Clayco to Renovate WEOKIE Credit Union in Oklahoma City
St. Louis, MO (May 10, 2011) – Clayco Inc., a national full-service real estate and design-build firm, was recently selected to conduct a multi-phase renovation of WEOKIE Credit Union’s Home Office at 8100 West Reno in Oklahoma City, Okla.
The 28,000-square-foot project, which will begin in May and be completed by August, will include interior upgrades, such as providing more open spaces, adding offices and conference rooms, and updating employee workstations, as well as enhancements involving lighting, painting, wall covering, and carpeting. External improvements will include concrete paving and reworking the parking for more convenient member access.
This is the fifth project in which Clayco has partnered with WEOKIE, having most recently completed a new operations center for the credit union in 2010 that is adjacent to the Home Office. Clayco and WEOKIE carefully coordinated planning of the two projects to provide ample space for departments without compromising the delivery of member services.
The remodeling will include the original one-story credit union building which was constructed approximately 30 years ago and a two-story addition to the building that was completed 15 years ago. A Clayco senior designer who was involved in the building’s previous renovation, which occurred in conjunction with the addition’s construction, will play a key role in the current project.
“The team partnership of WEOKIE and Clayco enables us to ensure a smooth operation from start to finish,” said Paul Barrath, Business Unit Leader for Clayco Financial Facilities. “We’re proud to be part of the WEOKIE team.”
“This remodeling project will create a dignified and stylish presence for WEOKIE’s members,” said WEOKIE Credit Union President/CEO Brent Taylor. “Additionally, the team’s solution will minimize disruption during the process.”
WEOKIE traces its history back to 1969 when the employees of Western Electric of Oklahoma had the foresight to organize the Credit Union. Today, WEOKIE has grown to become one of the largest credit unions in Oklahoma, serving more than 51,000 members with a full range of products and services.
Forum Studio is joining Clayco as the architect for the design/build project.