Massena-based SeaComm breaks ground for their first Vermont branch
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 2:04 pm

From left are Bill Taylor, P. W. Campbell project supervisor; Gary Fuller and Patricia Dodge, SeaComm board directors; Scott A. Wilson, SeaComm president and CEO; Robert Santamoor, SeaComm board director; and Jonathan Manor, SeaComm business development representative.

MASSENA — Seacomm Federal Credit Union recently celebrated the groundbreaking for its seventh retail branch location.

The new branch is at 1680 Shelburne Rd. in South Burlington, Vt. The planned 3,500 square-foot building is scheduled to be completed by year-end.

“We are very pleased to soon becoming a part of the greater South Burlington community,” said SeaComm President and Chief Executive Officer Scott A. Wilson. “This new location is an extremely vibrant growing region, which affords us an opportunity to be a part of something so exceptional.”

The anticipated full-service financial center will offer member solutions for all types of financial needs, including personal accounts, auto and recreational vehicle loans, mortgages, business solutions, investments and more, Seacomm said.

The branch will include a three-lane drive-through area, a 24/7 ActiveEdge ATM that offers game-changing security solutions, electronic cash recyclers at the teller stations and bicycle stand for those who wish to ride to the branch.

Construction of the branch includes awareness of environmentally friendly materials, the press release from Seacomm said.

The project design firm is P. W. Campbell of Pittsburgh Pa., which will also provide on-site supervision of this project and the ongoing future growth plans into Essex and St. Albans, Vermont. The layout and design of the newest locations will integrate into the SeaComm brand and logo.

“SeaComm believes deeply in using local subcontractors in the communities in which it does business,” the release said. Included on the project are Acme Glass for all doors and windows; Avonda Air for plumbing and HVAC; Curtis Lumber of Burlington; Duquette Steel; New England Floor Covering; Norway and Sons Electrical; ProTech Contracting of Burlington for carpentry, roofing and interiors; SD Ireland for all site work, concrete and paving, as well as Tanner Masonry.

“We have been very pleased with our reception so far into the market and the opportunity afforded to us by Pizzagalli Properties and we look forward to meeting our Vermont neighbors, and in particular those in Bartlett Brook,” Wilson said.

SeaComm is a member owned financial cooperative based in Massena, NY with more than 47,300 members and assets over $550 million. The credit union has branches in Massena, Potsdam, Malone, Canton, Ogdensburg and Plattsburgh. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton or Essex Counties in NY and Grand Isle, Franklin and Chittenden Counties of Vermont.