Mercantile Bank has opened its new main bank facility in Quincy, Ill., debuting expanded amenities and services.
Clayco Inc. completed the design-build for the new headquarters, which opened in January 2008, and Forum Studio Inc. served as the architect for the project.
Structured for a future third-floor addition, the two-story, 48,000-square-foot facility is located on a 4.3-acre site on 33rd Street between Maine and Broadway in Quincy. The exterior façade combines cast stone and face brick, similar to surrounding structures in the Quincy area.
The site also includes separate parking for employees and customers with a two-level, 82-space parking structure. The lower level, which can be closed off after hours for secure employee parking, also features a state-of-the-art, six-lane drive-up facility with a dedicated truck lane and two-way video screens. The drive-up lanes also are protected from the weather and allow for convenient entrances and exits from the bank.
Mercantile Bank’s interior includes a traditional, spacious lobby space arranged in a curved configuration, with glass-front sales offices radiating around the waiting area. Earth-toned ceramic tile is located at the entrance and at additional high-traffic areas, while plush carpeting in the waiting area creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. Across from the lobby, six lobby teller stations feature solid wood and ceramic tile transaction counters for durability, and a conveniently located coffee bar offers current banking information on a flat-screen television.
“Our new facility is perfect for launching Mercantile Bank into a bank of the future,” said H. Blaine Strock, president and chief executive officer of Mercantile Bank. “Our banking has been streamlined and perfected to offer our customers and personnel the convenience, comfort and safety they require.”
Mercantile consolidated its banking personnel from various locations into the new facility. The lending personnel and wealth management services moved from three different sites into the headquarters, providing greater efficiency and
better customer service. The new facility also houses the executive offices of the banks’ parent company, Mercantile Bancorp Inc., a multi-state bank holding company. According to Strock, the previous Mercantile Bank location on 33rd Street is now closed to the public and is being used by staff serving the holding company and its affiliated banks.