NewGround Celebrates HFS Federal Credit Union Groundbreaking on New Headquarters

New Hilo corporate facility to accommodate massive credit union growth


CHESTERFIELD, Mo., July 9, 2021–NewGround, a St. Louis-based innovative architecture, design, and project management firm, recently celebrated the groundbreaking of HFS Federal Credit Union’s new corporate headquarters building in Hilo, Hawaii.

Designed to accommodate the credit union’s rapid growth and success, the new two-story 20,155 square foot building will facilitate organizational growth in a future-proofed branded space, designed to house additional staffing needs for at least the next 15 years. Ground-level parking will be below the building, and work areas are positioned around the perimeter of each floor adjacent to large windows, allowing an abundance of natural light to flood the space. In addition, several shared conference rooms, training rooms, quiet rooms, men’s and women’s showers, staff lounge, storage, and a new board room with an adjacent kitchen are included in the design layout to enhance the overall employee experience.

Working with EHA, NewGround’s Honolulu-based design firm partner, NewGround will provide construction management services for this new facility. The Design Team also collaborated with HFS to select new furniture, featuring the latest ergonomic designs in workstations, task chairs, collaboration areas, seating, and contemporary colors and finishes.

The commemorative groundbreaking ceremony included the traditional Hawaiian blessing on site grounds with NewGround Director of Construction Eric Preuss, Project Manager Casey Meighan, and Regional Vice President Tom White. The new headquarters is anticipated to be complete in late 2022.

“We are excited to start this new client partnership with HFS to help them with their growing needs for a new corporate headquarters space, and we are ready to hit the ground running to deliver their stunning space,” said NewGround President and CEO Kevin Blair.

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