Korte & Luitjohan was selected as the General Contractor to build a new branch bank with a 3 bay drive-up. A compressed work schedule was required due to the Illinois Department of Transportation suddenly acquiring their existing facility via eminent domain for new road improvements generated by stimulus funding. After construction commenced, the already compressed schedule was reduced by an additional 3 weeks for IDOT. K&L met the challenge by meeting the new completion date and enabling UMB Bank to transfer their operations on schedule to their new facility in the Collinsville Crossing shopping mall.
In addition to this project being LEED Silver, this building has a unique rotunda creating an open and warm business atmosphere. The use of the large energy efficient glass facing the highway captures the attention of motorists and shopping plaza visitors, which attracts new customers.
Both UMB customers and employees have commented on how they like the natural light illumination. The surrounding offices provide for private discussions with banking personnel. The convenient and user -friendly parking lot allows easy access to this bank.