Aquesta Bank has broken ground on its first branch in Huntersville as the bank continues its expansion in the communities north of Charlotte.
The Cornelius-based bank already has branches in Cornelius, Davidson, and two in Mooresville. Executives had been scouting for a location in Huntersville since at least May. The new branch will be built off Sam Furr Road in the Northcross Shopping Center.
“This site is convenient for many of our current customers but also highly visible and should help us attract and service new banking relationships," CEO Jim Engel said in a statement. “As Huntersville continues to grow we intend to grow with it by providing unexpected convenience and unsurpassed personal service as only a true community bank can do.”
Aquesta Bank's new branch will be just more than 3,000 square feet and include three tellers, drive-throughs, a kitchen and a community room groups will be able to reserve for free. The branch is slated to open in the spring.
It's the second new branch to begin construction in the town in as many months. In November, Truliant Federal Credit Union broke ground on its new branch in Huntersville.
Appearing in Aquesta Bank's photo at last week's groundbreaking, from left to right:
- Roger Layman, architect
- David Goodrum, general contractor
- Denis Bilodeau, president of Aquesta Insurance Services
- Jill Swain, Huntersville mayor
- Bill Russell, president of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce
- Jim Engel, Aquesta Bank CEO
- Charles Knox, Aquesta Bank chairman