March 22, 2018
Join us today at the Trustmark | Fisher Brown grand opening party at 10am.
One Palafox Place
19 West Garden Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
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Bottrell Marston Quina Building’s construction dates back to 1901.
Recently, during the design and construction side of the Marston Quina Building, an open concept was installed to accentuate its historic elements. This includes exposed brick, columns and roof joists. Individual offices feature butt-glazed glass walls to allow more natural light to flow into the spaces. The offices also utilize LED lighting for more efficient use of energy and include occupancy sensors so that the lights automatically turn off when the space is not occupied.
Amir Fooladi, president and CEO of the Marston Quina BuildingâsÂ general contractor ParsCo, said the design offers the unique combination of a historic exterior housing modern, state-of-the-art technology.
In addition to the building,Â developer One Palafox Place LLC, managed by Bobby Switzer, is also redeveloping the Blount, Brent and Moulton buildings in downtown as part of the mixed-use One Palafox Place.
Trustmark’s history of meeting customers’ banking needs extends back to 1889. Through many years of growth and expansion, Trustmark has broadened its customer base by increasing the markets it serves as well as the products and services it provides. After building a statewide banking franchise in Mississippi, Trustmark entered the insurance industry in 1999. Since then, Trustmark has moved into the Alabama, Florida, Tennessee and Texas markets, currently serving customers in the five-state region through over 190 locations.
Trustmark has become a diversified financial services partner for its customers by providing banking, wealth management and insurance solutions through its subsidiaries, including Trustmark National Bank, Trustmark Investment Advisors, Inc., and Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance, Inc
Trustmark believes their success is measured one customer at a time. Building strong relationships is the result of knowing their customers, understanding their business and needs and providing appropriate financial solutions. Trustmark has distinguished itself from its peers by its commitment to world-class customer satisfaction as well as its diligence in providing leadership in the communities it serves.
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March 18, 2018
Exterior elevations convey types of materials, doors, windows, finished grade, roof slope, foundations, and selected vertical dimensions.
Generally, architects, building designers, and engineers draw exterior elevations.
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March 13, 2018
ParsCo Construction is providing the construction and renovation which will welcome the Ruby Slipper Cafe to Mobile Alabama!
The Ruby Slipper Cafe is an award-winning cafe famous for for their breakfast, brunch & lunch offerings. Â They bring New Orleans flair to southern breakfast standards, brunch classics and fresh lunch dishes.
Check often for updated progress photos and Mobile, Alabama grand opening information.
100 N Royal Street
Mobile, AL 36602
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February 28, 2018
The next phase of the One Palafox Place adaptive reuse development in downtown Pensacola will arrive next week with the opening of the three-story Marston Quina Building at 19 W. Garden St.
The building, offering about 7,000 square feet of office space on each level, will serve as the new headquarters for Pensacola agency Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance. The firm will hold it soft opening Feb. 19 and will occupy the building’s third floor.
The following day, Trustmark, a banking and financial services company headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, and Fisher Brown Bottrell’s parent company, will soft open its first banking location in Pensacola on the building’s ground floor.
With the combining of the institutions into a single building, officials from both believe it will allow for a more consistent approach to providing insurance and financial services in the region.
“It will allow us to be a full-service financial headquarters where associates provide retail banking, commercial banking, mortgage and wealth management services under one roof and allow us to collaborate and serve all the financial needs of our customers,” said Will Hart, Trustmark’s Pensacola president.
On the banking side, Hart said Trustmark intends to provide customers a nontraditional concierge-style setting through various components, which he asserted should boost the efficiency of the location’s services.
First, the bank has installed a pair of interactive myTeller machines. The devices, which connect customers with live tellers operating from remote locations, allow customers to complete routine transactions that a conventional teller would typically process, such as deposits, withdrawals and cashing checks. A machine will be located inside the first floor as well as outside on the buildingâs south side.
Through customersâ use of the myTeller machines, Hart said the hope is that it frees up personnel for more branch-centric services such as opening an account or loan applications. To assist in directing customers on how to best utilize the location, Hart added a representative will greet visitors and after determining their needs, either direct them to the myTeller for routine transactions or to bank personnel for more complex requests.
âIt just promotes more of a customer-service environment,â Hart said. âIt gives our employees, rather than having their heads down at a teller line, the ability to focus on the customer and ask if they have additional needs.â
On the insurance side, Robert Hahn, senior financial officer for insurance services at Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance, said the layout on the third floor will allow for more collaboration between employees and clients. Hahn said the floor has several conference rooms and the offices have been pushed to the center, with all being designed as shared spaces.
âInstead of monopolizing space, people can come in and out of the office, plug in their phone, pull up their computer and leave at the end of the day,â he said. âThat spot will then be open for the next person.â
Hahn said 45 employees from Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance will work on the third floor and seven will work on the ground floor. Hart said Trustmark will staff the bank with seven employees and could add more in the future.
The Marston Quina Building’s construction dates back to 1901. In addition to the building, developer One Palafox Place LLC, managed by Bobby Switzer, is also redeveloping the Blount, Brent and Moulton buildings in downtown as part of the mixed-use One Palafox Place.
On the design and construction side of the Marston Quina Building, an open concept has been installed to accentuate its historic elements. This includes exposed brick, columns and roof joists. Individual offices feature butt-glazed glass walls to allow more natural light to flow into the spaces. The offices also utilize LED lighting for more efficient use of energy and include occupancy sensors so that the lights automatically turn off when the space is not occupied.
Amir Fooladi, president and CEO of the Marston Quina Buildingâs general contractor ParsCo, said the design offers the unique combination of a historic exterior housing modern, state-of-the-art technology.
âItâs a contrast,â said Fooladi, whose company also served as the general contractor for other projects at One Palafox Place, including Badlands Roadside Bar, Urban Swinery, Bluejayâs Bakery and Wilfridâs Barber and Fine Goods.
David Alsop, president of the Marston Quina Buildingâs designer Sam Marshall Architects, added that the use of natural light and transparency adds a feeling of comfort to a financial setting. He explained that customers want to see the operations of a business, and for this reason, butt-glazed walls in a financial institution encourages participation.
âThereâs a sense of security related to that,â said Alsop, whose firm also designed the Constant Coffee location in the One Palafox Place breezeway.
Hart said others that contributed to the buildingâs completion included J. Green Construction Services Inc. in Pensacola and Method-1 Interiors, a commercial interior firm in Birmingham, Alabama. A tenant for the buildingâs second floor has yet to be finalized, but looking ahead to the opening of the Marston Quina Building next week, Hart expects the location to serve as an asset for his company.
âItâs a new way to bank and provide insurance solutions for our company in the Pensacola market,â he said.
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January 8, 2018
Typically, composite topping slabs are placed over the grouted hollowâcore precast slabs.Â Ultimately, this means greater freedom in design and architecture during and after construction as well as savings in material costs.
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October 19, 2017
Feeding the Gulf Coast works through member organizations and special programs.
They provide nutritious food to meet the challenge of feeding people who are hungry as a result of personal crisis or disaster.
Feeding the Gulf Coast also educates the public regarding domestic hunger, proper nutrition and related issues.
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August 28, 2017
Framing, in construction, is the fitting together of pieces to give a structure support and shape.
Framing materials are usually wood, engineered wood, or structural steel.
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