By mtjulietintern

Submitted to Mt. Juliet News
Officials broke ground recently on Southern Bank of Tennessee’s new main office in Mt. Juliet. The project is expected to be complete by next fall.

Mt. Juliet-based Southern Bank of Tennessee celebrated the groundbreaking of its new main office recently. 

The 24,000-square-feet office building will be built at the corner of Rutland Road and North Mt. Juliet Road. Uniquely, Southern Bank of Tennessee is the only local community bank headquartered in Mt. Juliet, and the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce awarded it the 2016 business of the year. 

“We’re truly thankful to be headquartered in such wonderful community, and we appreciate the cooperation we’ve received from local officials throughout the entire planning and design process,” said Southern Bank CEO David Major. “We continue to believe Mt. Juliet has a lot of potential in the future, and this building will hopefully showcase where we are going as a bank and a community.”

Southern Bank also has offices in Lebanon, Smyrna and Clinton. Southern Bank has focused on delivering a community bank with an accessible management team, relatable staff and a dedication to supporting the community. It specializes in business and consumer banking and also has a dedicated mortgage team at its current location at 1499 N. Mt. Juliet Road.

Additionally, Edwards Porter Mattes Wealth Management anticipates a move into the new building, rounding out a full complement of financial services, all available in one location. Edwards Porter Mattes Wealth Management is a local financial advisory firm at 1400 N. Mt. Juliet Road. It offers a wide range of products and services, including retirement planning, investments and insurance. 

Construction is expected to be complete in fall 2018.    

The Hall Group based in Lebanon designed the project. The site will feature a landscaped public plaza at the setting of the former farmhouse in honor of the site’s history. Guests will enter the building through Mt Juliet’s first revolving door entry.  Once inside, customers will be welcomed by a host of amenities such as a two-story customer lobby and lounge filled with northern light, offering a coffee bar, WiFi and charging stations.

“We are excited to deliver value to our client through sustainable evocative user-centric architecture,” said architect Jeff Hall. “Excellence in design is not only a responsibility to our clients and the Mt Juliet community, it has also allowed us to use the programmatic opportunities of this project to put Southern Bank of Tennessee on the map.”

The balance of the lower floor will be filled with glass front offices, biometric accessed lock boxes, conference rooms, training areas, mortgage services, loan officers, executive suite and support spaces. 

On the second floor, accessed by both a grand staircase and elevator, guests will be able to discover the outdoor roof garden, boardroom, break room, investments, insurance, finance and loan departments.

Sustainable features include LED solar sensing lighting, ultra-low flow plumbing fixtures, recycle stations and materials usage, low VOC and locally sourced materials, hi-efficiency elevator, revolving entry door, roof garden, daylighting and views, electrical tinting argon filled glazing, highly reflective roofing, bicycle storage and locker room, city-multi HVAC design and more.

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