News & Industry Events Blog

  • Eclipse Breaks Ground on New Building in Rincon, Georgia

    Eclipse recently designed and broke ground on a new 3,000 square foot facility in Rincon, Georgia for Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union.


  • Eclipse Designs & Builds-Out Space at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta

    Eclipse recently completed the design and build-out of a new 750+ square foot branch office within Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta for Emory Alliance Credit Union.


  • Eclipse Completes Design & Construction in Bowling Green, Kentucky

    Eclipse recently completed the design and construction of a new 4,000 square foot branch office in Bowling Green, Kentucky for Fort Knox Federal Credit Union.


  • Solar Eclipse Delivers Awesome Day At Eclipse Brand Builders

    Eclipse Brand Builders' team celebrated the Great American Eclipse, and the origin of its name, with an afternoon-long viewing party with friends, family and food!


  • Eclipse Brand Builders Prepares to Celebrate the Great American Eclipse

    At Eclipse Brand Builders, the countdown to August 21st has officially begun - the date we'll celebrate a glimpse at our eponym – a total solar eclipse. As the days draw near and the fever builds, we wanted to share some fun facts about this once in a lifetime event!


  • MOBILE OFFICES FOR SALE

    For Sale: two 2,075 square foot modular (duplex) office buildings for sale in Hinesville, Georgia. Currently configured to provide workspace for 24+ employees, including a total of 9 offices, 4 restrooms, 2 break rooms, a server/utility room and open cubicle spaces.


  • ECLIPSE BRAND BUILDERS CONTINUES GROWTH, EXPANDS CONSTRUCTION CAPABILITIES & EXPERTISE

    June 6, 2017 - Eclipse Brand Builders (http://www.eclipsebrandbuilders.com) announced today the acquisition of John Allen Construction LLC, with John Allen joining the Eclipse team as Vice President of Field Operations.


  • Altamaha FCU Revitalizes Member Experience in Jesup, GA

    Eclipse recently completed a rebranding and revitalization of Altamaha FCU's main office in Jesup, GA.

    The leaders of the Credit Union are making an intentional statement to conserve, sustain, and grow the member’s financial resources, as well as the community’s natural resources, which Eclipse incorporated into the new member experience.


  • Eclipse Brand Builders Named to Top 100 List of Atlanta's Fastest Growing Companies

    The Atlanta Business Chronicle recently named Eclipse Brand Builders to its list of the top 100 fastest growing privately held companies in Atlanta.


  • Citizens Bank Celebrates Grand Opening of New Branch Office in Hendersonville, TN

    Citizens Bank recently celebrated the ribbon cutting and grand opening of their new branch office in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

    Eclipse Brand Builders provided full design-build services for the new 5,286 square foot branch office incorporates the future of banking technology and customer experience into a transitional retail design, blending the bank's traditional roots in community banking with the evolving needs of customers in the greater Nashville market.


  • Gulf Coast Federal Credit Union Breaks Ground on New Branch Office in Portland, TX

    Gulf Coast Federal Credit Union recently broke ground on a new branch office in Portland, Texas, allowing the credit union to expand its reach and provide expanded personal financial services to members within the community.

    Eclipse Brand Builders is providing full design-build services for the new 3,844 square foot branch office, which features a contemporary retail design that builds on the credit union's brand in the Corpus Christi market.


  • Wilson Bank & Trust Opens New Branch in Murfreesboro, TN

    Eclipse Brand Builders provided interior design services to help Wilson Bank & Trust rebrand the customer experience for their newest branch on Highway 96 in Murfreesboro, TN.


  • Eclipse Renovates MidSouth Community FCU's Main Office in Macon, Georgia

    Eclipse recently renovated 6,555 square feet of MidSouth Community Federal Credit Union’s main office in Macon, Georgia, which included a new retail lobby, new teller line, new lending stations, and updates to the finishes of offices, restrooms, and other back-office spaces.


  • MAGNOLIA FCU CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING IN VA HOSPITAL

    Eclipse is thrilled to celebrate the completion of Magnolia Federal Credit Union’s new branch office in Jackson, Mississippi, which serves veterans and employees of the VA Hospital.


  • CASE STUDY on Rebranding and Branch Transformation

    This case study demonstrates how branch transformations can be executed with rebranding that is consistent, yet unique to each location.


  • ECLIPSE HOLDS 3RD ANNUAL EMPLOYEE PUMPKIN CARVING & COSTUME CONTEST

    Congratulations to the Winners of Eclipse's 3rd Annual Employee Pumpkin Carving & Costume Contest!

    First place honors went to Judy Werboff's "barn owl" pumpkin and Michael Smith's "John McEnroe" costume.


  • Wilson Bank & Trust partners with Eclipse, Breaks Ground on New 69,000 Square Foot Operations Center in Lebanon, TN

    Wilson Bank & Trust has partnered with Eclipse to design the interior of its new three-story, 69,000 square foot operations center in Lebanon, Tennessee. The employee-focused facility will feature workspaces for initially 200+ employees, a large cafeteria and kitchen, a fitness center, a training center, a mail room with shipping/receiving area, multiple conference rooms, coffee stations, work areas, privacy booths, restrooms, etc.


  • Fort Knox Federal Credit Union Breaks Ground on New Branch Office in Bowling Green, KY

    Fort Knox FCU has partnered with Eclipse Brand Builders to design and build its newest branch office in Bowling Green, KY. Construction of the new facility formally commenced with the groundbreaking ceremony on October 18, 2016. The new Bowling Green location will continue to enhance the credit union’s well-established brand, while providing full member service operations to new and existing members in the area.


  • GeoVista Credit Union Wins Win-dex Award for New Branch Office in Hinesville, Georgia

    As part of its "Keep Liberty Beautiful" program, Liberty County’s Chamber of Commerce presented GeoVista Credit Union with its quarterly Win-dex Award in recognition of the positive impact the credit union’s newest branch office has made on the community in Hinesville, Georgia. Eclipse Brand Builders provided comprehensive architecture, interior design, engineering and construction services for the building.


  • HOW AGE IMPACTS CONSUMER BEHAVIOR IN RETAIL BANKING

    Sean McDade, CEO at PeopleMetrics, has compiled and analyzed customer feedback from both banks and credit unions to learn more about consumer behaviors and preferences relative to age, and present some ideas on how to put these insights to work at banks and credit unions.


  • ECLIPSE DONATES SAMPLES TO ZEROLANDFILL ATLANTA 2016

    Glad we could contribute to ZeroLandfill Atlanta 2016! … a smart, creative way to re-purpose unused design samples for works of art and materials for educators, non-profit associations, artists, crafters and more!


  • ECLIPSE WELCOMES MICHAEL SMITH, MIKE NOE AND MARGIE WINTER TO TEAM

    Eclipse Brand Builders is excited to announce the addition of the following professionals to the consulting, design and construction teams:
      - Michael Smith - Regional Vice President
      - Margie Winter - Interiors Purchasing Agent and Office Administrator
      - Mike Noe - Project Manager


  • Citizens Bank Breaks Ground on New Branch Office in Hendersonville, TN

    Eclipse Brand Builders and Citizens Bank recently broke ground on the bank's new "social hub" branch in Hendersonville, Tennessee, which is centrally located within a thriving area and within walking distance of the greenway, public library, shops, restaurants, cinema, schools, medical offices, and booming residential development. Eclipse is proud to be providing comprehensive design-build solutions to Citizens Bank.


  • WILSON BANK & TRUST PARTNERS WITH ECLIPSE, COMPLETES DESIGN FOR NEW BRANCH OFFICE IN MURFREESBORO, TENNESSEE

    Wilson Bank & Trust has partnered with Eclipse to provide design services for multiple facilities, including a new branch office in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.


  • ECLIPSE BREAKS GROUND ON 13,400 SQUARE FOOT OFFICE BUILDING IN JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

    Eclipse Brand Builders is underway with construction on Magnolia FCU’s new administrative building, which was designed by Eclipse to consolidate existing operations on the credit union’s campus in Jackson, Mississippi, while also providing new and enhanced capabilities such as a call center, data center, and an 80-seat auditorium for training and community events.


  • ECLIPSE DESIGNS NEW RETAIL BRANCH FOR COMMUNITY BANK IN LEXINGTON, TN

    Community Bank celebrated the grand opening of its new full-service branch in Lexington, TN last weekend. Eclipse provided complete design services, including branding, architecture, engineering and interior design, for the new retail facility.


  • CITIZENS BANK PARTNERS WITH ECLIPSE, ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR NEW BRANCH OFFICE IN HENDERSONVILLE, TENNESSEE

    Citizens Bank recently announced plans to expand its market presence into Hendersonville, Tennessee, a growing northeastern suburb of Nashville. Eclipse helped Citizens Bank analyze the market and select a site in Hendersonville, and is now providing comprehensive design-build services to complete the branch, including architecture, interior design, engineering and construction.


  • ECLIPSE BRAND BUILDERS BREAKS GROUND IN HINESVILLE, GEORGIA ON GEOVISTA CREDIT UNION'S NEW MAIN BRANCH OFFICE

    Local and state officials today joined credit union officials to celebrate the ground breaking of GeoVista Credit Union’s new main office in Hinesville, Georgia, at the intersection of West Oglethorpe Highway and Link Street, adjacent to their existing temporary facilities.


  • ECLIPSE BRAND BUILDERS ANNOUNCES PRESIDENT, EQUITY PARTNER

    Eclipse is excited to announce the addition of Christopher McClung as its new company President and equity partner.

    Mr. McClung brings 15 years of architecture, interior design, construction, and project management experience to Eclipse. His extensive experience includes commercial, retail, hospitality and multi-family design and construction projects, as well as project scheduling and cost consulting on international airports, refineries, power plants, mixed used developments, skyscrapers, roads and interchanges.


  • The Future of Bank Branches

    With more than 3,000 branch closures in the US between 2009 and 2012, and the steady increase in the quantity and reliance on digital transactions, the future of bank branches is more questionable than ever.

    In a recently published report on The Future of Bank Branches, consulting firm Capgemini poses that we are in the midst of a transformation in the form and function of branches, but that the branch itself is far from extinct.

    Click here to view Capgemini's infographic on the future of branches, or click below to view the full report.


  • "Pop-Up" Bank Branches

    PNC Bank announces first-ever "Pop-Up Branch" to debut in Atlanta.

    The portable strategy capitalizes on a low-cost, highly flexible solution to provide customer-centric banking services.

    With full-service banking capabilities, a "pop-up branch" may be an excellent option to serve customers in a temporary location or to test a market.


  • Retail Banking

    According to BAI, these are the top five hot topics retail bankers should be aware of in 2013:

    • Multi-Channel Impact of Mobile/Online
    • Making Money from Mobile
    • Smaller Branches with Innovative Approaches to Staffing
    • Demanding ROI from Online/Social Media
    • Selective Investments in Branch Technology