Interra Credit Union Celebrates Major Renovation
December 19, 2018 - Interra Credit Union, Goshen, celebrated a major corporate office renovation with a ribbon cutting and community donation, with staff, board members and community guests in attendance. A significant investment was made to accommodate growth, create staffing efficiencies and enhance the member and employee experience.
Both Business Services and Interra Mortgage have realized unprecedented growth over the last two years, and new spaces were required to accommodate the growth, reported Andy Marshall, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. While the immediate need drove this major project, other areas were also included in the plan to meet the needs of a growing and changing organization.
An entire main floor wing was renovated and repurposed, primarily for the Business Services team and support services. The Interra Investments group is housed in a smaller section, in new, updated and functional surroundings. Both areas are closed off from the open lobby, each with unique stone wall and glass features at the reception areas. Additional offices for mortgage loan originators and meeting spaces were included on the main floor. The general lobby received aesthetic and useful updates to enhance our members' experience, Marshall said.
The second-floor lobby and three rooms used for internal meetings and public seminars were refreshed to provide both large and small group formal and informal gathering spaces. An accent brick wall features a painted Interra logo, together with est. 1932. The meeting rooms received technology enhancements to allow for video conferencing and other presentations, training and member education.
DJ Construction, Goshen, our long-standing partner, served as the general contractor, noted Joel Richard, Vice President of Retail Operations and primary liaison with the contractor. They, in turn, secured many local subcontractors, and most of them are Interra business members.
As part of the ribbon-cutting celebration and symbolic of Interra’s long legacy of community service, a check in the amount of $5,000 was presented to the City of Goshen for Kerry’s Playground at Hay Park. Mayor Jeremy Stutsman and Tanya Heyde, Superintendent of the Parks and Recreation Department, were on hand to accept the donation.
Headquartered in Goshen, nearly 300 Interra employees serve more than 80,000 members at 15 offices in Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Marshall and Noble counties in Indiana and via a suite of robust electronic services at interracu.com. With a strong financial base, Interra’s assets are approaching $1.2 billion.