VSECU Breaks Ground at New Site for Rutland Branch Office

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VSECU celebrated ground breaking at the new site for its Rutland Branch Office at 10:00 a.m. on June 21 at 100 Seward Road, Rutland Town.

The current branch office has served the Rutland area since 2002 from its leased location in the Asa Bloomer Building in downtown Rutland. The move to the purchased site near the Diamond Run Mall will allow VSECU the flexibility to expand its services to more Vermonters living and working in the Rutland region. One of the biggest benefits to members will be better access to VSECU with plenty of parking for branch transactions and convenient access to a fully accessible 24/7 ATM and drive-thru teller lanes.

“We couldn’t be happier or more excited about building the new branch here,” said VSECU member Mike Lewis. “The added convenience of the drive-through teller and ATM will be a huge benefit for me and my fellow members.”

VSECU has included in the branch plan a Community Room that will be offered for use to the Rutland community. Community organizations may use the room for meetings and small gatherings.

From the inception of the new Rutland Branch Office, VSECU’s Board of Directors and management planned this facility with environmental sustainability and energy conservation in mind. Designed by Gossens Bachman Architects of Montpelier, the office will be constructed with green energy-efficient building materials to meet standards required by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a third-party green certification system. LEED standards will also direct the environmentally responsible operation and maintenance of the building.

VSECU has contracted Russell Construction Services of Rutland to oversee construction during the coming summer and fall months. The target for project completion is December 2011.

Photo: Front Row (from left) Jim Hall and Stan Rhodes, Rutland Town Select Board; Joe Rodolfy, VSECU; Tom Donahue, Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce; Judy Rosenstreich, Steve Pelletier, Tom Joslin, Jessica Cecot, VSECU; Mike Lewis, VSECU Rutland Member Advisory Council; Jennifer Leeson and Jeff Goff, VSECU.

Back row (from left): Tom Bachman, Gossens Bachman Architects; John Russell, Russell Construction Services; Terry Field, VSECU; Ron Fabian, Fabian Earthmoving; Jerry Hansen, Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce; Steve Avery, VSECU; Todd Davis, Russell Construction Services; and Jeff Stetter, Gossens Bachman Architects.