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FORT PIERCE -- One year ago, CenterState Bank opened its second Treasure Coast branch in Fort Pierce, located at the Orange Blossom Business Center, 4150 Okeechobee Road, suite C in Fort Pierce.
Now, on its first anniversary, the bank has officially announced a new 2,500-square-foot, full- service banking center will shortly begin construction.
The new building located on Okeechobee Road, one mile west of their current location and across the street from WalMart, is expected to be completed in early 2014.
CenterState Bank's philosophy is to focus its efforts on using an area construction company along with local subcontractors. The single- floor, state-of-the-art building will offer the addition of safe deposit boxes, a coffee bar, three drive-through lanes and a drive-up ATM for customer convenience.
"Fort Pierce has been a great market for CenterState Bank," said Andy Beindorf, regional president of general banking and a member of the CenterState management team.
"Our retail team has done a tremendous job building our franchise in St. Lucie County."
Lori Wuchte will be the vice president/branch manager of the Fort Pierce branch, who is known to area residents and businesses for her more than 25 years of local banking experience.
In addition to Mr. Beindorf and Ms. Wuchte is Cheryl Howe will be assistant branch manager; Clay Collins, commercial lender; Marni Parent Howder, residential loan originator; Louis Capezza, investment advisor and Lucy Fulknier, head teller.
Customers can expect local decision-making and easy accessibility while receiving the services of free personal and business checking accounts, as well as personal, residential and commercial loans.
Additionally, they will continue their community involvement and working with local businesses.
CenterState Bank is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.
For more information, call (772) 460-2242.