Serenus Johnson Construction partnered with United Financial Credit Union, a Michigan-based credit union all over the Great Lakes Bay Region, to open it’s Auburn branch in December 2019.

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Project Description

The location can be found at the corner of Midland Road and Garfield Roads. Serenus Johnson performed the General Trades, concrete package and overall sight supervision on this new construction site. This project is a 2257sf, single story, slab on grade, wood framed building constructed on a 1.25 acre site. The main challenge of the project was trying to meet the scheduled opening date for the credit union in December 2019.


Material and equipment lead times became the critical path toward meeting this goal. There were also unforeseen below-grade sewer connection challenges.

Additional challenges related to the installation of energy meters and their long design/installation times delayed the building main electrical and heating services. Despite the delay, we were able to utilize alternative means and methods and completed the job on schedule. A unique challenge to this project was the relocation of the existing safety deposit boxes from the former building to the new location. This was relocated using our own labor work force.

Project Highlights

Project incorporates in-slab hydronic heating at the vestibule and exterior sidewalks. Unique to UFCU’s design is the substantial remote ITM Canopy that maximizes the membership site logistics. The interior design is modern and bright. The wall behind the teller station incorporates an accent wall that elevates the design appeal. Cultured stone wainscoting wrapped the exterior of the building while seamlessly working its way into the vestibule space. The light fixtures are modern, yet efficient.

  • Project Schedule
    • May 28, 2019 – December 14, 2019
  • Project Manager
    • Joel Keister
  • Project Foreman
    • Mark Haynak
  • Delivery Method
    • General Contracting
  • Architect
  • Owner Contact

Serenus Johnson Construction is Bay City’s Hometown General Contractor, specializing in Design / Bid, Construction Management, and General Contracting. With over 100 years in business, we have built a legacy of honesty, hard work and quality projects from start to finish. Our commercial clients are broad and include Educational Facilities, Financial Institutions, Manufacturing Facilities, Developments, Medical Facilities and beyond. We work with each customer as individuals, with the understanding that our future success is built on a lasting relationship. We have built a reputation of superior workmanship and open communication with our customers. With over a century of experience, we have implemented procedures that provide consistency on every project and deliver the quality expected, on schedule, and at the agreed cost.

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