Members First Credit Union headquarters, recognized for excellence in construction

MANCHESTER, NH – Members First Credit Union’s new headquarters, which opened in Fall 2021, was recently recognized by Construction Resource magazine. The publication gave the Excellence in Design/Build Award to site manager Sullivan Construction for the work they did at 7 Salmon St. in Manchester.

Construction Resource noted the beauty of the building and its role in downtown Manchester. Instead of being greeted by vacant lots as they enter the city, visitors to Manchester are now greeted by a “three storey red brick Victorian building”. The architecture was carefully designed to be at home with the other surrounding buildings, creating what Construction Resource described as a “beautiful gateway to downtown Manchester”.

The publication also referenced the challenges that were overcome as part of the construction. Most importantly, the headquarters were built during the peak of the pandemic. In addition, great care had to be taken to protect city streets and a nearby neighborhood.

Construction on the 18,000-square-foot building at 7 Salmon Street began in July 2020, a few months after the pandemic began, and opened in September 2021.

“After 14 months of construction, Members First Credit Union’s new headquarters has transformed two overgrown, derelict lots in Manchester’s historic North End into a beautiful building that reflects the surrounding architecture and truly represents the city’s North End,” the article concluded.

“We are very pleased to recognize our friends and partners at Sullivan Construction for the incredible job they did in building our headquarters,” said Karl Betz, SVP/CFO and interim CEO of Members First Credit Union. “It was amazing to see it take shape and we are grateful for the privilege of working in this beautiful space.”

About Members First Credit Union

Since 1949, Members First Credit Union has been a trusted source of finance in Manchester, Bedford and the surrounding communities. We get to know our members so we can recommend the right solutions to help them achieve their goals. In other words: We are small enough to make big things happen.

As a full-service financial institution, we provide the products and services our members need, whether it’s for themselves, their family or their business. And because we’re not for profit, income goes back to our members so they can save and borrow at reasonable rates. Membership is open to anyone living, working or attending school in New Hampshire.

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