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Breaking News: Community Financial Credit Union plans rebranding

 The new name, Volt Credit Union, will be incorporated into the company’s branch that’s under construction in southwest Springfield.

The new name, Volt Credit Union, will be incorporated into the company’s branch that’s under construction in southwest Springfield.

Breaking News: Community Financial Credit Union plans rebranding

BY: ERIC OLSON, EDITOReolson@sbj.net

Executives of Community Financial Credit Union announced to members Saturday they’re changing the name and brand identity in a distinct cultural shift at the 80-year-old financial outfit.

The new name: Volt Credit Union.

“There are over 1,000 credit unions in the U.S. that have ‘community’ in the name,” said President and CEO Loretta Roney. “We’re looking to be a little disruptive, to add life and energy and moxie to banking.”

Roney said about 350 members who attended the June 23 annual meeting at University Plaza Hotel were first to hear of the rebranding, which will roll out next week.

“We’re starting a campaign. Our trademark is going to be Revolt Against Banking as Usual,” she said.

Other taglines will follow during the campaign, she said. The CFCU Board of Directors has been working with Frank & Maven on the rebranding work, which she said will include the tags: Revolt Against Suits and Ties and Revolt Against High Interest Rates and Fees.

“Our new culture will have our staff dressed in Volt T-shirts and tennis shoes every day,” Roney said. “Most are working class and working hard. We want to remove any barriers of judgment.”

The new logo, designed by Frank & Maven, emphasizes a lime green tone and incorporates a lightning bolt in the letter V. It’ll be prominently displayed on a new credit union building under construction in southwest Springfield.

Officials are investing over $2 million, she said, for an 11,000-square-foot office at 2624 W. Republic Road. The credit union currently operates one branch, on Tampa Street downtown, after vacating a building at 1220 E. Walnut Lawn St. to make way for Kum & Go’s recent convenience store expansion.

CFCU slipped a spot on Springfield Business Journal’s 2018 Largest Credit Unions list to rank No. 6 with $64 million in reported assets last year. With 7,242 members as of April in its nine-county footprint, the credit union’s membership was down 3.3 percent from the prior year.

Roney said the credit union’s seven-member board and five-member executive committee has worked on the new brand concept the last two years. They also created five culture codes for internal and external relations: learning, serving, resourcefulness, togetherness and humanness.

“We ditched the mission and vision statement and went with the five culture codes of how we work and function,” she said. 

“We’re putting our stake in the ground. It’s not just a name and logo change. It’s a way of life we are starting.”

 

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From the Ground Up: Quarry Town, Phase I

 SBJ PHOTO BY ERIC OLSON

SBJ PHOTO BY ERIC OLSON

4006 S. Lone Pine Ave.

BY: ERIC OLSON, EDITOReolson@sbj.net

Posted online June 11, 2018 | 3:14 pm

Owner/developer: Green Circle Projects LLC


General contractor: Ross Construction Group LLC


Architect: Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective


Engineers: Lee Engineering and Associates LLC, civil; J&M Engineering LLC, structural; Buxton Kubik Dodd, mechanical, electrical and plumbing; and SWT Design Inc., landscape design


Size: 120,000 square feet


Estimated cost: $14 million, per city building permit


Lender: WND


Estimated completion: Fall and early spring


Project description: The mixed-use Quarry Town plan in Galloway Village calls for 100 apartments and roughly 20,000 square feet of combined restaurant, retail and office space in Phase I. Jessica Pearson, a senior project manager with Green Circle Projects, said the commercial space will become available in the fall, while the multifamily portion is expected to wrap in early spring 2019. The four-story apartment complex is designed with a pool, according to city building permits. A potential second phase might comprise up to 18 stilted townhomes, Pearson said. “We have not confirmed whether we will be proceeding with the townhome phase,” she said. Lone Projects LLC owns over 11 acres at the L-shaped site with frontage on Lone Pine and Allen Place. The Quarry Town property wraps around Galloway Creek, another four-story mixed-used development underway.

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SBJ: Spring 2018 Architects & Engineers Project Report

BY: HANNA SMITH, FEATURES EDITORhsmith@sbj.net

Posted online March 5, 2018 | 3:56 pm

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Local architects and engineers are stylizing structures in the Springfield area and across the country. Here are project renderings representing more than $100 million in construction to come out of the ground in the next two years. From a Christian County courthouse to high-end apartments in Springfield, New York and the Colorado mountains, firms were invited to submit current projects to showcase their work in this semiannual publication.

Quarry Town

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Quarry Town
4006 S. Lone Pine Ave.

Architect: Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective
Civil engineer: Lee Engineering & Associates LLC
Structural: J&M Engineering LLC
Mechanical, electrical and plumbing: Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective
Landscape: SWT Design Inc.
General contractor: Ross Construction Group LLC
Project cost: Undisclosed ($12 million for Phase I, according to Springfield Business Journal archives)
Estimated completion: January 2019

800 South Apartments

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800 South apartments
820-850 S. Robberson Ave.

Mechanical, electrical and plumbing: Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective
Civil: Lee Engineering and Associates LLC
Structural: J&M Engineering LLC
Architect: Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective
General contractor: H.C. Rogers Construction Group LLC
Project cost: $7 million
Estimated completion: June 2018

Community Financial Credit Union

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Community Financial Credit Union
2624 W. Republic Road

Structural: Miller Engineering PC
Civil: Lee Engineering and Associates LLC
Mechanical, electrical and plumbing: Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective
Architect: Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective
General contractor: Not yet selected
Project cost: Undisclosed
Estimated completion: January 2019

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SBJ: Community Financial Credit Union adding south-side office

 RENDERING PROVIDED BY BUXTON KUBIK DODD CREATIVE  Community Financial Credit Union is building an 11,000-square-foot office at 2624 W. Republic Road.

RENDERING PROVIDED BY BUXTON KUBIK DODD CREATIVE

Community Financial Credit Union is building an 11,000-square-foot office at 2624 W. Republic Road.

Community Financial Credit Union adding south-side office

BY: GEOFF PICKLE, WEB PRODUCERgpickle@sbj.net

Posted online February 19, 2018 | 12:39 pm

Community Financial Credit Union is constructing a south-side branch on the development-heavy West Republic Road. 

Less than a mile west of the intersection of Republic Road and Kansas Expressway — where plans to extend the expressway are underway — the credit union broke ground Jan. 23 at 2624 W. Republic Road, currently an empty lot, according to a news release. 

This is an opportunity that we’ve been dreaming and thinking about for a long time. A lot of planning has gone into this,” Community Financial CEO Loretta Roney said in a groundbreaking video posted to the company’s Facebook page.

Eric Street, project architect with Buxton Kubik Dodd Creative, said a general contractor has not yet been selected for the planned 11,000-square-foot credit union. He declined to disclose the estimated project cost. Credit union and city of Springfield officials were not in their offices today in observance of Presidents Day.

Street said the new Community Financial Credit Union replaces a closed office at 1220 E. Walnut Lawn St. He was unsure when the Walnut Lawn branch shuttered. 

Officials are targeting completion of the new location on Republic Road by year’s end, Street said.

On Springfield Business Journal’s 2017 list of the area’s largest credit unions, Community Financial ranked fifth with $64.3 million in 2016 assets. The company reported 7,490 members as of March 27, 2017.

On Republic Road near the planned expansion of Kansas Expressway, other developments include Magers Crossing, Veterans Health Care of the Ozarks’ Springfield clinic, a new Burger King and a renovation of the former Remington’s community event center.

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Buxton Kubik Dodd Selected for SBJ's Office Envy Issue.

Office NV: Buxton Kubik Dodd 

Designer's Choice

BY: SYDNI MOORE AND WES HAMILTON

Buxton Kubik Dodd Creative is in the business of design. So when developer Mike Fusek purchased a lot at the southeast corner of National Avenue and Montclair Street, the firm jumped at the chance to create its own office at the very top of National Place. 

Having just moved in, roughly 20 employees enjoy a collaborative open space, a resource room full of fabric and color swatches, and a break room many workers only dream of.

 Down To Details  White cylinder lights, textured tiles and bright, imaginative artwork make for an eye-opening entrance into the 3100 S. National Ave. building.

Down To Details

White cylinder lights, textured tiles and bright, imaginative artwork make for an eye-opening entrance into the 3100 S. National Ave. building.

 First Impression  The reception area is just inside a pair of tall, glass doors. It has a coffee bar – complete with a Keurig, plus a wine cooler, stored underneath for easy afternoons.

First Impression

The reception area is just inside a pair of tall, glass doors. It has a coffee bar – complete with a Keurig, plus a wine cooler, stored underneath for easy afternoons.

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 Views To Relax  Two glass walls help shape the firm’s break room. Executives decided the best view in the building should be shared by all employees. “Since we’re on the third floor – most buildings in Springfield are two floors – we have great views in all directions,” Kubik says.

Views To Relax

Two glass walls help shape the firm’s break room. Executives decided the best view in the building should be shared by all employees. “Since we’re on the third floor – most buildings in Springfield are two floors – we have great views in all directions,” Kubik says.

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Petco Enters Springfield Plaza

   Petco’s new location at 3840 W. Washita St. is the first business to move into the Springfield Plaza development on East Sunshine Street.

Petco’s new location at 3840 W. Washita St. is the first business to move into the Springfield Plaza development on East Sunshine Street.

photos by WES HAMILTON

Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., a national retailer of pet food, supplies and services, opened yesterday at 3840 W. Washita.

The first business to open in the new Springfield Plaza, the store offers pet food, toys and apparel as well as a salon, adoption center, dog training area and in-store Vetco clinic, according to a press release. Additionally, a wellness event will be held Aug. 5 and 6 in which customers will receive a voucher for a free vaccination package.

Springfield Plaza is a $78.5 million, 90-acre development being constructed off East Sunshine near West Bypass by Grace One LLC and Rankin Development LLC. Additional tenants to open in the future are Burlington Coat Factory, Ross Dress For Less, and Shoe Show Inc.’s Shoe Dept. Encore, according to Springfield  Business Journal archives.

Petco

The store offers pet toys, food and apparel as well as a salon, dog training area, clinic and adoption center.

There are 1,500 Petcos in the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico including ones in Branson, Osage Beach, and three in northern Arkansas. Other pet-supply competitors in Springfield include Petsway Inc., PetSmart Inc., All About Dogs & Cats LLC and All Pet Supplies & Equine Center.

Petco, which was founded in 1965, also will open stores this July in Hammond, Louisiana, and East Windsor, New Jersey. The company's adoption centers find homes for about 400,000 animals every year, according to its website.

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Zimmerman Properties building $4M headquarters

 The multistory building will provide office space for Zimmerman Properties LLC, Zimmerman Properties Construction LLC and Wilhoit Properties Inc.   photo courtesy of BUXTON KUBIK DODD CREATIVE

The multistory building will provide office space for Zimmerman Properties LLC, Zimmerman Properties Construction LLC and Wilhoit Properties Inc.

photo courtesy of BUXTON KUBIK DODD CREATIVE

Springfield Business Journal

Kathryn Hardison, Editorial Intern
7/25/2017 10:32 AM

Construction has begun for a new headquarters for the Zimmerman family of companies off of East Republic Road and South Fremont Avenue.

The 32,000-square-foot, multistory building at 1329 E. Lark St. will provide office space for Zimmerman Properties LLC, Zimmerman Properties Construction LLC and Wilhoit Properties Inc., said Jon Dodd of Buxton Kubik Dodd Creative, the project architect. On nearly 2 acres owned by Zimmerman Corporate LLC, it’s an estimated $4 million project, according to a city building permit.

Zimmerman Properties Senior Vice President of Construction Matthew Zimmerman could not be reached before deadline.

The Zimmerman office building is predominately displayed on general contractor Base Construction Management’s website, but officials there also were unavailable.  http://base-cm.com/project/zimmerman-wilhoit/ Completion is targeted for Jan. 1, 2018. 

Zimmerman Properties and Wilhoit Properties currently operate at 1730 E. Republic Road in the Southgate Center, which is less than a mile from the developing headquarters. 

Travis Miller of Miller Engineering PC, the structural engineer on the project, said he believed the company ran out of office space. Other engineers are Kaw Valley Engineering Inc., handling the civil work, and Pellham Phillips Architectural Engineering, doing the mechanical, electrical and plumbing.

The Zimmerman family of companies manages over 150 affordable-living properties in 13 states throughout the south and Midwest. Properties include mid-rise senior communities, garden-style apartments, townhomes and single-family homes.

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417 DESIGN AWARDS 2017

Dining Room Winner

Designed by Joyce Buxton, Buxton Kubik Dodd Creative

Residence: Phil and Joyce Buxton

 

The look of Phil and Joyce Buxton’s 25-year-old home was dictated by its traditional architecture, which posed a challenge for the couple as they sought to update its interior. “Over the course of two-and-a-half decades, my tastes have changed and evolved more toward a modern bent,” says Joyce, who trained her keen design eye on the house. “I didn’t want there to be a disconnect between the exterior and the interior, but I did want to more accurately reflect where I had moved as a designer.” That meant finding strategic ways to transform the dining room while leaving certain features, like antique furniture pieces and aubergine walls that Joyce hand-painted, intact. “A lot of the time what I ask myself when I start a project is ‘What still works?’” Joyce says. “There were lots of things in this space that were not broken.” As for new features, beveled mirrors now cover one wall, and on either side of them are sleek, eye-catching new sconces. New hardwood floors and a stylish chevron-patterned area rug replaced old wall-to-wall carpet. Joyce had the original dining room chairs reupholstered with playful polka-dot fabric and selected a new credenza with a textured front and ivory color. Together, those and other design decisions bring the room a sense of lightness and uniquely balance modernity and timelessness. “I like it to have a curated, collected look,” Joyce says. “I’ve purposefully tried to make some kind of bold design decisions.”
 

Dining Room Resources

Furniture: Resource Room

Light Fixtures: The Light House Gallery

Carpet: The Carpet Shoppe

Wood Floors: B&B Hardwood Floors Inc.

Custom Woodwork: Trademark Renovations LLC, 417-848-9245

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417 Design Awards 2017

Home Office Winner

Designed by Joyce Buxton, Buxton Kubik Dodd Creative

Residence: Phil and Joyce Buxton

 

Phil and Joyce Buxton loved their home—its location, the yard, their neighbors and its many happy memories—but they realized that they weren’t using the floor plan efficiently. “Ironically, as big as our house was, we were living in the kitchen and hearth room, so all of our functions were crowded into one little space when we had miles of other space that were underutilized,” says Joyce, who designed the space. 

One such underutilized room was the first-floor library, which Joyce realized could become an office. To make that shift, Joyce ordered a custom-designed desk armoire with doors that can be closed as needed, a useful feature given the room’s proximity to the home’s entry area. She also had additional lighting—a bold new fixture creatively concealing a ceiling fan—installed, which required running wiring through the floor of an upstairs room. 

Additional furniture came from other parts of the house, including a round breakfast table, allowing the space to also be used as an informal dining area, and a 30-year-old sectional that was reupholstered with a rich eggplant boucle fabric. The latter piece now forms a nearly wall-to-wall banquette above which hangs an eye-catching oil painting by Allie Shackelford Abella, the daughter of a close family friend. 

One of the most impactful changes—painting the existing wood paneling and moldings with a taupe high-gloss enamel paint—was nerve-wracking for Joyce but paid big design dividends and gave the room new life. “It’s kind of a no-turning-back decision, and I’m really happy that I did it,” she says.
 

Home Office Resources

Desk: Alpine Wood Products

Light Fixture: The Light House Gallery

Paint: Sherwin-Williams

Window Treatments: Linda's Professional Drapery & Upholstery, 417-833-2292

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417 DESIGN AWARDS 2017

BY STEPHANIE TOWNE BENOIT AND ROSE MARTHIS

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Whole House Winner

Designed by Joyce Buxton, Buxton Kubik Dodd Creative

Residence: Anonymous


Designer Joyce Buxton gave this room a look of its own by juxtaposing elements like the existing, rustic wood beams with contemporary features like the pendant lights. 

When a local couple was seeking a new home, they considered building a house from the ground up. But one day, the mother of one of the homeowners came across this residence and, as a real estate agent, she recognized its potential. “They felt like they could make it close enough to what they were hoping to do,” says designer Joyce Buxton, who worked with contractor Rex Winslow of Construct on this top-to-bottom remodel. The floorplan and layout were suitable, but the aesthetics required editing and streamlining to match the homeowners’ clean, contemporary tastes. “I would say it was using an eraser more than a pen,” says Buxton of the design process, which included stripping away the home’s existing ornate flourishes and murals in lieu of a modern color palette, fewer materials and stylish simplicity. Such efforts made room for bold new features, like the cluster of pendant light fixtures installed in the living room. That room affords a stunning view of the wooded surroundings, which Buxton accented by having custom new draperies installed. The living room flows into the kitchen, which received an extensive face-lift, including new cabinets, appliances, flooring and more. “It was a clean slate,” Buxton says. That clean slate allowed for the installation of more dramatic lighting, including a dark drum fixture above the breakfast table and a sparkling chrome and glass pendant nearby. “We felt like the kitchen deserved a show-stopping piece,” Buxton says. Another show-stopping piece—a beloved painting—can be found in the dining room. That piece of artwork inspired the dining room’s design, which includes custom-upholstered chairs, a floor-to-ceiling mirror, a cornice above the window to elevate the room’s proportions and other sleek features. The room’s elegance and clean lines make its original over-the-top aesthetics a distant memory. “It just goes to show how you can take something that is not you and make it right for you,” Buxton says. 

 The living room flows into the kitchen area, which Buxton gave a clean, contemporary aesthetic. The space was completely gutted and updated with brand-new cabinets, appliances, flooring, lighting  and other features.

The living room flows into the kitchen area, which Buxton gave a clean, contemporary aesthetic. The space was completely gutted and updated with brand-new cabinets, appliances, flooring, lighting  and other features.

 The kitchen is home to stunning features, including beautiful new lighting in the form of the dramatic chrome and glass island pendant, which is contrasted by the dark drum fixture hanging above the breakfast table.  

The kitchen is home to stunning features, including beautiful new lighting in the form of the dramatic chrome and glass island pendant, which is contrasted by the dark drum fixture hanging above the breakfast table.  

 Buxton designed the formal dining room around one of the homeowners’ favorite pieces of artwork, which serves as the focal point of the space.

Buxton designed the formal dining room around one of the homeowners’ favorite pieces of artwork, which serves as the focal point of the space.

 Given the homeowners’ busy, active lifestyle, Buxton wanted to create a restful oasis for the couple.  Buxton was able to repurpose much of their original furniture, which fit seamlessly in the space.  

Given the homeowners’ busy, active lifestyle, Buxton wanted to create a restful oasis for the couple.  Buxton was able to repurpose much of their original furniture, which fit seamlessly in the space.  

 Featuring elevated counters, varied sources of light, functional cabinetry and a white-on-white palette, the master bathroom is a crisp, clean space with a classic, yet contemporary aesthetic.

Featuring elevated counters, varied sources of light, functional cabinetry and a white-on-white palette, the master bathroom is a crisp, clean space with a classic, yet contemporary aesthetic.

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 Because this basement family room is so large, coffered beams were added, which broke up and gave depth to the ceiling. The space also features a built-in entertainment zone.

Because this basement family room is so large, coffered beams were added, which broke up and gave depth to the ceiling. The space also features a built-in entertainment zone.


 

Whole House Resources

Contractor: Construct

Furniture: Resource Room

Light Fixtures: The Light House Gallery

Kitchen Cabinets: Cabinet Concepts by Design

Bath Cabinets: Cabinet Concepts by Design

Bath Countertops: Unique Tile

Carpet: The Carpet Shoppe

Stone/Tile: Unique Tile

Wood Floors: The Carpet Shoppe

Area Rugs: Elements

Window Treatments: Linda's Professional Drapery & Upholstery, 417-833-2292

Custom Woodwork: Cabinet Concepts by Design

Home Theater Equipment: Southwest Audio-Visual Inc.

Audio/Visual: Southwest Audio-Visual Inc.

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