SANTA ROSA, Calif. -- It's a new day for Redwood Credit Union as 155 of its 300 staffers recently moved into their newly remodeled corporate facility here. The 104,000 square-foot facility, which previously served as headquarters for State Farm Insurance and Health Plan of the Redwoods, houses a variety of departments ranging from lending, business and investment services, to the telephone member service center and executive offices in addition to walk-up and drive through ATMs.
In a nod to environmental responsibility, RCU used recycled and renewable materials, and energy-efficient systems throughout the building, in an effort to receive a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or "green" certification, which is currently pending.
The facility also features a 250-seat community room, designed to comfortably accommodate member, employee and community events, as well as provide a space for nonprofits to meet and host events.
"As RCU has grown and added staff to serve the financial needs of our over 135,000 members, we simply outgrew our previous locations," said RCU President/CEO Brett Martinez. "We're excited to have a building in the North Bay that can accommodate our needs and house our staff for many years to come, while allowing us to provide more efficient service to our members and return more to our communities."
The main interior gallery of the newly remodeled building features colorful photographs and graphic illustrations designed to communicate the credit union's commitment to member and community service while paying tribute to its 57-year history, and the credit union difference. To that end large-scale photographs of members are featured throughout the gallery to reinforce RCU's primary purpose of service to members.
Plans are underway for a grand opening celebration on April 19, 2007.