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Credit union completes $330K renovation

May 7, 2014
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Credit Union completes $330K in renovation
A look at the private member offices at First United Credit Union in Grandville. Courtesy First United Credit Union

A local credit union is greeting members at its new-look space after finishing a $330,000 renovation.

First United Credit Union said last month that it has completed the renovation of its 7,000-square-foot headquarters in Grandville, at 2140 Ivanrest Ave. SW.

The new look can be summed up as “welcoming,” said Stephanie Sebring, a First United Credit Union spokesperson.

The re-design

The renovation featured a major re-design of the credit union’s lobby and office space, as well as five new private member offices, which include guest computer workstations, and an expanded staff education area and meeting center.

The credit union said the project added flat screen TVs to the lobby for “member education and current promotions.”

The renovation also featured the development of a member waiting area, online banking center, children’s play area and free coffee bar.

“Members require much more than the usual routine when it comes to banking today,” said Mark Richter, president and CEO, First United Credit Union. “Providing a comfortable, relaxing area for members to transact business was a priority with the expansion, so was providing secure, confidential member service offices.

“Our new office equips staff with the tools they need. The office is efficient, but comfortable and inviting, which is conducive to good business. It also positions us for future growth.”

Firms

Muskegon-based BMA Architects served as the project’s architect, and Karen Stauffer Interiors served as the interior designer.

Timeline

The credit union stayed open throughout the renovation, which began last July, Sebring said.

She said the credit union’s staff worked very hard to make the members feel their services weren’t interrupted during the renovation.

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