Clayco Begins Work On New Keesler Federal Credit Union Branch In Gautier, Miss. - Clayco

Clayco Begins Work On New Keesler Federal Credit Union Branch In Gautier, Miss.

CHICAGO (March 19, 2014) Clayco, a national innovator in the design-build industry, announces work has begun on a new Keesler Federal Credit Union branch in Gautier, Miss. The 4,675-square-foot building is expected to be completed in August 2014. This location replaces the branch previously located inside the Singing River Mall.

The Gautier facility makes use of the prototype concept and closely follows the design of the Keesler Federal Credit Union branch in Long Beach, Miss. Forum Studio, Clayco’s design firm, will serve as the architect for the project, and work is being performed by Gulf Coast area building trades. Features include a children’s play area, and single-key vault access for safe deposit boxes which grants access to members without a vault attendant. The drive-up lanes will also have two-way video screens so the member and teller can easily communicate.

“We are excited that Keesler has chosen Clayco to implement another branch for their expanding network. The new branch will provide state of the art banking technologies to Keesler’s members in Gautier, along with the ability to remain functional during emergencies,” said Tom Mooney, project director for Clayco.

To withstand severe weather events, special impact-resistant glazing will be used, also known as hurricane glass. An emergency generator will also be installed to provide full building power during service interruptions. Architectural pre-cast concrete panels will also be used for the exterior walls, which is unique for a building this size.

Representatives from Clayco, Keesler Federal Credit Union and the city of Gautier participated in a groundbreaking ceremony that took place March 14.

Clayco is a full service, turnkey real estate development, architecture, engineering and construction firm that delivers clients around the world the highest quality solutions on time, on budget, and above and beyond expectations. With $912 million in revenue for 2013, Clayco specializes in the “art and science of building,” providing fast-track, efficient solutions globally for commercial, institutional, industrial and heavy civil infrastructure related building projects. For more information, visit


Forum Studio is a design firm that harnesses the power of integrated design and collaboration. Offering comprehensive solutions across multiple disciplines including architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, urban planning and engineering, Forum Studio builds important and complex environments for national and international clients. Forum Studio utilizes best practices while relentlessly pursuing new innovative thinking. Focused on the specialized needs of each client, the firm elevates design solutions to maximize value through responsive leadership, creative visioning and mission–critical expertise. Forum Studio is the art + science of building. For more information, visit


Established in 1947, Keesler Federal Credit Union is the largest Mississippi-based credit union in the state, with assets of over $2 billion. Serving over 187,000 members worldwide, the credit union has sixteen branches in South Mississippi and Louisiana and three branches at U.S. Air Force installations in the United Kingdom.  For more information about the credit union call 1-888-KEESLER or visit