On Tuesday, January 25, local residents, businesses and area town officials joined Aquesta Bank in celebrating the construction of its newest full service Mooresville branch. A ceremony was held at the site for the new branch west of I-77 off Brawley School Road in front of Bloom.
Aquesta CEO & President, Jim Engel welcomed guests and expressed the bank’s excitement in bringing another branch to the Mooresville community. Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber President Karen Shore, Lake Norman Chamber President Bill Russell, Architect Roger Layman and General Contractor Concorde Construction’s David Privitera joined Jim Engel and various town officials in hosting the celebration.
Architect Roger Layman designed the new branch to have many of the same features as the Aquesta headquarters building, including blue-green glass, natural stone and environmentally friendly features. The 3,400 square foot building will contain 4 offices, a conference room, teller station, safety deposit boxes, a detached solar paneled drive-thru with ATM and a 5-person staff. The team is pursuing an Energy Star rating for the building for its energy efficiency and will sell the solar power and Renewal Energy Certificates generated from the drive-thru solar panels.
“This site is an ideal location for many of our customers who already live in the area and will now have yet another convenient banking location,” said Jim Engel. “With this new branch, we have positioned ourselves to better service the Mooresville community’s banking needs.” Branch Manager Pat Squires will head up the team of professionals at the new location. Pat, formerly with Wachovia/Wells Fargo, has been a long standing member of the banking community in Mooresville.
The branch is being constructed by Concorde Construction out of Charlotte and is scheduled for completion in May of 2011. In keeping with Aquesta's environmental theme, Concorde Construction is recycling all construction waste for this project.
Aquesta Bank is a community bank dedicated to providing quality, relationship based banking for the Lake Norman area. Aquesta focuses on personal financial solutions as well as those for small to medium-sized businesses. Aquesta uses cutting edge technology to better service its customers, including on-line banking, on-line cash management, remote deposit technology and nationwide free ATM usage.