• Location:
Farmington, New York

• Type: Credit Union
• Size: 2,638 sq.ft.


  • Brand Touchpoint Integration
  • Programming, Architectural & Interior Design
  • Equipment, Furniture, Technology Integration
  • Construction Management, Cost Estimating & Bidding


Reliant Credit Union approached La Macchia Group in 2019 looking for a refreshed brand, and again most recently to design and build their newest branch. Looking for a space that embodied their modern approach to banking, while still conveying the welcoming atmosphere they’re known for, the teams got to work.

With over 40,000 members and 9 branches, this branch location in Farmington, New York marked the 10th location for Reliant since opening their doors in 1970. Originally named WCTA (Wayne County Teachers Association) Federal Credit Union, the decision was made to change the credit union’s name to Reliant Credit Union in 2007, to reflect an expanded membership as well as their values of trust and individual success.


Diving into the brand refresh, Reliant brought these values to life through a new logo. Each element was specifically chosen to embody and enrich the new tagline. The lower-case slab-serif font was chosen for its friendly feel and the handwritten tagline was chosen to represent individuality. Reliant’s new logo design represented its dedication to keeping things simple, approachable and welcoming. One of the most prominent design features of this logo is the chevron arrow, which can be seen through graphic elements throughout the branch, and the LED lighting features in the branch vestibule (seen below). This chevron arrow represents a nod to always moving forward and achieving more in life.

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The brand new branch, situated on a busy corridor in Farmington, New York, was built as a destination for Reliant's members to conveniently transact with the credit union or to seek financial advice with one of their on-site experts. This location does not include a standard teller line. Instead, a welcome desk and greeter stand at the entrance, guiding members to transact at one of the two ITMs (Interactive Teller Machines) or with an expert within their offices. Adjacent to the greeter, a welcoming lounge area provides seating and a coffee bar for members to enjoy while visiting.

Vivalociti, La Macchia Group's technology division, installed digital displays throughout the branch that offer a dynamic way for Reliant to showcase promotional messages. See how the entire project turned out below!