Building Your Next Branch: Making Informed Expansion Decisions

The interior of CapEd Credit Union’s Meridian, Idaho, branch, built by Integrated Builders Group.


Before building new branches or re-designing current ones, there are several considerations credit unions need to take into account, including their overall growth strategy. Strategic Link partner, Integrated Builders Group, can help with that process. IBG has been offering credit unions branch solutions since 2006.

During an Oct. 9 webinar, IBG’s CEO, Patrick Sende, will dive into several key topics, including:
  • The benefits of a comprehensive, turnkey, design-build partner with credit-union-specific experience versus a local or even national general contractor;
  • Various types of design-build cost structures and how they can affect credit unions’ bottom lines;
  • Current trends IBG is seeing in the design, use of technology, and brand environment in credit unions; and
  • Questions to ask a design-build partner in order to minimize risk and maximize opportunity.

Idaho’s CapEd Credit Union partnered with IBG to build a new branches in Nampa and Meridian. The branches’ designs integrated the communities’ unique characteristics while maintaining a consistent CapEd look and feel. “Our organization benefited greatly from this collaborative approach,” said CapEd Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Mike Hill. “Partnering with IBG on design and construction made the entire process seamless.”

Register online for IBG’s webinar today and find out how your credit union can make informed decisions about the branch expansion process. The webinar will run from 11 a.m. to noon PDT, and noon to 1 p.m., MDT. If you are unable to attend or have questions, feel free to reach out to Jason Smith, Vice President of Strategic Resources, at 208-286-6794.

More information about IBG is available online, and don’t miss them at the Strategic Link Trade Show, to be held during the MAXX Convention in Spokane Oct. 15-17. You can find IBG at booths 66 and 67.

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