NewGround Completes Renovation in Aiea, HI

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., December 21, 2016–NewGround, a St. Louis-based design-build firm, celebrates the completion of the renovation of Hawaii State Federal Credit Union’s Pearlridge branch located in Aiea, Hawaii.

Recognizing the importance of transforming the busiest branch in their network with innovative, state-of-the-art technology and personalized service options, Hawaii State FCU partnered with NewGround to renovate their Pearlridge branch location.

The 3,896 square foot branch was redesigned to provide a more personal alternative to the traditional teller line. The credit union implemented teller pods for improved interaction between staff and member and has adopted the Universal Banker concept. Other features of the branch include a 24/7 vestibule with member access to an enhanced ATM, digital focal wall, technology bar, improved privacy with the addition of offices designed with a glass wall system, and new LED lighting for improved energy efficiency.

The remodel project was completed in two phases and involved coordinating construction activity while maintaining continuous operations for the members of the credit union.

“NewGround was honored that Hawaii State FCU looked to us as their partner on this intricate project,” said Kevin Blair, President and CEO of NewGround, “and this newly remodeled branch reflects their commitment to the community and their members.”

About NewGround

NewGround is the industry thought-leader in strategy, innovative design, and project management, and has been for over 100 years. We help financial institutions master the power of their space to create the next generation workplace and retail solutions. At NewGround, we are driven by our core values of: Serving Others, Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration, and Communication. 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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