Rebuilding While Banking as Usual
In the banking and finance industry, the expression “time is money” has a very literal meaning. While banks need to provide customers with modern, aesthetically pleasing environments, they cannot afford to take their buildings out of service while renovation projects are underway.
Recognizing this critical need to minimize disruptions, SunTrust Banks has chosen Emery & Associates to complete over 600 renovation projects since 1995. The renovation of a SunTrust branch in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta illustrates the efficiency and customer service that Emery & Associates provides. Working evenings and weekends whenever necessary, the Emery team completed work in four phases, including complete replacement of the existing HVAC equipment and ductwork; remodeling of the existing break room and revisions to the plumbing layout; reconfiguration of existing restrooms to comply with ADA regulations for handicap access; and redesign and relocation of the building’s entry vestibule. An interruption in the building’s electrical power was scheduled over a weekend to allow the service to be upgraded without compromising operations or security.
Other work included construction of a new safe deposit vault room, relocation of office and conference spaces with new underfloor power and data lines, and replacement of wall coverings, flooring, and ceiling finishes. The success of this project can be judged by the fact that throughout construction SunTrust employees and customers enjoyed “banking as usual.”
We never lost a day of work while Emery & Associates totally renovated our bank.
– Fran Friedrich