, architects, and project managers all under one roof. The Redmond Company is one of the region's leading design/build firms providing development assistance, design, and construction services. We've been providing exceptional service to our clients since 1976.
Innovative Approach. Unique Solutions.
- Retail/Commercial - Over 5,000,000 sf completed|
- Financial - Over 700 financial projects completed
- Pharmacy - Over 135 completed
- Auto Dealerships - Our staff has worked on over 50
- And More
Project Name: Midland States Bank
Location: Effingham, IL
Midland States Bank is the 44th fastest growing financial services company in America and the 23rd most efficient bank. Midland States Bank selected The Redmond Company to provide master planning, site selection and design services for its new four-story 80,000 sf building in Effingham, IL. The building is the headquarters for the bank’s administrative, operations and finance divisions. Redmond began working with Midland in 2008 as part of their strategic planning. The bank had hired a new management team in 2007 and was projecting to grow its market share. Since then, the bank has experienced phenomenal growth, and needed a building that “would make a statement” in the community. The result is a four-story building with an extensive glass exterior to provide day lighting throughout. Roof terraces and a patio blend the exterior environment with the interiors. The lobby atrium provides an open air feel to the common areas.
The building is LEED silver and Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR.
• ENERGY STAR design rating: 89
• Energy Cost: $1.225 per sf
• 77,100 sf building size
• 158 kBtu/sf/yr
• 44% CO2 reduction
• 9,721,792 kBtu (source) 4,283,063 (site) energy savings
• 649 metric tons CO2 savings/yr
• .66 watts/sf lighting power density
2010 BankNews Innovative Solutions Award
"Best Architectural/Equipment Solution"
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Project Name: Bank Midwest
Location: Jackson, MN
Bank Midwest has a strong brand identity of being the “One Place” and creating “great experiences” for their customers. Redmond’s goal in designing this new 6,000 sf branch was to enhance their great experience brand by creating a truly unique and dynamically designed retail environment. This is accomplished by incorporating design elements that create a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere, including strategically placed lifestyle graphics and branded elements throughout.
At the heart of the floor plan, is a large free flowing, circular retail space which gives the customer uninhibited access to move about and peruse all of the bank’s products and services. A goal of Bank Midwest was to provide access and visibility to all three of their business lines – retail banking, insurance, and investments. This is accomplished by locating these services strategically in and around this central rotunda, allowing for great sight lines and increase opportunities for cross-selling of services. To further enhance the circular flow and reinforce the brand, the retail space is surrounded by a branded circular soffit. This creates visual interest and further invites customers to explore all that Bank Midwest has to offer. Several clerestories provide natural light to the interior space and help to create a sense of openness. Extras such as a full service coffee bar, internet cafe, and comfortable furniture entice customers to lounge and relax. A curved lifestyle graphic using images from the local farming community over the teller pod transaction area, and the warm color palette are designed to speak to the predominately agricultural demographic and reinforce the bank’s connection to the local community. Numerous graphic light walls and video screens draw the customer’s attention to key venues and kiosks throughout the retail space providing constant and consistent brand messaging. The balanced use of color, light, texture combined with a soft curve through the space all work in concert to reinforce Bank Midwest’s brand identity and promote a memorable and great experience for its customers.
The exterior was designed to complement the interior retail space, and reinforce Bank Midwest’s brand while creating a unique presence in the community. The curved metal roofing and natural materials, once again, speak to the rural agricultural demographic. In contrast, expansive glazed elements and tiered clearstories draw the outside in and enhance the overall visual impact of the structure. The large curved glass exterior wall along the main street allows passers-by to have expansive views of the dynamic retail space within, allowing the interior branding and marketing to be experienced from the exterior of the building as well. Strategically placed applied graphics on the exterior create added visual interest and reinforce the bank’s signature message of “Great Experience - One Place.”
The Redmond Company also completed a similar brand remodel for the branch in Windom, MN.
The Redmond company was selected to provide consulting, programming, planning, design and construction services. The scope of this project included temporary relocation of the existing branch operations, followed by demolition of the existing 10,000 sf building and construction of the new branch.
Project Name: Town & Country Bank
Location: Springfield, IL
Because of a recent re-branding effort, Town and Country selected The Redmond Company for design and construction services for an interior remodel of their existing Wabash branch in Springfield, IL. Town and Country’s new brand concept focuses around “making connections” with their customers and the community. The goal of the interior redesign was to use the existing Wabash branch as a springboard to showcase this new brand identity.
The tired and cavernous lobby was reduced to about half the size to create a more private and intimate environment. Additionally, brand re-enforcement was added in the form of color, texture and lifestyle graphics creating a more exciting and informative customer environment. As you enter the branch, a soft curved tile pattern addresses the logo wall and the transaction zone. This delivery method promotes customer interaction and reduces the feeling of a barrier. Additionally, a myriad of services can be performed at the transaction zone optimizing and personalizing the customer experience.
The lobby waiting area is open with soft lighting, plush lounge-style furniture, and patterned carpet promoting a comfortable “homey” atmosphere. A refreshment center and kids’ corner makes sure that every customer big and small feels welcomed.
When a more private consultation is required, traditional bank-style offices have been replaced with inviting connection rooms. These rooms have open living room-style seating, branded colors, and glass sidelights promoting private, positive, and personal customer interactions.
The trust offices area is securely tucked behind a set of glass and wood doors, once again promoting interaction yet enhancing the sense of privacy required by customers needing these services.
Additionally, all this was achieved with minimal demolition and construction compared to what is usually found in remodels of this scope and size. In turn, this optimization meant that, branch operations were maintained throughout the remodel process minimizing customer discomfort and reducing the need for costly construction phasing.
Project Name: Northwest Bank
Location: Spencer, IA
The Northwest Bank projects began with a multistage branding component. Though the brand is strong they wanted to freshen it up and move their branches to a more open and modern feel and while maintaining the connection with the community. The branding process began first by defining the branch colors, textures, and materials based on the well- established Northwest Bank brand and identity. Then the colors and materials were applied to different touch points and venue options to show how they work in harmony with static and dynamic merchandising to create the branded look
and feel. These branded branch elements would then become the basis for future remodels and new branches.
The goal of this branch project was to update the tired 80’s interior of this former Bank of America branch with the new branded branch elements and reconfigure the spaces to work within the Northwest Bank operational and expansion model. The entire interior of the building was removed except for the drive-up and vaults. Redmond’s design team capitalized on a large existing sky light which became the lobby focal point. The sky light blankets the interactive history wall, media center lounge and bistro seating with an abundance of natural light. The blank spaces behind the existing teller line were removed and a new dynamic cash bar was added for operation efficiency. Glass walled offices frame the area underneath the skylight in the expanded lending wing; while up-scaled finishes and an enriched sense of privacy define the Wealth Services alcove. Behind the retail customer spaces lies a large conference room and plenty of space for back operations expansion augmenting the facility’s flexibility and growth for many years to come.
Project Name: Bank Midwest
Location: Fairmont, MN
The Redmond Company was selected for design and construction services for this fully branded retail banking facility. Redmond designed this facility to have the same style and features as the prototype that Redmond recently completed for Bank Midwest in Jackson MN. The branch provides abundant natural light, and includes a large free-flowing, circular retail space that features a full service coffee bar, internet cafe, and comfortable furniture. Elements from the prototype were incorporated to reinforce the bank’s brand of providing customers with a “great experience” and “one place” banking services.
This is Redmond's third project with Bank Midwest.
Project Name: Morton Community Bank
Location: East Peoria, IL
Morton Community Bank and its parent company Hometown Community Bancorp, was looking for a way to convey their commitment to the community. With East Peoria creating a new downtown area, it provided the perfect opportunity for Morton Community Bank to build a considerably-sized facility in a prominent location. While Morton Community Bank will continue to be headquartered in Morton, this East Peoria facility is the Bank's center for commercial banking services.
Redmond developed an old-world design based on the European heritage of Morton Community Bank. The architecture, with its stone and brick facade, gives the building a sturdy and timeless presence, in turn, communicating and fortifying the long-standing connection Morton Community Bank has had with the community and their customers. A grand and stately 100-foot clock tower stands watch over the inviting courtyard plaza; both of which address the rotunda at the intersection of West Washington Street and Clock Tower Drive. The iconic clock tower echoes the themes of other Hometown Community Banks.
The combination of the plaza and its centralized location create the ideal spot for staging community events such as art shows and lectures. The main entry, on the parking side of the building, is emphasized by a smaller tower element which is connected, via a porte-cochere, to a row of covered parking spaces. This provides comfortable access for customers during inclement weather. Other unique features such as, exterior balconies; segregated drive-up work seamlessly together to create a visual impact that strengthens Morton Community Bank's brand.
This project is Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR.
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Project Name: Walgreens - Oakland & Locust
Location: Milwaukee, WI
The Redmond Company is proud that this Walgreens won a Mayor’s Urban Design Award. This award is given to buildings with unique and innovative designs that complement the diversity of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods and enhance the City’s image. The 14,378 square-foot Oakland location won in the category of “Best Face Forward.” This location was a non-prototypical design to fit the downtown “urban-edge” setting. The design underwent an extensive approval process through the City of Milwaukee.
Mayor's Urban Design Award Winner
"Best Face Forward" Category
Project Name: Cable-Dahmer Buick GMC Cadillac
Location: Independence, MO
The Redmond Company was selected for design and construction services for this dealership’s GM Facility Image Program renovations. Redmond connected with this dealer after GM's architect provided preliminary designs but before the Design Intent Documents were completed. This provided Redmond with the opportunity to make several substantial cost-saving changes:
- Modifications to the fascia
- Working within existing building conditions
- Customer waiting area adaptations
- Alternative material selections
Formerly Galen Boyer Motors, Inc. TESTIMONIAL=============
Scott Winger, Director of Facilities
United Federal Credit Union
"As the Director of Facilities for a $1.6 billion credit union that has experienced good growth, it was critical to find a company that excelled in: real estate analysis, cutting edge design and branding, consumer purchasing patterns, technology, and construction. Specifically, we needed to find a company that would take the time to understand how we operate, while also reviewing our memberships’ needs, opinions and behaviors with the goal of creating great retail spaces and outstanding member experiences. We met with many companies, and then selected The Redmond Company as their experience and proven track record of success made them stand out above the rest.
As we are now approaching the completion of our first two projects, Redmond has become much more than our design/builder, they have become a trusted advisor and partner to the credit union, exceeding our expectations in every area! We knew Redmond’s experience was outstanding, but were impressed with their attention to detail, communication and commitment to our projects. It is clearly evident that leadership, integrity, innovation, and commitment set the standard for excellence at The Redmond Company. Simply stated, they are the Best Design/Build Company that I have ever worked with in my 25 years in this industry."
more CURRENT EVENTS================Redmond announces United Federal Credit Union ground breaking
Waukesha, WI, July 2, 2014 --- The Redmond Company is pleased to announce the recent ground breaking of a 9,800 square foot corporate banking center for United Federal Credit Union. The project is located at the existing main office site in St. Joseph, MI.
Utilizing the existing St. Joseph main office site, The Redmond Company designed a 2-story Corporate Banking Center for the United Federal Credit Union. The building will replace the existing branch with an expanded facility capable of meeting current member needs and desires. The soaring 2-story lobby incorporates glass walled offices and glass railings which flood the interior spaces with natural light and promote optimal visibility to the lobby from both the first and second floors. Amenities such as a coffee area, Wi-fi cafe and causal seating help to make the waiting area inviting. Warm branded interior colors, rich wood tones and natural stone accent walls blend to fashion an inviting, confident space. Directional signage, changeable lifestyle graphics and two 60” multi-media screens help keep the space intuitive, dynamic and flexible.
The exterior design goal was to ensure the new banking center building was sensitive to the exterior vernacular of the existing main office and the surrounding residential neighborhood; however, the overall exterior design needed to allow the building to stand on its own. The new building utilizes an abundance of glass, surrounded by brick and masonry walls capped with a gently sloped hip roof. These elements, in proper scale, meld to make an inviting, thoughtful and visually salient composition. Additionally, the building is set back on the site and surrounded by an abundance of landscaping further softening the overall visual presentation to South State Street.
This is Redmond’s fourth project with United Federal Credit Union.
United Federal Credit Union has served members since 1949 and has more than 120,000 members worldwide. It manages assets in excess of $1.57 billion. In addition to its nine branches in southwest Michigan, UFCU serves members through locations in Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, and Ohio.