Redstone tops out new downtown Huntsville branch building


(Sept. 20, 2019) – Redstone Federal Credit Union®, Robins & Morton, the KPS Group and trade contractors today topped out the new Redstone Federal Credit Union downtown branch building.

The topping out event marks the completion of the facility’s structural steel as the final beam is hoisted and set into place. This tradition is intended to bring the construction crew and future occupants luck, as a small fir tree is often placed on top of the beam, in addition to an American flag – a more modern adaptation to the ritual.

Once complete, the 66,718-square-foot building will stand five stories, adjacent to a new, four-story parking deck. Its exterior design will feature glass and metal panels, adding a modern aesthetic to the downtown cityscape.

To construct the facility, the construction team will use:

  • 8,627 cubic yards of concrete
  • 670 tons of rebar
  • 40,000 square feet of glass

“We appreciate the diligence and hard work of each and everyone who have worked on this project,” Joe Newberry, Redstone’s President and CEO, said. “All total, more than 100 people have worked to construct a building that we can all be proud of. Their employment positively impacts our local economy and that’s another thing to celebrate.”

Additionally, 62,000 work hours have been completed on the project with no lost time incidents. The building’s core and shell is slated for a late summer 2020 completion date.

“We are proud to be working with Redstone Federal Credit Union and the KPS Group to bring such a monumental new building to the downtown Huntsville marketplace,” Robins & Morton Division Manager Richard Anderson said.


About Redstone Federal Credit Union

With more than $5.1 billion in assets, Redstone Federal Credit Union is the largest member-owned financial institution in Alabama and one of the largest federal credit unions in the nation by assets. Based in Huntsville, Alabama, Redstone Federal Credit Union serves more than 453,000 members.

Chartered on November 28, 1951, Redstone Federal Credit Union has proudly served its members for 67 years and has 27 conveniently located branches across North Alabama and Tennessee.

Redstone Federal Credit Union provides a level of service that is not generally available at other financial institutions through its philosophy of - People Helping People.

About Robins & Morton

Robins & Morton is a privately-held, innovation-driven construction firm committed to Building with Purpose®. Since 1946, the firm has built a reputation as a trusted advisor to clients nationwide by cultivating a high-performing team that values integrity, safety, and innovative thinking. Robins & Morton consistently ranks among the Top 100 U.S. Builders in Engineering News-Record. Robins & Morton is based in Birmingham, Alabama, with additional offices in Charlotte, North Carolina; Dallas, Texas; Huntsville, Alabama; Miami and Orlando, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more at www.robinsmorton.com.