CHICAGO, IL / ACCESSWIRE / August 10, 2021 / CEO Scott Arney is pleased to announce that the Chicago Patrolmen’s Federal Credit Union, which has served the financial needs of law enforcement officers since 1938, has acquired a minority stake in Structure First, Ltd., the consultancy firm into National Financial Institutions based in Cincinnati, OH and a program management company specializing in the design, delivery and construction of financial facilities including banks and credit unions. Resulting from this partnership, Structure First will become the first and only representative of the owner CUSO (Credit Union Service Organization) serving financial institutions on nationwide construction projects.
Led by co-founder and CEO Neil Kool, Structure First celebrated its tenth anniversary this month as a disruptor to the traditional design-build model used by financial institutions for new headquarters, branch offices and renovations. As the owner’s representative, Structure First delivers next-generation financial spaces through program management led by an elite team of former community bank leaders and designers who collectively integrate more than a century of ‘experience. Having ‘walk’ in the shoes of their clients, Structure First understands firsthand how a financial space must look and function to meet operational needs, while building it effectively to save their clients’ valuable financial and human capital.
The Federal Credit Union of Chicago Patrolmen is no stranger to facility development and renovation. Since beginning his tenure as CEO in 2002, Mr. Arney has spearheaded and served as a project manager for the development of over 50,000 square feet of property, including the construction from top to bottom of their corporate headquarters and four branches across Illinois. , and two regional trade offices in AZ and TX.
Pictured is Scott Arney, CEO of the Chicago Patrolmen’s Federal Credit Union
According to Mr. Arney, âWe know firsthand the time, energy and overhead costs required for projects of this nature. If a credit union is considering growth or changes in its facilities, the Structure First model will be its most valuable resource from start to finish.
The credit union’s minority stake in Structure First enables Mr. Kool to serve his larger customers at a higher level through a CUSO, which is effective immediately. To date, Structure First has served more than 50 financial institutions, focusing primarily on credit unions and banks with assets of up to $ 5 billion in the Midwest and Southern United States. grow from coast to coast while maintaining its presence in the niche sector and hands-on approach as a program manager in the design, submission and construction of head offices, branch offices and branch transformations .
In the photo, Neil Kool, Co-Founder and CEO of Structure First, Ltd.
According to Mr. Kool, âCommunity financial institutions need to be able to compete with larger domestic competitors to deliver the right member / customer experience that matches their market, brand and operations. Our cost-effective approach allows them to explore different delivery models and create spaces that are completed on time and on budget.
About the Federal Chicago Patroller Credit Union and the National Police Credit Union
The Federal Credit Union of Chicago Patrollers was formed in 1938 as a “blue shirt” organization open only to serving police officers. Today, the Credit Union serves officers of all ranks and their immediate families. Led by CEO Scott Arney since 2002, the Chicago Patrolmen Federal Credit serves over 38,000 members and has assets of over half a billion dollars. In 2014, the Federal Credit Union of Chicago Patrols launched its marketing division, the National Police Credit Union, which is the first and only full-service financial institution serving law enforcement officers and their families in across the country. The Caisse populaire is and always has been administered by a board of directors composed entirely of active and retired police officers.
The Chicago Federal Patroller Credit Union and the National Police Credit Union are based at 1407 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL. The Credit Union has four branches in the Chicagoland area and two regional trade offices, which are located in Tempe, AZ and Dallas, TX. For more information, please visit our website.
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