Artists Renderings of the new Pickaway County Banking Center in Ashville
Last month we told you a little about our core values – the things we value most and that make us who we are. We talked specifically about how we value community and the things we do to support our communities through volunteerism, donations and encouraging our employees to get involved.
Another way that we support our communities is through investing in ourselves. That sounds a bit self-serving but we believe in taking care of our buildings and putting our best foot forward whenever possible. A well cared for branch that operates efficiently is an investment in the community as well as in ourselves.
That’s part of the reason we have been undergoing upgrades at some of branches for the last several months. Last year we updated the storefront of our Circleville location and we’re putting the finishing touches on work at our Grove City branch while renovation projects are in full swing at our Laurelville and Lancaster West Fair locations. We recently finished demolition and clean-up of our Ashville building to make way for a brand new facility.
Plans are in the pipeline for improvements at other branches in the coming years.
Supporting the community means being good neighbors and we hope you’ll be happy with the results as we modernize and improve our locations in the coming months and years. The next time you’re in one of the branches under construction, be sure to ask the staff about the plans and have a look at the artist’s renderings of the new work!
We have started construction on a full renovation project at our Salt Creek Banking Center in Laurelville. This is now the third branch in a multi-year plan to renovate or replace all of our seventeen offices.
We are pretty fired up about the work we have planned here. In fact, when we saw the architect’s renderings of this office we all said a collective “Oh, wow!”
This renovation will usher into Laurelville a new era of banking that will empower most of our retail staff to help customers with all their needs and will create an atmosphere that is both personal and easy for customers to bank.
The work will begin with an exterior renovation that will include widening the front steps and making them easier to climb. The front door will be replaced with one that is wider and easier to open.
Inside, the interior will be remodeled to open the floor plan and add glass storefronts to three office spaces. Lower ceilings and new paint, carpet and lighting will create a light, bright and airy space to do business. A new history wall will spotlight the town’s heritage. Plus digital signage and iPads will provide customers with a more modern, hands-on banking experience.
During construction, temporary teller stations will be set up at the rear of the building and all customers will be asked to use the rear ADA entrance. Our Laurelville customers have been loyal for many, many years and we look forward to giving them a better place to bank.