NewGround Celebrates Completion of Neches Federal Credit Union’s New Headquarters

Port Neches headquarters facility complete after overcoming town explosion 

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., October 22, 2021–NewGround, a St. Louis-based innovative architecture, design, and project management firm, recently celebrated the completion of Neches Federal Credit Union’s (FCU) new corporate headquarters facility in Port Neches, Texas. 

After an explosion of a nearby refinery in November 2019 that moved the exterior wall a few inches on one side of the original building, NewGround assisted Neches FCU to successfully navigate through reconstruction, hurricanes, delays, and insurance claims. The new 49,313 square foot headquarters building features a full-service branch on the first floor with a Servicenter featuring the latest in cash automation, a comfortable hospitality area, and a private lending area. A free-standing three-lane full-service drive-up ITM enhances the member experience to provide convenience and accessibility.  

More design features that focus on the employee experience include workspaces with adjustable furniture, a fitness center complete with men’s and women’s showers and locker rooms, an employee lounge, and a large breakroom with a covered outdoor patio. The second floor houses the CEO’s office, training rooms, and boardroom with a covered outdoor balcony.  

Wanting to design and build a facility to attract and retain the best talent in the area and accommodate future growth projections beyond the next 15 years, NewGround provided architecture, engineering, interior design, construction management, and environmental graphics services for Neches FCU in a stunning headquarters space that showcases their brand and signature elements.  

“Successfully helping Neches FCU overcome the nearby refinery explosion, hurricanes, and delays, we believe their new headquarters facility came out better and stronger in the long run,” said NewGround President and CEO Kevin Blair. “This resulted in one of our most dynamic projects to date and is a true testament to the resilience, hard work, and collaboration of the NewGround Team.” 

About NewGround 

NewGround is the industry leader in planning, designing, and building branded spaces for financial institutions, organizations, and retailers. With over 100 years of experience, we align brand, place, and culture in branded spaces across North America. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, NewGround maintains corporate offices in Chicago, Illinois, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Waterloo, Ontario, with a regional presence throughout the U.S. For more information, visit NewGround at 


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